Batman #6 by Ammar Al SubahiPublisher: DC Comics
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo
Inker: Jonathan Glapion
Premise: Broken both physically and spiritually, is this the end of Batman?
I think you know the answer to that.
Anyhow, last issue left Batman a broken husk at the mercy of Talon. But this issue, the Bat strikes back. And he is sick and tired of owls.
There's not much I can say about this issue. It was absolutely great, but it's such a quick read. This is the least verbose and most action packed issue of the run so far.
And I realize that the way Batman takes control of the situation is kind of... well, I don't want to say 'tacky,' as it was more... just so standard. I was expecting something entirely else to happen this issue, actually. But the difference here lies in execution: anyone who's been reading this comic can without a doubt tell that Snyder is an excellent writer. He can write a stuff we've seen before (in this case, hero overcoming the villain), and he can approach it in a very simple manner and still turn it to golf, while other writers would try their hardest to make it "interesting" or "new" and still not pull it off. And the reason for that is that his craft is simply that good. But with that said, the “Batman in mortal peril!” cliffhangers ARE starting to become tiresome by now.
And seeing as this issue is all action, a lot of responsibility hangs on the art team to deliver. And man, do they deliver. The "artistic subtlety," so to speak, from the last issue isn't present in this issue as it's mostly straight forward action, but it's spectacular straight forward action. Plus, Capullo can draw some wicked Batman on acid.
So, yes, Batman continues to be great. What else did you expect?