Jorge Fornes’s Batman art keeps the expected gritty style and is brought to life by Dave Stewart’s color. Their strengths as a team are most noticeable during Question’s Batman monologue and when we see Batman across from some of his most iconic rogues like Mr. Freeze and Riddler. Their visual approach melds seamlessly with King’s script. In fact, out of the writer’s monologue ridden scenes, this one might be my absolute favorite. This issue features what is essentially a long way of giving the “I’m Batman” response that we see so often on social media, but with complete sincerity and no edge put into the stunning question asked to Catwoman at the end of the issue.
After this will hopefully come the answer to the questions readers have had during this arc. Who put Batman in this machine? Why? What is Catwoman’s response? Is any of this true or just Batman rationalizing the situation? I don’t know about you guys, but I’m curious to find out.