Batman Volume 1: I Am Gotham
By Tom King (Writer), Scott Snyder (Writer), Mikel Janin (Artist), David Finch (Penciler), Matt Banning (Inker), Danny Miki (Inker), June Chung (Colourist), Jordie Bellaire (Colourist), Deron Bennett (Letterer), John Workman (Letterer)
I received a free copy of Batman Volume 1: I Am Gotham from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.
A part of DC Universe: Rebirth!
The Caped Crusader has never been stopped. Not by the Joker. Not by Two-Face. Not even by the entire Justice League. But now, in the wake of DC Universe: Rebirth, Batman must face his most challenging foe ever: a hero who wants to save Gotham…from the Batman!
From one of the biggest breakout writers in years and former CIA analyst, Tom King (Grayson, The Sheriff of Babylon) and superstar artist David Finch present Batman, Vol. 1!
Collecting: Batman: Rebirth, 1-6
Summary from Goodreads.
Batman Volume 1 is my first read of DC’s since they started the Rebirth storyline. Going into it, I expected to to be horrible from all the review that I had read; this potentially made me enjoy it more when I did not find it as bad as they made it seem like.
The art style suited Batman and Gotham City very well. The little details were not missed, but the did not detract and draw me away from the focus of the panel like they are susceptible to do.
For me, my main issue with the first volume of the ongoing Batman Rebirth series is the 1st issue. It did not flow into the rest of the story and when I went on to read the 2nd issue, I thought I was reading something completely different. The first issue was around Calendar Man and Batman trying to stop him stop him messing with the seasons amongst other things which I will not spoil.
The second issue onwards were a very cohesive story that is a direct affect of Batman saving the people of Gotham and how some choose to react.
For my first time reading an ongoing series, I was impressed with I Am Gotham and I suspect that majority of people will enjoy it.
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