Batman Volume 2: I Am Suicide
By Tom King, Mikel Janin, Mitch Gerads , June Chung , Clayton Cowles
I received a free copy of Batman Volume 2: I Am Suicide from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Still reeling from the events of I Am Gotham, the epic first arc in Tom King’s brand new Batman series, the Dark Knight finds himself up against some of the biggest (literally) threats he’s ever faced within the city limits of Gotham. To save the city he loves, Batman enlists the help of the toughest members of the Bat-family including Nightwing, Batwoman and more!
Also in this volume, Batman must take on some familiar foes who have stolen something from Gotham–and the Caped Crusader’s limits will be tested as he fights to get it back.
Collecting: Batman 9-15
Summary from Goodreads.
This second volume was way more enjoyable than the first volume, I Am Gotham. After the events of I Am Gotham and Night Of The Monster Men, we find Batman trying to find a cure for Gotham Girl after the events of Night Of The Monster Men.
The story, once establishing this, is very Batman and Catwoman centric. We find out Bruce and Selina’s relationship and how it looks like it will affect the rest of this storyline. We also get a quick rundown on Selina Kyle’s backstory, which considering that I only know it from The Dark Knight Rises movie, was very useful and for me gave a better understanding as to why she act the way that she does.
Whilst other things do occur, and some of them are probably vital to the ongoing storyline of Batman vs Bane, I personally found them dull compared to whatever was going on with Bruce and Selina. We do get what to me seemed like some backstory for Bane, and we do get a good set up for what I hope to be an epic fight between Batman and Bane.
Once again, the art style is what I enjoyed about this volume. Like in the first volume, the minor details were not missed but they did not take my attention away from what was going on.
I cannot wait to see how the events of I Am Gotham and I Am Suicide are brought to a conclusion in the third volume, I Am Bane.
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