Batman Volume 3: I Am Bane
By Tom King, David Finch, Mikel Janin
I received a free copy of Batman Volume 3: I Am Bane from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.
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If you want to read my reviews of the previous volumes in this series, click here for my review of Volume 1: I Am Gotham.
Click here for my review of Volume 2: I Am Suicide.
Click here for my review of Batman: Night Of The Monster Men.
Monster Men. New costumed vigilantes. Mad doctors. Each new threat has brought Batman–and Gotham City–to the brink. But it was all a smokescreen for the real threat in the shadows…
The man who has physically tested the Dark Knight like no man before is back to finally break the Bat. Can a battered, exhausted Batman fend off one of his greatest foes ever?
Written by breakout star Tom King and illustrated by David Finch and Mikel Janín, the newest installment of this best-selling, critically acclaimed graphic novel series sees the Dark Knight take on Bane in their deadliest confrontation yet!
Collecting: Batman 16-20, 23-24
Summary from Goodreads.
With the previous 2 Volumes leading up to this clash between Batman and Bane, I was a tad disappointed in how the actual fight ended up going. Not that the fight wasn’t enjoyable, it was more the fact that it was not what I was expecting.
Lets start with the storyline, the focus of this Volume is the Batman v Bane fight, everything else either is irrelevant or leads up to this moment. I loved how in the story King decided to go a different way to showcase both Bane and Batman. We see how similar that they are and how they both became who they were today.
The art style suited the events that were going on. It seemed to be very gritty and realistic which gave everything an heightened edge. At times it seemed that I was not reading a comic book as I just got lost in this story; which both the art style and the storyline contribute to.
We also get 2 single issue stories at the end of this volume, which both make way for interesting events for volume 4.
If you want to see a Batman out-smart Bane, then look no further.
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