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‘Bane: Conquest #11’ (review)

Written by Chuck Dixon
Illustrated by Graham Nolan
Published by DC Comics


The penultimate issue of Bane’s comic book miniseries is finally out!

It’s a quieter issue than it’s been.

Yet, it still reeks of the word “bombastic.” And in the last few pages, things go haywire.

Chuck Dixon seems to have only one mode of writing these days that he never used to back in the day.

The opening sequence has Commissioner Gordon having the Bat-Signal on and waiting for Batman to show up.

He doesn’t. It was a nice eerie prelude to the rest of the comic book.

The cool thing about this comic book that Dixon did well is that Bane gathered a team of villains. They are a motley bunch that Bane is in charge of. Dixon infuses their scenes with the best dialogue left over from the 90’s he can muster.

Bane leads them to Kobra’s mountain to kidnap the baby known as Naja-Naja. They make it there. Bombastic action ensues. Bane breaks someone’s back.

And there is a big robot who attacks Bane.

Bane believes too one of his disciples is the Batman in disguise.

Can he root out this traitor? Will the Batman show his face? Will we have a fight between the two next issue? Who will survive?

The issue is drawn with aplomb by Nolan. He keeps Dixon’s story moving. It’s just a fun comic book and nothing much beyond that.

While it won’t be a classic, there enough to like throughout.



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