Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Books/Comics

‘Batman #103’ (review)

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Carlo Pagulayan and Guillem March
Published by DC Comics
Buy it Digitally from comiXology

 

This book has turned into a real snooze fest.

This had some potential to it but now borderlines on pointless. I feel like Tynion has run out of story ideas and this is where we ended up. I don’t feel he will be on this title much longer as it is not adding up to much.

Batman and Ghost-Maker face off in this issue! It pretty much is a brawl. The art is very good but I cannot help but think how generic this all feels. The fight feels generic. The characters seem generic. And the plot seems very undefined and I tried finding excuses to make this better.

Sadly, I could not.

Ghost-Maker doesn’t seem like he will ever amount to anything interesting.

He is not “mysterious” or anything like that. He is just bland and undefined. The confrontation between him and Batman is resolved pretty badly, and doesn’t add up to much.

We also get to see Harley Quinn go up against Clownhunter.

Clownhunter is another generic character Tynion is trying to turn into something significant. Maybe in somebody else’s hands it would work but this character is dull. This confrontation is dull. It really is starting to feel like filler.

The whole thing feels like it isn’t defined. Tynion’s script sinks under a sea of cliches. The art is decent again, but it can’t bring this story up. This feels like this is only going to get worse.

I hope I am wrong, but I don’t think so.

RATING: C

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

DISCLAIMER

Forces of Geek is protected from liability under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and “Safe Harbor” provisions.

All posts are submitted by volunteer contributors who have agreed to our Code of Conduct.

FOG! will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement.

Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content.

SOCIAL INFLUENCER POLICY

In many cases free copies of media and merchandise were provided in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions shared on Forces of Geek are those of the individual author.

You May Also Like

Books/Comics

Written and Illustrated by Andrew Kranke Published by Image Comics   I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book....

Books/Comics

Written and Illustrated by Kyle Starks Colors by Chris Schweitzer Published by Image Comics   Writer and artist Kyle Starks really is a wonder...

Books/Comics

Written by Chris Condon Art by Jacob Phillips Published by Image Comics   In the vast realm of comic book history, few narratives captivate...

Books/Comics

Written by Dan Abnett  Art by I.N.J. Culbard Published by BOOM! Studios   BOOM! Studios’ Wild’s End, created by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard,...