Speaking in terms of artwork, the pages by Val Semeiks while decent do not really reach the standard he achieved last series. Batman's ears are too short for my tastes, and there's a definite Jim Lee influence to the look of the character which ill suits Mr. Semeiks' personal treatment. However, Semeik's attention to caricatured plug-ugly faces can be found here, and often Mr. Semeik's Batman slips through the veil of Jim Lee. Semeiks furthermore draws out more of the character's benevolence--especially in scenes shared with Karen and scenes depicting his devil may care driving--while still keeping him a figure of threat and fright for the opposite side. Read Full Review
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