Batman Legends of the Dark Knight #165

Writer: Dwayne McDuffie Artist: Val Semeiks Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 16, 2003

    This issue sets up the plot proper, and perhaps that's why you're not expecting the splendid surprise ending. The artwork by Val Semeiks is looser than that found in the first issue, but it's still professional enough to keep the story in fluid motion regardless of whether Batman battles government spooks or speaking with Hyland and Karen. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Mar 17, 2003

    McDuffies Batman is more human than may be found elsewhere, he even has a somewhat dry and self-effacing sense of humor. In one scene Batman takes the butt of a rifle upside his head and thinks: I deserved that, I was stupid. McDuffie was also restrained enough not to hold back a one-liner after Batman drops his guy with a boot-to-the-head. I really respect that. In fact, all of the characterizations here are excellent, surpassing that of higher profile writers Ed Brubaker and Jeph Loeb currently of Detective Comics and Batman, respectively. Dont Blink is a great mystery in the Private Eye tradition that emphasizes interior dialog on the part of Batman and Hyland; interestingly, these are hallmarks of Brubaker and Loeb. LOTDK is well thought-out, efficiently paced and well worth your purchase. Read Full Review

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