Batman: Overdrive #1
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Batman: Overdrive #1

Writer: Shea Fontana Artist: Marcelo Di Chiara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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DC Graphic Novels for Kids, 5.5" x 8"
Driven to solve the mystery of his parents' murders, teenage loner Bruce Wayne hones his detective and combat skills as he scours the underbelly of Gotham City looking for clues. Feeling responsible, Bruce is eager to find someone to pin the blame on so he can absolve himself of the guilt he feels. As he rebuilds his dad's first car, his quest for freedom-while still clinging to the past-becomes clear. Finding the correct parts forces Bruce to open himself up to new friendships and challenges, ultimately leading him to what he desires most: freedom!
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  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jun 3, 2020

    All in all, this is a truly smile-inducing book that parents can read to their children, while thoroughly enjoying it themselves. Batman: Overdrive is a perfect antidote to the quarantine blues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 4, 2020

    Overall, Batman: Overdrive is an irrepressibly fun book that gives us a unique take on Bruce Wayne backed up by some highly entertaining car chase action and a strong supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Shamus Clancy Mar 10, 2020

    A charming read like Batman: Overdrive would've been perfect for a Bat-obsessed youngster like myself and remains so for kids now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Feb 26, 2020

    On it's own merits, this is an interesting comic with a good narrative arc. Ultimately this story lacks weight because it does not feel like a story of the hero we know and love. Batman's psyche stopped at the moment his parents were killed. His mission became stopping future tragedies such as the one that shaped his life. Having a teen version of our hero, processing emotions such as distrust, grief and guilt is interesting, but doesn't ring true to the underlying core of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Mar 3, 2020

    Batman: Overdriveis made for children but unlike Fontana's other work for children, DC Super Hero Girls, this graphic novel isn't enjoyable for adults. It is hard to make car theft and the intricacies of building a vehicle fit with Batman or Bruce Wayne's story. Even with the brightly colored and interesting art, Batman: Overdriveis just boring. Read Full Review

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