Writer: Tony Daniel
Artists: Tony Daniel, Ryan Winn
Date: April 2011
My Rating: Holy Classic Capers, Batman!
This month’s Batman was action-packed and felt very classic to me. Even though Batman and Robin themselves are different, Dick and Damian instead of Bruce and Dick, I was strongly reminded of old-school 60′s Batman — and yet it was also more realistic!
I love the cover of this issue, and although my plan had been to show covers in the Pull File posts, there’s no reason not to include one here! The colours are great, Batman is Badass, and I really like the text at the bottom. I’m also fascinated by the tears in his costume – you can see the mesh of the armor he wears under the grey cloth of the suit, and I think I remember other issues recently where tears in the shirt show flesh. Did he upgrade the batsuit?
So this bad guy The Sensei is searching for an evil mask (“The Beholder”) that gives amazing powers. Batman and Robin are on the job, as are The Peackock and her kid brother Luki Lo, who have spent their entire lives dedicated to finding and destroying The Beholder. Meanwhile, The Riddler and his daughter Enigma (someone write a story for me with Robin and Enigma, k?) are also messing with Batman and seem to be involved in a larger plot of their own.
There’s a great two-page spread, where Sensei has just donned the mask and got all powerful, and Batman attacks. I wanted to share it, but my scanner only fits one page at a time. So, this image isn’t awesome, but it’s better than nothing
Triumphant in the end, Batman sees Peacock (Miss Lo) and Luki off as they return home. Pretty sure the kiss here is a memory, rather than actually happening at the airport, but still – Dick gets around, eh? Awesome. I am going to make a point of watching for further Dick Grayson Kiss Moments (TM) and will be sure to keep everyone updated!
OK, that wraps it up for me. Leave a comment with your thoughts on Batman 707 or any other Batman comic, and have a great weekend!