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Batman One Dark Knight

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Gangs all around Gotham and set out to attack the prison convoy in an effort to either rescue or kill EMP. Jock is the latest artist who’s having a bash at writing as well as drawing and, like most such experiments, his Batman book, One Dark Knight, is One Bad Comic. Its angle was the gentrification accelerated by Bruce Wayne's "urban development," and I thought it did a pretty good job while also looking stunning. There are multiple references to a catastrophic event caused by this guy five years prior, but I'd never heard about that either, so it didn't carry the weight it might've otherwise. It's not a bad attempt for a first time writing but it just falls into the seemingly endless list of average/below average Batman stories that have been published.

The book’s “classic Batman” approach might as easily be its selling point as its downfall, a book that works in the traditional Batman formula but fails to rise above it. I'm much more into story than art, but I will recommend this book, while it could have been better I still ended up liking it.

Follow Batman as he traverses block by block across a pitch dark Gotham City while dragging a highly difficult E. I just felt it was way too self-serious at times, the story never expands on any of the cool ideas Jock throws at the reader, and the mapped-out Gotham feels underused somehow. s past crimes influencing the current situation involving street violence, vengeance and the occasional superpowers, One Dark Knight is at its best when it just embraces its action-filled premise that evokes John Carpenter’s films such as Escape from New York. There’s enough overlap between the styles of Jock and Andrea Sorrentino that it feels One Dark Knight could sit comfortably on the shelf with the equally movie-friendly Batman: The Imposter, even as they present considerably different Batmen.

J'ai bien aimé ce tome qui se passe en une nuit, le style de dessin moderne, les couleurs qui ressortent bien dans cette ambiance sombre, la course contre la montre avec un batman comme j'aime qui va plus être dans l'aide aux autres que le combat. If anything — and here even I’ll suggest I might be reading too much into it — there’s a little bit in terms of the colors Jock uses and the sparsest of homages that suggests to me a way in which One Dark Knight might be further understood. Instead of putting Batman in danger, I think it would have been more effective to have Croc and his goons be an active threat to E. Batman is alone and has to transport EMP 40 blocks and over a bridge to Blackgate Prison on the ground. To boot, it ties some of the major dangling threads together, which results in a satisfying resolution at the very end in terms of character arcs and themes.Undoubtedly a large part of this book is for the purpose of having another Batman book out there with Jock’s art in it, not an unworthy goal by any means, but the plot was perhaps secondary. When a simple GCPD escort goes sideways, Batman finds himself on the wrong end of Gotham City in the middle of a heat wave with a super-villain in tow. If the action is decently managed the plot itself reads as a rulebook which isn’t very entertaining when you’ve read so many already. In this story, Batman has to take a dangerous criminal that every gang is out to get through the streets in a blackout. Had Jock opted for a more down-to-earth and to-the-point narrative voice for Batman—like he did in the previous issues!

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