Batman enters the main theater where the Criminal has Joe Chill tied up and dangling over a vat of chemicals. The questions are a puzzle and only Bendis knows the answer. Fabok has a natural ability in creating a moody, noirish atmosphere that’s brilliantly paced and carries with it a subtext read in character’s faces, which sometimes flies in the face of dialogue in order to create a more nuanced meaning. Everything he hears, says, and knows comes from a story. First, there was the Criminal. The upcoming Peacemaker spinoff from The Suicide Squad will have another familiar face in it beyond John Cena. brings us more incredible art from Jason Fabok, complemented with colors by Brad Anderson. Batgirl tells him not to stick his nose where it doesn’t belong, ending that line with “…Dad.”. Jason Fabok’s art continues to be the best part of this miniseries. Batman Universe was made for Nick Derington.Digital Justice has been revisited, alien worlds and gorilla cities re-discovered, and all of it has been eye candy of the highest order. “I deserve it,” Chill says. Likewise Jordan is quick to point out that Batman has never been to his house. Batman Universe #3: The hunt for the Fabergé egg and the secrets it contains continues across the DC Universe, as Batman escapes Thanagar and Gorilla City, only to land with Green Lantern on Dinosaur Island! We left our hero stranded on Thanagar, seemingly surrounded by hostile Hawk-people, and that’s where the latest chapter begins. Batman counters that he’s thought about it, but it’s not his way. Liked it? When Batman regains consciousness the panels reveal the shocking carnage in Gorilla City. Having learnt about the egg's radiation, they find that Vandal has taken it to Dinosaur Island. Welcome to DC Comics News! You kind of believe that there’s an island out there, somewhere, with all these majestic and terrifying creatures. Originally published in BATMAN GIANT #7 and #8. The egg is simply a McGuffin, though, and the chase simply a framing device to get Batman in the weirdest possible predicaments you can imagine. Next Issue Reviews: Batman #100 and … This page contains information about Batman: Universe (Volume 1) . While talking about its peril, they are however suddenly attacked by Onimar Synn. Look at the pages reproduced above and you’ll see that my affection and respect is not in the slightest bit misplaced. It’s a lot of, ‘Dude, you’re so cool,’ but it brings Hal along at the mention of Savage. "Batman Universe, Part 3" After he gets zapped back to Earth while helping a bunch of bird-people fight a giant monster. Currently, Alfred is dead in the main Batman title. Before Batman can save him, he has to dodge gunfire from the Criminal. […] consequences. Batman swings in and kicks the Criminal, which sends the Criminal’s lighter into the chemicals. A stray bullet hits a rope holding up the rafters upon which the Criminal stands, sending him clattering to the floor. Batman Universe was made for Nick Derington.Digital Justice has been revisited, alien worlds and gorilla cities re-discovered, and all of it has been eye candy of the highest order. The tenderness and forgiveness is, ultimately, the point. Nick Derington Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. The implication behind Batgirl referring to Commissioner Gordon as “Dad” is unclear as well. Or is she muttering that last word under her breath as she leaves the scene? Letters: Joshua Reed. She was given money and escorted to safety from her abusive husband, and her husband was told a story about how she died in order to keep her hidden. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It’s a gorgeous issue, arguably one of the most beautiful-looking books on the shelves. [Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]. As Hood is overwhelmed, Batgirl comes face to face with the Comedian, who is wearing a camera around his neck. Before Chill can fall into that chemical pool, Batman saves him. Cover Artists If you collect this book you’ll already know, if you don’t… you have my sympathies. Batman tells Alfred that if the Joker’s identity is known, the press will track down his family and bring them to light. Secondly, Bruce Wayne drives by the hidden Alaskan home of the wife and child of The Killing Joke incarnation of the Joker, noting that he doesn’t reveal Joker’s identity for their safety. Batman looks through the stacks of letters, finding one written by the Joker. In doing this, the Comedian created a little drama where Batman would have to save Chill, thus healing the oldest wound Batman has, which would pave the way for the Comedian to become Batman’s biggest pain. Onimar Sinn is a the Sin-Eater and to paraphrase the young people, he is all bad and hella extra. In the ambulance to Arkham, the Comedian tells Batman that he didn’t like the Criminal’s plan to create a Joker with an identity. The variety of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures is impressive, to be sure, but it’s that landscape that did it for me. Contents may not be reprinted without permission. This comes into play later when Batman saves Chill’s life without hesitation, even telling Chill “You’re welcome” when thanked for saving/sparing the rehabilitated murderer’s life. Bruce tells Alfred that he’s Batman and that he knew the identity of the Joker one week after they met. It’s a beautiful moment and intercut with flashback panels from Fabok, this forgiveness is tender and connects with the idea of trauma and healing that has been a theme throughout this miniseries. Take a second to support The Batman Universe on Patreon! Steph (@SMozVO), Ian (@ibmmiller), and Theo (@BatmanFan_4Life) bring you the next episode of The Batman Universe Comic Podcast! Originally published in BATMAN GIANT #7 … All promotional stills/artwork copyright by their respective intellectual property holders. Synopsis (spoilers ahead): Batman, Batgirl, and Red Hood stand above a table littered with scattered pictures of different Jokers over the years. The writing is sharp and the art is absolutely stunning, with a sprawling story that takes us from the depths of space to an island of dinosaurs to the Old West. The art on this book fits the story hand in (bat)glove. Before Chill can fall into that chemical pool, Batman saves him.