Batman: Urban Legends #6 (REVIEW)

Aug 9, 2021

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Batman: Urban Legends #6
DC Comics

Written by: Chip Zdarsky; Matthew Rosenberg; Meghan Fitzmartin; Joshua Williamson
Art by: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Scot Eaton and Julio Ferreira with Oclair Albert and Marcu To; Chris Sprouse and Kary Story; Belen Ortega; Trevor Hairsine
Colors by: Adriano Luca; Pete Pantazis; Alejandro Sanchez; Rain Beredo
Letters by: Becca Carey; Josh Reed; Pat Brosseau; Steve Wands

Batman: Urban Legends #6 marked the end of the main story that kicked off this anthology series, which was centered around Red Hood. Of the all stories in this series, that one featured Batman most of all. While we learned something interesting about Batman in Batman: Urban Legends #6, that may not have been the most significant bit of information Chip Zdarsky provided in this issue. (More on both in spoilers.)

The three-chapter Tim Drake story also came to a close, but he clearly still has a lot more to work through. Some may have sense a trend with Drake’s story in the first two chapters; the third one keeps things moving that way.

As for the two one-off stories we get in Batman: Urban Legends #6, the Black Canary one is huge. It helps set the table for an upcoming DC Comics title, which I can’t wait for. The Zealot story seems to be further setting up for a WildC.A.T.s series, and one would think Matthew Rosenberg will be the one to run that series at this point.

(WARNING: Spoilers for Batman: Urban Legends #6 ahead.)

So, Batman’s cheer story sure was something. In a way, it’s surprising. But on the other hand, it’s not. I wouldn’t expect Batman’s No. 1 most cheerful moment to be celebrating the death of Joker with Red Hood, but there’s no question it’s something he wants to do.

Still, the most surprising development for me in that story was Red Hood electing to move away from guns. He’s not going to ease up on the worst of the worst, but he’s taking a new approach. It’s a bit of a shock, but understandable after what happened earlier in the series.

Score: 9.0

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