Not to get too far ahead, this series has been further affirmation Batman is in good hands with Chip Zdarsky set to take over later in the year. By that, I mean the title. Batman himself is probably going to have his hands full because of Zdarsky — and look no further for confirmation on that than Batman: The Knight.
Written by: Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors by: Ivan Plascencia
Letters by: Pat Brosseau
Both of the first two issues added new wrinkles to Bruce Wayne’s past — especially the second issue. But Batman: The Knight #3 presents Bruce with an unimaginable challenge for a teenage kid. It’s an experience that wouldn’t be much for Batman, but Bruce hasn’t always been Batman.
While this issue provided a very interesting experience page-to-page, the most surprising thing about it is how quickly Zdarsky is moving things along. There are seven more issues in this series, and Bruce has already gone through a lot. Bodes well for the rest of Batman: The Knight, as well as Batman when the time comes.
As for the art, Carmine Di Giandomenico’s work has been consistent through the first three issues. What’s different about this issue, however, is Bruce and company are faced with something of a monster. Di Giandomenico does an amazing job building that individual up, with Pat Brosseau’s lettering for that very character playing a major role in the story’s development.
Honorable Mention: King Spawn #8, Basilisk #8, Cloaked #4
Looking for more comic book content? Go check out the latest episode of Geeks WorldWide Radio‘s TLDR podcast, where Joseph Gilmore and Nick Friar discuss comics weekly and talk to creators from the industry — available on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify! For more from Zdarsky, check out his interview with TLDR.