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Issue by Issue – Batman Eternal #27

Writer – Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins
Artist – Javier Garron
Colours – Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Letters – Dezi Sienty

Killer Croc is on a rampage to try and find Jade, the girl who went missing from his protection and nothing is going to stop him from getting her back. In the meantime, Batman and Catwoman have a chat, Batgirl and Commissioner Bard have a little conversation and Batman gets a bit of advice from Spoiler. There was, to say the least, some chatter throughout and a bit of characterization because of it. This was a decent issue, though very little of note happened to advance the main plot lines. What stood out most about the book was the artwork from Javier Garron that had a really clean, animated look about it and how this guy is not on a regular book at DC is a shame. The Batgirl scene with Bard was somewhat interesting though it was left on a little bit of a cliff-hanger with another great bit being the moment when Spoiler gave Batman a helpful hint. Hopefully, this leads to some more interaction between the two in the title as it moves forwards. It is not often when one comes across an issue that does not live up to expectations in this book and yet, here readers are and while saying that, it is not all that bad when all is said and done. It could have been far better of course and while one does ultimately miss the action that has been packed into many of the books in this series, sometimes a break is called for a thus where this particular story slides in. There were a few other bits and bobs taking place to make things a little intriguing but ultimately, this was one of the poorest issues out of the last ten or so, though it really was not that bad and that is saying something.

3 out of 5

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