Issue by Issue – Batman Eternal #44

Writer – Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seeley
Artist – ACO
Colours – Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters – John J. Hill

Batman is out to stop one of the Arkham escapees, one who goes by the name of Achilles Milo and who uses his chemicals in a variety of ways as weapons or whatever the need might be. While Bats is off handling that, Spoiler and Bluebird get in a tussle occurring after the revelation that Spoiler made in the last issue about Bruce Wayne while Batwing is still having a problem with ghosts. Come the end of the issue, he is not the only one. This was yet another good issue from the Batman Eternal team though this one seemed to be a filler issue as Professor Milo does not seem to be a part of the larger scheme of things, at least as far as this particular moment goes. It would have been nice to see more from Spoiler and the fallout from her little declaration as that was quite the big plot point from the last issue. The fall of Arkham Asylum is still continuing, especially for Batwing who cannot seem to shake off all of those ghosts who continue to plague him. There has to be a reason for it obviously but it has not been made clear as of yet what that could be, though with the conclusion the book had, perhaps that will come sooner rather than later. The artist of the book, ACO, is someone who has not drawn an issue of the title as of yet but he does a great job and it would be nice to see him make a comeback at some point if DC is willing. Though the issue was good as a whole, it will be great to see the book get back on track with the stuff readers really want to see, all of those storylines that have been running since the first as the title makes its way to its eventual end. Also, where is Jason Bard? What is going on with Gordon? As it is, there are too many questions that need answering with issues like this one not providing any.

3 out of 5

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