This volume continues that trend However the issue was more about solidifying the Cat-bat relationship and I saw what was being tried , but it didn't help gloss over the flaws. Anyhow she takes over the world and everyone in it except for Selina and Bruce since they had the cure. This trade involves more Bat-and-Cat-fight-baddies-together, less identity-crisis than the first four King volumes. In the third story, Poison Ivy mind-controls everyone in Gotham. King is an artist's writer, he let's the art tell the story and allows this mediums strengths to support the tale.
Yes, time to address the elephant in the room. A collection of Batman stories focusing on different villains and cohorts. And then Flash, Superman, and everybody else. It's just Batman hanging out with Catwoman, solving some crimes, and palling around with Diana and Clark. Next, the Bat and the Cat find themselves isolated as Poison Ivy seemingly takes over the rest of the world, including the Justice League! The path to the altar has never been so dangerous! Super Friends part 3-4 Now it's Bruce and Diana's turn to be besties as they fight for over 20+ years together against a endless horde of monsters while Selina tries to free them. However, the main attraction of this volume remains Batman and Catwoman.
Not long after Batman announces his engagement to Catwoman, he and Wonder Woman are called to honor an old commitment requiring them to fight for Earth in a distant, magical realm. After returning Batman and find themselves isolated because Poison Ivy has took over the rest of the world Justice League and all. The storied friendship between two great heroes begins to unravel--while the universe itself does the same around them! I loved it all, great art, great scripting, Tom king being a beast as always. Great as a homage, but a redo, nonetheless. I absolutely love every page from the beautiful art to the fantastic lettering. So this has three parts.
You have some really great ideas Tom King, you really do. The Horde storyline was okay , and the final story was groanworthy. Looking forward to seeing if Vol. Ivy is made too powerful here. But time flows strangely in this new land, and an hour in our world could be years there. The colouring is different from what you usually see, but easily elevates the game to a whole new level.
Next, the Bat and the Cat find themselves isolated as Poison Ivy seemingly takes over the rest of the world, including the Justice League! He goes with Catwoman to visit his wife. Super Friends part 3-4 Now it's Bruce and Diana's turn to be besties as they fight for over 20+ years together against a endless horde of monsters while Selina tries to free them. The story then jumps into a two-part Poison Ivy-centered arc and concludes on a stand-alone story featuring Catwoman and her wild ride down memory lane, but also through a bunch of wedding dresses. Then the last volume is Selina going over her past interactions with the Batman while trying on a wedding dress. The world building is also solid, using the pieces that he's been building since Rebirth and also the history of the relationship between Bat and Cat it's perfect. Her work is fantastic and some of the best in all of comics in my opinion.
A young admirer of Bruce Wayne's, Mattie, wants nothing more than to grow up to be like his millionaire idol. The other major story, 'Everyone Loves Ivy,' has you-know-who causing big trouble as she appears to take over the whole damn world. There are quieter segments at the top and bottom, with a fantastically disturbing aside with a wa While not tackling a larger plot, these issues are expect takes on Batman, Catwoman, and most importantly, their relationship. Continuing the tour through Batman's foes, this one is the spotlight on Ivy. Action Comics 761 is basically the same story, but with Diana and Kal.
This is much more a reflective character study but at times I wish there was still an overall arc. Amazon directly handles delivery, customer service and returns. The storied friendship between two great heroes begins to unravel--while the universe itself does the same around them! I also enjoyed the hell out of Selina past interactions with Bruce and of course her trying on the wedding dresses. This being said, the first story is a foil about a young rich boy whose parents are murdered and he loses his mind, illustrating how else Bruce Wayne could have turned out. There's no larger narrative, just some very well told shorter stories with fantastic art by Joelle Jones and Mikel Janin.
It raises other questions about whether or not Cat is going to change for this marriage. Even with the in my opinion reveal of the twist ending of the wedding themed Batman 50 issue casting a shadow over this volume, Tom King's Batman run remains one of the best interpretations of the Dark Knight in recent memory. Darkseid isn't attacking, there isn't a nuclear bomb hidden under Gotham. Not long after Batman announces his engagement to Catwoman, he and Wonder Woman are called to honor an old commitment requiring them to fight for Earth in a distant, magical realm. I'll hit a 4 on here because I smiled a lot, and that's a good sign. The big moment is within sight, and love is in the air. No, not the hero, but a kid who is twisted and turns into a little killing machine.
If anything, Tom King is always surrounded by fantastic artists that knows how to give his ideas the tone and gravitas they need. Still very good none the less. I took that as a commentary on comics in general. The writing is top notch all the way through, though the weaker story arc for me was the one starring Wonder Woman. Then we have a Poison Ivy story, which I'm going to be honest here, has never been one of my favorite characters. You know your opening joke will land hard, everyone will be rapt, and you have a closing call to action that is clear and inspiring.
A little less straightforward than some. I loved how it was explored with so much depth and so indirectly. This is still a very solid collection for me. I look forward to the next big volume, especially issue 50! Can Batman and Catwoman stop her? It'd beautiful, it's small and quiet and heartwarming, it hits all the feels. Here, however, the narrative veers of track. She puts poor Alfred through the ringer. Not long after Batman announces his engagement to Catwoman, he and Wonder Woman are called to honor an old commitment requiring them to fight for Earth in a distant, magical realm.