Friday, July 20, 2012

Batman Week: Batman #300 Review


So the Dark Knight Rises comes out today. It was hard to find a comic that was appropriate to review today, but I decided to review a kind of a what if story. This takes place in the future and it is entitled The Last Batman Story. So let's check this out.

This comic is about Batman and Robin teaming up one last time in order to stop a secret organization that goes by Spectrum. The Spectrum has a problem with Wayne Industry's and has been causing problems. Robin sends a police girl named Annie Morgan in to investigate, but she was injured causing Robin to take this personally.They find The Spectrum's hideout, and interrupt a meeting. They beat some of the henchmen, and make there way to the leaders.

It turn's out two people are in control of the Group, Infrared and Ultraviolet. Infrared is distracted by Batman which set's off a chain reaction that causes there protective rings to explode. The comic ends with Bruce revealing he's going to retire from being Batman, and run for Governor. He also plan's to ask the woman he loves to marry him. Dick asks when he'll know for sure, and Bruce tells him he'll have the answers tomorrow.

This comic isn't that bad, but it does have some flaws. The story just doesn't seem epic enough to earn the title The Last Batman Story. The story telling is also very Silver-Age, which isn't a bad thing it just subtracts from some of the Drama of the comic. The villains aren't too interesting, and the Spectrum seems more suited to be a Green Lantern villain then a Batman one. However the art is great and there is some good character stuff between Bruce and Dick. Overall it was enjoyable, and I recommend it. But I'm sure this isn't the last Batman Story, he always has a habit of Returning.

Rating: 3/5

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