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Batman One Dark Knight

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Undoubtedly a large part of this book is for the purpose of having another Batman book out there with Jock’s art in it, not an unworthy goal by any means, but the plot was perhaps secondary. During the raid, EMP detonates forcing Batman to escort the villain to Arkham with many of vehicles, gadgets, and toys not working all the while fighting off every gang in the city. And I would still recommend this to those who like Jock’s Batman art or street-level Batman tales though.

While his storytelling is ok, seeing a full book of his art almost takes away from it; as if it shines a light on what's NOT good about his art.comic) Batman and Robin (comic) Batman and Robin Eternal (comic) Batman/Superman (comic) Batman v Superman (General Mills) Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (comic) Batman: Arkham Unhinged Batwing (comic) Catwoman (comic) Detective Comics (comic) Earth 2 (comic) Earth 2: Society (comic) Gotham Academy (comic) Gotham Academy: Second Semester (comic) Gotham by Midnight (comic) Grayson (comic) Harley Quinn (comic) Injustice: Gods Among Us (comic) Injustice: Gods Among Us: Ground Zero (comic) Justice League (comic) Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (comic) Justice League of America (Rebirth) Mother Panic (comic) New Suicide Squad (comic) Nightwing (comic) Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death (comic) Red Hood/Arsenal (comic) Red Hood and the Outlaws (comic) Robin: Son of Batman (comic) Teen Titans Go! The beginning is a little rocky as it starts the novel in the wrong place I feel, it should have started with a flashback and then to the present day. This was something I was trepidatious about, considering the danger of artists having 100% control over the creation of a comic, a key example would be early 90s Image comics, where the art may be eye-popping, the writing has often been uninspired. Now every light in Gotham is out, the police are in disarray, and a broken, bleeding Batman must fight his way to Blackgate, block by block, dragging E. s past crimes influencing the current situation involving street violence, vengeance and the occasional superpowers, One Dark Knight is at its best when it just embraces its action-filled premise that evokes John Carpenter’s films such as Escape from New York.

There is only one Batman villain from his rouge galley of villains, I will not say who because it was a fun surprise in the novel, but most villains are street-level gang members. GCPD are preparing to transport a dangerous meta-villain from Arkham to Blackgate - but Gotham’s gangs have other plans. Jock carefully sets up these fight sequences so that it makes sense how many enemies there are and from which directions they come. Among Batman Black Label books that swiftly come to mind — Batman: Last Knight on Earth, Batman: Three Jokers, even Batman: Damned — Batman: One Dark Knight feels the least of these. Even the Police is in on it, to the point of murdering one of their own without any plausible reason given.

From high above the sweltering summer streets of Gotham, Batman would escort the GCPD as the dangerous metahuman super-villain known as E. Aside from that great art are some genuine emotional moments that happen along the way, including a subtle moment given to Gordon that re-establishes the WHY of his character. The art takes advantage of one-page and two-page images utilizing the full panel to tell one image or have a full image in the background. Whether Black Label granting creators such license with the characters is a good thing is debatable; at least, the moment is among the most shocking and affecting of One Dark Knight overall.

It's not a bad attempt for a first time writing but it just falls into the seemingly endless list of average/below average Batman stories that have been published. in time to save him, than seeing Batman get beaten into the ground, only to get back up and hit back twice as hard. There are multiple references to a catastrophic event caused by this guy five years prior, but I'd never heard about that either, so it didn't carry the weight it might've otherwise.The story reminded me of the movie The Warriors which is about gang turf war, and one gang surviving every gang coming to get them. from a temporary holding cell on one side of the city to his permanent home at Blackgate Prison on the other side. Its not the greatest Batman story and sure has flaws like it could have used more fight scenes of Batman vs other gangs but it does its work in 3 issues and I love the art here, Jock is a master at that and he makes you feel for the character of EMP and also has some great art pages here and I think thats the main draw of this story.

Though I’m not sure Vasquez necessarily meant for EMP to escape in a transfer from Arkham Asylum to Blackgate Prison, she does indeed use the opportunity to grab EMP’s son and try to cause EMP to kill him. Graphic Novels Batgirl (comic) Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth (comic) Batman (comic) Batman ’66 (comic) Batman ’66 Meets the Man From U. This is definitely one of the better Black Label things for me, I’ve always enjoyed Jock’s work and this one not exception.I like how he sometimes zooms in on Batman’s cowl, showing his white eyes as he readies himself for battle, only to zoom out again and show how Batman’s punching and kicking the criminals around him. If anything — and here even I’ll suggest I might be reading too much into it — there’s a little bit in terms of the colors Jock uses and the sparsest of homages that suggests to me a way in which One Dark Knight might be further understood. stars earned for the incredible art alone, but there’s just not much more to give this one credit for. That is, with not an excessive amount of dialogue bubbles with long conversations, but instead, with many beautifully saturated pictures showing the the action and setting the mood with incredible angles and vantage points. That's the conceit here: the GCPD needs to get a villain across town from Arkham to Blackgate, so they choose to send the convoy under cover of night.

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