capelesscrusader's All-Star Western #5 - Gotham Underground; The Barbary Ghost, Part 2 review

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Capeless Reviews All-Star Western #5

We pick up where we left off, with Hex and Arkham battling the Gotham underground.The action gets off to a fast start as Hex attempts to fight his and Arkham's way to safety, and we get the usual play-by-play through Arkham's point of view, which observations have become one of the more enjoyable staples of this series.

The writing here is solid, doing a good job of carrying through sequences with a fluidity that makes it seem as if the reader is experiencing Arkham's thoughts in the context of what Arkham himself is physically going through.

We do finally see Arkham, perhaps somewhat broken-down by the ordeal of this adventure, finally start to find his footing in Hex's world, which should have interesting ramifications for the character moving forward, particularly given what fans of the Arkham Asylum series know about his own history.

Moritat continues to impress, with art that gives scale to the cavernous landscape while not losing the personal details that make Hex and Arkham seem that much more real to the reader.

Overall, the book moves forward very well, with a great cliffhanger ending that will almost certainly be a laugh-out-loud moment for Batman fans.

Until next time...

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