Batman: The Dark Knight #22

    Batman: The Dark Knight » Batman: The Dark Knight #22 - Breaking Point released by DC Comics on September 2013.

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    Picking up from recent issues of BATMAN, the origin of Clayface is revealed—and a new mystery is introduced!

    James Gordon arrives on the scene of a jewelry store robbery in progress, and after trading himself for the security guard hostage inside, guns down the robbers in cool blood. Then when Batman shows up, it is revealed that James Gordon is really Clayface.

    Clayface escapes when Batman hesitates when Clayface changes into Natalya. This fact doesn't sit well with Batman who goes back to the Batcave to try to figure out where Clayface is keeping Gordon.

    Meanwhile, Gordon breaks free of his bonds and creates a make-shift Bat-signal, which alerts Batman to his location. Batman rescues Gordon but not before Clayface escapes again this time with a baby buggy full of valuables.

    Note: There is reference to the events in Batman #20 - Nowhere Man, Part 2 of 2;



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    COVER ART: 3.5/5 ALEX MALEEV provides us with an image that is NOT Batman for once. This is an incredibly cool cover, the art is not super great but it is gritty and real and I like it. Commissioner Gordon looks like he means business and I like the idea of him shooting towards the reader.STORY ART: 3.5/5 AlEX MALEEV takes over the pencil duties of this issue and with colorist DAVE McGRAIG, they tell a magnificently gritty, surreal story through their creative process. Initially, I think the ar...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    Anywhere! ANYONE! 0

    Wow! This issue continues from the encounter with Clayface in Batman, and boy does it grab the attention! Right off the bat (no pun intended) /i'm thinking, "Wait, WHAT??? That's not right!" But Batman quickly figures everything out. This issue was great! Compelling! I've loved EVERYTHING this series has to offer since Scarecrow's big appearance, and this start into Clayface's story didn't disappoint in the slightest! The only bad thing that I can think of about this issue is that it ended! Def...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Gordon's Grit 0

    Changing the artists every arc works for a series like this, the way it is ever since Gregg Hurwitz took over. His overall writing, especially when it comes to the characterization of Batman, has been a little spotty, but it's undeniable that he excels at exploring the darker side of Batman's insane villains. And for a premise like that, giving each villain a different artist to depict them makes sense. Alex Maleev's artwork is really pretty great on it's own, but more than that it has a perfect...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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