Friday, 25 February 2011
This month in... 1991
Alan Grant was a way into his run on the title and it really shows here - Batman is pretty much a bystander, taking a back seat to Jim and Sarah's trip to the cinema.
Its a nice tale, if a bit naff with Bats telling the brat of a boy that he owes much to Mark Of Zorro, and it has an excellent, dramatic ending with Gordon having a heart attack.
But, the art.
Nothing wrong with Norm's pencilwork, the colouring is a complete mess. Muddy, incomprehensible, with jarring out of the place tones - light blue for the night sky??????
It ruins a nice tale and relegates it to:
Bat-mark - 5/10