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[Comic Review] In Bloom — Batman #42

Batman takes on another super-powered thug in Batman #42, and it’s beginning to look like a new villain has arrived in Gotham City to challenge the new Dark Knight.

Last issue, Jim Gordon took on the mantle of the Bat and fought against Precious Precious, a low-level thug exhibiting some strange powers. Issue #42 follows the same sort of trajectory with a similarly plotted story — Gordon goes toe to toe with another low-level thug who has somehow gained a powerful ability.

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[Comic Review] No Cure for Laughter — Batman #37

Scott Snyder’s run on the New 52 Batman series has gone above and beyond in defining Batman for this current generation.

The Court of Owls storyline connected Bruce Wayne to his main squeeze — Gotham City — as his alter-ego took on an urban legend connected to the city’s history. When the stories turned out to be based in truth, Batman dismantled an Illuminati-type political organization made up of some of Gotham’s most powerful players.

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