the_mighty_monarch's Batman #702 - R.I.P. The Missing Chapter, Part 2: Batman's Last Case review

Batman Survives. Forever.

The Good: I could go on and on about how great this is. I could gush on and on for hours about the glorious artwork of Tony Daniel or the breathtaking story work of Grant Morrison, so I will!
Tony Daniel's art is just so completely awesome. Not only does it suit Grant Morrison's story like a glove, it suits Batman like his cape and cowl. It's just amazing. 
The story isn't so much a story, but a firsthand account of Batman's journey through Final Crisis. It really gets deep down into the core of his character. It's a fantastically written look into The Dark Knight's mind, brilliantly composed and everything.  
The whole thing about the Omega Bullet being the essence of the bullet was a really cool and interesting bit of dialogue.
There's just so many good things, I can't begin to describe it.
 
The Bad: It's sort of disconnected from Part 1 of R.I.P. The Missing Chapter. While the latter focused on Dr. Hurt, this part was focused solely on Darkseid. It's a bit odd, like they were supposed to make a connection but forgot. 
WHY DID THEY GET RID OF THE BAT IN THE LOGO? Grant Morrison took it away on his second issue of Batman, and Tony Daniel finally brought it back when he started writing, and I was SO HAPPY to see it back and they're already taking it away? For Shame. Seriously. It's so cool, why get rid of it? 
 
In Conclusion: 5/5 
I'd only recommend this if you're following all the insane Grant Morrison R.I.P., Return of Bruce Wayne shenanigans, and everything. It's fairly tied down by it, but the whole style and narration and everything is masterfully weaved into a simply fantastic comic.

2 Comments
Posted by GraphicCasualFreak

I dunno I kind of like it without the bat.  But maybe just cause it's different.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Really? That's ironic because I think without the bat it looks too normal. Not different enough.

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