Writer: Tom King
Artists: David Finch and Danny Miki
Bane is pissed, pumped full of venom and out for Batman. The issue is basically Bane kicking the crap out of a ton of villain's while making his way through Arkham to get to Batman. The first inmate we meet is Maxi Zeus who gives the issue a nice intro by reciting Inferno as Bane walks by. No attempt at stopping him though, smart move.
Two Face tries dealing with Bane but instead gets a stomach full of venom powered fist. He goes down and so do Solomon Grundy and Amygdala after Bane pumps some more venom into himself. The art is great in this issue as well; the characters look like they should. Especially Bane.
Just a Little Help...
Bane continues to make his way through more villain's getting angrier and angrier. And as he's doing so he tells them that he was done with all the insanity and death and venom but Batman ruined it. He took Psycho Pirate away who was Bane's only hope of staying off the venom. Love it. You can really see him getting angrier. I also love the way Bane's mask starts getting ripped up and bloody.
While this is going on Bruce and Alfred are hiding in a cell with a crazy ass door with a security lock on it. Alfred is getting angry that Bruce let all the villain's loose and even armed them. But damn Alfred it's Bane! You gotta do what you gotta do. Even though they could have just ran but Bane would find them.
Speaking of Bane finding them, when he finally gets to the cell with the crazy vault door, he gets the one and only Riddler to help out. Then when Riddler figures out how to open the door were left with an awesome two-page spread of Bane and Batman getting ready to battle and more Maxi Zeus quoting Inferno. Excited!
This was a great issue. How can you not like Bane plowing through Arkham inmates like a locomotive? Especially when the art is just as fantastic. I love how David Finch made Bane's mask start to rip and tear more and more as he fought more and more inmates. It's little things
like that that I love. And like I said before, he draws the characters the way they're supposed to look. Next issue hurry up!!
Salvation: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 10/10
Brandon Reid | NCR