Writer: Tom Taylor
Pencils: Bruno Redondo
Inks: Juan Albarran
Colors: Rex Lokus
Once again Batman shows just how deep his contingency plans go when it comes to saving the day. But in this case he might need a powerful being on his side. A being...that’s not Superman.
***NON-SPOILERS and SUMMARY AT THE BOTTOM***
Ras has kidnapped children in order to make their parents comply. With no choice Batman and the others have to follow Ras orders to prevent any heroism at an upcoming event. Since Batman had a jerk of a son, Ras has a barely undead Alfred to use as leverage. In the Jungles of South America Harley Quinn tries to comfort the children, while also warning them to not try and be heroes. Back at the cave, Oliver finds out how Batman knows the whereabouts of the kids.
Yes, if you remember Batman stuck a tracking device in Connor, of course Ollie doesn’t take this news too well. Before the testosterone kicks in overtime, Canary stops Ollie and Batman from fighting each other. Even for Batman this plan was pretty low, it’s implied he knew Conner would be taken and used the opportunity to find where the other side are hiding.
The Home Stretch
In order to penetrate a highly secured facility, Batman has to go to an old friend for help…Plastic Man. After some resistance Plastic Man, and his son agree. On their way to South America they run into another hero ready for some pay back, Blue Beetle.
Sum It Up
Tom Taylor is a magnificent writer. It always surprises me how well he writes these heroes, especially Harley and Batman. The humor that was integrated into this issue was hilarious and not over done. My only hope is that Tom furthers his career and begins writing for the Justice League in continuity.
Ariel DuPey | NCR