Review: BATMAN #47

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BATMAN #47
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and FCO Plascencia
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: December 9, 2015

The pedal is on the floor and this creative team isn’t easing off. Batman #47 is a full throttle issue that takes the stories of Bloom, Gordon, Duke and Bruce Wayne to the next level.

This comic features some huge new developments in several plots that have been featured in the past few issues, with the biggest leaps coming for Bruce. Capullo delivers an amazing image that made me pause and the pacing this team implements in this issue is amazing. Story beats hit with huge impact and the final page sent chills down my spine. The state of Gotham is a pressure keg ready to explode with nuclear force and when I figured the tension couldn’t be higher, this creative team cranked the dial up even further. Snyder’s dialogue is strong, and the curve balls he throws in this issue genuinely excited me. He’s a talented writer weaving an entertaining set of stories here and to say that I need Batman #48 right now is a massive understatement.

Greg Capullo is a fiend. A beast. A machine. A damn good storyteller. He, Miki and Plascencia hit every mark from start to finish, delivering strong action, huge impact with big moments and some excellent character work. These characters are compelling and demand attention, pulling me in and not letting me go until the last page. The art team pulled something off that not many can, increasing my heart rate at points. Not a lot of comics engage on quite that level, and kudos to the art team for pulling that off.

Batman #47 is a damn good comic. It is entertaining, with powerful moments for some great characters and a last page that’ll make you gasp. This comic is good month in and month out, but #47 takes things to a new level of awesome. Get me #48…now.

The Verdict: 10/10

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