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Review: Batman #1 (Snyder & Capullo)

Writer: 
Scott Snyder
Pencils: 
Greg Capullo
Inks: 
Jonathan Glapion
Colors: 
FCO Plascencia
Letterer: 
Richard Starkings
Letterer: 
Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: 
Greg Capullo, FCO Plascencia
Publisher: 
DC
Price: 
$2.99
Release Date: 
September 21st, 2011

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Snyder and Capullo step up to the plate and swing for the fences in the Dark Knight's second solo book of the New 52.

A totally different vibe than Tony Daniels' take on Detective, where Bruce Wayne is bathed in the shadow of the Bat, Snyder lets Bruce take center stage throughout most of the book, focusing on the man instead of the myth. Plus, we get to see the Bat "family" interact with each other for the first time in the DCnU, a scene that comes off as iconic and classic! Though not the perfect cup of tea for those readers that are action junkies, this book really helps flesh out just who the man behind the mask is for a whole new world of readers. A veritable "who's who" of Batman characters, this book still remains fresh and new instead of coming off as cumbersome. This is a great starting point for those easing into the waters of the Batman mythos, and yet a solid read for those familiar with every nook and cranny of the streets of Gotham.

Snyder works his magic once again, bringing another caliber book into the New 52 line up. And Capullo wields that same dark and brooding art that he honed to a razor's edge within the pages of Spawn. I am delighted to say that after all these years I can finally get back to the streets of Gotham and enjoy it without getting lost around every corner. Thank you Snyder and Capullo for making it all fun again!

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