DC Comics collected stories for the 2015 graphic novel Batman: Blink written by Dwayne McDuffie with artwork Dan Green and Val Semeiks. It also features a cover by Brian Stelfreeze.
Batman and Commissioner Gordon are investigating a serial killer in Gotham City who targets women in a strange manner. Meanwhile, blind man Lee Hyland has a secret. While he is genuinely blind, when he touches someone, he can see through their eyes and uses this to hustle people out of cash. However, one day, he touches the killer, the one Batman is after and what he sees will shock the Dark Knight. This conspiracy, and later one involving kids being kidnapped, must be solved as the killer is not alone.
This is a two-part collected from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight issues #156-158 and #164-167. I enjoyed Dwayne McDuffie’s development of the character Lee Hyland, a hustler who becomes an unlikely hero who works with Batman. Both tales are well-written and both avoid using some of Batman’s more formidable foes, focusing on “ordinary” criminals who are involved in a conspiracy. This made the story seem unique and made it enjoyable.
As for the artwork, both Dan Green and Val Semeiks do a good job with the story, bringing it to life with their character designs and backdrops. Like most graphic novels, they featured cover galleries done by Brian Stelfreeze, all of which are the gold standard.
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