‘All-Star Batman: My Own Worst Enemy’ Graphic Novel Review

For the DC Rebirth, writer Scott Snyder along with artists Danny Miki, John Romita, Jr., and Declan Shalvey to bring us All-Star Batman from DC Comics. The first volume of the 2017 graphic novel combines issues 1-5 to make All-Star Batman: My Own Worst Enemy.

Batman and his new partner The Signal are on a cross-country adventure to try and help his old friend Harvey Dent aka Two-Face. As they travel from Gotham City, the villain recruits some of his fellow rogues to help him escape from the Dark Knight. The Penguin, Black Mask, KGBeast, and so many others are trying to stop Batman. However, Harvey Dent has his own plans.

This is probably one of the best of the DC Rebirth titles for Batman. While its time was short, Scott Snyder truly shines with this saga and it brings out his talent as a writer. He clearly understands Batman and his rogues, highlighting what we love and hate about the characters. I also liked how he introduced The Signal into the stories. He’s an excellent character and he truly shines in this tale.

As for the artwork, the whole team does a fantastic job. It captures the cool nature and the epic costumes that Bruce Wayne and Duke Thomas wear to fight the bad guys. I also want to mention how the KGBeast was designed. They did an excellent job with that look and I think it shows how to modernize the villain.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention the cover of the first issue. All-Star Batman #1’s cover done by John Romita, Jr. (which is a version above) has a really awesome minimalist design that brings out Batman’s awesome look. It is one of the best covers and I applaud it.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below. Tell me if there is a comic book, movie, or novel you would like me to review. While you are at it, check out my graphic novels of Iron Man: Industrial Revolution and Lonestar: Soul of the Soldier. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.

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