Batman: Battle For The Cowl

December 7, 2009 | Trades

Batman: Battle For The Cowl
Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea
DC Comics
$24.99/$19.99 US (Hardcover)
**** (out of five)

Three heroes have been called Boy Wonder.

But which one is ready to be the Man?

In the wake of Batman’s death in DC’s blockbuster miniseries, Final Crisis, there is a massive void in Gotham City. And the criminals in this seediest of towns are taking notice.

With a three-way super-villain gang war rocking the city, civilian casualties mounting and police so afraid that they’re quitting in droves, the small band of heroes who worked closest with the Dark Knight, including Robin No. 3 — Tim Drake — and original Robin (now Nightwing) — Dick Grayson — are trying to stem the tide.

However only Batman can truly end this crisis, and a new, trigger-happy contender is ready to throw his cowl into the ring.

This journey to figure out who will become the new Dark Knight is a real revelation. Readers have known for a while that Tony Daniel is a superb artist, but we now know what an excellent overall storyteller he is as he handles his usual chores, plus writing duties in fine style in this milestone tale that rocks the status quo in Bat-universe.

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