Batman Confidential #47
Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Tom Mandrake
Not the biggest Mandrake fan but I like the way he arranges the panels here. I also don’t buy Superman saying he doesn’t believe in occult stuff…um…he just said he was vulnerable to magic and he is fighting vampires and werewolves. How could he not believe?
This issues concluded the vampire werewolf zombie arc and it was okay. Not much to say about it. Maybe I would have liked it all better if Mandrake didn’t draw it I don’t know.
Batman Confidential #49
Written by James Patrick
Art by Steve Scott
This one issue story by a creative team I have never even heard of is the best damn Batman issue I have read in a long while!!!! Seriously DC who are these guys put them on a regular book! James Patrick’s story show’s Batman’s thoughts as he enters a crime scene examining everything. I have never read such a good use of Batman’s detective skills, Kudos! The art is fantastic and Steve Scott draws from a perspective where you really feel like you are with Batman searching this building for the killer…… really a surprisingly stellar issue!