Here's something I always wondered. If "no man escapes the Manhunters", what about women and boys?

All-New Batman: The Brave & The Bold #5

DC Comics (May 2011)

WRITER: Sholly Fisch
PENCILER: Rick Burchett
INKER: Dan Davis
COLORIST: Gabe Eltaeb
(notice his last name backwards is “Beatle”?)
LETTERER: Travis Lanham
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Chynna Clugston Flores
EDITOR: Jim Chadwick

When a portal-using alien named Lenni is being chased by the Manhunters, Batman and Guy Gardner believe his claims of innocence. As Batman goes to find the real thief (who turns out to be Lobo), Guy battles the Manhunters.

What they got right: This story seemed a lot more relaxed than previous issues with this writer. Fisch seems to finding his stride with the way this particular version of Batman works. Future issues will show if he can build on this one.

What they got wrong: Batman’s detective work consists of asking some guy nicely. Not a lot of mystery here.

Recommendation: Fisch doesn’t need to be Landry Walker (who I still say did the best stories with this series) but hopefully this is a good sign that he’s finding his own “voice” in the style. We’ll have to see next issue.

Hey, a Guy Gardner moment I actually like. That's rare.

Tomorrow’s Comic> Darkwing Duck Annual #1

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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