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Batman Eternal #27

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By Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Javier Garron & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

“Ain’t enough sympathy in the world can save you.”

Note to self: Don’t make Killer Croc mad. I mean, the guy’s name is enough to make you realize this, but like, just in case you didn’t know.

This week in Batman Eternal #27 Batman finds himself fighting alongside Catwoman in his fight against crime as he searches for Hush’s whereabouts. The Spoiler makes another appearance. And Penny-Two’s got jokes – ones Batman doesn’t appreciate… no sense of humor this guy.

Tim Seeley is on scripting this week and once again infuses humor into another dark Batman tale. Batman’s on a manhunt for Hush – who’s the apparent brains behind a lot of the recent turmoil happening in Gotham. While he’s knocking around thugs, Killer Croc is on a hunt of his own as he looks for young Jade. Having the story cut in half with these two searches going on was a cool way to divide the story. Sprinkled into the middle is Batgirl, who finally delivers some justice to someone in much need of a lesson…

On the artwork side this time around is Javier Garron, accompanied by Romulo Fajardo Jr. providing the colors. Garron’s style is something new to the series and therefore stands out right from the beginning (in a good way). His characters are very expressive, and a short scene featuring Flamingo makes the character look almost cartoonish in his antics – especially when tossed from his ride. This is the scene where we once again see The Spoiler (Cluemaster’s daughter). The panel where Flamingo is tossed from his bike shows the batmobile striking into the cycle below and Flamingo launching through the air – tongue sticking out, but no basketball in sight. Flamingo is a mix of deep blues and purples as he soars through the air, further and further away from the yellow headlights and fire spewing from the batmobile.

This week we’re brought back to Batgirl’s mission, and reminded on what The Spoiler has been up to. Batman isn’t giving up on his mission either (as if he ever would…) and Catwoman faces problems of her own – All of this and funny side remarks by Penny-Two. It’s a winning combination!

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