REVIEW: Batman: Secrets #2
Batman: Secrets #2
Writer: Sam Kieth
Artist: Sam Kieth
[*spoiler wanring*] This review may contain spoilers. Read on at your own risk.
This mini focuses on the Joker's attempts to paint Batman as the bad guy in the eyes of the people of Gotham. While the incident in the first issue was a mere coincidence, in this issue the Joker actively stages scenes for the media that make it look as if Batman is one evil bastard.
I love Kieth's work. I always have, so it should come as no surprise that I am really enjoying the artwork in this mini. Kieth's work is highly stylized, and has a graffiti-like quality to it. If you have never seen it before, give one of these issues a peak the next time you are at the comic shop.
I like several things about the concept behind this mini. I like that it really gets into how fickle the confidence of the public can be when confronted with "dubious" photographic evidence as well as the complex roles played by both Batman and Joker in one of the longest running relationships in comicdom. Overall, this issue was a good read with pleasing artwork. The series has a lot to do before it can be called anything more than entertaining, but it is off to a pretty good start.
THE VERDICT: 7.5/10