The Thirteenth Hour
The war for Gotham city is about to be underway. Bruce Wayne finds himself face to face with an enemy that has been at odds with the Wayne family for hundreds of years. This issue contains revelations that will forever shape the Bat-family and alter the course of the DC universe. Who can you trust when everything is on the line? It’s not always your friends…
Characters In This Issue
Not everybody realized that Bruce Wayne’s great-great-grandfather, Alan Wayne, was actually responsible for shaping and building Gotham City, but it’s true. He is among the first generation of people both into Gotham City, and his memory plays a role in this issue. Other prominent characters include Batman, Alfred, William Cobb and Lincoln March.
Summary Of The Thirteenth Hour
This issue continues on the story arc called A Court of Owls. Bruce Wayne keeps digging to learn more about the owl murder mystery which leads him to the aforementioned foes who have been at odds with the Wayne family for centuries. The gadgets in this issue are a lot more believable than the first few in this series, and it opens up with a good old fashioned subway brawl between Batman and some thugs.
Notes About Batman The new 52 issue 3
- Another very well received issue from what is shaping up to be one of the better series’ of Batman to date. One fan said “Every issue of Batman should be this good.”
- The Caped Crusader has really hit his stride at this point.
- Any loose ends or things that had you saying “Huh?” from the first couple issues are all coming together now.
- This series has some of the most dangerous, therefor interesting villains. Everyone knows Batman can handle a lot of his old foes, but this one’s really got fans wondering…
- Without giving too much away, this issue ends with a really intense Cliffhanger that leaves us desperately anticipating Issue 4 of Batman in the New 52.
- The action took a back seat to the plot in this issue. There still was some, but the plot really moved forward which was great. It was a good balance, and we’ll undoubtedly have some more action-packed issues coming up with less plot to balance things out.
Creators Of This Issue
This week, let’s take a look at the cover artist of this issue in particular as part of our effort to shine a light on the entire team that’s responsible for this series, rather than just the writer and main artist who usually get most of the attention. Ivan Reis is a Brazilian comic book artist with over 400 issues under his belt. Some of his more notable gigs include Aquaman, Green Lantern, Ghost (Where he was the penciler), and a lot more. He started off with Darkhorse and later went on to Vertigo, which was owned by DC Comics. He spent some time at Marvel as well, before becoming exclusive to DC Comics in 2004. He’s also done work on The Justice League of America, Teen Titans, Superman and Action Comics.
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