Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Batman #8

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo

DC needs to get in the business of writing horror stories for its characters, because its most recent couple of attempts have been outstanding; case in point: "Attack on Wayne Manor." In the best style of movies like "When a Stranger Calls," Snyder and Capullo take the Talons inside Bruce Wayne's abode using every single panel to keep the readers at the edge of their seats. Bruce is portrayed as collected and in control of himself -at least in the surface- with just a hint of uneasiness and even dread in him. The Talons are spine-chilling and eerie as they infest the mansion. The true instrument to convey the sense of terror, however, is loyal Alfred Pennyworth; who despite having the living hell scared out of him, finds the courage to carry out his master's instructions, and even protect him. A fantastic opening chapter for Gotham's longest and scariest night.

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