The Brutality Of Batman Crosses a Line in Batman #59 Twist (SPOILERS)

So it's the Penguin who turns on Bane. After the death of his wife, he goes to Batman to tell him that all his woes are at the hand of Bane, meant to be held in Arkham Asylum under lock and key, but who we have seen in recent issues as up and about and managing everyone from Batman's parallel father to Gotham Girl to Catwoman's bestie. And after walking through the guards, finding the gibbering, helpless Bane. And going all Batman on him in a padded cell.

The Brutality Of Batman Crosses a Line in Batman #59 Twist (SPOILERS)

You know, Nightwing is fine, Bruce. he just can't remember you. He's doing okay…

The Brutality Of Batman Crosses a Line in Batman #59 Twist (SPOILERS)

With Bane not putting up a single piece of resistance, the reader asks – exactly who should be in that padded cell? And when Batman's oldest friend steps in, it doesn't really help things…

The Brutality Of Batman Crosses a Line in Batman #59 Twist (SPOILERS)

Until…

The Brutality Of Batman Crosses a Line in Batman #59 Twist (SPOILERS)

Oh dear. A line has been crossed.

Of course, it's not like it's the very first time it's happened. Just the other month, in Batman: Kings Of Fear #2…

The Brutality Of Batman Crosses a Line in Batman #59 Twist (SPOILERS)

…a hallucinatory Batman did something similar.

The Brutality Of Batman Crosses a Line in Batman #59 Twist (SPOILERS)

And the other way around has happened too.

It's hardly one punch.

The Brutality Of Batman Crosses a Line in Batman #59 Twist (SPOILERS)

But he has no excuses this time… and he's fallen for the This Was All Part Of The Plan trope that was so popular in superhero movies a few years ago, specifically Dark Knight and Avengers

BATMAN #59
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin
Caught between Batman and his unseen enemy, the Penguin has to think on his feet to avoid being taken down by either side. If he chooses one way, he goes to jail; if he chooses the other, he ends up dead. Then again, the choice seems obvious. Is Batman ready for a new kind of avian sidekick?In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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