As well as for last week's Detective Comics #1063. Arkham Asylum Barbatos is the 8th spirit named among the list of 72 demons in The Lesser Key of Solomon, an anonymous grimoire on demonology compiled in the mid-17th century, from 15th-century originals. In the eighties, Grant Morrison and Dave McKean created the concept of a bat demon behind[...]
However, Barbatos is far from beaten, and the Batman Who Laughs is close to completing the final stage of their plan. Dark Nights: Metal #6 cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia As you can likely glean, this final issue is something of a plot explosion, and it can be difficult to keep track of[...]
Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt follows the Flash, Raven, and Cyborg desperately trying to return to our universe with the help of Detective Chimp. Is it a good read?
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Barbatos and the Batman Who Laughs prepare for the final stage of their plan to sink our Earth into the Dark Multiverse Meanwhile, Superman and Batman have found Hawkman turned into a massive demonic monster, Wonder Woman squares off against Black Adam and the corrupted Hawkgirl, Mister Terrific and Green Lantern Hal Jordan have[...]
In doing so, they find a powerful and mysterious entity. Wonder Woman, Doctor Fate, and Kendra Saunders arrive at the Rock of Eternity to find it rejecting their presence. Aquaman and Deathstroke find an even deeper mystery under Atlantis than Arthur himself suspected. Mister Terrific and Green Lantern Hal Jordan find a dire situation and an old enemy[...]
It goes the "I Have No Mouth but I Must Scream" route of making you question whether the Justice League is escaping or just walking further into Barbatos's trap That's not a bad ploy, but it is incongruous with this story of a character realizing their potential and becoming the champion they were always meant[...]
Barbatos is shown as more of its own personality instead of us knowing him through Kendra Saunders or the Batman Who Laughs He is malicious, and he is driving Bruce Wayne deep into eldritch madness. As a fan of Lovecraft's work, I'm all on board for dark gods driving men mad. The artists do some fine work[...]
The legions of Barbatos are aware of their actions and send the Devastator and the Murder Machine to attack the two heroes. Cyborg is struggling to keep in contact with Flash, Steel, and the other teams the Justice League sent out to find the Nth Metal. The Flash is dragged through a portal back to Central City,[...]
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Dark Nights: Metal #3 cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia Barbatos has held Superman in a mental prison, wherein he fights Barbatos again and again many times over Thankfully, Wonder Woman and the Flash manage to save him, bringing the Man of Steel to their last holdout in the Oblivion Bar[...]
It takes a lot for me to become interested in Batman stories, and these books accomplish it against the odds. Dawnbreaker earns a recommendation.
He accepts Alfred, and the two become the Murder Machine. I love that ridiculous name. Batman: Murder Machine art by Ricardo Federici This Batman fights the Cyborg of our world as part of Barbatos's plan to overtake our world. This comic highlights one of the things about Batman that I do like: his relationship with Alfred[...]
Unfortunately for Barry and the villains of Gotham, Bruce is the dominating mind. We see how he came to our world, too, with the help of Barbatos, of course We also get to see what he did to the Batman rogues on his own world Expect a lot of evisceration. Carmine di Giandomenico's artwork, with his experience[...]
It sounds a lot like Barbatos. Last time we saw Barbatos, it was a Death Idea, a Hyper-Adapter unleashed by Darkseid, sent backwards through time to destroy Batman in The Return of Bruce Wayne It was also ultimately defeated by Vandal Savage at the dawn of mankind. Could this be another restructuring of an idea to come?[...]