Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews
Batman Annual #4
Tynion IV, Antoniio & McCaig
The latest "Batman" Annual represents why comic book publishing is a team effort. You need a good story, with good line work, appropriate colors, sensible lettering and an editorial hand to steady the whole thing. This is an example where whatever story Tynion was hoping to push across with this comic book is lost with artistic carelessness, lettering mistakes and dreadful editorial assistance. The idea that Bruce Wayne returns to his mansion, that had been turned into an asylum, only to be held hostage by some of Batman's villains is a sound idea that gets lost in the mistakes. When you charge five dollars for a comic book I don't care what your page count is if you can't put care into each of the pages then the whole thing is a waste. Had this been a three dollar comic book perhaps the cost of the mistakes would have been less. I'd avoid this comic book unless you are a Batman completist or followed the 'Arkham Manor' comic that was last published in March.