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REVIEW: ‘Batman: Lost #1′ starts with a window



Story by: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson
Art by: Doug Mahnke, Yanick Paquette, and Jorge Jimenez
Colors by: Wil Quintana, Nathan Fairbairn, and Alejandro Sanchez
Letters by: Tom Napolitano
Cover by: Olivier Coipel
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To sum it all up..

For the first time in Batman comics, we see him helpless, vulnerable, and dejected.

Posted November 9, 2017 by


The last time we’ve seen Batman, he was transported to the Dark Multiverse and was left there with a bunch of people suspended in mid air. For the first time in Batman comics, we see him helpless, vulnerable, and dejected. Can Batman get out of whatever he’s stuck into? Or has the Dark Knight given up the fight against Batbatos and the different Batmen from the Dark Multiverse? I guess we’ll find out in this one-shot tie-in to DC Dark Nights Metal.

There are a lot of things to love about this issue and certainly, there are also a lot of things to hate. Let’s start with the bad parts; As a reader, I want the story to be clear and complete. In this book, the writers deviated from regular story-telling and tried to emulate Grant Morrison’s style of story-telling. Its not bad per se, but I would’ve loved it if they made the story much simpler.


The book was drawn by three different artists. While the story is hard to digest, the different art style made it even harder to understand. While I recognize that this book consists of 31 pages, I am not a big fan of multiple artists in one book.

Now on to the good parts. The story paid homage to a lot of Batman history. Long time readers would definitely spot the different easter eggs and appreciate the efforts the creative team has put into this book. I also love how it ties up to most of the Grant Morrison-Batman stories—giving us a better understanding of Batbatos and his cult.

I also like how the writers emphasized some dialogues in this book. I’m pretty sure these are seeds that will later on be used in the development of the main story.

Despite it’s “Grant Morrison” vibe, I still think the book is great. The answer in defeating Batbatos might be in this book. Hence, it is worth getting a copy for reading references.

Review by Paolo Ollero, co-founder of The Dark Knight Philippines, the premier Batman group in the country

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