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REVIEW: ‘Batman: The Devastator #1′ is the Symphony of Destruction



Story by: Frank Tieri and James Tynion IV
Art by: Tony Daniels
Colors by: Tomeu Morey
Letters by: Tom Napolitano
Cover by: Jason Fabok
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Does Batman have what it takes to take down the Big Blue?

Posted November 2, 2017 by



What happens when Superman goes rogue? Does Batman have what it takes to take down the Big Blue? Or will Batman’s worst nightmare finally come true? In this issue, we finally get to see Batman face his worst nightmare—a Superman that decided to destroy the Earth.

After all the great origin stories of the Batmen from the negative multiverse, I am sad to say that Devastator had the weakest origin amongst them. The story just fell flat and the developments felt unusual. There were a lot of good angles in this story, which I think the writers failed to exploit. Of them all, Devastator is the odd man out. His purpose to join the knightmare team isn’t as strong and as more vindictive as the others.

The only redeeming elements in this book are the interior artwork and easter eggs from Batman v. Superman. The tandem of Tony Daniels and Tomeu Morey proved to be one of DC’s greatest creative team. Artwork, taken for what it is, is absolutely amazing. The details on Devastator and Morey’s colors made the art come to life. There were a lot of BvS elements in this book. If you’re a fan of the movie, you’ll definitely love the easter eggs from start to finish.

Overall, I thought the writers could have done more with the story. Devastator wasn’t at par with the other origin stories.

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

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