What fallout will there be from the events of last week? Can Batman or someone else help make sense of this? Let’s find out here in Batman Eternal #2 as the weekly comic carries on!
So Gordon is arrested for the crime of the previous issue and as the Gotham Gazette is about to run the story before all the Bat-Family realizes what is going on. Bruce visits Gordon in jail as the GCPD investigates the scene. While all this goes one, there is a mysterious man talking to Mayor Hady.
Bruce takes Gordon’s blood sample to see if he was affected by Pyg’s toxin as thought, while having a conversation with Catwoman as he tries to ID the man Gordon. Also at Arkham, Blackfire pops up to shut up Dr. Phosphorous. Batman ID’s the man as having worked for a Gotham mob boss and the very man who is talking to Mayor Hady, Carmine “The Roman” Falcone!
Carmine Falcone makes his New 52 debut and his reveal is handled well. I couldn’t honestly guess, but there were a couple motifs that should have given it away and upon rereading, do but its still great. There are a couple Godfather shoutouts here that are great. The magic stuff is ok, though to be fair we only get snippets of it here. The Batman and Catwoman banter is great as usual, it takes a certain amount of suck to ruin good dialogue between the two of them.
There was a lot going on in this issue and its handled very well, I honestly got no complaints here about the issue and think its going to go on being great. Wait scratch that, sudden Blackfire segment, still odd but willing to stick with it.