This book is pissing me off right now.
50. Issue #50 and we still have no goddamn answers! We get a red herring with Cluemaster taking down Batman at the end of the issue. Yeah Cluemaster. It is a red herring since he was seen as one of the pawns being used in the first issue, Steph said she saw Bruce Wayne as the mysterious figure planning all of this, Riddler gave a riddle as a clue, and Ra’s was apparoached by someone who is Batman’s darker half.
Cluemaster isn’t that smart or much a genius, unless there was something hidden that good about his whole identity, but again its a red herring. Cluemaster has a superiority complex about himself so he could just easily be overstepping his boundaries within the plan and he wants to make a name for himself as being the one who takes down Batman and is gonna get shown up next issue.
This issue is still just a mess overall. We still don’t have much with Steph’s side of the story, who impersonated Bruce, how is Gordon gonna be brought back into the GCPD, and oh yeah WHO THE FUCK IS BEHIND ALL OF THIS?! Obviously that goes back to who impersonated Bruce, but man I’m so pissed at this issue I kinda can’t keep most of my focus!
All the Arkham escapees are dealt with ease but whatever, that seemed like small footnote in this whole story. Bard and the GCPD get Gordon out of danger as Penguin escapes with Killer Croc because they are totes BFFs!
Is it possible to find a simple full on answer in this book? Two issues left to go and this book needs to buck the fuck up.
Alvaro Martinez does really damn good art for the issue.