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Batman Eternal #51



Batman Eternal #51
Written by James Tynion IV; Drawn by Alvaro Martinez


Anyway Lincoln fucking March! Yes he is the mastermind behind all of this and man the issue was actually already good before but his reveal pushed it towards being a lot better.

Cluemaster’s ego of course got the better of himself as he passed himself off as the mastermind, wrapping us back round to the very beginning of Eternal #1. Cluemaster does know now who Batman and the writing in the scene and honestly between Batman and Cluemaster is very good, touching on the mythos and history of Batman himself. Its got some good fighting as well thanks to returning artist Alvaro Martinez. Its nicely paced and well drawn. Its some exciting stuff and of course before Cluemaster and keep going on and being the grand master of all Batvillains, up come Lincoln March who slits his throat. Well takes care of Cluemaster knowing the whole identity problem.

Lincoln March again makes sense given we didn’t see a body exactly at the end of the Court of Owls storyline and how personal he is to Bruce being his supposed brother. Within the last two issues of that he made for a great foe and I’m excited to see him back, if even for an issue. He’s that good a villain to play off of Bruce as its pretty damn personal.

This issue finally got off its ass and kicked things further into motion and I love that. Even the brief parts with the GCPD getting ready to fall into action to protect Gotham City. That’s some great writing to see things patch up there, but man I hate how Steph leaves this book. She’s done her part and is like, “Peace!” LAME! Even how the Arkham Escapees are just taken care of so quickly, but again its the penultimate issue so shit has got to get wrapped up and you know it kinda is for the better.

Eternal is finally showing more signs of life as it reaches its end and I am ever thankful for that!

RATING: 4.5/5


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