Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Batman Confidential #44 - DC
This Batman story is going to be one with vampires and ghouls. Bruce is in New Orleans, shortly after Katrina, to offer his aid in rebuilding a children's hospital, and in donating some money to the reconstruction of the ninth ward. At least, that's his cover story. What he's really here doing is chasing down an inmate that was accidentally released from Arkham Asylum, Professor Combs. It appears that this museum in New Orleans is have a human corpse plasticized exhibit. Professor Combs was from the Superman / Batman storyline, Werewolves and Vampires. So naturally he's drawn to this type of event. Anyways, we find out that the Vampire, Dimeter is also here looking for Combs. So this is going to be a team-up . . of sorts. Not a whole lot happens this issue because this is the opening chapter of this storyline. Batman and Dimeter follow Combs to the museum, but he uses some voodoo, or something, to reanimate the corpses. The issue ends with them being attacked by a mob of plasticized attackers. Kind of silly . . really. Kevin VanHook writes the story. It's ok, I guess . . for what it is. I've just never really been a big fan of these 'Undead' story-lines. It's just not my cup of tea. Tom Mandrake does the art, which is obvious because he just has the perfect style for this type of story. His shadows and heavy lines fit the mood of this story to perfection. I'll read through this, but . . honestly, I'm not really looking forward to this story-line.