In the continuation of BATMAN VOL. 4, author Tom King pens the fifth volume of his critically acclaimed, best-selling Batman series in BATMAN VOL. 5!Don't miss out on the newest installment of this best-selling, critically acclaimed graphic novel series written by breakout star Tom King! Batman and his new vigilante colleagues take on a new dark and terrifying force in BATMAN VOL. 5. Collects BATMAN #33-37 and BATMAN ANNUAL #2....
|Title||:||Batman, Volume 5: Rules of Engagement (Batman (2016) #5)|
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Batman, Volume 5: Rules of Engagement (Batman (2016) #5) Reviews
I'm giving this 4 stars primarily for being different and unexpected. King shows how Batman and Catwoman are made for each other when they go up against an old flame of Bruce's. You also get to see that despite being superheroes, Batman and Superman are still 'guys', who have trouble talking to each other. Then the craziest yet revealing issue is when Bruce and Selina go on a double date with Clark and Lois. What happens during that night and the analysis of the two couples is something I don't ...more
Tom King has done it. He has made a 5 star volume of Batman. It's been a LONG time since I gave a Batman book a 5 star.
See this volume does something the previous did not. There's no big threat, no danger looming in the background, nobody dies (okay maybe someone at one point) but this is a story that gives real humanity to Bruce. We finally see a extremely vulnerable Bruce who's going through shit internally and you can see it effecting him. This is because last arc Batman had asked Selina to ...more
The Bat finally popped the question to the Cat and now they’re getting hitched. Which means Bruce has gotta do the banal things many single fathers do when they remarry: meet with the ex, have a talk with his kid about his new soon-to-be stepmother and break the happy news to his friends. But Bruce is not an ordinary person so these tasks inevitably involve taking on a small army of silent soldiers, breaking UN agreements and sword-fighting in the desert with a lunatic!
Which do you prefer your ...more
Who has the patience to wait until May to read the new Batman volume by Tom King? Certainly not me. So I got the single issues and read them all at once.
After the brilliant thriller that was The War of Jokes and Riddles, Tom King is taking it slow with Rules of Engagement. There are no super-villains, big schemes, crazy explosions or anything like that in this volume. It's just pure, unadulterated character piece, and it's perfect. Tom King is phenomenal with literally every single character in ...more
This action-light story collects Issues 33-37 of Batman and Batman Annual #2.
The first story, the three issue Rules of Engagement finds Batman and Catwoman trying to enter the forbidden kingdom of Khadym for some business with Talia Al Ghul, Damian Wayne's mother. This leads to the most action in the entire book, a prolonged sword fight between Talia and Catwoman. While not strictly necessary, Damian and Dick Grayson make a good double act as they learn of Bruce's marriage and process his meani ...more
Mr. Tom King pens yet another enjoyable chapter to the Dark Knight's evergrowing saga.
I think you can call me a fan of Mr. King's Batman run. Each volume keeps turning out to be something that makes me come back for more (except maybe for I Am Bane, read through that too fast, will need to re read that).
This volume doesn't really have any epic stories like Mr. Scott Snyder's arcs, and instead focuses on relationships. As a person who looks for epic stories in a tale, you might think that this ...more
I love this volume. I love seeing Bruce dip his toe into the pool of happiness and peace. I think Bruce Wayne- Selina as well- deserves a chance to be truly happy for once, and they could give that to each other.
I also love the art, and seeing the parallels between Superman and Batman, as well as the interactions between the two couples in the Superfriends two parter was hilarious and fun and had a lot of heart.
Honestly, the more I read this volume, the more I love everything about it. This is ...more
Wow! I'm impressed. There's barely a villain in the book and I loved it! Tom King has quickly made me do a 180 on the Batman / Catwoman romance. Their relationship and banter here is so fantastic. He's really gotten into their heads.
First up, Batman and Catwoman head to the desert to talk to Talia. The dialogue in this book even in the midst of sword fights is fantastic. The character moments between Damian and Dick are spot on.
I wish we'd get more moments like this among the Robins. Joelle Jo ...more