DC Comics reviews 5/16/18

Batman Sins of the Father #4

batman sins of the father 4

Occasionally the Batman: The Telltale Series games spend a little too much time on Bruce Wayne at the expense of playing as Batman.

That’s not nearly as big an issue in Sins of the Father, which can afford to devote an entire issue on Wayne, especially when he’s got a foil to play off of like Floyd Lawton. Convinced Lawton is the mysterious Deadshot who’s been gunning down Wayne employees, Bruce pays him a visit.

Writer Christos Gage uses this tension filled encounter to establish some interesting correlations between Wayne and Lawton. Essentially, a retelling of Deadshot’s origin this issue is really fun as Lawton coolly hears Wayne’s allegations and shoots them down at every turn. Deadshot is far less emotional than most of Batman’s adversaries and Gage plays that up nicely. I loved the constantly shifting take as to who is the cat and who is the mouse.

Raffaele Inco’s art helps ratchet up the tension with smart perspectives and dynamic layouts.

Sins of the Father is expanding its source material nicely to the point it’s making a legitimate claim to validate turning this six issue series into an ongoing book.

Rating: 9 out of 10

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