Sam Quixote's Reviews > Batman: Death and the City

Batman by Paul Dini
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Jan 28, 12

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This is a collection of short stories about the Batman, featuring a return of Scarface, the death of an old friend, a politically motivated terrorist intent on bringing down the Wayne building through C4 explosives, a Harley Quinn escapade, and Zatanna joins Batman to hunt down a rogue magician with a dark secret.

Some of the stories are ok like "Siege" which is more involving as it's longer than one issue and features Bruce Wayne unable to change into Batman so has to rely on Tim Drake as Robin to take down the bad guy, or "Trust" the Zatanna story which had a nice twist and had some cool imagery. But on the whole, the stories are kind of average for Batman. Not very interesting, not too boring, just so so.

Also the stories only underlined how worn out the characters of Harley Quinn and Scarface are - they don't do anything in these stories but play their usual roles and then the story ends. Maybe it's time to not bother with them or kill them off?

The book is definitely only for Batman fans who must read everything Batman related, otherwise I wouldn't bother.
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