Writer: Scott Snyder
Pencils: Greg Capullo
Inks: Jonathan Glapion
Colors: FCO Plascencia
Letters: Tom Napolitano
Release Date: 5/29/19
The post-apocalyptic adventure begins here! Our story starts as an amnesiac Bruce Wayne wakes in Arkham Asylum, under the care of one Dr. Redmund Hudd. After piecing the puzzle together with a visit from Alfred; Batman manages to escape, only to find the world he thought he knew is now a barren wasteland encompassed by doom. Of course, the first person he happens to run into isn’t exactly much of a person at all, rather the still animated head of Batman’s arch nemesis, The Joker. How will this not so dynamic duo fare as they travel across these desolate sands?
From the creative team that brought you New 52 Batman, and one of my personal all-time favorites “Dark Knights: Metal”; Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are back at it with a new take on the Dark Knight. Breaking issue 1 into a 4-part story added a nice touch that gave Snyder the ability to jump forward several times in the story without it feeling unnatural or confusing. Incorporating Batman’s rogue gallery to resemble staff members at Arkham Asylum in part 1 is something all fans will enjoy, primarily the aforementioned Dr. Hudd; pale Skin, light green eyes, slender face with a green tie and purple flower over his heart. Ring any bells? I love when Snyder gets the chance to write the Joker, he’s one of the few that will actually make you laugh out loud while reading. Capullo and Glapion’s work with batman continues to be breathtaking as well, and their action sequences continues to be top notch. The addition of a gray and lifeless Mogo stuck in orbit just shows the magnitude of destruction that has been done.
With the first installment of this 3-part story in the books, Last Knight on Earth promises to be a pulse-pounding ride! With the ominous Omega striving to gain control over the rest of life on earth, how will Batman formulate a plan to stop him? Especially after finding out the heroes and villains of earth have already tried and failed… Filled with plenty of twists and turns throughout, this is one DC Black Label comic you won’t want to skip! Pick up Batman: Last Knight on Earth at your local comic shop today!