Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review: Justice League: Darkseid War: Batman #1 [2015]

During the first act of Justice League: The Darkseid War, Batman becomes the God of Knowledge after taking the Mobius Chair from Metron. Batman returns to Gotham and turns into a Precog from the Minority Report and captures people before the crime happens thanks to the Mobius Chair. 

He uses the Mobius Chair to relive the murder of his parents so he can track down Joe Chill in prison. We learn Joe Chill murdered over 40 people before Batman reveals himself as Bruce Wayne. He emotionally tortures Chill before erasing his memory and leaving his him in a distraught state. Batman returns to the Batcave and realizes his mission to deal with absolute justice is almost complete. He now focuses on the Joker since he knows his secret identity.

Writer Peter Tomasi is well known for collaborating with Geoff Johns when he wrote the Green Lantern Corps. Now he writes a worthy one-shot on how Batman would deal with becoming the God of Knowledge.