Writers: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson
Artists: Doug Mahnke, Yanick Paquette, and Jorge Jimenez
Batman Lost does a great job of letting us know of Batman’s current whereabouts, and it is not pretty. The story begins with an old Bruce Wayne telling a story to a young girl named Janet. As the story unfolds, Bruce starts to notice that something isn’t right about the story he’s telling. He tries to shake this feeling a few times, but just keeps telling his story. That finally changes after he notices that this isn’t his story, but Janet has something to say about that toward the end.
The creative team on this book is an all-star cast, and it shows in this issue. The art is just incredible and the writing is right on par with it. Mahnke, Paquette, and Jimenez do a wonderful job of taking Batman further and further down this creepy and weird rabbit hole he keeps sinking lower into. Snyder, Tynion IV, and Williamson are do a great job at taking some of Batman’s old tales and warping them for this prison Batman is trapped in and can’t escape. The artists and writers also do a fantastic job of showing the fear Batman has in here as well. Batman isn’t supposed to be afraid of anything, but something in this issue has changed all of that.
This book may come at a $4.99 price tag, but I believe it is definitely worth it. I think it’s worth it for the art alone, but there is a good story in here as well. Batman: Lost has been one the better tie-ins to Metal, so pick it up and enjoy the awesome story.