Tom King may be the best writer working for the Big 2 at the moment. If he's writing a book, you need to be reading it. It's that simple.
I received this book to give an honest review.
I was really pulled into this story from the beginning! It just screamed continue reading and don't put me down.
A shooting which involves students and those left behind are affected in some way. Yet when they look at Stephen they see a family that caused a town so much heartache will he ever snap?
Monica whose sister is one of the victims some how doesn't turn the other cheek when she sees Stephen yes it hurts her but yet she doesn't see his brother Jude in him.
When the two get paired up in theater it seems that just because there was a tragedy that hit their families their hearts still call for one another. We change different point of views between Monica and Stephen and we get to learn how they handle day to day life. Monica's home life is a wreck and she gets to witness it all. Stephen's life is no different yet he is ignored. we learn how is brother was to him and it breaks your heart. When secrets come out I literally was OMG....and I understood why Jude did what he did even though it was not right.
The author did an amazing job with character development, keeping us readers on our toes, having the tensions and reactions to how characters acted when faced with certain scenes. Overall an amazing book.
It ties into Dark Knights/Dark Metal, aka another huge crossover event that I am not reading. So all I know is that Poison Ivy is crazier than usual, and going after Harley, and it makes for some fun banter.
Also, Batman miiiight be dead, or at least corrupted? I dunno?
I still had so much fun with the AUs of Ivy and everyone that it was a five-star read for me.
I'm finding him an... underused character in this, at least as of late, and it's disappointing. I still find him one of the most dynamic character on this team and the fact that Killer Croc is in love with June Moon doesn't really make up for that, despite the fact that how that relationship will play out is fascinating to me as well.
Still, nice to see this storyline wrapped up. It was feeling just slightly drawn out and I'm annoyed at that in King's Batman already, which has dropped down to my the comic that I look forward to the least thanks to his overly extended storyline - a storyline that doesn't hold half the nuance or depth that his run on Vision did, so I'm also annoyed at that. Which means that the other DC titles have been less appealing to me because I'm jaded by one of my favorite authors letting me down on one of DC's biggest titles.