“Fair in a Handful of Rust”
Writer: Dennis McNicholas
Artists: Anthony Marques, J. Bone
Color Artist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Ferran Delgado
Review by Eric Lee
Batman: The Audio Adventures #6 continues to meander, with multiple subplots that seem to have no conclusion in sight.
The main crux of the series continues to be Batman trying to stop the Demon’s Brood cult killing people. This is the most exciting ongoing plot, because it seems to be the most focused. The twist at the end of the issue is a genuine surprise and thrilling. However, beyond that there’s little else this issue offers.
Too Many Subplots
The problem with the series is still the same as in previous issues: there are way too many subplots, and they’re all disconnected. So far, the only plot that really had a junction point was the one featuring Killer Croc and Batman. However, that quickly branched in different directions and haven’t intermixed since.
The other stories barely have any relation at all to the main narrative. We still don’t know what the Penguin’s mission for Robin is, or what Scarecrow’s planning. All of these ideas seem interesting on their own, but when they’re inserted into this series, it slows all of the other plots down. In essence, the pacing of the series has been really slow because the multiple stories making it drag. It taxes the patience.
Bright Fun Art
The bright spot continues to be the art team of Anthony Marques and J. Bone. The bright colors and designs makes this book a ton of fun to look at. It’s currently one of the more visually interesting Batman books.
While the main narrative of Batman versus the Demon’s Brood provides a solid adventure for Batman: The Audio Adventures #6, these other aimless storylines really drag its pacing down. Not even the wonderful art can save this plodding series.
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