Batman #50 from DC Comics -
Mr. Bloom, a flower-faced madman, is intent on destroying Gotham. From its ashes, he intends to grow things better, as they should be: a world where the "gardeners" have fallen, a world where everything is savage but fair. With his power-siphoning seeds implanted in nearly every Gothamite, Bloom has nearly an unlimited power source to wreak havoc and burn the city back by block. Jim Gordon, Gotham's new Batman has been severely injured fighting Bloom, so it seems that no one is left to stand between Gotham and total annihilation...But there is one. He is the night, and the Dark Knight. He has healed, remembered, and now he will return. But is even he enough to stop the force of nature that is Mr. Bloom? Will Batman, Jim Gordon, Duke Thomas and their allies be able to save Gotham, or, in the end, will it be that Mr. Bloom puts the flowers on all their graves?
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are putting the finishing touches on the absolute greatest run on Batman in recent history, and the absolute greatest run in the New 52. In their penultimate issue, they blow the freaking roof off with an amazing, over-the-top storyline that puts Gotham in peril like we have never seen, and brings back the original Batman for nonstop mayhem and action. This over-sized comic has more than 50 pages of Capullo's insanely amazing artwork supporting a storyline like only Snyder can pen. Take a look to the new Batsuit:
Snyder is the new architect of the DCYou, and nowhere does his genius shine more brightly than on Batman. Besides all that, in this issue, we may witness the genesis of a new Robin! EXCITING!! I don't know who DC could possibly hire that could top Snyder's and Capullo's run on Batman. I am looking forward to their final issue, which I've heard will be a love letter-type story to the fans.
RATING: 10 out of 10. This issue will leave you breathless.