A review by carroq
Batman Vol. 8: Cold Days by Tom King


Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Admittedly, I haven't been keeping up with Batman. I am aware of some of the stuff that has been going on sent this series started. I just haven't sat down and read any of it myself. Curiosity got the better of me though and I decided to pick this volume up. The volume deals with the aftermath of the wedding in the previous arc. It starts out big with Bruce Wayne being selected as a juror for the trial of Mr. Freeze. Think Twelve Angry Men set in Gotham. Wayne's take on the whole situation is interesting not just for being very self reflective but also for how it seems the average citizen views Batman.

Then it shifts to a nice story showcasing Batman and Nightwing. It takes a much lighter approach that counteracts the heavier portions of the jury trial. There are some goofy villains that show up. And we get to see a more human side to Batman as he interacts with Nightwing. Both of these stories are well done. The art between the two stories are as different as the stories themselves and both styles work.