Comic – Batman: The Black Mirror: A-

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It’s a bit weird reading non-Bruce-Wayne Batman. Weird, though not wrong. The story weaves many of the elements used by the better bat-tales. Awesome locations (including an underwater lair with carnivorous sea creatures and a criminal auction house selling supervillain memorabilia), a detective story focused on crapping all over the Gordon family, and an appropriately philosophic appearance by the joker are all steps in the right direction. But at times things feel a little forced and some of the dialog could’ve used some work. And without Bruce’s brooding obsessiveness, these noir stories lose much of their appeal.