Title: Batman/Shadow #2
Writers: Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando
Script: Steve Orlando
Artist: Riley Rossmo
Colors: Ivan Plascencia
Letters: Clem Robins
Publishers: DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: May 24, 2017
The crossover event of the spring continues with Batman/Shadow #2. In this installment of the six part min-series, Batman the man who appears to be Lamont Cranston aka The Shadow. What isn’t clear is why Cranston’s descendants as well as people who are pure of heart are being targeted by villain unfamiliar to the Dark Knight.
It is up to Batman to find out what’s really going on with the undesired help of the presumed Shadow in order to save Gotham from eminent doom.
I do love these crossover stories between publications and characters of different worlds. It’s no secret The Shadow helped influence Batman and with that, a new fresh set of eyes by Steve Orlando have made DC’s Dark Knight interesting again. As fun as it was reading Scott Snyder’s earlier stuff on Batman, it has run its course and I would really like to see someone else takeover the storytelling aspects of the beloved character, with Orlando writing the script we got just that.
Riley Rossmo’s art tells its own story that could easily capture you imagination without the script, but as this medium contains both the visual and written word, this is by far the best crossover between DC Comics and any other publisher this year.