Nothing can Keep a Good Bane in Prison…Nothing

Title: Bane Conquest #2

Writer: Chuck Dixon

Artist: Graham Nolan

Inker: Graham Nolan

Colorist: Gregory Wright

Cover: Graham Nolan and Gregory Wright

Publisher: DC Comics

Release Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

 

The man who broke the bat is back in part two of Bane Conquest. Bane has been captured by villain named Damocles, which translated from the Greek means, “adoration of the people.” But as the Roman anecdote goes, Damocles was not the main figurehead but an underling of Dionysius, who was willing to trade places with his underling only to teach him the responsibilities of power and fortune by having a large sword hanging over the thrown only to be held up by a single horse’s hair.

Now Bane is imprisoned with a familiar face who we can only presume was willing captured to help this anti-hero escape, find out who Damocles really is and once that mystery is unraveled to see who his boss really is in this modern Roman myth.

What makes the pairing of Nolan and Dixon so great is that they are like a hand-in-glove. Having read several interviews with the two and exchanged a few messages with Nolan via social media, you realize that the two creators compliment each other, not only because they have a similar worldview but that they understand their creation, his evolution and know how to continue on with the times instead of trying to give the audience some ’90s throwback that doesn’t mesh with who Bane has become in the past 20 plus years. That’s what makes this talented duo so great in their storytelling.

The maxi-series itself has potential, but it always worries me a bit when something like this is told in 12 issues rather six, but with Dixon and Nolan working on it, it shouldn’t be a question of if they can pull it off, but rather how will it all come to a close.

Bane Conquest #2 is out today at comic shops and online.

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