Following the brutal, random killing of a FoxTech employee, the Foxes gather in New York for a family dinner to try to do the one thing they have been unable to do for years: tell each other the truth about all their secrets and lies.
DC Comics NewsI Am Batman #16 is a fascinating issue, laying bare a lot of the Fox family's secrets. It will be fascinating to see how Ridley wraps this story up over the next few issues. While it's unclear as to what lies in Jace's future beyond the end of this series, I hope that Jace's adventures as Batman will continue in some corner of the DCU.
Dark Knight NewsI Am Batman #16 is a fascinating issue, laying bare a lot of the Fox family’s secrets. It will be fascinating to see how Ridley wraps this story up over the next few issues. And while it’s unclear as to what lies in Jace’s future beyond the end of this series, I hope that Jace’s adventures as Batman will continue in some corner of the DCU.
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AIPTAn engaging read from start to finish, I Am Batman #16 is built on the crumbling foundation of the lies one weaves. This issue's success is largely due to Ridley's handling of the narrative dual themes. By interweaving themes surrounding lies and life's randomness, Ridley builds the narrative so each sequence crescendos to this issue's final reveal, leaving you clamoring for more. Additionally, Christian Duce's artwork with Rex Lokus' colors does an excellent job of balancing the drama necessary for every quiet moment with the tension necessary for every action sequence.
The Batman UniverseThis is the opening issue of the new arc that appears to dive feet-first into the Fox family themselves. Jace may not reveal to the entire family that he is Batman, but that does not mean there will be changes in the status quo. The first change is that Jace is not the son of Tanya Fox. This issue is essential reading for fans of the Fox family. Lucius is more than the technical genius behind Bruce Wayne. He is a man with secrets, lies, and faults.
COMICON‘I Am Batman’ semi-tackles a relevant issue plaguing our reality but mostly turns it into another life-altering secret moment for the Fox family as the series moves closer to an ending. It’s hard to tell what to even make of this series at times, the ups and downs have been wild. Where it all goes next, is anyone’s guess at this point.
Geek DadIt’s an odd issue with a lot going on, but at least it sets up some interesting stuff.
ComicBook.comI Am Batman ups the Fox family drama up a notch. When Lucius Fox arrives in town after a tragedy, secrets are revealed and frays become full-blown tears. While this series has struggled to really find an identity, I think it's at its strongest when it focuses on Jace and his family. The creative team has done such a great job making them all feel like nuanced characters and the book is at its strongest when its a Fox family drama instead of doing its Batman but ripped out of the headlines schtick. Also, the last page cliffhanger: A+.
Batman-NewsWelp, I guess we're back in New York and we're going to stay here for now. That means the same ol' same ol': a bit of story dumped onto your lap, slowly strung out for your boredom to be maximized as your eyes try to quickly capture the art before immediately forgetting about it. Because I'm reviewing this I have to keep track with what's about to go down but I highly advise y'all to skip this comic for now.