Jace Fox’s baptism by fire as Batman during “Fear State” was the first step toward his next great challenge-a relocation to the Big Apple! Joining his mother and sisters in the move as they arrive to the city, Jace will find new adventure, a rekindled love, and terrifying new adversaries as “Empire State of Mind” begins!
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: This is the perfect entry point for reader’s new to this series. Batman’s move to New York City is set to provide some interesting conflicts between city officials, criminals, and the police. I appreciate how this narrative takes into account the events from Gotham’s Fear State as well as the Dark Knight’s racial background. It makes the actions of the mayor, and his associates feel very realistic and grounded. I am also interested in how Detective Chubb will handle dealing with both Batman and the new type of crime her role will involve. I’m excited for this new plotline and can’t wait for the next chapter. The Art: The mood of this issue is darker in tone than the previous editions and contains scenes of gore. There are also some interesting action scenes that take place. The attention to detail and varying color schemes does a nice job of emotionally connecting the reader to the different points of view provided.
But Why Tho?I Am Batman #6is the fresh start the title needs, as it moves Jace Fox to a new city and gives him a new villain to battle. In the same way that Miles Morales differs from Peter Parker as Spider-Man, Jace is slowly becoming a different Batman than Bruce Wayne.
DC Comics NewsThe Big Apple… as a kid I often thought of Gotham City to be the parallel equivalent to New York City. Marvel made NYC the home to some of its big heroes… a certain Web-head from Queens, and a pretty big family of four that resides in the Baxter Building there. Wouldn’t this be a nice crossover fodder for Marvel and DC as The Batman takes his turn in cleaning up the streets of NYC. Now where to put that Bat Signal???
Dark Knight NewsThis left him scrambling to make I Am Batman fit properly into the Infinite Frontier-era continuity. Moving Jace to a new city allows for a way to rebuild the status quo that can repair or cover a lot of the continuity problems. So, the move to New York was probably a wise decision in the long run.
The Batman UniverseThis story creates a new normal for the Next Batman. It's a normal that does not rely on Gotham or the Bat-Family but instead gives this character the chance to grow into his own. It is a great setup that introduces a lot of new characters and creates an intriguing mystery for the reader.
AIPTI Am Batman #6 is a good start to a fresh start for Jace as well as the big New York move. Ridley allows Batman to fight, and a villain to emerge and draw the reader's attention, while also supplying an interesting political element. All told, I Am Batman is exciting, brutal, and unnerving as Batman navigates NYC as its most powerful ready to use him for their own means.
Lyles Movie FilesGetting the Fox family out of Gotham was a good start and with a new psychopath on the loose in New York, it should help justify the change of address for Jace’s Batman
COMICONAfter five previous issues, ‘I Am Batman' begins to find its way and finally begins to firmly build a world and focus for Jace Fox within the boundaries of New York City. Numerous topical story beats begin to have weight now that this Batman has a definitive place within the DC Universe, but only time will tell if this is enough to help this book in the long run.
Geek DadThe two are basically synonymous by now—Batman and Gotham. But for the first time, a Batman will be setting up shop in New York as the entire Fox family decamps for a new city—and Jace takes his secret identity with him, with his father in on the secret for the first time. It’s a completely new dynamic that offers this book the opportunity to distinguish its Batman from the main one under the mask, but does it work? Based on this first issue, there’s some promise here. The opening shot, of a mysterious killer torturing a man to death, sets things off on a dark note and some of the storytelling is a little disjointed, but this issue is asking some very interesting questions about what happens when Gotham’s crazy way of doing things starts spilling out to other cities—and what different ways the political scene can respond to the coming of the mask wars.
Batman-NewsReviewing this book has sometimes been quite difficult. A good book is fun, because you get excited talking about it " and a bad book can be fun, because there's usually a lot to discuss. Mediocre books toe the line, which makes them tricky to review; but this issue is anything but mediocre. I understand why many people haven't given Jace a chance, but I think if the book uses this fresh start for good, we might finally have a great story that shows us exactly what the latest Batman brings to the table.
Weird Science DC ComicsThe new setting of New York City is something that this series feels like it needs to differentiate itself from other Bat-books and this first issue was pretty good in setting up what that direction will look like. The art was great and I can't wait to see how this new status quo of Jace Fox will work out in the coming months.
ComicBook.comA new era begins for Batman in I Am Batman #6, as Jace Fox moves to NYC and finds himself becoming a partner of the NYPD. Coupled with a new artist (Ken Lashley), this comic feels a whole lot different than it did just a few issues ago. On the one hand, it's great that the series is out of the quagmire that was "Fear State" and can finally try to tell a coherent story. On the other hand, I'm not sure that the right move for Batman's big NYC debut is to immediately team up with the New York Police Department, even if the cops he's assigned to work with want to see Batman fail as much as the next person. Additionally, the series doesn't do much to really sell New York City as much of a locale for Batman. It feels like... just a place instead of a substantive element that makes the comic unique.