Mild Mannered Reviews

Batman: Gotham Adventures #36

Batman: Gotham Adventures #36

Cover date: May 2001

"Untitled Story"

Writer: Scott Peterson
Penciller: Tim Levins
Inker: Terry Beatty

Cover: Bob Smith and Terry Beatty

Reviewed by: James Lantz

One of the most dangerous hitmen in Metropolis, Francois Lemieux, has escaped police custody and come to Gotham City. He had recently agreed to turn state's evidence against his former bosses in the Delacroix family. Batman and Superman find Lemieux at an establishment called Jean Claude's making a deal with the head of the gang. However, Lemieux escapes as the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel fight Delacroix's men. The two costumed heroes later learn from Lemieux's sister that his wife had given birth to a baby girl named Nicole. The child had disappeared two days ago, and Francois had come to Gotham City to find her. The Delacroix clan believes that they can prevent Lemieux from testifying against them. They were wrong. Lemieux will stop at nothing to get the infant back.

Superman and Batman, on the Man of Steel's hunch, are now at the Delacroix estate. The Caped Crusader saves the baby from a group of thugs, while the Last Son of Krypton captures the escaping Delacroix. With their newborn offspring now safe, Francois Lemieux and his wife will start a new life in the Witness Protection Program after the trial of Delacroix. Batman asks Superman how he knew that Lemieux would go after Delacroix to get his daughter back.

"Because that's what I would have done," replies the Man of Tomorrow.

5Story - 5: This was a pretty basic story, but it was wonderful in its simplicity. It got to the point without giving the reader needless filler material. By far, it's one of the most entertaining comics that I've read.

5Art - 5: The visuals were just as well done as the story. I especially loved the scenes in Jean Claude's. They made me feel like it was Saturday morning in 1997 all over again.

4Cover Art - 4: This would be a perfect cover if it didn't seem like the characters were too jumbled together. Still, it looks great. There just needed to be some improvements done to it.

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