Batman 7: The Wedding

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7.0 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Art: 8/10

Fun Booster and Joker story

Wedding issue wasn't very good

Comic Info

Comic Name:   Batman (Volume 3)/DC Nation

Publisher:  DC Comics

Writer:  Tom King

Artist:  Mikel Janin/Tony S. Daniel/Clay Mann/Sandu Florea/John Livesay/Danny Miki

# of Issues:  7

Release Date:  2018

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Batman (3) #47 Variant

Reprints Batman (3) #45-50 and DC Nation #0 (June 2018-September 2018).  The big day is rapidly approaching.  Booster Gold is going for a unique gift only he can provide, but it could end up wrecking the timestream.  Meanwhile, Joker has heard about the big event and is awaiting his invitation…and he intends to crash.  Despite the planning and preparation, Batman and Catwoman walk down the aisle could be threatened.

Written by Tom King, Batman Volume 7:  The Wedding is a DC Comics superhero comic book collection.  Following Batman Volume 6:  Bride or Burglar?, the collection features art by Mikel Janin, Tony S. Daniel, Clay Mann, Sandu Florea, John Livesay, and Danny Miki with a number of guests artists for Batman (3) #50 (September 2018).  The collection also features the Joker story presented in DC Nation #0 (July 2018).  Issues in this collection were included in Batman Deluxe Edition—Book 4 and Batman:  The Wedding.

A wedding between superheroes is about as comic book as you can get.  This is especially the case when two costumed heroes are marrying as their costumed identities.  Batman 7:  The Wedding is a marriage between Batman and Catwoman and not Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle…but as fate would have it, neither marriage may come to fruition.  Due to aspects of the story a ******spoiler alert****** is in effect.

Booster Gold’s “adventure” sets the first half of the book as Booster’s good intentions creates a time variant with the world in hell due to a lack of Batman.  While a lot of horrific stuff happens in the volume, it is almost played as a comedy (mostly due to Booster’s persona).  It is fun but it almost feels like it belongs in another book instead of the primary Batman title.

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Batman (3) #50 Variant

The second story is more along the lines of Batman with the Joker making himself part of the wedding.  Batman (3) #49 (August 2018) which features Joker’s confrontation with Catwoman is one of the better issues of the run and a great parallel to some of the Batman/Catwoman memories that have occurred leading up to the wedding.

The wedding itself is kind of a mess…and not in a good way.  The issue once again dips into what Catwoman remember and what Batman remembers about their relationship (in the form of letters to each other) and features art from multiple artists and in different styles.  The plot of the wedding faced a spoiler before it was released in the media so many already knew what was going to happen.  While I understand how the style was adopted for this issue, it isn’t a very good issue, and I personally found myself skimming through it because it was rehash over multiple “remember when” issues that came before.  It also feels a bit like a bait-and-switch more so than some other weddings where the wedding doesn’t happen.

I’m kind of glad to get past this point in Batman because I felt like the wedding was looming over all the stories and diminishing them.  Catwoman and Batman have always been a good on-again off-again couple, but as a real couple, they are kind of a bore.  I’m anxious to see where the story goes from here and like the groundwork put down for future stories.  Batman 7:  The Wedding was followed by Batman 8:  Cold Days.

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Batman 6:  Bride or Burglar?

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