Morrison recovers pretty well for the conclusion. With Batwoman, Batman (Dick Grayson), Damian and Alfred all fighting a zombified Batman… I wish I could say Stewart’s art finally fulfilled the promise his name brings. But it doesn’t. It’s this mainstream, glossy Cameron Stewart. Maybe it’s the colors… but I don’t think so. I think it’s Stewart trying to “appeal” to a wide audience.
Speaking of wide audiences, I forgot where the Knight and the Squire are from (besides being generally from some Morrison story), but I was fine with them. Having to know Tim Drake thinks Bruce Wayne’s alive somewhere… that information isn’t something contained in this comic book. Or even this series, I’m pretty sure. I would have thought Morrison would go more for accessibility.
But this issue makes it painfully clear–Batman and Robin succeeds because of Robin. Without Damian along, Dick Grayson is a painfully boring Batman.
Blackest Knight, Part Three: Broken; writer, Grant Morrison; artist, Cameron Stewart; colorist, Tony Avina; letterer, Pat Brosseau; editors, Janelle Siegel and Mike Marts; publisher, DC Comics.