After a year of build-up, we finally made it! Batman #50 asks the question, can Bruce Wayne truly be happy? It’s a question that’s been asked hundreds of times, but this time it’s different. Does it live up to the hype? Well… Let’s talk about. it Heads up, this review is going to be full of spoilers, but it’s not like DC didn’t ruin it before release aways. Still, if you don’t want to know what happens, bookmark this page and come back after you’ve read it.
We have Selina and Holly (Robinson) and then Bruce and Alfred. These two are separated for the majority of the story. We have these two amazing characters and it all feels wasted. Then we have the twist. I don’t even know what to say. The ending left us with questions. I’m all for it giving us questions but none of it felt satisfying. I have zero interest in seeing what happens next. I personally feel like it would’ve been for the best if they followed through with it. Superman has a wife and child, Batman can too. After 80 years, you have to change the status quo, even if it’s only a year. This entire thing feels like it was just a huge publicity stunt. Nothing feels earned. Selina comes to the conclusion that the world needs Batman, and Bruce can’t be Batman when he’s “happy”. She never shows up to the rooftop. Leaving Bruce waiting there.