Review: Batman #8
Submitted by: Theresa Stier, Comic News Writer
5 October 2016
“Night of the Monster Men: Part 4,” by Tom King, Steve Orlando, and artist Riley Rossmo, takes place right after the latest Detective Series. Nightwing and Gotham Girl are still monsters and now Batman, Batwoman, and the others are trying to get them back to their normal selves. They, obviously, don't want any harm to come to them. Batman has figured out the cause of the monsters, it's Venom from Bane. It seems like there may not be a way to change these monsters back to people, until Duke discovered that they could use Dr. Strange's technology against him and inject new cells into the people infected (therefore destroying the mutation).
They were able to change Gotham Girl back to her normal self, but so far they haven't been close enough to inject Nightwing with this serum. The comic ends with Batwoman in danger, due to her trying to get Nightwing to stand down. Even though there are many comics where a main character dies, I think Batwoman is going to be safe in the next issue. It would be too soon after Robin's “death” for her to die. Although, it wouldn't be the first time a comic surprised me if they did kill Batwoman off.
The Verdict: I'm glad that they found a cure (which I knew they would eventually) to reverse the mutation. I'm curious to read the next issue, to see what happens to Batwoman. I'm sure she's going to be fine, but I also know that it wouldn't be the first time that a main character was killed. We just have to wait and see what the next issue brings!