DC publishes new take on Batman with Creature of the Night #1
The setting is Boston in 1968 and this young Batman fan’s life begins to have parallels to that of his hero, as he deals with his parent’s murder and the rage he feels inside. There is an Alfred-type character who shares narration with Bruce, providing context and perspective to the story, which contrasts with the intensity of the emotional response from Bruce. The artwork from John Paul Leon is incredible, artfully bringing to life the horror of a child having his parents murdered in front of him and the trauma he goes through.
This tale is part crime and part horror, as this Bruce tries to combine his life with that of Bruce Wayne, the development of his fantasy world allows him to deal with his loss and also provides an outlet for his desire for vengeance.