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Batman and the Shadow have decided to take this fight to the business sector as Bruce Wayne and Lamont Cranston. Their move bears fruit, frustrating Khan and Ra’s Al Ghul, and making them fight over an appropriate response. But, this isn’t a deathblow by far and there’s still plenty of work to be done to stop this pair and the Silent Seven.

Damian has done his own investigating, finding more of the Dead Men who are being controlled by the Silent Seven. This leads him to a confrontation with his grandfather, Ra’s Al Ghul.

Things moved along very well in this third issue of the six-issue miniseries by Steve Orlando. We have two very strong personalities, each with a second identity, and all are represented well. The Shadow and Batman are both skilled, intelligent, and crafty warriors with tortured pasts and while that could make the story repetitive or depressing, it unites the pair.

Giovanni Timpano and Flavio Dispenza are doing a great job on the art and colors, respectively. It’s a very dark book, naturally, but the picture is clear and easy to follow. The art is detailed and expressive with some nice panel structure that adds artistic value. All of the black and dark coloring is accented by glimmers of white and blue that provide a nice noir feel.

-Amanda Sheriff