Batman / Fortnite: Point Zero # 6 – Donald Mustard, Christos Gage, writers; Reilly Brown, designer; Nelson DeCastro, inker; John Kalisz, colorist
Ray – 8/10
Ray: It’s been a weird adventure all along, and it doesn’t get any less so with the last issue. Deathstroke betrayed the heroes and fled to the main world, leaving Batman and Catwoman stranded in Fortnite. They need help getting back, but luckily there is another player from their world in the game. It would be Harley Quinn, who casually chose to jump in at the same time Batman was drawn to. She can help them come back, but there’s only one problem: she doesn’t want to go back. She is in a world without internal logic where she can fight, kill and die forever without consequences. I’m not sure it fits 100% with Harley’s current characterization, but it’s fun to see her pull away and become chaotic again. She becomes a key in the works, but eventually Batman and Catwoman manage to find a way around her.
But now Batman and Catwoman have another pressing question: if THEY want to go back. While they reconnected in this bizarre world, they still don’t remember the old world, and Selina fears their bond will not survive when they return. It is a poignant question and one that is answered in a dramatic way when they arrive. Their part of the story ties together well and is much better than it got to receive the source material. What I’m less sure about are the last few pages of this issue, which seem to put together some sort of elaborate DC / Fortnite crossover that’s much bigger than this mini. You have three of the DCU’s biggest villains – including one I never expected to see again, which means this series is probably out of continuity – as well as a Fortnite big bad that I had to look up on. Wikipedia. Well, let’s say that, this series is not lacking in ambition.
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