The story featured in Batman #61 would have been a disappointing addition to the series regardless, but the fact that it served as such an abrupt, unexpected shift from issue #60’s cliffhanger ending certainly didn’t help. At some point, DC opted to flip-flop the contents of Batman #61 and #62. Had this issue been published first, as originally intended, it would have helped ease the transition between storylines. But better late than never.
Batman #62 is notable for two major reasons. First, it reunites writer Tom King with artist Mitch Gerads, resulting in one of the best creative duos in the business. Second, it offers King his first chance to tackle Professor Pyg, one of the more distinctive Batman villains introduced in the past decade. Both of these facts are strong selling points.