Given the incessant Tarantula narration–Gabrych goes off the deep end, amping up the character’s annoying factor instead of toning it down to reasonable levels–one would think the ending would make sense because there would be some commentary on it in the narration.
I think the cockroach monster has something to do with it, but since everything takes place in the sewer, it’s unclear why the cockroach monster couldn’t have gotten in to fight the other monster on its own. And Gabyrch overlooks the “realistic Batman dealing with the fantastic” nature of the story too. It’s pretty much a complete misfire. There’s no character work, just nonsense with Tarantula.
Nathan Massengill is an odd inker for Woods too. The figures seem stocky and static here.
The backup, with Brad Walker and Troy Nixey art, is goofy. The art can’t compensate for that goofiness.
Gabrych has a bad issue.
Monsters of Rot, Part Two: Knee Deep; penciller, Pete Woods; inker, Nathan Massengill; colorist, Jason Wright; editors, Michael Wright and Bob Schreck. Polished Stone, Part One; penciller, Brad Walker; inker, Troy Nixey; colorist, Giulia Brusco; editor, Matt Idelson. Writer, Andersen Gabrych; letterer, Clem Robins; publisher, DC Comics.