Saturday, June 11, 2016

Detective Comics #934

   One of the happier effects of DC's Rebirth is the return to original numbering for Detective Comics (and Action Comics).

   The other big change here is that it's no longer a "Batman only" title - instead, it's become a team book, something of a return to the Batman Family.

    A mysterious new menace is on the move in Gotham City, and Batman is smart enough to realize he'll need help - so this issue is a classic "put the team together" story.

   He starts with Batwoman, whose military experience qualifies her to lead the team he's building.

   There are some nice surprises in the lineup (which we won't give away here), and it's all managed with great efficiency and serves as a strong introduction to the cast.

   It's always a trick to use Batman in a team book - he's most effective as a loner - so it'll all hinge on the story and how he interacts with the group.

   For the opening chapter, writer James Tynion IV and artists Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira are hitting on all cylinders.

   So far, so good!

Grade: A-


1 comment:

Kevin Findley said...

I hope these guys dig into Detective Comics' past and have Bats contact Jason Bard for some daytime legwork.