Holy. Freaking. Crap.
First of all, let's just take a moment, and look at this cover. This is one of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen. The colors, the silhouettes teasing what is to come, but not giving away the story.
And the interior art is just as great! For those of you who read The Flash #25, you know what that word "icarus" on the cover means. For those of you who haven't, I'll let you find out later. I heard an interview where Brian Buccelato said it had a very cinematic feel to it, and boy, was he right. It had beautiful pacing throughout, making you anticipate what's coming next.
The story is off to a great start. We were told we were going to truly get a 'detective' type story, and if you read The Flash, you know these guys will deliver on that aspect. And for issue número uno, they nailed it. This is the perfect jumping on point, and yes, you should. Also, if you can only afford one Batman book a month, this is the one to get. It gives you a sense of what's been happening in the Bat-Books, with a mention of Bruce's speech in Zero Year, as well as many mentions of Damian. I could only find one flaw, and it was the physics of a backflip in a motocross rally, but physics aren't that important here.
This is a book that reads as well as it looks. Buy it folks. Read it. Now.
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Reviewed by Corbin Pool