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Review: Detective Comics #30


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.

 

Detective Comics #27:

 

5 out of 5 Batarangs

 

Reviewed by Corbin Pool

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  • Joe Jinks

    Whilst I'm not sure I would have given it 5 batarangs, I definitely enjoyed this book.You're right that it's the perfect jumping on point, the art (especially the cover) is gorgous and this is the beinning of an exciting story which I hope sticks to the detective threads. My only negative is some of the dialogue between the characters at the beginning felt a little forced, but I actually think their Batman voice is great.

     

    Perhaps I have reservations as this issue is such a bold change that I don't want to be overly positive just because it's a step in the right direction. Having said that, I'm looking forward to more from this creative team and if it stays consistent I'll have to raise my rating.

  • Corbin Pool

    I get that. I just don't like picking my comics apart. I rate them based on my enjoyment level of the comic, and not on how perfect it is. I seem to enjoy reading them, and reviewing them more that way. This creative team, on the Flash did excellent with character building, and had good ideas, but seemed to have trouble sticking the landing at the end. Hopefully, they can turn that around here with Detective.