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Review: Detective Comics #32


Once again, Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato do not fail to excite in the third part of the "Icarus" storyline in Detective Comics. As we saw in the previous issues, Batman is trying to solve a murder which really takes him back to his detective roots.

 

First thing I will look at is the pro's of this issue. As always, the art is fantastic, and the colors really help the artwork pop. Another great thing about this issue was the writing of Batman as a detective. Lately, writers have been forgetting that Batman is primarily a detective, and instead write him as a ninja that kicks people in the face. Another great thing about this was the inclusion Harvey Bullock, as he tends to be a charcter that is usually overlooked.

 

The only con of this issue is that the person who was murdered is somebody we can't really feel for since she was only in half of an issue. Overrall, the stuff with the giant squid was great, and I like that we are moving along the story with the two warring gangs.

 

I would give this five batarangs, but with the small mistake of not letting the reader getting attatched to the murder victim more, I will have to give:

 

Detective Comics #32:

 

4.5 out of 5 Batarangs

 

Reviewed by Trevor McDonough

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