New 52 – Detective Comics #30 review

It’s an all-new storyline written and illustrated by an all-new creative team so hop aboard, eager reader! If you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to try out a New 52 Batman comic, this is your chance (and…

New 52 – Detective Comics #29 review

It’s John Layman’s final issue of Detective Comics and the conclusion of the “Gothtopia” saga. Scarecrow concocted a “Contentment Serum” that made everyone in Gotham so happy it was as if they were living in a utopia. Why…

New 52 – Detective Comics #28 review

There comes a time when you have to wonder who operates Arkham Asylum more often: the inmates or the staff? Part 2 of “Gothtopia” begins with a sizeable portion of recap for those who didn’t pick up the…

New 52 – Detective Comics #27 review

To celebrate 75 years of Batman, Detective Comics #27 has been super-sized as a giant anniversary issue featuring a collection of short stories by a roster of all-star creators. Here’s what I thought about it. Ads Batman: Black…

Detective Comics, Vol. 3: Emperor Penguin review

Emperor Penguin is the first Detective Comics volume out of the New 52 that’s actually worth picking up. John Layman, Jason Fabok, and Andy Clarke taking the reins from the series’ previous creator made for a vast improvement….

New 52 – Detective Comics #26 review

“Crown of Fear” is a done-in-one comic that’s devoted to wrapping up a storyline that’s been featured in the background of Detective Comics since April. It’s a Man-Bat feature that’s loaded with enough exposition and editor’s notes that…

New 52 – Detective Comics #25 review

In this Zero Year tie-in we turn out attention to Jim Gordon and I couldn’t be happier to see a story centered around ol’ Jimbo. However, this look back to the Year One days features some changes that…

New 52 – Detective Comics #24 review

As you can probably tell by the awesome cover by Jason Fabok and Blond, this book is almost entirely action. When you pit Batman against Wrath AKA The Anti-Batman, all the toys get brought out and we end…

Detective Comics #23.4 – Man-Bat #1 review

It’s highly likely that you’ll spend more time reading this review than you will reading the actual comic because this book is a lightning-quick read. In the spirit of that, I’m going to try my hardest to keep…