Comic Review: Detective Comics #1001 (DC Comics)

It’s bat, oops I mean BACK to business, with Detective issue’s 1000 hubbub dying away. But bats, and I mean REAL bats are dying, all over the place. And not […]

It’s bat, oops I mean BACK to business, with Detective issue’s 1000 hubbub dying away.

But bats, and I mean REAL bats are dying, all over the place. And not from white-nose syndrome, either. Something else is killin’ em off. And there’s a new group of villains in Gotham, incredibly powerful Knights, “burning back the dark”.

It’s action-packed, and Batman is looking somewhat as if drawn by Frank Robbins, of Man-Bat fame. Robbins, the 70’s era writer, and artist provoked strong reactions with his art. Lots of black, lots of shadow. Squinting faces. Figures full of mass and weight.

But it’s not Robbins. Drawn by penciller Brad Walker and inker Andrew Hennessey, coloured by Nathan Fairbairn, this comic is a fast-moving shift into top gear. Big panels, bigger kinetic energy. A high-speed page turner.

Writing by Peter J. Tomasi delves deep into new territory, pulling and straining a few subplots together. A fast and furious read.

DC, Detective Comics #1001, $3.99 for 19 pages of content. Teen

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!