Tuesday, July 12, 2016

DETECTIVE COMICS #934 – Rise Of The Batmen Pt. 1



Published June 8, 2016 by DC Comics. Written by  James Tynion IV and illustrated by Eddy Barrows/Eber Ferreira.
Detective Comics #934 is the first Detective Comics issue to return to the numbering convention used before the New 52 campaign. This is part of the DC Universe’s “Rebirth” campaign. Someone is watching Gotham’s vigilantes. Someone with advanced technology beyond what is available on Earth.
Batman, with the help of Batwoman must recruit those being watched by this unknown being and prepared them for what is coming.
I’m pretty neutral on the whole numbering issue. Whether they re-boot a series, go back to an old numbering or go to an alpha numeric encrypted code you have to enter in a website to get the number makes no difference to me. Detective Comics is the only DC title I read so my thoughts and views come from that perspective.
After reading Detective #934 I’m excited about this new story arc. My curiosity is intrigued. The opening pages with Azrael do a nice job setting the stage for what is coming. The whole issue pretty much introduces this new team Batman and Batwoman must put together to confront whatever, or whoever, is scheming against Gotham vigilantes. It’s not till the end we see it’s some sort of advanced army of a bat-kind.
I think beginning in this issue we may see some depth coming to the character Clayface. The couple of pages introducing him in this issue were interesting.


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