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Preparing to read Detective Comics #19, (Detective Comics #900 for those fans counting at home) I find myself with mixed emotions. On the positive side, this is an extra long issue commemorating Detective Comics 900th uninterrupted issue which I believe is a record second only to Action Comics. Also, John Layman (former writer of Image's Chew and current writer of Detective Comics) has been doing an excellent job writing the series, and Jason Fabok's (former penciler for Aspen MLT's Michael Tur...6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
SPOILERS IN REVIEW SORRY THIS IS UNAVOIDABLE!!!!!Note: due to this being so big I will break each story into different sections.I have been enjoying this series a lot since Layman joined and it has become one of my favourites being consistently a good read with strong characterization and a fun plot and when I heard that this would be issue 900 I wandered what Layman would do with the extra sized story and if he’d make it worthy of being issue 900 also I wanted to see what the extras at the bac...8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
I'm going to say it right now, this story was nothing special. It did not change Batman, it was nothing new, it did not explore any new themes, it was but an ordinary issue of Detective Comics, only 80 pages long. I would have much preferring one consistent, epic 80 page plot instead of 4 stories that were only vaguely related to each other. Or hell, 80 pages of drawings by various artists would have been interesting. I would have even taken one amazing regular sized issue written by someone par...1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
The Man-Bat 25
I have been a huge Batman fan all my life, and although I stopped reviewing this series following Death of the Family due to not having time to review everything, I wouldn't be much of a fan if I neglected to review the 900th issue of the series that introduced Batman, whether the issue was good, or not.PlotsThe 900The 900 block of Gotham City has been infected, turning into Man-Bat's, but without the help of the rest of the Bat-Family, Batman is relying on someone else to help him cure this out...10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Cover & Solicit - 4/5Would I pick-up or buy the comic based on the solicit or cover alone?Are the alternate covers appealing?Does the solicit and cover portray what happens in the issue?Do I like the artist's style on the cover?Art, Colors & Inking - 4/5- Weighted DoubleDo I personally like this artist's style?Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?If there are multiple artists do they blend well and not disturb the reading experience?Does the coloring/inking blend well w...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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