cervantes's Detective Comics #876 - Hungry City, Pt. 1 of 3 review

Godfather used a Horsehead, but a Killer Whale Trumps It!


Scott Snyder does a great job in his issues of setting up a strange occurence that leaves you wondering what in the world it can mean, then shows it to be even stranger than you thought, then twists the knife by making it very sinister! 
 
Spoilers follow... but some you can suss out from the cover... 
 
A dead killer whale is found in an independent bank, and the woman who runs the bank Batman learns is Tony Zucco's ex! Beautiful set-up, and you know Dick is fully invested already. Then he has it carted off to be analyzed... it turns out the body of a dead woman is inside! One of the women who worked at the bank. 
 
Now that I've praised it to the skies, I do have to say that I think the design and theme for villains this and the past issue is tres lame. One, Road Runner (yes, unfortunately, you read right...) has cybernetic legs and can run and jump very high. He sells cars modified to be deadly! >>> Shiver! <<< -- not. Tiger Shark is a great idea that I just love, but the mask is just flat bad. I'm sorry, but no. It doesn't edge out the Flamingo for worst villain attire, but it gave it a merry chase. 
 
I really enjoy the detail and Snyder's research (yes! research in a Bat Book again!) into crime and banks really adds to it. Be sure to pick up this arc!
2 Comments
Posted by Decept-O

This sounds all sorts of weirdness. Missed it naturally but maybe its for the best regarding some of what you described. Good review.

Posted by The Impersonator

Nice review. I love Batman.

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