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The Perfect End to Snyder's Run 0

I've been anticipating this issue for 2 weeks and it does NOT disappoint!  Jock's art is PERFECT for this issue and the writing is great!  The monologue given by the villain is one of the best comic villain monologues I've ever read.  You get the perfect blend of intent, past, and craziness.  If this villain sticks around, he may end up giving Joker a run for his money for how creepy things can get.    The last few pages are not only a great ending to Scott's run, but a great ending to the serie...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Brilliant in nearly every way... 0

All good things must come to an end. The truth of that statement is made ever so evident by "Detective Comics" #881, the end of Scott Snyder's brilliant run. Snyder has created a dark and disturbing portrait of the Batman world, more so than most writers who have tackled it. With the New 52 relaunch barreling down on us, Snyder's challenge was to wrap up a run that has succeeded in meticulously laying the groundwork for a horrifying story that would effect Gotham for years to come. It's a hefty...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Gehenna 0

Dick and Jim race to take James down before he can do anything more drastic than he already has.   The Good 40 pages of JOCK and Francavilla?! Hells yes!!!! There's really nothing left to say about how amazing these guys are so I won't drag on here. These two guys were meant to draw Batman just as much as Snyder's meant to write him. Snyder scripts this issue and breaks up art duties to play to each of their immense individual strengths. Francavilla draws some of the most frightening and soul ch...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Toast To The Black Mirror 0

If you were to tell me exactly one year ago, that Detective Comics would end their first volume by this month, I'd be upset at this. But now, looking back at it, this is not a forced ending. Instead, this final issue, fantastically made by Scott Snyder, Jock, Francesco Francavilla, and David Baron, is a vocal and visual tribute that reinforces an unwritten tradition in Detective Comics; to make great stories worthy of the name Detective Comics. The following review will demonstrate why this conc...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A perfect ending 0

This is ridiculous.That’s how I started my review of last issue, saying how great this run has been. Well, here we are with the last issue of the run by Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla...and it is brilliant. This issue is almost a double-sized issue, so you get almost a full comics worth of art from Jock and Francesco each, in the same book. Before this, the two artists had different stories they were drawing, in the same book, but this issue finally brought everything together, in ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Detect This! 0

The phenomenon that is "rebooting" in DC nowadays forces all DC writers to write up a spectacular ending in their respective assignments. Detective Comics 881 never fails to impress many readers, more so comic reviewers. I can offer something in this discourse: the story simply rocks to the core! One will appreciate more if he/she reads back one of the most essential, if not the perennial, readings in Batman-literature: THE KILLING JOKE. Compare then these two visual treats to see the (ir)ration...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

End of an Era 0

In the last issue of Detective Comics in this run, Batman (Dick Grayson) races to try and save Barbara Gordon from her sociopathic brother James, who has put her in a surefire death trap. As Batman struggles to locate her, James reveals his twisted plan to turn Gotham's next generation of children into sadistic sociopaths just like himself and The Joker. His plan -- spike the city's supply of popular baby formula with a reverse engineered medication that will actually encourage mental illness. I...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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