This week marks the full release of the first batch of DC's "The New 52" books. Among them is Detective Comics #1. Yesterday USA Today scored an exclusive preview for the issue and included some thoughts from writer/artist Tony Daniel. With this issue being the first Detective Comics #1 since 1937, you have to admit that yes, it is history in the making in some ways. There is a bit of pressure here and Tony Daniel admits that he was feeling it.
There was a lot of pressure when I found out I'd be doing this to come up with something really, really, really good. I'm not sure how many times I want to say really, but really good.== TEASER ==
We can see that, as in Justice League #1, the GCPD still isn't too fond of Batman. There is a reason for this. According to the USA Today article, Detective Comics will take place five years in the past, just as in Justice League. That explains a bit. It's also mentioned that Batman will have an ally in Commissioner Gordon. Gordon is limited in what he can do to help Batman since the mayor is eager to have Batman arrested and blames the influx of new villains in Gotham on Batman's rising popularity among citizens.
Joker will be featured but there will be someone higher up in the underworld than the Joker, a new villain created by Daniel named Dollmaker. We'll find out this week how deadly this new villain is compared to Joker.