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Detective Comics #989 Review


James Robinson (Author) • Stephen Segovia (Pencils)

• Stephen Segovia & Ivan Plascencia (Cover Artists)

• Ivan Plascencia (Colorist) • Mark Brooks (Variant Cover)

DC Comics (Publisher) • Get it now (Amazon)

I haven't really followed Detective Comics in a while and wasn't sure where to pick up reviewing the series again so I figured start of a new arc, what the hell.

Detective Comics #989 is a pretty straightforward Batman comic, covering pretty standard mystery, and a pretty standard villain. This is the second issue for the current arc involving Two-Face. Batman confronts the villain after gathering clues. We get the revelation from Harvey that the situation is Commissioner Gordon's fault and that is where the comic ends...

The main problem with this comic is that it's not memorable. The story isn't terrible, the art is okay the book just doesn't feel like the best use of my reading time. I'm also not a fan of the voice chosen for Batman in this issue. He comes off as annoyingly arrogant under the pen of James Robinson. Bruce is an asshole at times but something about this portrayal seems off.

In short I don't really have much to say about this comic. Hopefully this isn't a trend going forward. You can't win all the time. Even when you're Batman.

Rating C

#Batman #JamesRobinson #StephenSegovia #IvanPlascencia #DCComics #DCUniverse

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