Monday, August 28, 2017

Detective Comics #963

Before the Dark Knight can turn his attention to searching for his missing partner he needs to track down Tim Drake's significant other who has traded in her Bat-Family membership for an alliance with Anarky. First created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle back in 1989, Anarky is an unusual villain with a focus on justice through chaos. The current Rebirth version seems a bit more stable than some incarnations of the character over the years, although we've seen only the briefest glimpse.

The issue also gives us a short back-up story concerning Clayface which foreshadows the end of his heroic turn (hopefully not too soon, as I've liked this new path for the character).

While I think it would make more sense for Batman to jump full-in on searching for Tim Drake, the idea of mending fences with Stephanie first proves to be an intriguing detour. How will she take the news? Has she gone too far down her recent path to join up with Batman? Or will the Spoiler ultimately spoil Anarky's plans before heading out and searching for Tim no her own? I guess we'll have to wait and see. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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