Thursday, April 29, 2010

Detective Comics #864

Batman returns to Detective Comics for the first time in a year. Yes, Dick Grayson's Batman has made cameo appearnces, but by-in-large Batman has been absent from the comic book which spawned him ever since the death of Bruce Wayne. Although I like the character of Batwoman, I was never as pleased as others with her headlining this title nor the stories Greg Rucka decided to tell in those pages. Batman belongs in Detective Comics. Most of "Beneath the Mask" is presented from the now incarcerated Jeremiah Arkham's point of view, which allows for a different perspective as well as some nice moments (including his take on Nightwing). It may not be a great Batman's story, but David Hine's first issue as the series' new writer is definitely worth a look.

[DC $3.99]

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