Thursday, July 28, 2011

Detective Comics #880

Splitting the story between the perspectives of both Batman and Commissioner Gordon, the latest episode gives us a Joker story that's not really a Joker story at all.

One issue away from the title's wrap-up before the massive DC reboot writer Scott Snyder continues the story he's been weaving for months and brings events full circle.

Someone has targeted the Gordon family using an old version of Joker venom. Batman is hot on the heels of the Clown Prince of Crime but discovers, perhaps too late, that the Joker isn't responsible for the attack on Barbara's mother or the imminent attack on Barbara herself.

I have mixed feelings with the art in the issue which is especially inconsistent with regards to both Batman and the Joker, but the story itself, including the reveal, works quite well. It looks like Detective Comics is one title DC plans to let go out with a bang.

[DC, $2.99]

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