Thursday, December 20, 2018

Detective Comics #994

The countdown to Detective Comics #1000 begins here as we join Batman and Commissioner Gordon investigating an unusual double-murder on the anniversary of the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne. With the victims' bodies altered and dressed to resemble Bruce Wayne's parents, the obvious question is... why? An attack on Leslie Thompkins shortly after makes it all to obvious that someone is hunting both Bruce Wayne and Batman.

Given the plastic surgery, and the detailed knowledge of Batman's true identity and past, the most obvious choice for the villain behind the complicated charade would be Hush. Although that seems to be the best bet, we'll have to wait and see if that is indeed the case.

I haven't been keeping up with Detective Comics much over the past few months, but the bizarre murder scene offers a tease to deeper mystery while Doug Mahnke provides some nice art of our hero in action. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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