REVIEW:Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 1: Faces of Death by Tony S. Daniel

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Detective Comics is relaunched for the first time ever with an all-new number #1! Bruce Wayne returns as Batman, and sets his sights on new villain the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with television journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings–while also trying to uncover Bruce’s own mystery. But time is running out as both Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the true identity of this new serial killer.This volume collects issues 1-7 of Detective Comics, part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.

This one is pretty good and super creepy at the beginning. To me, this could have been a four or five star comic had the original story (as described above) been fleshed out and maybe even have a conclusion. But it was really three different stories, (1) the story described above, (2) Catwoman and Eli Strange working together and (3) a story about Snakeskin and the Iceburg casino that happened to feature a little bit of the Penguin. (2) and (3) were fine on their own but I wanted more, so much more of (1).

What the summary doesn’t mention is that in (1) Joker has the Dollmaker cut off his face:
and then Joker doesn’t really show up in the story anymore. What happened to him!? Jesus, this better be addressed in the next graphic novel.


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