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The Dark Knight's team of Gotham City vigilantesincluding Batwoman, Clayface and Azraelcontinue to protect their home in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 5!
Having exiled herself from Batman's world, former ally Spoiler has nearly destroyed herself trying to expose the corruption of Gotham City's vigilantes. Fortunately for her, help has arrived...but unfortunately for the city, it's in the form of the mysterious Anarky! Is he truly on the side of the people, or is he a dangerous lunatic?
From writer James Tynion IV (BATMAN/TMNT) and the spectacular art team including Alvaro Martinez (BATMAN ETERNAL) comes the newest volume of DETECTIVE COMICS! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #963-968 and DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1.
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
James Tynion IV started in the comics business assisting Scott Snyder in writing backup stories for Snyder's groundbreaking BATMAN series. Tynion soon began writing TALON, a series that spun out of the hugely popular "Batman: The Court of Owls" storyline. He has also written Constantine: The Hellblazer and Red Hood And The Outlaws and is currently at the helm of Batman: Detective Comics.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Batman: Detective Comics Vol 5: A Lonely Place of Living (Rebirth) mines the history of the Robins instead of including a straight-out mystery like the other volumes in this series. Be prepared for Red Robin (Tim Drake) from two timelines and universes. The older Red Robin has come back to prevent damage done by Batwoman between the two timelines by killing her (shades of The Terminator). Nightwing (Dick the original Robin) also appears. To make matters more confusing, once arriving back in time older Red Robin dons his Batman costume so there are two Batmans with luckily slightly different costumes (check out the belt colors and slight differences in the bat chest emblem). Many DC heroes arrive to fight against older Tim. This arc is 2/3 of the book. The ending was anticlimactic and not a surprise if you have read Zero Hour or some of the websites about the DC multiverse. The remaining third is set in Monstertown with Clayface, Anarky and Spoiler playing major roles. This volume collects Detective Comics #963-68. Recommended for hard-core fans but those new to the DC universe or only familiar with the films may be completely lost. Also having heroes fighting heroes through most of the book might be disturbing for some younger fans. Since I missed the mystery but the art was great, I give this 3.5 stars (rounded up to 4). Thanks to the publisher, DC Comics, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.