Review: Detective Comics #937

DTC_Cv937_dsBatman’s found his way into the heart of the Colony, the mysterious new organization cutting its way through Gotham City! Unfortunately, now that he’s in he may find there’s no way out!

In just a few issues writer James T Tynion IV has shaken up the Bat family’s world in quite a few ways. One is by turning a past ally against them. The other is by creating a new foe that makes a hell of a lot of sense when you think about it.

This issue gives us the lowdown on the Colony, their background, their plan and how everyone fits into it. It’s a solid issue that allows us to find out about the bad guy in a straightforward way. It’s all government conspiracy and hopefully we see this play out well down the road, but most importantly it feels new and interesting.

Tynion uses everything to give us greater detail, from how these new Batsuits work, to hints as to how to defeat them, and finally just how well skilled they are. It’s a great use of every panel to add details. There’s also the introduction of a new character that I have a feeling we’ll see more of.

We also get to see how smart Tim Drake actually is and how his planning is downright cool. There’s some great additions to the Bat arsennal of toys and vehicles and I expect we’ll see more of all of that.

The art by Alvaro Martinez is fantastic. There’s so muc detail, it’s just amazing and I found myself lingering on every page trying to go through every small item to see what was there and what I might gleam from it.

This is a solid arc so far that really shakes things up in the Bat-world. From the writing to the art, it’s all top notch and impressive and I can’t wait to see where it all goes from here. The action is just getting started and it looks to be exciting.

Story: James T Tynion IV Art: Alvaro Martinez
Story: 7.9 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

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