Detective Comics (2016-) #1006 Review

Title: Detective Comics (2016-) #1006
Publisher: DC
Words: Peter J. Tomasi
Art: Kyle Hotz
Colors: David Baron
Published: June 26, 2019

Publisher’s Summary: Detective Jim Corrigan has been shot on the streets of Gotham City—and the Spectre must reach out to Batman to help him find the secret assassin!


Review

“I am God’s vengeance. Blood on blood. Eye for an eye.”

When the Spectre reaches out to Batman for help, the task at hand is a serious one: a detective has been murdered in Gotham City, and apparently, there’s more to his death meets the eye.

While Detective Comics (2016-) #1006 doesn’t set out to do much more than establish the story arc, it accomplishes a great deal. Detective Comics #1006 immediately immerses readers in a dark and dreary conflict-ridden Gotham City and writer Peter J. Tomasi expertly piques reader interest by weaving supernatural elements–ala the Spectre–into what would otherwise be a typical, non-overwhelming case for the World’s Greatest Detective. And, since Batman and the Spectre don’t share the same values and views on crime and punishment, an immense amount of tension is created early in the issue; and it is this tension that propels the story forward on a promising path. 

Kyle Holtz’s Batman is the stuff of nightmares; his Dark Knight fits perfectly in the dark and mysterious story that Tomasi is telling. From panel to panel, Batman’s cape moves in all the right ways, and, despite pages being dense with detail, Holtz manages to keep the story moving at an impressive pace by directing readers’ attention to the most crucial aspects of each scene. Holtz’s work is impressive, and his Batman design is certianly one of the best in recent history, certainly.

For those of you who are looking for more than another Dark Knight deconstruction story, start reading Detective Comics and pick up this issue.

Bottom Line

Stunning in every way, Detective Comics #1006 is a must-read issue for Spectre- and Bat-fans; for those of you who are looking for more than another Dark Knight deconstruction story, start reading Detective Comics and pick up this issue.

The Bottom Line
Yes!
Gorgeous artwork
Batman & the Spectre? Yes, please!
No...
9.5
Score

Charlie Chipman
Charlie Chipman
The kind of guy who almost always ends his e-mails with, "Cheers," Charlie serves as Editor-in-Chief here at The Brazen Bull where he often reviews comic books and television shows. His favorite punctuation mark is the interrobang‽

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