Title: Detective Comics (2016-) #972
Writer: James Tynion IV
Pencils: Miguel Mendonca
Inks: Diana Egea
Colorist: Jason Wright
Letterer: Sal Cipriana
Publication Date: January 10th, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: “FALL OF THE BATMEN” part four! Batman might have overpowered the Victim Syndicate, but they had one last surprise for him: a secret weapon that’s made one of his strongest rogues nearly unstoppable!
Clayface, Clayface, Clayface. Fans of the maliable bad guy gone good gone bad gone misunderstood troubled soul…will get a whole hell of a lot out of this issue as the big bruiser faces off against Batman and his team.
Typically I don’t begin comic book reviews talking about artwork, but damn; Miguel Mendonca’s Clayface is terrifyingly beautiful and I just couldn’t get enough of it. Mendonca’s illustrations teamed with Diana Egea’s inks and Jason Wright’s colors are a force to be reckoned with—there were several times throughout my reading where I had to stop and, after picking my jaw up from the desk, admire this book’s look. And the last page of this book is one that’ll leave fans gazing at the book feeling eager and exciting for what’s coming in Detective Comics (2016-) #973. “King Clayface!”
James Tynion does a fantastic job as always with this script. It’s well-paced and the action ebbs and flows at just right moments. No on writes Batman (and company) quite like Tynion—I’m eagerly awaiting the next issue.
The Bottom Line:
Detective Comics (2016-) #972 is one of the most exciting comics that I’ve read in some time; Tynion’s pacing is impeccable and thus, putting this book down is nearly impossible. From the first page through the last, Detective Comics (2016-) #972 is wild ride that’ll leave readers eager for Issue #973.