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‘Detective Comics #991’ (review)

Written by James Robinson
Illustrated by Carmine Di Giandomenico
Published by DC Comics


James Robinson has been writing a great story these last few issues. He has a very simple take on Batman and the storyline has been very cut and dry. But I absolutely have been enjoying it.

This is the first issue with him working with Carmine Di Giandomenico as well and the results are pretty decent overall.

The issue begins with Batman and Two-Face having a very deep and meaningful conversation.

Robinson proves here to have a great handle on both characters.

I actually think he is the best writer to ever handle Two-Face. He really understand the layers of the character perfectly. Then, he has Two-Face do the unexpected. He jumps off the bridge they are on.

Batman, of course, saves him. He then drops him onto the roof like a hot potato next to Commissioner Gordon. It’s a very funny and cool scene. He even says a great line “If you wanted to talk, why didn’t you just say so?” It’s funny and even a bit macabre.

From there, Batman and Harvey continue their conversation. Then, the three of them start working together. They have to stop the machinations of the group Kobra, otherwise Gotham City may be doomed. But can they save the city and also survive each other?

To be fair, this issue doesn’t move as fast as I would have hoped. There is a lot of talking. It’s interesting for sure but there is a whole ton of it.

The art by Di Giandomenico is good too but he deserved to draw at least one full out action sequence. Still, this issue is a decent enough chapter. It just needed a bit more action.




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