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‘Detective Comics #993’ (review)

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


This is the finale for James Robinson’s storyline here on Detective Comics.

It’s starts off with a bit of a doozy too. It seems like Two-Face has been killed. We start off in a graveyard with a small funeral going on. There are a few familiar faces.

But is Two-Face really dead?

We then immediately cut back in time to see Batman and Two-Face working together.

They are trying to defeat the villains from this particular story arc who are the agents of Leviathan. We then see that we are cutting back and forth in time combining these two scenes.

And then Two-Face gets caught in a major league explosion. It looks like, for all intents and purposes that he is dead.

Robinson keeps it a mystery throughout the issue if Two-Face has died or not. It’s thrilling for the most part.

The art by  Carmine Di Giandomenico really works well with it too. They worked hard over the past few issues to make a compelling story. That’s what makes the ending of this story so disappointing.

The story tells us what happens to Two-face in the most standard way possible. It feels like Robinson just sort of gave up. There’s nothing that makes you stand up and be surprised. It just sort of ends. And it’s a real shame too. This was one of the better Batman tales.

So they had me until the last six pages. And then I stopped caring. The rest of the issue is great however.

But that ending? Man, it dragged down the rating on this.


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