Mommy’s home! With Talia al Ghul back in town, anything can happen…and the mother of Robin is here to lay down the law. Meanwhile, the Riddler’s scheme to turn Batman’s sacred city into a twisted riddle of life and death has at last been revealed…and Edward’s going to use whatever and whoever he can to turn Batman’s life upside down. Then, in the finale of “Gotham Girl, Interrupted,” Claire Clover unravels the mystery behind the Gotham Girl website…so why doesn’t she believe what she finds in the process? It’s betrayal, healing, and punches galore!
But Why Tho?I will miss this book being done the way it has. Thankfully, you can reread each issue and buy the trades when they come out. But by gosh, they knocked this out of the park, and the ending defined the greatness and the sorrow that Batman and his city represent.
COMICONDetective Comics' current run has come to a bittersweet yet perfect ending, never deviating from the fantastic character work that has been a paramount part of this series so far. Truly this is going to go down as one of those great runs that people look back on years from now and can consider it a pretty classic story that sits on their shelf to be read again and again.
The Super Powered FancastShammas and Reis deliver some beautifully detailed art in the issue. The styles are perfect for this story and its characters. There are some awesome action beats as well.
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Geek DadMeridian has been a fairly ambiguous character over the course of this run, and this issue definitely takes her in a darker direction. Talia's involvement (which seems to be a guarantee every time Nadia Shammas writes a DC comic) also makes her more morally twisted than she's been in recent comics, and sort of flies in the face of her characterization in the last act of Shadow War.
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ComicBook.comA solid Batman comic, although I'm most interested in what happens next in Detective Comics.
Dark Knight NewsYou'll just have to stay tuned to Dark Knight News for all the Bat things to come!
Comic WatchMariko Tamakis time on Detective Comics was by no means a failure, but was at least somewhat sabotaged by issues of pacing after a promising start. Shadows of the Bat dragged on while "The Seven" sprinted to its conclusion, coming to provide the authors run with an underwhelming conclusion. While that is lamentable, fans are now left to look forward to Ram Vs run on the title.
Batman-NewsAs the finale to this arc, I can't say I'm very happy with this issue. The answers feel rushed and lacking actual depth, while the narrative itself tries to wrap up more threads than it can in the few issues it had.
Weird Science DC ComicsDetective Comics #1061 ends Mariko Tamaki's run on Detective Comics with a convoluted story that lacked setup and ends with a mystery - the mystery of who thought this was good enough to print?!? The art was good, but nothing is saving this or the other forgetful stories we've had over the past year and a half.