Thursday, June 23, 2016

Detective Comics #935

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artists: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas

The second chapter of "Rise of the Batmen" is one of those stories that require a double pass for maximum enjoyment. While the first chapter of this arc was all about introducing the main players and how they come together, "Apocalypse now" is about establishing relationships between the characters, and throwing those early signs of inevitable conflict and inner turmoil.

Covers by Eddy Barrows and Rafael Albuquerque

Speaking of conflict, it should be expected that Batman has ulterior motives with this new initiative of his; yet, it comes as a surprise to find out that, as with everything else, he is being Batman, and there is more to it than just training the next generation of vigilantes. Now, the reason why one must take a second pass at this book is the art. Just forget for a moment that the issue has any dialog or lettering in it, and let the beautiful artwork just sink in.

Art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

There is so much detail in every panel: the expressions, the backgrounds, the small features, the light effects, the shadows, and those wonderful colors. The care with which each page was done truly shows, and that is what makes issue 935 a great reading experience.

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