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Review: Detective Comics #968


By Philip Schweier
May 8, 2018 - 09:45

And this concludes “A Lonely Place of Living,” in which a future version of Tim Drake journeys into the past in a bid to change his future for the better. But apparently in order to do that, Batwoman must die. Of course, the Bat-team won’t allow that, including this time period’s Tim Drake (as Red Robin).

I was under the impression Tim Drake was dead, but mortality is a fluid thing in the world of comic books. Nevertheless, he does appear older; late teens, I would guess. And of course time is equally fluid, as it appears to be a separate timeline from that of Batman Beyond, so perhaps the future Tim Drake achieved his mission in some way.

It’s really hard for me to offer a legitimate opinion on this story, coming in on the tail end as I did. I suspect the build up was really good, but somehow I fear the ending was a little lackluster, as if it may have run out steam. I sincerely hope not, but without the prior issues available to me, who am I to judge?

I haven’t read many Batman comics in recent years. The franchise has become a bit bloated, much like the old Dick Sprang days when there was a Batman for every nation, and a bat-costume in every color. I wouldn’t object to some judicious pruning of the property. Seeing the entire Bat-team in their personal fleet of bat-planes stretches my capacity for rational thought.

Rating: 5/10

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