Review: Detective Comics #1001
By Philip Schweier
Apr 10, 2019 - 5:39
Writer(s): Peter J. Tomasi
Penciller(s): Brad Walker
Inker(s): Andrew Hennessy
Colourist(s): Nathan Fairbairn
Letterer(s): Rob Leigh
Cover Artist(s): Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, Nathan Fairbairn; David Finch Tomeu Morey
And when I say “knight,” I mean an actual knight in metallic armor, and squires to battle alongside him. The attack Batman as he is attempting to resolve a mystery of dead bats throughout Gotham City. Colonies by the dozen are simultaneously expiring, leaving thousands of dead bats in their wake. Is it a warning of some sort? And where do the Langstroms fit in?
Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy’s artwork is a welcome change from that of Doug Mahnke. Not that I objected to Mahnke’s work, but there is a noticeable difference that I expect will help keep the stories fresh.
Despite last month’s landmark Detective Comics #1,000, it’s business as usual for the Dark Knight – as it should be. The fact that Detective has reached one of the highest numbers in comic book history does not elevate the stakes any higher than for any other title. It’s objective – and the objective of any title – should be to tell entertaining stories that engage the reader. Time will tell hop subsequent issues of Detective Comics accomplishes that.