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Detective Comics #964

by Hussein Wasiti on September 12, 2017

Writers: Christopher Sebela and James Tynion IV

Artist: Carmen Carnero

Colourist: Ulises Arreola

Letterer: Sal Cipriano

 

What this issue, and the previous issue, did was merely establish some future storylines that seem to be very connected. The Anarky/Clayface threads move quite a bit, and reached points I didn't think they'd reach in these two one-shots, so I'm thinking that James Tynion IV wanted to get some set-up out of the way. Without spoiling anything, it connects to the second arc of the series, which is something I didn't think Tynion would ever go back to again.

 

With the Tim Drake story starting next issue, I expected there to be a bit more build-up aside from a single reference to his being alive.

 

This wasn't a bad issue by any means, but the constant set-up lead to no resolution for any of the stories presented here. This issue didn't have as much filler as the previous issue did, which is why I'll be rating it higher, and this issue had a much better pace as well.

 

What impressed me yet again was Carmen Carnero's art. It had a clean and simple look to it, and it fits with the art style that has been seen before in this title. The colouring could have been better to make the pages pop a bit more, though.

 

There simply isn't much to talk about here since the story is bare-boned. As I said before, this isn't a bad issue, so I recommend picking this up if you haven't been following the Anarky/Spoiler storyline previously.

 

Our Score:

7/10

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