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Detective Comics #992 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on November 14, 2018

Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colourist: Ivan Plascencia
Letterer: Rob Leigh
 
This may be one of the most uncompelling and unexciting comic books I've ever read. I feel like I may have said something along those lines in my review of the previous issue, but James Robinson has either lost the spark that made him one of the most important and innovative voices in comics, or he just doesn't care and was simply brought on to the book to pad it out until Peter Tomasi's arrival.
 
I can't stress this enough: Carmine Di Giandomenico, one of the most vibrant artists in comics, is forced to draw boring action scenes with not a shred of excitement. It's not his fault. Robinson's plotting is so restricting and so distracting from the artistic merit of this issue that Di Giandomenico must have been phoning it in. Even his art suffers, from the character models to simply panel progression. He clearly isn't into this story and neither am I.
 
That's it, two paragraphs dedicated to critiquing this issue. I point this out because Robinson certainly hammers home the fact that Two-Face is very obsessed with duality and the number two. Number two is, ironically, the proper term I would use to describe this issue.
 

Our Score:

2/10

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