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Detective Comics #993 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on November 28, 2018

Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colourist: Ivan Plascencia
Letterer: Rob Leigh
 
This is indescribably bad. As per my last review, I'm going to stubbornly stick to two paragraphs per James Robinson's hokey use of Harvey Dent's obsession with duality.
 
This artwork is so obviously rushed. I'm not sure why, perhaps due to some scheduling conflicts. Carmine Di Giandomenico is drawing JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY starting next month so perhaps he was on a tight leash. Nonetheless, the work here isn't good at all and it looks murky and ugly.
 
Robinson clearly doesn't have a story here. There's an insane amount of double-page spreads in this issue, and I attribute this to them simply taking up page space. Not much happens in these spreads that warrant the use of a wider format of storytelling. The page space economy is clearly being played with here. Even regular pages have big, wide, and few in number panels that don't do anything in terms of proper storytelling.
 

Our Score:

2/10

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