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As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics – The New 52 event, DETECTIVE COMICS is relaunched for the first time!

With the first seven hard-hitting issues from acclaimed writer/artist Tony S. Daniel, Bruce Wayne returns as Batman – and sets his sights on the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman.

Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with TV journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings. But time is running out as Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the secret of the dread Dollmaker!


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Directionless and Flashy without Substance 0

Somewhere along the way, "Batman" became an excuse for "excessive violence," perhaps because DC was jealous of Punisher MAX or something. I do not deny Batman (as an idea/world) has a dark side - as much as I enjoy the Adam West Batman, the "Dark Knight" aspect to the character is just as true. But that does not mean we need this much blood: removed faces, blown-out brains (Night of the Owls), etc. As Daniel even proves himself by the end of this collection, he can tell decent Batman stories wi...

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This is another weak one that is just barely worth peeping. 0

The Joker is loose again in Gotham after breaking out of Arkham, and there's a trail of brutal murders taking place. Batman is quickly on his trail naturally blaming him for it, until he sees the Joker himself being attacked. After Joker is captured and then later kidnapped, Batman learns this thing may be even bigger than him. -summaryHad Batman Detective Comics Vol. 1 been my first exposure to the DC's New 52 concerning Batman, it really would have rubbed me the wrong way towards most of the o...

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Batman Detective Comics Vol.1 0

BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS FACES OF DEATH.The first volume of Tony S. Daniel's Batman Detective Comics is a story about a killer known as the Dollmaker who is asked by Joker to cut off his face.The Dollmaker then kidnaps Lt.Jim Gordon who Dollmaker plans to use him as bait to lure Batman,capture him then sell batman to none other than The Penguin which leads us to the second half of the comic.The second half starts as penguin is in the grand opening of his new iceberg casino where a guy named "snak...

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