Detective Comics #858

    Detective Comics » Detective Comics #858 - Twenty Years Ago / Pipeline Chapter One Part Five released by DC Comics on December 1, 2009.

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    Twenty Years Ago / Pipeline Chapter One Part Five last edited by gmm2 on 12/01/19 10:12PM View full history

    The shocking and tragic origin story of Batwoman begins here! In "Go" part 1, young Kate Kane and her family are kidnapped by terrorists, and Kate's life – and the lives of her family – will never be the same! Plus, the mystery behind the villainous Alice is at last revealed!

    Then, in The Question co-feature, Renee's search for a missing girl comes to a bittersweet end, leaving Renee with more questions and an even bigger mystery for her to solve. As long as she can survive the night, that is…

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    3.9 stars

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    Worth it 0

     Talk about a gut wrencher!  Is this comic even a comic anymore, because… quite frankly, Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III have acheived something that all comics should strive for: a tight story that isn’t really that contrived and beautiful artwork that really could be hung up in galleries. The beautiful brush work opens this comic in the past of Kate Kane’s life where it seriously looks like Williams has been reading a ton of independent graphic novels to acheive this beautiful and engrossi...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Not Great, but Interesting 0

    This issue is meh'. It didn't blow me away but it was also much better than most of the comics out on the stands these days. Yeah, the art is great but the hype over the amazing art has died away. I'm not blown away anymore. The great art is something that I've come to expect. Therefore, what makes this comic what it is is the story. In this case, the story was mediocre.  It is cool to see Kate's past and see how she and her sister were glued together. They looked alike and even thought alike. T...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Detective Comics #858: 20 Year Itch 0

      I don’t really care if Greg Rucka is accurately portraying a billion dollar lesbian turned crime fighter. Sexuality is something that comics has seldom gotten right. After all let’s not confuse comic books with the next great American novel. What I do like about Batwoman is her motivations. To no surprise, the loss of a parent is the common denominator in all of the bat titles.   Batwoman's origin is slightly different loss but the results are no different. At the end of last iss...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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