Detective Comics #879

    Detective Comics » Detective Comics #879 - Skeleton Key released by DC Comics on September 1, 2011.

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    For years, Jim Gordon has been tormented by the possibility that his son, James Jr., might be a killer. Tonight, he'll get the answers he's been after. But is the truth about James even darker than the Commissioner, or even Batman, could have guessed?



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    Can't get a 5 when the art is a 2.5! 0

    Alright, alright, let me halt the hype train that is word of mouth about Detective comics. Scott Snyder has been doing excellent, excellent work writing this, researching it and coming up with wonderful twists on villain motivations. In "Hungry City", he researched banks and the reader really feels the difference when they are talked up to for a change! His Tiger Shark has an interesting way of speaking to Batman through his henchmen and is part of a sort of lineage of ancient pirates and sea pe...

    9 out of 11 found this review helpful.

    Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of. 0

    Hands down, this has to be one of the best issues of Detective Comics that doesn't even involve Batman.  And why should it?  This is between blood.   One of Scott Snyder's main strengths lies in his ability to build tension and give the appropriate pay off.  Snyder's run on Detective Comics has been incredible.  His arcs have gotten more and more personal for the characters and they've been reaching darker territory.  Black Mirror explored the challenges of being tested in Gotham and possiblity ...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    Family Business 0

    Jim heads down to the clinic to follow up his hunch on James Jr. and what he discovers confirms his worse fears.   The Good This is without a doubt one of the best covers to ever grace Snyder's Detective. Last week I (very much rightfully so) applauded JOCK's depiction of James Jr., but nobody does James like Francesco Francavilla. Just look at that paradoxically cool, dispassionate gaze that's oh so unnervingly intense. Next to a properly written Joker, I believe that James Jr. is the most fore...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
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