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Subj: Re: Detective 850...
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 10:17:33 pm EST (Viewed 267 times)
Reply Subj: Tec 850 - best comic in a long time! anyone agree?
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 07:55:44 pm EST (Viewed 189 times)
DETECTIVE COMICS #850
The shameless R.I.P. logo ruined the cover. Cannot see a fair connection to that Event in this story. But cover+37 pages of main story for 3.99 is a pretty good value in this current market.
Maybe not the best but a good special issue.
midnite, mr t, ventriloquist II, slam, harley what-the-heck-is-she-doing-in-costume-again quinn, freeze, was-that oracle, pengy, ivy, and uber zatanna
The art was sericeable with the exception of the Batcave setting which had finer details. The Peyton page killing that guy was very effectively moody too.
The Selina solo epilogue seemed too long(elapsed time) and rushed at the same time. Not that she doesnt deserve the spotlight and not that she didnt pull off an fitting payback heist but it couldve been a mini in itself instead of casually squeezing in some convenient cameos and alliances. Not too mention that her message found Hush so easily where Batman didnt but shouldve as easily for his this Batman special.
The scenes with Alfred were mostly great. Surprised at his durability and luck vs Hush. And his save with (activating??) the dinosaur did not flow fairly and that made the (bestdefense?) dino-splash page fail to capitalize its intended "OH NO" moment.
Z was a nice surprise appearance - literally. Curious if she could have been a help to Dr Midnite. The inclusion of the 'cub scouts' was most welcome, too, but they were pawned by Hush in TOO TOO unbelievable a way. Never thought of Elliot as that good at combat.
The (presumably) origin of the Hush name was cleverly worked in. BUt him pausing mid-fight to put on his trademark bandages came across as too cliche. Curious if him knowing the Batcave, like other Batman Rogues, now will be a big hurdle for writers or not. And speaking of cliche, other than a momentary "THUNK" smash he didnt appear too beaten and should logically have his revenge soon.
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