Batman: Detective Comics Volume 1: Rise Of The Batmen Review

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Batman: Detective Comics Volume 1: Rise Of The Batmen

By James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows (Artist), Alvaro Martinez (Penciler), Raúl Fernandez (Inker), Brad Anderson (Colourist), Marilyn Patrizio (Letterer)

I received a free copy of Batman: Detective Comics Volume 1: Rise Of The Batmen from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.

A part of DC Universe: Rebirth! 

Detective Comics is back! Follow the adventures of Batman, the world’s greatest…teacher?! 

The Dark Knight and series co-star Batwoman team up to take new protégés Red Robin, Spoiler and the villainous Clayface under their leathery wings! The only problem is, neither new super-instructor knows exactly what they’re in for as the attempt to train these wiould-be heroes before a mysterious army takes Gotham for themselves. 

From the new creative team of writer James Tynion (Batman/TMNT) and artist Eddy Barrows (Martian Manhunter), Detective Comics brings back the characters you know and love and thrusts them into dangerous, new adventures!

Collecting: Detective Comics 934-940

Summary from Goodreads.

If you were only to read one of the storyline in DC’s Rebirth, this is the one.

Batman: Detective Comics made complete sense from the very first page. I never got confused as to what was going on, or the motivations of the characters within it. In Volume 1, we follow Batman, Batwoman, Spoiler, Red Robin, Clayface and Orphan.

The storyline was straight forwards but precise. Batman spots drones all around Gotham and recruits a team to help him. What follows, is an mystery that constantly changes when they find out new information. I would almost call it a suspense / mystery comic book because the focus in this was on the mystery of who developed these drones and less on the fighting.

The art style suited the tone of what was happening very well. I was constantly amazed by how no detail was spared. I never got distracted by bits of each panel that were not crucial to what was going on and when I got a good look at them, they just enriched the story even more.

Honesty, for me, words cannot even begin to describe how much I loved this first volume. It is, in my mind, exactly what a modern-day comic book series would be like. We encounter the heroes facing impossible choices that will hurt someone whichever they choose; and more importantly we see the humanity in these characters.

A very good start to this story that most will enjoy and I cannot wait to see how it continues.

5/5

Have you read Batman: Detective Comics Volume 1: Rise Of The Batmen? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

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