Detective Comics #1050
Written by Mariko Tamaki
Art by Ivan Reis
Inks by Danny Miki
Colors by Brad Anderson
Letters by Ariana Maher
The Rundown: Huntress refuses to leave the Tower as Dick and the rest of the Bat Family continue to investigate its patients.
With Helena’s refusal to leave Arkham Tower, Dick thinks back on his relationship with his fellow vigilante and how her demeanor might be a bigger clue to what is going on behind the walls of the facility. At the same time, Helena is dealing with the fact that her visions have returned when Ana Vulsion attacks an orderly in the middle of the night. When her visions become too much for her, Huntress decides that Arkham might be the best place for her.
At the Tower, Wear is going into panic mode as he finds himself cleaning up the mess that his staff created, literally. With Wear trying to hold everything together until his plan is complete, a new member of the staff joins and immediately begins gathering information on the dark side of the Tower and its staff. A dark side that will lead to a shocking revelation about how the prisoners stay so calm in Arkham Tower.
The Story: Tamaki delivers a fantastic story in this issue. I love the connections to Huntress’ past both in the recent Vile arc and going back to No Man’s Land. Those moments do a great job of giving the character an arc within the story that is both compelling and engaging. I really enjoyed the way this story unfolded and cannot wait to see where it goes next.
The Art: Ivan Reis delivers some stellar art in this issue. The action is beautifully detailed and lively and the character moments are filled with visual emotion.