Detective Comics #1062
Written by Ram V
Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Colors by Dave Stewart
Letters by Ariana Maher
The Rundown: Batman learns of a new threat in Gotham. One he fears he might not be prepared for.
There’s a smuggling operation working out of the Gotham Docks and Batman leaps into action to stop it. As he takes down the thugs, he notices that one of them is familiar. Unfortunately, this criminal is something he’s never faced before and his tactics are not nearly as effective. His saving grace comes in the form of a familiar face who not only has a critique for the dark knight, but a warning as well.
At the same time, a young man is preparing to make a trip to Gotham. One that is being prepared for him by shadowy, powerful people who do not suffer failure. As Bruce begins to question his own mortality, a mystery is shaping that will test him and his limits.
The Story: Ram V hits the ground running with a story filled with mystery and tension for the Dark Knight. I love the dark tone of the story and the mystical elements being woven into it. It definitely looks like the story is going to explore another facet of Gotham and its legacies and I am here for it. Ram V has an interesting and unique voice and I am excited to see what that means for Batman going forward.
The Art: Albuquerque delivers some beautifully detailed and gritty art on every page. The action is visually thrilling and the style of the art perfectly complements the dark tone of the story.