Future State Dark Detective #3
Written by Mariko Tamaki and Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Dan Mora and Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors by Jordie Bellaire and Antonio Fabela
Letters by Aditya Bidikar and Andworld Design
The Rundown: The death of a corporate CEO brings Bruce out of hiding to find a motive for his murder.
A CEO is murdered in a city choked by surveillance and Bruce Wayne wants to know why. Taking to the streets, he attempts to capture some of the stealth drones that have been moving throughout the city. After a bit of trial and error, he manages to get one, but that only alerts the others and the Dark Detective is back on the run until he runs into the new guy wearing his suit. After a tense back and forth, Bruce heads back to the home he shares with Noah and sees that the man is getting more paranoid by the day.
After a tense back and forth with Noah’s daughter, Bruce decides to follow her and sees that she is working at the headquarters of the Magistrate. With his suspicions heightened, he heads home and discovers that he might not be as under the radar as he believes.
Grifter needs to find a way to get Luke Fox out of Gotham and he’s going to need the help of the Huntress to do it. A prospect that is easier said than done given their history. As they fight to escape the city, an unexpected betrayal will force Cole to make a decision about the man he wants to be.
The Story: Tamaki crafts a great story in this issue. Not only is it full of tension, but there is a level of paranoia that is present in Bruce. His mind is working overtime to find answers and that obsession comes through in his behavior and narration. The story is incredibly well done and I loved the cliffhanger ending.
Rosenberg’s story was well done. I loved the action and humor throughout and the ending was a complete and interesting surprise.
The Art: Dan Mora’s art is always vibrant and beautifully detailed and this story was no different. Carmine Di Giandomenico delivers some beautiful, gritty and action packed imagery as well.