'Justice League Dark' is just around the corner, and so far it looks like it's going to be a great introduction of this supernatural team into the DC Animated Movie Universe!
As I said in a previous review for Detective Comics, this is what transcendence feels like in a comic book, this rings true now more than ever. I thought this team was at it's best before and they just keep proving me wrong each issue, getting better and better.
Six issues of Batman and we are running at full speed, Tom King has set up his world and now gets to play in it. In issue six we get the I am Gotham Epilogue, wrapping up this storyline to move into the next. Gotham Girl/Claire has absolutely lost her mind, after having to kill her own brother she has snapped. We see her flying around Gotham saving the city while still talking to her dead brother Hank.
Being King's first arc, this feels like a solid beginning to his run, with his slow burn storytelling we really are just getting into the meat of it. Bringing in the JLA to a Batman comic is always a tricky proposal, yet King manages to do it with grace, using them to show how powerful this foe truly is. Ultimately it was not the JLA or even Batman that defeats Gotham, instead of something more astute.
Quite possibly one of the best Batman comics out right now, Detective Comics has shown no signs of stopping. With excellent characterization of the whole team and delivering a good story to boot. Equally impressive is delivering a quality comic on a bi-weekly schedule, the art continues to amaze.
I am Gotham Part Three. Are Gotham and Gotham Girl the true heroes Gotham needs? With this being King's first foray into Batman, there have been a lot of questions. Can he live up to Snyder's run? Should he even have to? With this issue, King gives a definitive answer, in my mind, to all of the doubt.
The story here is essentially the groundwork for the first arc with Tynion in charge and it is off to a great start. You can just tell that Tynion loves to write these characters as all of them are just perfect representations of what you expect them to be.