Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Detective Comics #1039 Review





Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Pencils: Viktor Bogdanovic
Ink: Daniel Henriques, Norm Rapmund, 
Viktor Bogdanovic
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: July 13th, 2021

There's been so much going on in Detective Comics that it has been kind of a mess lately, but things are about to make more sense with this issue as we find that one man is behind it all. 


The issue starts off with the origins of Hue Vile, Nakano's assistant. It turns out that he is the reason why dead bodies are showing up with parasites coming out of their eyes. When he was a child he got a parasite in his throat while swimming. It kinda took him over, and he knew that he would have to protect it as doctors would want to get it out.




This parasite doesn't feed on food; it feeds on fear. So when he finds a victim he opens his mouth and the parasite pops its head out and envelopes the victim's head. That victim is now infected with the smaller parasites, and they go out to scare the living hell out of another victim, thus feeding Hue's parasite with fear.

So, Hue loves violence. And as Gotham is having a complete meltdown full of violence, he even says that if he knew murdering Worth's daughter would create this chaos then he would have done it earlier. (You learn more about Hue's history, such as where he was at previously and how he became Nakano's assistant, in the backup.)




So yeah, the streets of Gotham are a madhouse. The remaining wackos from the Joker War are out doing their thing, and Hue is just loving it. Batman and Worth, who has Penguin's crew on his side now, go at it. But then Huntress finds Hue, and Hue ends up infecting her!!! The way it was done was pretty cool, actually. So now an infected Huntress is kicking Batman's butt and about to stab him right between the eyes... can Batman worm his way out of this one??? I dunno, I was looking for a pun. I'll see myself out.

Bits and Pieces


This issue features the origin of Hue Vile and how he manipulated all of the events happening in Detective Comics right now. It had some really cool moments and I enjoyed it overall, but the art wasn't as good as it has been for some reason. I like this new villain Vile and I'm looking forward to seeing more from him.

7.8/10

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