Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Detective Comics #1041 Review

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Dan Mora
Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Letters: Aditya Bidikar
Release Date: August 10th, 2021
Cover Price: $4.99

Roland Worth is just blowing up buildings and sewers all over the place and Hue Vile is infecting everybody you know and their mother. Our only hope is that this ends soon. Not for the characters but for us! I mean, it's not THAT bad but I feel like this has been dragged out for way too long.

So here's the rundown: Nakano is freaking out because the city is being destroyed as the sewers and Bruce Wayne's apartment was blown up, Worth is missing, and so is Vile. Meanwhile, Vile is getting experimented on and being used. Eventually, at the very end, we find out what these people are doing to him and why. Worth and Penguin have created a "Jury" to decide the guilt and punishment of both Batman and Bruce Wayne.

Why were the sewers blown up? That's where Batman has his little mini-caves set up, and now they're destroyed and creating new ones kind of isn't an option because now the infrastructure needs to be repaired before the city starts collapsing. So now Bruce has no place to hide and is Batsuit-less... until Oracle lets him know about the old blue and grey suit that's hidden on the docks.

So he suits up and goes to meet this Jury that Worth and Penguin have set up. It's them, the Party Crashers, and the Falcones. They're saying that Bruce is guilty of killing Sarah Worth and Batman is guilty of letting it happen. Bats tells them to basically go eff themselves and goes to leave but they open firs on him, which leads to a pretty cool scene of him escaping.

But he doesn't escape because SOMEBODY had a trick up their sleeve!

Bits and Pieces

The art by Mora of course is fantastic yet again! Although the idea of the Jury could work if set up right, it just doesn't work here and pops up out of nowhere. Although I like having Bruce struggle with his usual luxuries, I like having the Penguin back, and I do like the parasite / Vile part, the whole Worth thing just needs to end. It's awful.


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