Sunday, October 9, 2011

Enter the Dollmaker

Enter the Dollmaker
Review of Detective Comics #2
By: Andrew Hines

     There's a new "face" in the Rogues Gallery of the Caped Crusader.  Gotham has long been known for the odd assortment of villains it is home to.  At the end of the first issue, we saw that a new villain removed the Joker's face at his request.  This marks the first time in 71 years that there has been any real change in the Joker's appearance.  Over the decades, however, there have been many new faces joining the ranks of Arkham Asylum's most notorious residents.  None may be so terrifying as the new kid on the block, the jigsaw-faced Dollmaker.

     Written and illustrated by Tony S. Daniel, Detective Comics #2 is simply breath-taking, in several ways.  The story starts off with a rare look at Bruce Wayne without the cape and cowl for which he is primarily known.  We get to see how a hero acts when out of the cape and tights.  Tying in with Ollie Queen, the titular character from Green Arrow and thus the rest of the DCnU, Daniel is quite adept as a scribe.  He proves in these pages just why he has the respect and career that he does.  He even gives us another cliffhanger ending as an ally of the Bat is the Dollmaker's latest victim.

     This is one of those that I and the rest of the comic fan base would definitely recommend.  It gets an 8.6 out of 10.

Detective Comics #2 cover:

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