Dc Comics have given fans a first look at some unlettered art pages for Detective Comics #1035 from Dan Mora, from a script by Mariko Tamaki and with colour art provided by Jordie Bellaire. Always something for an “also ran” in recent years thanks to Batman getting all the love, fans shouldn’t count out the new creative team on Detective Comics and this preview may juts change your mind if you’re not reading this comic book already.
“Gotham City is still feeling the effects of The Joker War, Mayor Nakano has launched his anti-vigilante platform and Batman’s fighting crime without a fortune, when a socialite’s murder puts him in the crosshairs of a new villain’s campaign of revenge!
When his daughter is killed during the brutal crime wave gripping Gotham City, eight-foot-tall stack of muscle and money Roland Worth sets out on a path of revenge toward the prime suspect in the crime: Batman! The Dark Knight has been framed for murder, and to make matters worse, this grisly deed seems to be connected to yet another emerging villainous force on the horizon. It’s a rogues gallery explosion and this time there’s no mansion on the hill for Bruce Wayne to mount his counterattack!”
And, as one of the new beefier (and pricer) DC Comisc, it also includes part one of ‘Huntress’; a two-part story by Tamaki with art by Clayton Henry.
“In this first chapter, Helena Bertinelli’s world is rocked by the gruesome murder of a dear friend… but there’s more to this sinister scene than meets the eye! Fans will want to pay close attention to this one; it will have big implications for Huntress in future issues!”
I am a huge fan of Dan Mora’s from his work on Kalus with Grant Morrison and his current winning partnership with Kieron Gillen on Once & Future for BOOM! Studios. Hey, you may have even read one or two of my reviews for that series! And, I’ve enjoyed his work with DC properties in the past year or so too. So, you can bet I’ll be picking up this issue when it’s out on Tuesday April 27th.