Detective Comics #35—”Terminal,” part one
by Benjamin Percy, John Paul Leon, Dave Stewart, and Jared K. Fletcher
This is the perfect story to read when half of our nation is terrified of an Ebola outbreak. No, really. It makes it feel even more grounded in the real world than you would expect from a street level Batman story.
I picked this up solely because of John Paul Leon’s art, and damn it was worth it! His thick lines & heavy brush work really give this book an excellent noir feel…something that’s been missing in the main Batman title since the launch of the New 52niverse. And with Dave Stewart on color duty? C’mon…just look at this splash of the plane crash—not a single important character in sight & I want that art on my wall!
I had never heard of Benjamin Percy, so I didn’t know what to expect. This is my Batman—always in detective mode, unable to shut it off even with Alfred looking out for him & trying to keep Bruce focused on being Bruce.
If you don’t normally pick up Detective, grab this issue & next month’s #36. It’s just a two-part story so there’s no heavy commitment…and you’ll thank yourself in the end.