2018 · Review

Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 2: The Victim Syndicate


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James Tynion & Eddy Barrows

Paperback, First, 168 pages

Published May 16th 2017 by DC Comics

Synopsis:

Innocent victims maimed or broken by Batman’s greatest enemies band together, and they blame Batman and his fellow vigilantes for what happened to them just as much as they blame the psychopaths who hurt them. 

Batman and his newly trained team of allies must take on these troubled souls, but one of Batman’s teammates can’t help but think they might have a point… 

From writer James Tynion (Batman/TMNT) comes the second volume of the return of Detective Comics

CollectingDetective Comics 943-949

My Thoughts:

This volume stumbled a bit, it wasn’t as good as the second one but at the same time, I enjoyed it more. They are actually doing things, it’s not training and lectures and whatever, they are working as a team, and that made it more enjoyable.
 
The whole victim’s syndicate, in theory, was very interesting, especially for me who always wonders what happens to the people who unintentionally get hurt, I blame Civil War. But it was boring and dragged on and we really didn’t even learn anything, at least nothing shocking, or even interesting in my opinion. Though I loved Clayface, he showed heart and I enjoyed that immensely.
 
I’m we got to see Harper, she’s a girl after my own heart. And Cassandra actually said something in this volume so that’s a plus. Also, Luke Fox, can’t wait to see more of him.
 
Tim is not my favorite Robin, and I highly doubt he ever will be as long as Jason and Damian are around. Actually even if they weren’t they would still be my favorites, but anyway, after the first volume, I assumed that there would be a gaping hole in the team because he wasn’t around and it wasn’t the case. If it weren’t for the fact he was brought up constantly I would have completely forgotten he was even apart of the team. Which is sad.
 
Overall, it was okay. It wasn’t spectacular, but the reason this is getting 3 stars and not 2 is because of two Batwoman issues at the end because let me tell you, it was great. Those two issues alone were way better than the Detective Comics, and it got me hyped for Batwoman rebirth.
 
Side note:
I’m so hoping Veronica + Kate become a thing.

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3 stars

sam

 

 
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