Detective Comics #935
Review by Paul Fiander
Written by James Tynion IV
Pencils Eddy Barrows
Inks Eber Ferreira
Cover by Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira
Published by DC Comics
Whenever a team comes together there will always be tension, however if the members are used to be being solo vigilantes then the chemistry is sure to be more explosive. This is the issue that the new leader of the Batmen Squad Catherine Kane finds herself facing. The odd mixture of characters she is trying to whip into shape are without doubt talented but it takes more than that to become a team. This is the basis of the issue and the idea of cohesion spreads to more than the new recruits.
In the background is the tension between the Wayne’s and the Kane’s, two powerful families with a history now have their best and brightest working together. The balance between Bruce and Catherine is interesting with one being a loner and one being used to a team ethos. The set up for future tension is being laid down by Tynion IV in a sensible way that doesn’t feel forced. This is important as he has the time to drive the story in the direction he wants. Obviously the pacing of each issue is important and even in this issue we have a nice mix of action thrown into the mix.
With the variety of characters involved the artistic team have their work cut out keeping the art level high. Thankfully they maintain their high standards throughout the issue. Towards the end of the issue there are some interesting panel designs that help to keep the pace of the issue up. Eddy Barrows pencils are intricate and well supported by Eber Ferreira. Together they seem to have the BatTeam well in hand and their action set pieces are sumptuous to say the least.
Detective seems in a great place for a story that is building in tension both inside and outside of the team. Obviously we have a mystery that needs solving and as the issue builds we get further insight into the forces at play making for a great issue and a mouthwatering prospect going forward.