DC Comics continues the story of James Gordon as Batman in Detective Comics #41. The new story arc is written by Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul. Art is supplied by Manupal as well. The creative combination of these two talents gives us a refreshing start and a new direction for the monthly title.
In Detective Comics #41, Harvey Bullock is leading a Bat task force. What are his duties and can he be trusted? And what kind of welcome awaits his new partner, Renee Montoya?
I really like the direction Detective Comics #41 is carrying the series. It’s really no surprise that the title is giving James Gordon the lead role after the success of the first season of “Gotham.” How long will it be before we see a relaunch of Gotham Central?
Detective Comics #41 is rated T for Teen. The “adult situations” at the very beginning of the book teeter a little too close to the edge of PG-13 and R for my tastes. The individuals are masked in shadow, but it’s more than explicitly evident what’s going on.
I was one of the first people to thumb my nose at the idea of someone else taking over as the Dark Knight, especially in a mech-suit. An engaging storyline and eye-catching illustrations turned me around to the idea, though. I do wish they would tone down on the unnecessary sexuality, but that’s really my only complaint.
Detective Comics #41 is available now in print and Kindle editions.