Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Blood on Blood in Detective Comics #46

DC Comics brings us the conclusion to Jim Gordon / Batcop’s first partnering with the Justice League in Detective Comics #46. Writer Peter J. Tomasi doesn’t give Gordon even a moment to prepare for what’s in store for him as he is swept away by Superman, Wonder Woman and the other super heroes to solve a mystery in the ice. Artist Marcio Takara lends his talents to give the issue a unique look. I also enjoyed the alternate costumes our champions are wearing, which I didn’t notice in last month’s book.

For the first time since taking on the mantle of Batman, Jim Gordon has left Gotham City in Detective Comics #46. But he’s not alone! Recruited by the Justice League, Gordon taps into his detective skills to help Superman, Wonder Woman, and the World’s Greatest Heroes solve the murder of a mysterious, super-powered being.

Detective Comics #46 is rated T for Teen. It contains violence, profanity, and frightening and intense sequences. I would imagine younger readers will be afraid of the creatures seen in the comic. There are also dead bodies strewn around that will no doubt be disturbing for some to see.

Peter J. Tomasi has created a tale that is both heart-wrenching and exciting all at the same time for Detective Comics #46. Jim Gordon’s first mission with the Justice League will leave even the most callous reader fighting back a lump of sadness in your throat. It’s a tragic story that brings to mind classic books and monster movies we all grew up consuming.

Detective Comics #46 is available now in print and Kindle editions.

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