Robb Ghag reviews Detective Comics Annual #2…
“It’s a terrible, dangerous time to be a cop in Gotham City. At a time when police are being targeted for assassination, Gotham’s Finest also face a threat from within, as a shape-changing identity thief has infiltrated the GCPD and threatens to destroy it from within. Will he unravel the mystery behind this secretive killer before he loses any more of the few allies he has left on the force?“
In the second year of the New 52 we again see an in-depth look into the detective brain of the Dark Knight. John Layman brings in many of the elements of his past stories, including the beginning of the new villain The Wrath.
Harvey Bullock again plays an integral role, and much is revealed about his personal life, including his love life. Layman brings another element to the story focusing on Bullock as well as one of Batman’s deadliest villains.
The two backup stories revolve around Bullock as well, and some of the insights into the past stories of Detective Comics.
I absolutely love the twists and turns found in the main storyline, and it ends on a very disturbing note. One can imagine that if it was an episode of television, it would end with a “to be continued…” title card, and you’d be on the edge of your seat. Cannot wait until next year’s annual!
Robb Ghag works for an Arts & Entertainment Brokerage in Toronto Canada. An Animation and Film school graduate, he specializes in Risk Management of Animation and VFX studios throughout North America.