Friday, May 12, 2017

Detective Comics #955 - A Review

With Batman and most of his allies captured and held captive in the caverns under Gotham City, only Cassandra Cain remains to save the city from the League of Shadows. Can she overcome her conflicted feelings regarding her birth-mother, Lady Shiva, and be the hero her friends need? Or is she doomed to remain an Orphan at heart?

I don't know why but the artwork for this issue seems to suit the story better than it did two weeks ago, despite the creative team not having changed. I think this is due to most of the action taking place in a dark cavern where the heavy inks and extremes in color suit the emotional turmoil of Cassandra Cain at the time. James Tynion's scripts remain excellent however, and this issue is a fantastic character study of Orphan. As I've said before, I've never been a fan of the Cassandra Cain Batgirl... but I think after this story I might be transformed into one.

Final Analysis: 7 out of 10. The artwork still looks overly dark in the scenes that aren't set n a cave but things look less sloppy than in the last issue.

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