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“There are some cases that come screaming back at you…like phone calls in the night…”

For years, Jim Gordon has been haunted by the unsolved case of Gotham’s notorious “Peter Pan Killer.” Now, armed with new evidence, Gordon is determined to put the case to rest.

But as he digs deeper, he’ll unearth a shocking discovery about his own past – a revelation that will shake him to the core. Skeletons will be exposed and secrets revealed in this special issue featuring art by Francesco Francavilla!


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  1. Great cover by Francavilla.

    Glad to see this is going to wrap up in this series and not as a special one-shot release like all the other back-ups.

  2. I love Frandesco’s work, this should be special.

  3. Can’t wait. This run has been great fun.

  4. FRANCAVILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. @TheNextChampion  What back-ups other than Jimmy Olsen have gotten wrapped up in a one shot?

  6. Awesome cover, very classic look.  The art on Tec has been so good.

  7. Francavilla is probably my favorite artist working today and Snyder has been knocking it out of the park, so I am super excited to read this.

  8. I was going to drop this as I’m not a big Jock fan (BURN HIM!), but I’m all for Francavilla.

    @Slockhart – :O I had no idea Jimmy Olsen was getting a one shot, woo. (I wondered what happened to it).

  9. Should be great.

  10. best superhero comic going right now
    cant wait 

  11. I am excited for this as well. This story was more interesting than the main one, which was pretty nice itself.

    @MacAoidh I believe the one shot is due out March 30. My recollection is that it will fold the story so far into it and the whole thing will be over-sized for more money. Of course I could be thinking of something else.

  12. @Slockhart: Jimmy Olsen is, and the Atom are getting one-shots to finish their story.

    ….That might be it other then this backup actually.

  13. I really look forward to this book. Snyder’s writing is superb and I love both Jock and Francavilla’s art. I hope they can keep this team together for a long time.

  14. so is that it for Jock? Geez, artist runs are pretty short these days. Don’t get me wrong, i love Francavilla’s stuff, but we were just getting started with Jock…

  15. Hey guys – Scott Snyder here. This issue is the first of to by Francesco. This one wraps up the introduction to James Jr. and the next is a cold case, being solved alone by Jim Gordon. I couldn’t be prouder of the work Francesco did on these.

  16. Oh, and Jock isn’t done! He’ll be back for 876-8. And more!

  17. Wasn’t wild about the end of the last arc, but the issues before that combined with the awesome art and the very tense Gordon story have kept this book at the top of my stack.

  18. @ssnyder1835: Oh that’s interesting. I thought both issues dealth with James Jr. but we’re also getting a cold case by James (Sr)?

    Even if it’s to wrap up the backup I hope we see more of that in the future……(wink wink) 

  19. So, now we have two issues of a different story-line with a different artist, before ending the last story? Buh?

    Or … both stories will connect?

    *David Brent fingers coming together gesture* 

  20. Francavilla? This an art attack! This IS art attack!

  21. @ssnyder1835  Really loving your work on this (and AV)! I’m glad the backup story was not abandoned, it pulled me in and then I heard DC was cancelling the backups. Can’t wait to read it. Keep it up!

  22. @kennyg  Thanks so much – and @wade_wilson – yes- it will all connect. All 12 issue sare one big story. 874 wraps up what’s come before & 875 is a stand-alone chapter that sets up everything ccoming (and involves a cold case for jim). S

  23. And @wadewilson – yes- it will all connect. All 12 issues are one big story. 874 wraps up what’s come before & 875 is a stand-alone chapter that sets up everything coming (and involves a cold case for jim). Make sense? Nothing’s getting interrupted or broken or anythig – this is all part of one big story and one big plan. S

  24. Sorry I’m such an awful poster 🙂

  25. @ssnyder1835: don’t worry about it. i usually just ignore them anyhow

    just kidding, everyone. relax

  26. I don’t know if anyone’s reading the Black Panther book, but Francavilla has been killing it on that book.  I’m excited to see a full Batman book from him.  I’ll have twinges of pain from the lack of Jock, but this will be a good kind of hurt.

  27. Did you guys all get copies that didn’t have problems? The books at my shop had repeat and missing pages so it’ll be a few more days before I get to read it :/ 

  28. ^ My copy was fine. Excellent story. The format change was handled nicely. If I wasn’t aware of it due to the Internet I wouldn’t have even noticed.

  29. great writing, great art and stellar coloring. Love this.

  30. Really, really great issue. Both stories in here with Jim dealing with his son coming back and then you have the back up with Dick still reeling from the Dealer’s gas. Francavilla’s art was also pretty damn gorgeous as well. Can’t wait to see more of this these two for next issue.


  31. Went 4/5 on this one.  LOVED the diner scene with the Gordons, but the Batman/Red Robin part was just 4/5 stuff for me.  Art was great throughout though.

  32. This was great – loved the building of tension in the diner scene…kept expecting to see a head in the toilet.

  33. Woooow! I dont know if u will find a more beautiful book on the market. The draining water as a transition between stories was very cool. What else is this guy drawing?

  34. @mattfox7669

    I believe he’s the regular artist on Marvels Black Panther: Man without Fear.

    The art I’ve seen is great, but the stories isn’t my thing.

  35. Read my official review of Snyder, Francavilla, and Jock’s run to date. 

  36. @PaulMontgomery  Damn, Paul, that was a really well-written and insightful review. Nice job!

  37. @PaulMontgomery  Can’t thank yo uenough for that piece, Paul. Made my whole day – and gave me a couple ideas 🙂  S

  38. @ssnyder1835  Intrigued! And you’re quite welcome of course. Can’t wait for Gates of Gotham as well! 

  39. Plain and simple; too many Batman titles!! Stories seem to be loosing their steam….

  40. @Flash923  Complaining does not alter the market.

  41. The 2 page spread with Batman and Red Robin was GORGEOUS.

  42. @Malecema  Agreed! The bat-shaped insert was cool too.

    This issue was great. Awesome writing, great art, and I can’t wait to find out what happens. 5/5

    How many of you saw the water coming from under the door and thought James Jr. might have actually… I was fished in. Shroedinger’s waitress anyone? I’d love me some quantum mechanics in a comic.

  43. @kennyg  Haha, “Shroedinger’s waitress.” 

  44. In 1935, Schrodinger tested on a cat.

    By 2011, Scott Snyder tested on a waitress.

  45. Scott Snyder has really got me hooked on Detective Comics all over again. The way the previous back up story has now become the lead story, the way Francavilla’s art makes two talking heads in a diner gripping, the way Snyder has perfectly captured characters interpersonal relationships… its all right up my alley.  

  46. In only 4 issues this comic has established itself as one of those books I rush to the store on Wednesday to get. 

  47. I’m reading two books starring Dick Grayson and none starring Bruce Wayne. Attention DC, you are doing it right as far as I’m concerned.

  48. @NathanNicdao No animals were harmed in making the thought experiment to explain the probabilistic nature of Quantum Mechanics. Well, Heisenberg may have kicked a dog, but that’s it.

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