Review by: Chuckenigma

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Avg Rating: 4.3
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Art and cover by JOCK

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

This issue was a mindfuck.  Which of course, is a MUCH easier experience for Jock to illustrate.

A satisfying conclusion to The Black Mirror arc, what we got was a gasping moment in the middle of the book that you would have thought been saved for the last page.

We got what Dick really thinks of Barbra’s love for him in the deepest parts of his mind. (Anybody else notice how Snyder is sticking in at least one Dick/Barbra reference per issue?  Make me feel like he’s trying to set up something or let us all know he was at least a fan of them being together.)

We got High Flying Steel Batman.

We got a new Man-Bat-type villain who is sure to pop up again at some point.  Because Dick needs his own monster to fight.

And we got a bloody crowbar that will remind Dick for some time to come that the “good” of the people that he & others put their ass on the line for everyday is sometimes perhaps right up there with Santa Claus & The Easter Bunny, as far as idolized thoughts go.

But what we DIDN’T get was a James Gordon back-up, continuing this surprisingly suspenseful story arc.  Not to dis the DC Universe Online comic preview that I’ve already read a million times at this point, but it’s not what I would have preferred had I been given the choice.  Y’know, something I haven’t read yet.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. this series is one that I was looking forward too , but my local comic shop only ordered about copies of it . Looks like I have to wait until the trade comes out to check this one out . Darn it .

  2. You’re getting the James Gordon story in the next issue. DC got rid of the co-features so they’re moving that to the main feature.

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