Detective Comics #47 Comic Book Recap/Review

Detective Comics #47 Recap/Review – Robin War Part Three

Detective Comics #47 Comic Book Recap

In the streets of Gotham City, Jim Gordon is under attack.  Dick Grayson says he is fighting on the wrong side of all of this, and anybody who gives a damn about fighting for what’s right would understand this.

One hour earlier, Jim and Harvey Bullock are surveying the new facilities housing the captured Robins.  Both men are shocked at this facility’s crude housing, and Jim Gordon considers the Cage a major violation of civil rights.  The Robins are unsettled as well.  Something is not right.  The cops are waiting for something.  As Bullock and Gordon leave, Damian contemplates escaping.

Detective Comics #47 Recap/Review – Robin War Part Three

Outside, Jim contacts Councilwoman Noctua and declares he has serious misgivings over how the children are being treated.  The politician brushes off his concerns, so Jim gets into his mech suit and vows to get to the bottom of this.  He finds Dick Grayson, and their battle begins.  Jim manages to convince the former Nightwing to stop, and the two men start to talk.  Hearing Grayson out, Jim realizes he’s just been waiting for somebody to give him a voice to what his gut has been telling him.  They agree to work together, and the two men get down to business.

Over in the cage, the police begin to lower the Robins.  The officers are dismissed from the facility, and the Robins see who is behind all of this.  Their onlooker says the children are out of control.  And before they do any damage to the Owl’s plans for them, for the Gray Son, and for Gotham, it’s time they are dealt with properly.

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Detective Comics #47 Comic Book Review

Hello and welcome to Comic Island!  My name is Arden, and this is my recap, and review, of Detective Comics #47!

So we continue our Robin War coverage with Detective Comics #47.  So far, this has been a fun and simple crossover, and while Part Three continues this trend, I can’t help but feel this is the weakest in the story thus far.

It’s not bad, by any means, it is just that every other part in Robin War before and after this I have read adds more to the story.  So Detective Comics #47 is not terrible, though the art feels a bit underwhelming at times, but it is lacking something.  In comparison, Robin War #1 had a solid introduction to the story and some excellent moments.  Grayson #15 was a fun romp with some memorable moments and storytelling for all four of the original Robins.  But Detective Comics pretty much just shuffles the Robin War’s story along without much exciting, essentially just moving the plot from point A to point B without doing anything to stand out or stick with us.

So it’s not bad, nor does it ruin the ongoing Robin War story.  It’s just a weak link in something that is otherwise a more solid piece.  Don’t worry though, the next comic in this crossover, We Are Robin #7, has a lot more to offer.  So stay tuned for that and let me know what you guys think in the comments section below, and don’t forget to like, subscribe, and keep reading comics.

[Related: DC Comics Complete Robin War Reading Order Checklist]
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