The Belfry Era… No more. (Detective Comics #973 Comic Review)

Detective Comics #973 “The Fall of the Batmen” Finale!

Writer: James Tynion IV

Pencils: Jesus Merion

Colors: Jason Wright

Letters: Sal Cipriano

Cover: Guillem March and Tomey Morey

The team is in pieces and now that Clayface is unleashed in the City of Gotham, they face their most challenging mission yet! With time not on their side, Batwoman must do something that will tear down everything Batman and Red Robin have worked so hard for. Has the warning from Tim Drake of the future becoming a reality? Don’t miss the issue that everyone will be talking about!

What you need to know: The Victim Syndicate has tortured Clayface and has gone after the Bat-family, but while fighting them, canisters filled with extra clay from previous fights with Batman over the years break and fall over Clayface, making him stronger and bigger than ever before. Now, Clayface looks on to destroy the City of Gotham.

What you’ll find out: The Belfry is gone and the Bat-family is in shambles. The Victim Syndicate’s plan has worked to perfection. The City of Gotham now sees who Batman has had in his team all along. As the citizens of Gotham run for their lives and the first victim watches in glory, Batman and the Bat-family try to pick themselves up (what’s left) and hopefully stop their once team partner from fully destroying the city. Batman hopes that his plans will work to stop this nightmare, but Batwoman may have to make a critical choice that will shatter the Bat-family to the core.

What just happened? Well if you were waiting for Clayface to turn full on supervillain and destroy the city and the Bat-family since he joined them, well then the wait is over. As Clayface lays waste to the city he once wanted to protect and the man once known as Basil Karloff is gone, the Bat-family watches in terror as their once called friend loses his mind and rampages through Gotham City. The Belfry is gone and so is Red Robin’s dream to make Gotham a safer place, but as he watches his dreams be destroyed by his ally, the other members of the Bat-family race to stop Clayface. Batwoman on the other hand has her own agenda to stop Clayface, and it’s one that everyone will be talking about for years to come!

 

How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh, outweighed the bad.
I thought we’d get to see forever, but forever has blown away.
It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.

 

I don’t know where this road is gonna lead to.
All I know is where we’ve been and what we’ve been through.
If it gets me to tomorrow, I hope it’s worth all the pain.
It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.

 

And I’ll take with me the memories to be my sunshine after the rain.
It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday

 

(Lyrics by Boyz II Men)

 

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Luis Cruz

Luis Cruz

Luis Cruz Puerto Rican lost in the Multiverse with his son and his fiance straight edge pescatarian and the love of comics. Cyclops and magneto are right
Summary
What’s my final thought? I don’t know let me ask my heart that’s on the floor what my final thoughts are. But in all honesty, this issue will be one that people will be talking about. From the beginning, I liked the idea of Clayface joining the team, a second chance to become a hero and be part of the Bat-family; and for a while it was awesome seeing Clayface side by side with Batman. Now it’s just heart wrenching knowing that this might be the end for… the Bat-family as a whole.  
8.5
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Luis Cruz Puerto Rican lost in the Multiverse with his son and his fiance straight edge pescatarian and the love of comics. Cyclops and magneto are right

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