Islands Without Gilligan (Detective Comics #1010 Review)

Story & Words Peter J. Tomasi

Artist Christian Duce

Colorist David Baron

Letterer Rob Leigh

Cover Jay Lee & Jun Chung

Variant Cover Bryan Hitch &Alex Sinclaire

Last Issue

 

After a long night of patrol, Bruce takes the time to make appearances as the owner of Wayne Ent. After making the decision for all of the execs to pool in one jet to locations from here on out as a part of their green initiative. Meanwhile, the plane was being hijacked by one Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot. During the hijacking, the plane is struck by a bolt of lightning. Cracking the fuselage and sending Bruce into a freefall with two halves of the plane.

This Issue

Bruce is found half-dead by a couple of stranded WWII veterans. Together they take him back to their camp and nurse him back to health. Meanwhile, Deadshot is inundated with the protection of his hostages. Shooting both a rattlesnake and a panther in order to protect his paycheck. The two men explain to Bruce that they have been thee for 75 years, not even knowing who won the war being so disconnected from the rest of the world.

Thoughts

This was a very fun issue. Granted its a bit different from what we are used to in regards to Batman. With impromptu WWII gear and a group of people to protect. Bruce has a job to do and it’s relieving to see he’s just as effective even without his preferred tech. The art style is very reminiscent of Green Arrow’s time of deserted islands with clarity and grit that properly captures the era the issue tips its hat to. I’m excited to see how this excerpt ends.

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Travis Tucker

Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
This issue was a nice slow change of pace compared to the last issue. It wasn't too boring and it had a lot of cool tidbits that one would normally see in a what-if series.
Good
  • Loved the Gilligan's throwback
  • Old dudes being cool and not cringey
  • WWII Batman!!
Bad
  • Vague cause of conflict
8
Great
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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