A Day In The Life of Bruce (Detective Comics #1009 Comic Review)

Story & Words Peter J. Tomasi

Artist Christian Duce

Colorist Luis Guerrero

Letterer Rob Leigh

Cover Doug Mahnke & David Baron

Last Issue

Bruce is dragged to a carnival of contrived fun when Joker holds patrons hostage to stage what appears to be a date with Batman. Giving every person, even the children a leather boa that had an ejection system to throw Joker toxin into the face of anyone not having fun. Using that to make Batman play carnival games and ride the tunnel of love. Eventually finding the trigger device and subduing Joker with a swarm of bats.

This Issue

We get a slice of life type of issue this time around, with Alfred asking if Bruce is coming home from patrol anytime soon. Upon return, we see the small bit of normalcy Bruce has in his life. Ace, Alfred and Wayne Enterprises. Attending an environmental meeting. Bruce greatly upsets his investors by making them pool into one jet and try to get other corporations to join his green initiative. Behind the scenes, someone has hired Floyd Lawton to take Bruce out. Being he found his way onto the plane. I’d say it an inside job.

Thoughts

This issue is definitely a filler issue, but its not a bad one. I enjoy the facade of a normal day for the behind the scenes being favored in this issue. The art definitely captures Lawton and his unique ways of geting things done. When I say unique, I mean his use a hammer for a scalpel’s job tact. There’s some fun internal struggles coming Bruce’s way and I’m excited to see them.

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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
I liked this issue, it's just not at the same pace as the rest of what's going on with Bruce. That's honestly a good thing, as an audience, it's good for us to see that he is just a dude.
Good
  • Nice grounding in a rough time
  • Show's some of Bruce's support system
  • Bruce being Bruce and not the Bat
Bad
  • Filler
  • Slow Read
7.5
Good
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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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