Ice, Ice, Nora (Detective Comics #1013 Review)

Writer Peter J. Tomasi

Penciller Doug Mahnke

Inker Keith Champagne & Christian Alamy

Colors David Baron

Letters Rob Leigh

Cover Baron & Mahnke

Variant Cover Tyler Kirkham

Last Issue

Freeze gave out his meticulous orders to several groups of mercenaries. The goal? To kidnap a few different women with similar physiological traits to his wife, Nora. With the intent to test out a serum he received from (F)Lex Luthor. Being a scientist, Freeze very much had the intention to test it out before just injecting it into Nora. Batman had something to say about his less than a clinical trial.

This Issue

Bruce catches up to one of the mercenary groups. They botched the job and under orders from Victor directly, were to return and apprehend the subject. There Bruce catches up to them. With a bit of Batman trademark theatrics, he was able to get them all to talk. Freeze’s plan is compromised, but Bruce still has to get to him.

Thoughts

This issue felt a little incomplete to me. Maybe it has a lot to do with it being the rising action before the plot reaches its climax. Perhaps it’s very straight to the point nature of the comic. In any case, I feel like we could have tied up this part with Freeze right now. Rather than keep us tied up for Bruce to inevitably go after the big fish in this pond. (F)Lex Luthor.

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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 overall. I just wish it had a more consistent pace in the action. This feels a lot like tons of build-up. with little payoff.
Good
  • Fun Interrogation
  • Artwork was very Dynamic
  • FLAMETHROWERS
Bad
  • Too Tropey
7
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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