The Cold Never Bothered Them Anyway (Detective Comics #1014 Review)

Writer Peter J. Tomasi

Penciller Doug Mahnke

Inkers Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin & Doug Mahnke

Colors David Baron

Letterer Rob Leigh

Cover Mahnke & Baron

Variant Cover Paul Pope & Bruno Seelig

Last Issue

Bruce interrogates Freeze’s incompetent henchmen. Using Alfred as a stunt corpse to really sell the sense of danger and fear. They tell him about Victor’s plan all the way down to its location. The time to act is now. Bruce raids Freeze’s facility in a fiery red batsuit and a flamethrower. After a bit of a struggle, Victor escapes with his wife but must leave his newly acquired test subjects. Bruce emerges from the frozen lake he was left in, with that red glow Batman movies from the 90s made us familiar with.

This Issue 

After decades of trying and failing, fighting batman, fighting warm weather, killing people and stealing diamonds. Nora for the first time in quite some time opens her eyes. Alive again, she speaks with Victor over whats happened over the course of time. Reminding him that she wanted him to let her go. To allow her illness to run its course and kill her. Freeze assures her that this is much better, and in exchange for the years she had left, this is a small price to pay for being cured.

Thoughts

Payoffs make the buildup palatable. This time the whole thing is rather exquisite in my opinion. It’s not been your typical Tomasi tale in short burst but instead the end of an era for Freeze. Who had been wrapped up in the revival of his wife since his conception. The art really helps me take in these past few issues too. The crisp, icy grit that is brought out in these panels is perfect for this story and it takes some attention to detail to pull something like that off.

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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 really like this Mr. Freeze Year of the Villain spot. It finally liberates Freeze from the limitation of always having to protect. As the most proficient ice user in Gotham that was the largest handicap that he has officially turned into an asset.
Good
  • Ties Loose Ends
  • Good Pay Off
  • Good Buildup
  • Growth
Bad
  • Gotham White Walkers
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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