Satisfying: The best thing about this series is how distinct each issue has been as a complete package of entertainment. The first issue set up the basic conflict between Bruce and the Joker (as it needed to, so convoluted has their relationship become in other books), the second played with the Scarecrow's role (linking this series thematically to the recent film), the third caught up in Two-Face's machinations, the fourth a choice between illusion and reality relating to love, the fifth a mysterious flashback to childhood, and now this final one a haunted funhouse and climax. It does go a bit off the rails with the Joker losing his focus and descending into chaos for the fiery climax, but even that fate is one that effects him more than anyone else, leaving all the pieces in place for a sequel. Read Full Review
The reason why Batman: Dark Detective does not earn a perfect score is that Engleheart totally cops out on the reasons why Silver St. Cloud and Batman do not stay together. Batman: Dark Detective wasn't set in proper Batman continuity. The book is far, far too smart for that, and no stupid status quo needed to be preserved. Since Batman: Dark Detective was about logic versus madness. A logical conclusion should have been reached. Silver St. Cloud going home with Batman, and the Dark Detective ready for another adventure. Read Full Review
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