Batman: Detective Comics: Road to Ruin by Peter J. Tomasi

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Title: Batman: Detective Comics.
Story-arc: Road to Ruin.
Volume: 6.
Writer(s): Peter J. Tomasi.
Artist(s): Nicola Scott, Kenneth Rocafort, Bilquis Evely, Andrew Hennessy, Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy.
Colourist(s): Trish Mulvihill, Daniel Brown, Mat Lopes, Dave McCaig.
Letterer(s): Rob Leigh.
Publisher: DC Comics.
Format: Single Issues.
Release Date: October 5th 2021.
Pages: 128.
Genre(s): Comics, Science-Fiction.
ISBN13: 9781779512703.
My Overall Rating:

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Previously in the Batman: Detective Comics (2016―) series:
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 1): Mythology by Peter J. Tomasi.
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 2): Arkham Knight by Peter J. Tomasi.
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 3): Greetings From Gotham by Peter J. Tomasi
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 4): Cold Vengeance by Peter J. Tomasi.
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 5): The Joker War by Peter J. Tomasi.

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  • While reading this I was thinking about the differences between how we choose something to read. Sometimes we choose based on the author or creator. We’ll read anything that author writes. Other times we choose based on the character. Comics tend to franchise characters that last through generations of people, so there’s always something new to read about them. That’s a strength. But a weakness is that not all creators will be as suited to the character as others. In the case of following the author/artist we might be more assured that we’ll enjoy the story. That’s a strength. But the creator can only create so much and will eventually pass on, so we may run out of their material, especially if they no longer write about our favorite character. Not sure where I’m going with this, just pondering the strengths and weaknesses, as many recent Batman reviews seem to be examples of the weaknesses. Here’s hoping that turns around soon. 🙂

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    • You’re absolutely right. I’m mostly following Batman around, no matter who gets their hands on him. Having read so much on him, by so many different writers, and with so many different artists, I feel like I get pickier and pickier every year, realizing that the effort put in by some creators today is mostly affected by how things are marketed rather than by original ideas. It’s a bit saddening but at least the upside is that the better stories from the past are always there to remind us that something great can always be created in the future, in the right hands! 😀

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  • Ouch, ouch, ouch! I’ll steer clear of this run, then 😉 Never read a decent Tomasi, I must say. He seems to be a filler type of writer, between the bigger names. Neither his Supermen nor his Arkham Knights are memorable or even remotely good. I guess he’s dependable, though. No great ups and downs like certain King, either 😉

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    • I plan on trying his Super-stuff in the near future but you’re right about his Arkham Knight stuff. Then again, that series was based on a video game that was definitely superior. I’m hoping the Super-stuff will help me tolerate his stuff more cause otherwise, I’ll just fear whenever I run across his name in the future.

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  • I wonder how you read these special editions and collectible comics. Do you put gloves on to make sure you don’t leave any smudges? Do you put away all the beverages not to spill? Do you read only half the page so as not to fully open it and impact the spine?

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    • Honestly, for these single issues, I’m no monster but I don’t read them with A LOT of carefulness though. They’re mostly magazines after all and I don’t grade them to resell them or anything. I do, however, read my omnibuses and more expensive editions with much more carefulness. Since they cost… A LOT. 😀

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