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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; 52nd edition edition (2 Dec 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401249981
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401249984
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 1.7 x 26.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is your go-to book."--"Entertainment Weekly " ""Detective Comics" is head-spinningly spectacular from top to bottom.""--MTV Geek " "The start to something truly great."--"IGN " "A perfect transition into the medium."--"Complex Magazine"

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Once an editor for Wildstorm, John Layman turned to writing comics full-time in 2002 and mainly wrote for Marvel Comics. However, he is mostly known for his creator-owned titles at Image Comics, such as the graphic novel "Puffed" and the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series "Chew." He currently writes the monthly adventures of the Dark Knight in DETECTIVE COMICS.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mice Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 19 Dec 2014
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The stories from issues #25-29 of the ‘New 52’ Batman – Detective Comics series are collected as Batman Detective Comics Volume 5: Gothtopia HC (The New 52). There are two single-issue stories, followed by a three-parter; and issue #27 provides a number of commemorative stories - 56 pages worth - written and illustrated by a wide range of Batman regulars, past and present, to mark the significance of Detective Comics issue #27. These are all excellently scripted and illustrated, as you would expect from the comic that gave DC its name. They are, however, just a collection of Batman stories. There are far too many Batman titles to be able to follow some sort of master plan or linked development across all of them, so just enjoy each story or collection as a single entity.

The main story in issue #25 is a tie-in to the Zero Year event over in Batman, and features Jim Gordon in a solo story. The backup story is a bridge between the main story above and the next issue, which features the conclusion to the Man-Bat storyline from the previous volume. Then issues #27-29 are the titular “Gothtopia”, which sees ‘someone’ managing to turn Gotham city into America’s safest city, where crime has been abolished, and the white-suited Batman and his assistant Catbird are almost out of a job. However, Poison Ivy goes on a rampage, claiming that everyone has been drugged, and that nothing is as it seems. She is quickly packed off to Arkham.
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It was okay
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Love this book awesome stories , great art.
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GOOD DEAL! 16 Dec 2014
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