Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils by: Doug Mahnke
Inks by: Jamie Mendoza
Colors by: David Baron
Letters by: Rob Leigh
Being DC’s most important character, Batman is someone who always has multiple stories going on concurrently and it’s always hard to keep up with what’s happening and when. Right now alone he’s in Detective Comics, Batman/Superman, Batman, Justice League, and more, all within the same continuity. It’s hard to keep up with and hard to know which is worth your time and which is actually going to matter in the grand scheme of things. Peter J. Tomasi’s run on Detective Comics has been one that doesn’t really matter, but it has been one that’s been very entertaining and fun for fans of Batman.
In this issue, we get the first issue of a new story about Batman and Mr. Freeze. Ever since his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, Mr. Freeze is a character that has had continual interest and many different takes on his life and his struggles with his wife Nora. This issue was a very interesting take on that relationship because it comes in the middle of Batman’s struggles with his feelings about Catwoman, so there was a nice showing of the two relationships as foils.
Mr. Freeze is conducting an experiment on women that look like his wife because of a device that Lex Luthor gave him, and Batman is taking notice. This issue was more about explaining what the story will be and setting things up more than action heavy scenes or pivotal things happening. Overall this was a good issue that will hopefully lead to a great story.