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espanolbot ([personal profile] espanolbot) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-04-18 20:37

James Gordon's Retirement Party

At the official retirement dinner for Commissioner Gordon, following his attempted murder and his wife's actual murder via the Joker, Sasha Bordeaux, Bruce Wayne's official bodyguard and the only famous Swiss person in the DCU, is getting frustrated.

Having put up with Bruce's playboy nonsense all night, she finds that he's once again disappeared while she's supposed to be guarding him. This was after she'd already yelled at him for repeatedly sneaking off, as she was hired by his company to keep him safe, and if she has no idea where he is half the time, how is she meant to be able to do her job.

Storming off to the men's loos, she attempts to track down her playboy client,







And as a bonus, here's a cute page from before the above scans, with Bruce and Stacy the GCPD temp, who shows up in a larger role in Gotham Central, having fun with the "wacky" billionaire,

salinea: the Huntress brooding (sad)

[personal profile] salinea 2012-04-18 20:27 (UTC)(link)
Good question.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-18 20:29 (UTC)(link)
Mm. I just.. I don't think there's really any 'detective' flavour to Detective Comics at the moment. Whereas Rucka or Brubaker both do great crime stories involving superheroes. I mean, hell, if DC were desperate to keep Tony Daniel around, give him his own Bat-book. I'm sure it'd still sell.
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[personal profile] filthysize 2012-04-18 20:51 (UTC)(link)
That's the thing... I have no idea why Daniel and Snyder switched titles. It's pretty obvious to everybody that his story is the more "detective" of the two.
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[personal profile] filthysize 2012-04-18 21:21 (UTC)(link)
I just wish they'd live up to the title and use Detective to tell noir/mystery stories in Gotham, starring civilian characters or cops, and Bats sporadically appearing. Something like Gotham Central, but not necessarily so proceduraly. Snyder made Gordon the main character for a chunk of his Detective run, and still have it be a Batman story. That was really nice, and really set his book apart from Morrison's and Daniel's.

Even Superman and Action Comics are at least utilizing the two titles to tell Superman stories from two different periods. Meanwhile, I can't even easily explain to newbies what's different between Batman, Detective and Batman: The Dark Knight. Saying Detective focuses on Batman's detective skills more isn't even true. Tomasi lucked out on that one.
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[personal profile] pyynk 2012-04-20 07:06 (UTC)(link)
I'll admit it's been weird pulling Batman the last 8 months when I've been reading Detective only for years now.