Telling a story of regret and redemption, Batman: Detective Comics Vol 3-League of Shadows (Rebirth) is haunting.
Orphan, aka Cassandra Cain, is a former killer for hire trying to overcome her and her family’s past and become a superhero. Despite a friendship with Batman, she still feels desperately alone. Mayor Hady is a corrupt politician attempting to finally put his citizens first before his own greed.
Into the vacuum comes the League of Shadows intent on killing both superheroes and villains in pursuit of a better world. Who is behind this merciless new violence? Is it the Joker, Ra’s Al Ghul or a new player from Orphan’s past?
The bright pastel color pallet with pops of bright red and the illustrator’s varying use of perspective makes the artwork both beautiful and intrinsic to the story being told. The complex backstory of Orphan makes this comic a compelling read. 4 stars!
Thanks to the publisher, DC Entertainment, and netgalley for an advance review copy in exchange for my honest review. Batman: Detective Comics Vol 3-League of Shadows (Rebirth) will be published October 10, 2017.