Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Batman - Streets of Gotham #13 - DC
This is the second part of the story about Duffy, the Carpenter. Remember, she's the one that fixed up the new lair for Catwoman over in Gotham City Sirens. Well now she's been hired by the Director to build the perfect death-trap. He plans on making a film of Batman's demise. The problem is, one the film is finished, he doesn't really have any need of Duffy anymore. So she's found that plans on how he's planning on killing her, when this whole thing is over. So anyways, in order to evade suspicion she has to continue building the set, while at the same time putting in some surprises of her own . . should she need them to evade his wrath. And of course that's what happens once he puts his plan in motion to lure the Batman onto his set. Anyways, one thing leads to another . . she sends a hint out there for Batman to find. Now all she has to do is stay alive long enough for him to put the pieces together and, unwittingly, come to her rescue. Obviously Dick isn't happy with her, and orders her to leave town. She's on her way back to Keystone City when she gets the call that Mr Freeze is looking for some help turning a skating rink into his center of operations. Even with Batman's warning, who is she to turn down a job. I enjoyed Duffy's character. I think she's interesting. She's not a criminal . . per se, but . .she's also not picky about who she works for. I think she's got a lot of potential, and some interesting stories ahead of her. This one is brought to us by Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs. In the ManHunter backup, Kate finally finds Ramsey. It turns out that he made it back to the apartment while she and Iron Munro were out scouring the city looking for him. The problem is . . Plain Jane was also there . . disguised as his mother. I've enjoyed this part of the book by Marc Andreyko and Szymon Kudranski. And it looks like this won't be the last we'll be seeing of her. First she's a fixed part of Gotham now. Now that she's the DA. Plus, at the end of this story, it looks like she and Dick are going to be coming to some kind of arrangement. The future definitely looks bright.