Check Out The First Pages of Detective Comics #5

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Gruesome things have been happening in the recently rebooted Detective Comics. How gruesome, you ask? [Spoilers if you haven't been reading.]

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The Joker's had his his face removed. Hapless citizens of Gotham have gotten cut to pieces and sewn back together, courtesy of a new villain called The Dollmaker. It's been a grotesquely violent run by Tony Daniel and crew, with fast-moving action and twisty clue-hunting by the Dark Knight in a very well-drawn run.

Now Kotaku's got a sneak peek at the first few pages from Detective Comics #5, which opens with a cult-like Joker demonstration. It's out this Thursday in comics shops and digital comics storefronts everywhere.

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I heard that the New 52 Detective Comics series is not very good. I can't verify, since they are not available in my country, but can someone explain why one everyone is saying this?