Convergence: Detective Comics #1

Convergence: Detective Comics #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Len Wein Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz, Denys Cowan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
7.9Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson fight side by side in memory of Bruce Wayne as they decide who will become the next Batman.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas May 6, 2015

    In the time before Crisis on Infinite Earths, Earth 2 had a very special place in the multiverse. It was the home of the Golden Age heroes: Kal-L, the original Superman; Bruce Wayne, Batman, and his wife Selina Kyle and daughter Helena; Jay Garrick the Flash; Alan Scott the Green Lantern, and many others. It was also the home to Richard Grayson, the man who was Robin and remained Robin, even as he became a lawyer and ambassador. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Apr 30, 2015

    The art team knock it out of the park, of course. This is what you'd expect from a DC release. Russia was the best out of the two universes. The snow and the overall feeling of poverty was there. It made for the setpieces having more power than the written word on the page, which I'm not a HUGE fan of...but I don't complain. The Batmobile and the Batcavesthat Huntress and Robin find themselves in throughout are also full of little easter eggs if you look close enough to the surroundings. I enjoyed the art thouroughly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley May 1, 2015

    Overall: Buy this book. It's a fun story with some touching moments and characters with a depth that you won't find many other places in this Convergence event. There's strong artwork and even if you're a casual fan of any of these heroes, this will be a worthy pickup. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 1, 2015

    "Convergence: Detective Comics" #1 is the sort of tie-in that I wish we'd had more of so far. All the creators have clearly taken the time afforded to them to create a beautiful, thoughtful comic that avoids some of the easy traps in favor of something worth revisiting. For a comic that could have easily been creators pinch-hitting, all the individuals here clearly brought their A-game. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Apr 29, 2015

    I enjoyed the banter Dick and Helena had in the beginning of this issue and I liked seeing who the Red Son Superman was. I did not like Helenas action in the end even leading to her believed death. I liked seeing both sides of this story however I have a problem with the Huntresses final actions in this issue. Let us see how this ends. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie May 6, 2015

    While Im not ready to put this story at the top of the heap of Convergence tie-ins just yet, but with Dicks internal conflict, Helenas shoot first attitude and the return to the world of Red Son, there are definitely some interesting things going on here. In the end though its going to come down to the storys second half to see what the real value is here. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 30, 2015

    This Len Wein-penned Convergence tie-in starts off incredibly strong, but its initial momentum fizzles into senseless battled fueled by bad decisions. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 4, 2015

    After a strong start, Convergence: Detective Comics ended up being a book that I can only recommend to Red Son fans.  I believe that DC should have made this a Superman book because what we got of Robin and Huntress is both boring and annoying.  The same can be said for the art which fit the Soviet part of the story so much better than the Earth 2 Metropolis bit.  If I didn't have to review it, I'd probably skip next month's finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    nlindsay Jun 24, 2015

    Seeing the Red Sun world again is cool, and Wein has the right blend of campy and realism in the script. Sienkiewicz's inks also add nice depth, but the back and forths (4 months later in location one, now on to location two; another 4 months later in location one, now two, etc) get tiresome at times, and Huntress seems to pull the same extreme tactic twice - does she not know that explosions won't stop Superman? Silly.

  • 5.5
    Gizmo May 8, 2015

    This one is much denser than many of the other Convergence tie-ins I've read, but not in a bad way. The story focuses on both Earth-Two and also Red Son Superman. It still follows the same format, but we actually start the conflict before the end of the issue. I'm not familiar with Huntress's character, but is she supposed to be reckless and stupid? If not, the last couple pages could be bothersome. Red Son is the more interesting aspect of the book, which is rather odd considering it is a Detective Comic, but certainly welcome.

  • 8.0
    Slayer666 May 1, 2015

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas May 4, 2015

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely May 11, 2015

  • 7.0
    SwampyCA Jun 11, 2015

  • 6.5
    Houdini Feb 29, 2016

  • 4.5
    Batfan May 23, 2015

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