Detective Comics #41

Detective Comics #41

Writer: Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 12
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Following the events of Endgame, get ready to ride with the GCPD in a whole new city! Harvey Bullock is leading a Bat task force, but what are his duties, and can he be trusted? And what kind of welcome awaits his new partner, Renee Montoya?

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 13, 2015

    With everything that has happened in Gotham, it's great to see it through the eyes of an old friend. Harvey Bullock is the star here and Buccellato and Manapul make the most of it.  The story is gritty and street level and great.  The art is a mixed bag, but the writing pulls everything together so well that it didn't bother me as much as it normally would.  Even if you are sick of the "Bat-Robot" already, you'll enjoy this book because Bullock is right there with you.  Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 10, 2015

    DETECTIVE COMICS has it's own identity and feel that really separates it from Snyder and Capullo's BATMAN. The book transitions even more to be about Harvey Bullock, which works well if you've been reading the book for the past couple of arcs. Even more importantly, we get the return of Renee Montoya! The only problem with the issue is that the art is a little inconsistent and doesn't hit the mark when it comes to the emotional impact of some scenes. However, this book is off to a great start since the CONVERGENCE break, so I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Jun 10, 2015

    Detective Comics #41 is a solid continuation to a fabulous series, with the creative team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato continuing to excite. Despite not being as exciting as the recent Anarchy arc, taking it's time to get into the real depth of these developments, the issue still managed to give a fabulous introduction to the new Batman, being the perfect companion to this weeks Batman #41. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Jun 13, 2015

    In the end it was a good start and I still have high hopes for a great story arc. I miss Manapul's art, but it doesn't take too much away from the story. I hope by next issue they find their voice and straighten out some of the dialog, but they did hook me with a good mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Jul 2, 2015

    Grade A. I usually love Detective in general for it's tone and I'm liking what I'm seeing here. La Morte isn't that interesting, and probably brings this down a bit. Everything else is gold. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jun 11, 2015

    "Detective Comics" #41 is a really solid read that is new reader accessible and sets up a potentially great story arc. If you want a Gotham City title that puts more focus on the street level activities then this is your book. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen Jun 13, 2015

    Detective Comics #41 presents a solid if not groundbreaking start to the new storyline"while the action scenes provide spectacle, the character drama drives the story forward. For fans who have waited a long time to see Renee Montoya return, this issue is a much-anticipated treat. As strange as it is to Jim Gordon don a mech suit and take Batman's place, it also makes sense, because Gotham City needs Batman, and what Batman symbolizes is bigger than Bruce Wayne alone. It will be interesting to see how this story progresses. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jun 10, 2015

    Sounds weirdly paced like that, but it helped with the recap. It was told better in the issue, I promise. I'm excited to see where this story goes, and I do hope Manapul at least does the last issue or two. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jun 11, 2015

    Though most eyes will be on the other "Batman" title this week, "Detective Comics" #41 serves as a great way to give the fan favorite characters of the GCPD and the wider cast outside of the Batfamily a chance to shine. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jun 11, 2015

    It's a real shame that Manapul &Buccellato didn't contribute to art duties for this issue. Other than that, if you are coming here looking for some super heroing, then I should advise you to look elsewhere. The book is definitely more of a police procedural/drama at the moment. While there is nothing wrong with that, I'm just not sure how much interest that is going to generate among the book's current fan base. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Jun 20, 2015

    Great way of telling us what Bullock's been doing since Endgame, what is his present with the Batman Special Task Force, and what is his future plan with Montoya

  • 7.5
    nlindsay Jul 27, 2015

    This gives me the story of character reactions and hesitations about the idea of a new Officer Batman that was missing from Snyder's book - which I liked. But I need better art. I know we were spoiled by Manapul, bit the pencils need more dynamics, especially in the action sequences. Seeing Montoya back with Harv is nice though.

  • 6.5
    FuzzyCracker Jun 10, 2015

    The pacing is really choppy and the sequencing of events is poorly timed. Not having Manapul on art hurts the book.

  • 6.0
    Leeluhlee Jun 11, 2015

    I love a team assembly book and cannot praise the return of Renee Montoya enough, but the pacing of this issue just felt off. That paired with the awkward art in this book just made it a disappointing read from probably one of my top creative teams.

  • 9.5
    Zumba Jun 12, 2015

  • 8.0
    EvilPenguin543 Jun 10, 2015

  • 8.0
    Aegis Jun 10, 2015

  • 8.0
    Russell_326 Jun 18, 2015

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Jun 18, 2015

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 Jun 13, 2015

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Aug 29, 2015

  • 6.0
    Juanpk26 Jun 12, 2015

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