Detective Comics #52

Detective Comics #52

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Matt Ryan, Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
6.5Critic Rating
4.2User Rating

When devastating secrets are revealed at a Marine Corps base, Batman must decide who to trust from his past if hes going to solve the mystery.

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph May 4, 2016

    While this didn't quite feel like the finale to a volume for a flagship book, it was a satisfying read nevertheless. I maintain my position that Tomasi wrote the best Gordon/Batman stories and I think this two-issue arc helps my case. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand May 4, 2016

    While this isn't the kind of story I'd like to see depicted in the pages of Detective Comic, it was nonetheless entertaining and beautiful to look at. Although I don't think anyone is going to be kicking themselves over passing this story up, those that did get it are still in for a wild (albeit unconventional) ride. But whatever…it's a giant robot vs a giant mummy. Go comics! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad May 5, 2016

    Overall, A good read, Very cool to see more of Gordan's past and how he still supports soldiers as well as has their support! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool May 4, 2016

    Closing Thoughts: A decent two-part story, but the last page of the comic was by far the most compelling. I just wish more of Tomasi's run on Detective had more moments like that. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 4, 2016

    Action fans should take a look at this issue as it has plenty of action drawn in incredible detail. This two parter story concludes nicely, though it lacks the emotional oomph it was going for. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley May 9, 2016

    DETECTIVE COMICS #52 brings this series to a close in truly lackluster fashion. The book had its ups and downs during the New 52, but it was generally a solid option if you wanted to read good Batman stories that took place away from Scott Snyder's winding narrative. Unfortunately, it ends on a down note, even though Fernando Pasarin brings his A game to the issue. The story and dialogue just aren't strong enough to make this an entertaining issue, and as a result, the New 52 DETECTIVE COMICS goes out with a whimper. Read Full Review

  • 3.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 4, 2016

    This issue (and the two part arc it finishes) has me excited for Rebirth.  Not because it leads into the upcoming event one bit, but because once it starts, I can forget about this bunch of nonsense.  I don't think Tomasi was given much to work with here and he passes that on to the reader.  Everything about this screams filler and I am just sorry that I heeded the call. Read Full Review

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