Detective Comics: Endgame #1

Detective Comics: Endgame #1

Event\Storyline: Endgame Writer: Brian Buccellato Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
6.3Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

The city is overrun by Jokerized victims, but a small band of teenagers unites to take a stand. Their secret knowledge of Gotham City's streets helps them survive, but will Batman take help from this young group of upstarts? And what could it mean for the future of the young heroes in Gotham City?

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 11, 2015

    Normally when there's a big Batman event, we're forced to read a bunch of tie-in stories that have a more overwhelming feeling. Instead of forcing Endgame into other titles, like DETECTIVE COMICS, we get a cool one-shot that really gives a different angle on the story happening in BATMAN. Brian Buccellato shows us the story from the civilian angle, something that is too often overlooked. If you have an entire city being affected by the Joker's scheme, it's great to see its affects. Besides the story, we get some good art and cool guest appearances that really makes this stand out from your average big event crossover/tie-in book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Mar 11, 2015

    This was a great stand-alone issue of Detective Comics. An entertaining, but not too serious story made for a solid stand-alone tale. Although this issue did not add a lot to the Endgame storyline, it was a great ride from start to finish. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good time without a ton of commitment. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 12, 2015

    While you don't need to read this to get your full Batman Endgame story on, it is a fun side story about what's going on in Gotham from the perspective of teenagers.  With a great art team this unneeded story is a fun escape from the seriousness of the Joker getting his Endgame on.  While it doesn't feel like a Detective Comics story, it does feature a character from the last Anarky story line and after reading this, I hope we see a lot more of him and his new group of friends.   Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Latest Pull - Barry Donnelly Mar 11, 2015

    This is a fun and straight forward story with art that is very much at home in the current Snyder era Gotham city. Its set in a very dark era of Gotham city but the content and moral arc of the story is quite hopeful, encouraging in the reader the virtue of working together like the Bat family and to help your friends in tough times. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Mar 13, 2015

    Buccellato is clearly introducing us to characters that will be further explored in other places. He has fun with a story that may seem trite but is definitely more than that. It entertains while giving us a slice of life story in a city that is known for Batman and his family. Although Batman doesn't interact with these characters, they are clearly influenced by the caped crusader and his crusade. He battles for a city that may seem like it has no hope of a brighter future. Yet these children believe in Gotham and believe that they can make a difference. Maybe they'll end up inspiring Batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 11, 2015

    The bottom line for this issue is that, despite its flaws, it's still a fun read. The simplistic and driven storyline is engaging and has enough heart to make us feel for the characters, which is the most important part of any story. Hopefully this won't be the last we see of these characters, since they all have potential to be great. After all, if the world was ending all around you, would you be able to help save the day like them? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Mar 12, 2015

    Detective Comics: Endgame #1 is a fun, but fleeting story featuring an underused character at their most vulnerable, and bolstered by loose, but intense art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 12, 2015

    The major flaw in the Detective Comics: Endgame tie-in is how inconsequential the whole affair feels. Sure, seems like Brian Buccellato is building towards something with the Lonnie Machin (originally Anarky in pre-"New 52" continuity) character, but the events in this issue don't feel like they are really driving the character or "Endgame" forward any further. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 16, 2015

    The overall execution of "Detective Comics: Endgame" #1 is rushed and distractingly uneven, making this a story that will struggle to be remembered as part of "Endgame." Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Mar 12, 2015

    I felt like this Endgame tie-in was completely irrelevant and was just an attempt for DC to cash in on the name of their number one selling story line of the moment. Read Full Review

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