Batman: Streets of Gotham #1
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Batman: Streets of Gotham #1

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 17, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

An all-new Batman series by the DETECTIVE COMICS creative team of Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen! As a new Batman rises on the streets of Gotham City, the heroes, villains and citizens take notice. How will the police feel about this new Batman, and can he control the crime in Gotham the way the old Batman did?This new series also features a regular ongoing co-feature starring Manhunter written by Marc Andreyko and illustrated by Georges Jeanty (Buffy Season 8)! Kate Spencer lost a friend during the chaos of BATTLE FOR THE COWL, and now she wants payback. As usual, she'll use any means necessary to get it

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 23, 2011

    I really enjoy the Batman family of characters but it's been difficult to find a book that I can enjoy in the last few years. With all the changes and the loss of the three books that I liked with Gotham Central back in 2006 and then losing both the long running Robin and Nightwing series, I didn't know where to really go as I wanted to avoid the main books written by Morrison. With Batman: Streets of Gotham, I think I've found a series that I can get into as it deals with the more human side of Gotham, the various criminal elements and the police. The co-feature with Manhunter is right up my alley as well as I've long liked that character in its different forms, but especially the Kate Spencer one. I've not read a Batman book for some time now, but this is one that I really want to get into and savor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Jun 21, 2009

    Overall, Batman: Streets of Gotham #1 was a great pick-up. The main feature rocked--with excellent storytelling by Paul Dini and fantastic pencils by Dustin Nguyen--and the backup wasn't half bad either. While I will be picking up next month's issue once again for the Batman lead feature, I'm very intrigued where Marc Andreyko is taking his baby, Manhunter, in the back-up story. Four dollars be damned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Jun 21, 2009

    Mike Marts and Company have put together a fine first issue of this newest Batman ongoing that will, hopefully, have more great issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen Jun 21, 2009

    I only stress to be cautious about the direction of this series in the future so you don't put all your eggs in one basket. In the meantime, however, buy this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jun 17, 2009

    Despite only buying this issue for the backup, I was pleasantly surprised by Batman: Streets of Gotham #1. If you're like me and plan on flipping to the back of the issue every month, you'll be happy to know the front half is actually worth reading as well. Some months you might even start with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Jun 18, 2009

    Paul Dini fans like myself should be pleased with Batman Streets of Gotham #1 and its chilling tales. This titles does have some issues that need to be buffered out over the next few months. And Nguyen seriously needs to start distinguishing ages with younger characters. Having said that, if you're a fan of Dini then you should check out Batman Streets of Gotham #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 24, 2009

    His plotting for Streets of Gotham actually lives up to the books title; while we see the new Batman and Robin in action, it seems to be more about whats going on in Gotham as a city than the heroes mission. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 17, 2009

    "Batman: Streets of Gotham" #1 has a solid beginning, but I'm hoping its lead feature lives up to the promise of how it's being billed. It's a good concept, and while I think Dini can tell regular Batman stories just fine, I want to see how he can tackle stories where Batman isn't the real focus. Even if he doesn't, though, it's a strong enough opening that I'd be happy with it. It just comes down to if we're going to get good, or great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany Jun 18, 2009

    Both pieces are off to solid starts, with Manhunter picking up with a renewed energy. Dini has what it takes to write a great Batman story; his more traditional take will be a welcome to those fans not looking for Morrison, Rucka, or Winnick’s take, but I’d like to see his focus stretch out to the more street level characters that aren’t super. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jun 21, 2009

    This new series also features a regular ongoing co-feature starring Kate Spencer, Manhunter, who lost a friend during the chaos of Battle for the Cowl, and now she wants payback--by any means necessary. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Christopher Power Jun 21, 2009

    I had similar problems with the lettering as I had in the first story. Red sans-serif font on a black background leads to this section of the book being very difficult for me to read. Read Full Review

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