Batman: The Detective #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 14, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 51
8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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An epic tale begins that will take Batman on a harrowing, action-packed European adventure in a new miniseries by superstar creators Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert! A horrific tragedy in the United Kingdom sends a very personal and deadly message to the Dark Knight—one that will draw Batman out of Gotham City to investigate! From the moment he lands in Europe, Batman will face a difficult investigation and unheard-of adversaries and find the assistance of a partner once more—all in the hunt for the villain known as Equilibrium! New villains! New allies! A thrilling overseas adventure begins for the Dark Knight!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Apr 21, 2021

    This introduction to Batman: The Detective was really a nice opener. I love the plot and how it flows smoothly into different scenarios. I loved seeing Knight and Squire again, as well as seeing Bruce pay homage to BOTH his Fathers. This is a heady mix of emotion and perseverance that I look forward to seeing how it all plays out for the World's Greatest Detective. Of course, I want to know who is behind it all as well, but isn't that the fun part of a story? To watch everything add up? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Apr 13, 2021

    This is a great comic, and I cannot wait to hear everyone else's thoughts on it, when it's released. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 13, 2021

    In short, if you're looking for an excellent Batman story that is friendly to new readers, you can't do better than Batman: The Detective #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 13, 2021

    The Detective gets off to a good start as Taylor, Kubert and Anderson manage the challenging task of having yet another new Batman title stand out among the flood of Dark Knight books on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 13, 2021

    BATMAN is intelligent, hardworking, and expresses an unwavering moral compass. Hes fearless, courageous, and relies on his wit and aging physicality to overcome some of the darkest obstacles Gotham has to offer. However, with the death of Alfred, he's lost and searching for a purpose. Taylor makes this story new user-friendly while reintroducing some semi-obscure Bat characters in the process. Anyone can hop onboard without prior knowledge and learn something new in the process. Plus, older and more avid fans will love how real and natural BATMAN is portrayed. Taylor creatively drops readers deep into the story almost immediately and makes new fans feel welcome with some of the many clever twists within the narrative. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 13, 2021

    Even if you're the type who thinks there are too many Batman books, I recommend giving Batman: The Detective a try. This is not only a very different Batman compared to the mainline books, but this first issue makes a strong case to justify the series' existence. Batman: The Detective is an engaging new adventure for Batman that never lets up and never lets us forget the weight on his shoulders. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 13, 2021

    A perfect mystery for the Dark Knight Detective, and another big win for one of DC's best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 13, 2021

    Batman The Detective #1 ends on a reveal that cant fail to grab the attention of readers. With the apparent why of this airborne disaster revealed, Batman knows he is up against someone looking to hurt him in an extremely particular way. But who, and why remain to be discovered. Finding out why has me more hyped than Ive been for a Batman story in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Apr 10, 2021

    Batman Detective #1 starts off a series that will make readers love or hate Batman as much as Bruce Wayne does. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Apr 13, 2021

    If you're looking for the Tom Taylor on Batman that we've been waiting for, then you're in for a surprise"but not a disappointment. Batman: The Detective takes the Bat out of Gotham, and it leaves the rogues behind, yet this clean slate is the perfect stage for Taylor and Kubert to bring the Dark Knight back to his essence. Here's hoping for much, much more of this in the years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 13, 2021

    Batman: The Detective #1 is a fun start to a self-contained Batman story. It takes him to unfamiliar territory and seems to mix his different aspects well. It's a nice break from the greater macro Batman story taking place currently in other series. There's some that's a bit classic about it, a comic you can just pick up and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Apr 13, 2021

    Kubert uses detailed and exciting drawings to fill this issue. The color work of Anderson accentuates them beautifully, and the tone perfectly defines the world of Batman. Though I find the total work to be wonderfully done, there is a particular panel that I find glorious. This is an engaging issue that immerses you into the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Benjamin Milne Apr 16, 2021

    Finally, my only hope for the series is that it goes on to defend its title of Batman: “The Detective” with masterminds colliding thoughts as opposed to fists colliding with faces. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Apr 13, 2021

    Batman the Detective is available today so make sure you pick up a copy and add it to the top of your reading pile. This is now one you sent going to want to wait on Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Apr 15, 2021

    "Batman: The Detective" #1 finds an intriguing direction for a different kind of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 13, 2021

    Bit and Pieces:Batman: The Detective #1 is an okay start to a new arc for the Caped Crusader. The art is great. The jury is still out on the story. It's not flawed. It's just that there's nothing to blow you away or really hook you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - DJ Torres Apr 13, 2021

    With a Grant Morrison-esque vibe, Tom Taylor starts off well with an issue that cameos plenty of interesting characters to create what should be an intriguing investigative story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Apr 13, 2021

    Like their interpretation of Bruce's state of being, it is a starting point rather than a fully fleshed-out and understood vision. The thematics are the most detailed factor, making for an issue ruminating on lives saved and the ghosts of those lost, and it remains to be seen if the creative team will be able to use the remaining five issues to connect these various pieces into a more cohesive whole. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 14, 2021

    The creative talent assembled to tell this superhero-mystery is top-notch, but the underlying conspiracy may prevent them from elevating this story above the tawdry and familiar. Read Full Review

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