Batman: The Detective #4

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 14, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 25
8.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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Bruce Wayne is facing charges for the attempted murder of former mentor and teacher Henri Ducard and faces a grueling Interpol interrogation. Nothing is as it appears, however, as the Gotham expatriate charges into a lion’s den of mystery and duplicity without the benefit of Batman’s tools. Will the onetime Dark Knight escape unscathed?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 13, 2021

    When taken as a whole, Batman The Detective #4 delivers a great addition to the storys continuing narrative. It shows aspects of the books star that many stories would avoid, but ultimately their inclusion makes the narrative stronger. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jul 13, 2021

    This is a beautiful edition. The drawings are extremely detailed, and the color work is a perfect fit in both tone and style. This issue does an amazing job in balancing modern energy with a noir mood. Read Full Review

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

    DC has too many Batman books in the lineup these days, but Batman The Detective is certainly a strong enough read to warrant enduring through any pruning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Benjamin Milne Jul 15, 2021

    In conclusion, Batman: The Detective #4 is a thrilling masterclass in the mythos of our dark detective. Hyper-focused with the potential for grander and harsher affairs, this comic will haunt even the most grizzled Batman fan! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 13, 2021

    Readers that like a BATMAN with more finesse and charm wont find that here. For the reader whos looking for a BATMAN who has 17 backup plans that are practically ludicrous and silly for anyone to plan for, this series isn't for you. Taylor and his team provide fans with one of the most realistic versions I've seen in quite some time. I highly recommend giving BATMAN: THE DETECTIVE a shot to see what you've been missing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 13, 2021

    This type of international espionage and terrorism story is different for Batman, and as we had to the final act, Taylor and Kubert are doing a great job of jacking up the tension with every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 13, 2021

    Batman: The Detective #4 rocks. I love old, grizzled Bruce. Equilibrium scare the bejeezus out of me and Amina's cooler than a snowman wearing Ray-Bans. The main cast is terrific, the villains are terrifying, and the premise is terrific. The only thing I don't like about this series is that we're only getting two more issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde Jul 13, 2021

    Despite my reservations about the art depicting Bruce Wayne, I like this story and its take on the Dark Knight, which makes me look forward to continuing the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Jul 14, 2021

    It's a nice feeling to review a book I genuinely like. These types of comics are good, because they make me feel like I have something to say about them that feels substantive, without taking away from the fact that the overall product is a good time. Taylor and Kubert have made a miniseries that I certainly don't think is perfect, but represents a great example of Batman's character, his values, and what he'll do to save the people he's sworn to protect. I'm curious and excited to see how it culminates! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 14, 2021

    In overstating the threat, Batman: The Detective undermines its many, many strengths. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jul 13, 2021

    In Batman: The Detective #4 you get a little forward progress in Bruce Wayne's investigation, putting him through the wringer to make this feel more like a James Bond story than a Batman story. With no information to understand or care about Equilbirium, the story is starting to feel small and frustrating. Read Full Review

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