Batman: The Detective #5

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 22, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 23
8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Equilibrium unmasked! Falling further behind the villainous Equilibrium, Batman enlists the help of the European Alliance of the Bat in hopes of turning the case around! With Squire in tow, the Dark Knight attempts to thwart a mass execution in Belgium in brutal, epic fashion!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 21, 2021

    Batman: The Detective #5 is an incredibly rewarding read. The pacing for this series has been incredible, as the team has balanced character and action perfectly. Seeing Batman's past come back to haunt him always makes for great tales, but when mixed with a dark possible future and an outstanding blend of characters, old and new, what we get is a Batman story for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 21, 2021

    Taylor raises the stakes appropriately in this penultimate issue that takes the series to a new height with the comforting notion that the best is still yet to come from Taylor and company. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Sep 21, 2021

    This is an exciting issue filled with combat scenes. Although the color palate heavily features blue tones, the hues change with the mood and location of the scene. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 21, 2021

    But watching this aged Batman and the young and dynamic Squire battle for survival makes this a compelling alternative Batman and another win in Taylor's column. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 21, 2021

    BATMAN: THE DETECTIVE #5 pushes this series to its limits preparing for it to burst at the seams throughout its concluding installment. The rationale and motivation behind the revealed villain ultimately makes sense and emotionally fit the narrative well. However, one could argue it was a bit of a stretch. That said, Taylor wraps up loose ends and lays the story on the reader's lap, plain as day, ready for its concluding chapter without too many dangling questions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 22, 2021

    Everything comes together in Batman: The Detective #5 in a thrilling fashion; just be certain not to think about the villain's motive for too long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde Sep 23, 2021

    This story really provides a likable villain in Equilibrium and just as I would like to see a Batman figure, I would like to see a figure of her in the future. She truly is a unique antagonist and it is difficult to use the term villain to describe her because even though she is willing to kill, she cannot be looked at a solely evil. Overall, the story is great but the art is not my favorite aspect about this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 21, 2021

    Batman: The Detective #5 uncovers all the mysteries and plans of Equilibirum in the penultimate issue for the series. While the telling works well enough, the villain's lackluster identity and her rationale for becoming a mass murderer strains credibility. You'll enjoy this issue if you're simply in it for the novelty of Batman in Europe, but temper your expectations for a big surprise reveal. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Sep 21, 2021

    Batman: The Detective had a strong start. It wasn't the detective story many wanted, but I saw a tale in which we, the readers, were the detective. But Taylor"and his boy Henri Ducard"have been withholding information, and that doesn't feel fair when the audience is trying to take part in the case. And as if that's not enough, one big delay has taken the steam out of the Bat-truck, and we're looking at one more big delay before the finale drops in the second week of November. I hope this book feels worth it by the time it's all wrapped up, but I'm not optimistic. Read Full Review

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