Detective Comics #45

Detective Comics #45

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
6.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

A brand-new epic begins as the superstar team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Marcio Takara takes the new Batman on his first mission with the Justice League! When Jim Gordon is approached by the Justice League to solve a series of mysterious mass murders, he must turn his focus away from Gotham City and test his mettle with the Worlds Greatest Heroes!

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Oct 8, 2015

    I have to say the Detective Comics #45 was a pretty good read. The artwork was great and the storytelling was strong. Tomasi really shows in the first few pages just how important Bruce as Batman was to the League. If Superman and Wonder Woman are the muscle of the group, then Batman is definitely the brain"and they struggle without him. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Ed Oct 12, 2015

    One of the best points of this issue is that Jim Gordon is a great detective in his own right, and that is something that most writers have been overlooking since the introduction of the new Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Oct 7, 2015

    This comic was really fun, and had an old school feel to it. I highly recommend you give it a try. Plus you get to see the Justice League in all their current/weird glory. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Oct 12, 2015

    With potential to spare, "Detective Comics" #45 is worth picking up for the fine art and an interesting setup. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Kenny Coburn Oct 9, 2015

    Overall, the issue a decent filler story to what is building to an interesting cross over between the new Batman and the Justice League. The mystery at the beginning, and the interesting tease at the end of what the Justice League are really trying to solve, keeps Detective Comic a worthy follow going forward. But, it is hard to justify a story where the beginning and end are the only highlights, making this issue a read at best. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Oct 8, 2015

    Peter J Tomasi does a lot to tie the human element into the story, but is then hampered by the fact that he is forced to tell a story about “Ironman” in the pages of a Batman comic book. The story also asks you to take a couple of leaps in logic. It's even more infuriating when the comic itself brings up these very points but doesn't really address them fully. It's basically aware, but doesn't delve into them in the way they could have. The juxtaposition of quiet introspection and bombastic action was another shift in gear that I wasn't really ready for, interrupting the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Oct 8, 2015

    Detective Comics #45 might just push all the limits of what some fans are willing to accept in their Batman comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 8, 2015

    Just having Jim Gordon join the Justice League is enough to get me excited, but too many things feel off before that happens for me to recommend this issue.  We get a long awaited meeting of Bruce Wayne and his old League buddies, but it doesn't feel completely right and Jim Gordon suddenly is an aerial acrobat.  While Marcio Takara's art got better as the issue progressed, the story felt too forced for my liking.  With all that being said, it ended on a pretty cool cliffhanger and I'm still looking forward to reading this story going forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer Oct 9, 2015

    Things will at least be taking an interesting turn as Gordon's Batman embarks on his first team-up with the Justice League. Hopefully this goes well. There's a lot of story potential here. It has an opportunity to be great, this fish out of water kind of tale, if you know who Gordon is and how he operates. If not, it could easily fail. I'm hoping for the best. There were moments here where he did sound like Gordon, especially at the ball game. But this team-up will definitely be a trial for both the creative team and our new mecha-Batman as well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Oct 12, 2015

    The lack of cohesion in narrative, art and dialogue make this feel like a filler issue biding its time to get to the actual story. If Jim Gordon's robot version of Batman is a cop playing a hunch, then I am a seasoned comic reviewer playing my own kind of hunch. This is not interesting or entertaining. Detective Comics #45 makes me long for Bruce's fractured soul and obsessive psyche as Batman. I have no doubt that we'll find our way back to batarangs in the dark, but for now we'll call this editorial limbo. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 9, 2015

    "Detective Comics" #45 tries hard to stand out but doesn't do so, and the issue is a bit forgettable. Maybe, now that the actual storyline is kicking in on the last page, future chapters will step up to the plate a bit more, but -- for the moment -- this is a comic that's well-intentioned but forgettable. Read Full Review

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