Detective Comics #6

Detective Comics #6

Writer: Tony Daniel Artist: Tony Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
5.8Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Batman invades The Penguin's floating casino as Bruce Wayne to uncover a brutal string of slayings but he finds the chips stacked against him! With the Iceberg's maiden voyage out of Gotham Harbor under way, the evening's festivities threaten to throw Batman off the killer's trail. And lurking among the rich and famous is a very ambitious outsider who'd like nothing more than to see Bruce Wayne lose everything, including his life. Murder, lies and betrayal are the name of this high-stakes game!

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Feb 2, 2012

    The stories are building very naturally with each obstacle pulling Batman in further and further and, as the audience, we are right behind him. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Feb 1, 2012

    Since this series' first arc, Detective Comics has been slipping. Daniel is struggling with his characters' voices and the story itself seems to lack focus, bouncing between an excessive amount of characters while continuously having new ones thrown onto the undercooked heap. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Feb 8, 2012

    And when is the freaking Joker gonna come back?!?!?!? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 6, 2012

    I have no complaints about the art as it maintained it's charisma. The story is not as captivating as the last five issues, but it worth a gander because it some key components to the current story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 1, 2012

    The story though, a little all over the place. There were some logic gaps. I can't help but feel that Bruce knew all along that everything would end up at the Iceberg Casino, so why waste time around Gotham? If he just went to the casino, probably could have prevented Charlotte from getting shanked. I couldn't help but just have that in the back of my mind the whole issue. Also, this is definitely not a Penguin story, that's for damn sure, despite what the covers want you to believe. But eh. I've read worse. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 2, 2012

    I will say that the art is wonderful, though. Which, that's what Daniel should be doing. He's an artist first, after all. This issue may be the most well drawn issue of Detective Comics, yet, and the scenes where Batman is threatening crooks look phenomenal, but without a coherent story and characters with purpose, the hard work he put into the stunning visuals falls flat. This isn't worth $2.99 and it sure as hell won't be worth $3.99 when the price hike happens this spring. Read Full Review

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