Detective Comics #8

Writer: Tony Daniel Artist: Tony Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
6.5Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Bruce Wayne's girlfriend, investigative journalist Charlotte Rivers, tries to protect a long-hidden secret even when her own life hangs in the balance. The Scarecrow is after knowledge only she possesses, and he'll stop at nothing to get it from her. Can Batman uncover Charlotte's secret past in time to save her future? With the clock ticking and a dose of newly designed fear gas in the air, Batman must first fight his own nightmare as all of Gotham City turns against him.Plus, don't miss the start of a new backup story written by Tony S. Daniel and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE)!

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 4, 2012

    The back up? Can't really gauge it yet. Back up's are hard to judge. Only got 8 pages of set up. I can't say I am all too interested as of now, but we'll see. Szymon Kudranski's art is pretty great (as always) though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Apr 20, 2012

    More to come next month, I'm sure. Night of the Owls is on it's way and it's going to boost Detective Comics up in popularity, no doubt. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 4, 2012

    Issue #8 is a definite improvement on what I've seen lately from “Detective Comics”, but it's still not good enough to warrant a $3.99 price tag. Not when there are so many better books that come out on the same day. Examples would be “Animal Man”, “Swamp-Thing”, “American Vampire”, “Supurbia”, “Ultimate Spider-Man”, “Avengers vs. X-Men” and even “Batwing” is a far better read if you just want something bat-related. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Apr 4, 2012

    Luckily the backup story is a more enjoyable experience. The dialog makes a lateral shift from Governator to Clint Eastwood, but the artwork is much better. Szymon Kudranski isn't given much to work with in the way of action, but he manages to deliver eight pages of dark and moody visuals that fit their bipolar subject well. It's definitely not a good sign that the one praiseworthy part of this book was the part in which Tony Daniel surrendered his duties, but it is what it is. Read Full Review

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