Detective Comics #1007

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Kyle Hotz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 34
8.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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"The Spectre: Dead on Arrival" finale! In all of Gotham City, there's only one life
Batman would be willing to risk to save Jim Corrigan and the Spectre: his own!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 10, 2019

    Those children of the Nineties who chuckle at the cover of this issue and Spectre shouting "I am Vengeance!" as Batman shouts "I am the Night!" will likely enjoy this issue as much as I did" as will everyone else. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 10, 2019

    VerdictWelcome back classic Spectre! If you had any questions about who he is or how he got his powers, this two-parter answers all those questions. It's also a nice argument for a new Spectre series. There's plenty of dark, mysterious macabre pages herein, and they lay the groundwork for a new series nicely. Just what exactly is the Divine Hand? Oh, Batman's pretty good, too! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 10, 2019

    I appreciate Tomasi not stretching this team-up out longer than two issues. It was exactly what it needed to be to allow for a quick interaction with Batman and The Spectre to show Gotham has protectors even fiercer than The Dark Knight. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 10, 2019

    It's a short story in the grand scheme of Batman, but it was a dynamic showcase that continued to highlight the versatility of storytelling that's possible when it comes to Batman. Tomasi and Hotz concludes Batman's team up with the Spectre in a bombastic fashion in two simple issues that just leaves me excited to see what the next long arc has in store. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 10, 2019

    This issue provides a cathartic conclusion to the murder mystery that brought The Spectre to Batman for help. Both characters shine as Tomasi continues to prove his ability to write top-notch Batman detective stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 10, 2019

    The artwork is eerily moody, and Kyle Hotz no small skill in conveying menace as well as the supernatural. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Alex Batts Jul 10, 2019

    This issue provides a cathartic conclusion to the murder mystery that brought The Spectre to Batman for help. Both characters shine as Tomasi continues to prove his ability to write top-notch Batman detective stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jul 12, 2019

    The latest storyline in Detective Comics has focused on the Dark Knight and the Spectre "working" together. And it has been great! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 10, 2019

    This is a great, short Bat-story that shows Batman using his skills and getting to be the "Good cop" for a change. I'm hoping Tomasi's run goes more in this direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 12, 2019

    The ending is wonderfully handled. The best line is when Batman tells Corrigan that he can't have him in his city and the reason why. This has been a nice two part storyline. I hope these two creators reunite sometime in the future as well. They work extremely well together for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jul 16, 2019

    With the next arc teased to be including the Joker, readers will be sure not to miss it. Not since Snyders time on Batman has the Clown Prince of Crime made his debut to a Batman book proper outside of a few very small instances. As Tomasi continues his exciting anthology series of tales, each new arc will continue to be accompanied by yet another magnificent collaborator. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 10, 2019

    Kyle Hotz delivers some impressive, detailed and darkly themed art throughout this issue. The art perfectly complements the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Jul 10, 2019

    This team up of Batman and the Spectre has resulted in a visual tour de force for Detective Comics, and part two of the adventure is just as addicting as part one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Jul 15, 2019

    All in all, I think these last few arcs have been great bud very short lived. I find myself being enthralled in the story and after all that it ends unceremoniously. Don't get me wrong, I know not everyone is gonna go out that way. However, the Arkham Knight and The Spectre I feel deserved it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Jul 10, 2019

    In the end, nothing is explained. How does this cult even exist? We know their purpose, but how do they have that purpose? What is their motivation? How do they magically appear and disappear? And how are their members so pale and ridiculously ripped as the Spectre? Why doesn't a Planet Fitness employee say something when a bunch of creepy dudes covered in baby powder are chanting the same thing over and over while they're working out six hours a day?  These and many more questions will sadly go unanswered! Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 15, 2019

    'Detective Comics #1007' is a noticeably grim and interesting yet ultimately unsatisfying conclusion to another Tomasi story with a lot of potential. Hopefully the stars align for greatness in the next arc! Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jul 11, 2019

    DETECTIVE COMICS #1007 is a bit of a letdown from the promise of our last issue. The stakes aren't really there, and the character designs have some kinks to work out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jul 10, 2019

    A definite dip in quality from the previous issue, this is a better as a Spectre story than anything. Tomasi has some good dialogue, and Kyle Hotz's pencils, Dave Baron's colors, and Rob Leigh's lettering give the issue a creepy, unsettling feel. Still, it feels rushed, with an ending that feels like a “backdoor pilot” for a potential Spectre title, and Batman seems fairly superfluous. Regardless of its shortcomings, though, the overall atmosphere is haunting, making this a good study in mood and an effective throwback to the horror comics of years past. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Louie Hlad Jul 10, 2019

    With this storyline completed, Tomasi will go on to work with excellent Doug Mahnke on a standalone Joker issue and then a three-part Deadshot arc. I'll skim it, but I can already tell my attention is wearing kind of thin. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Jul 10, 2019

    After a good start with the Arkham Knight, this arc seems like filler. The plot is simplistic, the dialogue has been mediocre, and the art has been weird. I hope this is not the start of a downward spiral for Detective Comics going further. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Linkush Jul 10, 2019

    A good issue but it still left me somewhat unsatisfied.

    The best part about the last issue was definitely the art and it was just as good this time around. However, the story was a bit rushed, leaving us with a lot of unanswered questions.

    My biggest problem with this issue, just like I said, was that it was a bit rushed and I think it would have been better if we got another issue or two to create a better more satisfying story. I wanted to know more about the cult and their motivations and I think it's a shame because it could have been better in that aspect. There are still some things to enjoy about this though, it had a great atmosphere, the dynamic between Batman and the Spectre was enjoyable and the action part more

  • 8.0

    I think Bats and Spectre have an interesting combative dynamic on a team. This honestly just made me want to see Kyle Hotz draw a lot more Spectre. With the pattern of appearances of certain underused characters since Rebirth mostly always leading to a series, I actually do expect a new Spectre series soon.

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  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Aug 16, 2019

    I don’t know, felt like it was missing something.

  • 8.5
    myconius Jul 13, 2019

    this was such an enjoyable story arc!!

    it could have easily went on for another issue or two, but i’m glad it didn’t overstay it’s welcome. short and sweet.

    this is the type of Batman story i truly enjoy reading. a detective story with a gothic fantasy-like overtone. Batman & the Spectre make a great pairing. it was awesome to see Batman as grim and brutal as he is actually have to play the “Good Cop”. it lead to a very interesting dynamic between the two.
    the story was very dark, shrouded with lots of shadows. there was a decent amount of gore, but not too much. Kyle Hotz artwork was right at home for Batman and Gotham City. the art reminded me a tiny bit of Simon Bisley and James O’Barr. i like the more

  • 8.0
    LunaMoody Jul 10, 2019

    Good but need more story to it. I think it should have been a 3 issue arc at least with more back ground story in it. And more between the Spectre and Batman.

  • 8.0
    Darkseid24 Jul 10, 2019

    Good issue. Batman& Spectre continue to search for Corrigan. The interaction between Batman& the Spectre is fun to read. I like how Batman forces his no killing rule on the Spectre. All characters are in character & it’s also great to see Bruce doing some detective work.

    The art is also awesome. Hotz‘s art reminds me a lot of the art from the 90ies.

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  • 8.0
    EDiakota Jul 13, 2019

    It is my nature. It is who i am. It is what i am.

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Jul 12, 2019

    Not as cool as last issue, but still pretty good.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Jul 13, 2019

    "I am Batman"

    Spectre certainly knows how to make an entrance. He is just plain scary.

    A lot of that can be attributed to the wonderful art this two-parter has. It's exaggerated, it's creepy and it makes Batman covered in blood look like some kind of demon from hell.

    The story is not that far behind. Batman is actually using his brain, deducing and detecting; "little science, time and legwork" and not only screaming and punching everyone in the face (yes, that is a jab at that another title staring this particular hero).

    I wouldn't mind seeing more of the Spectre in the future.

  • 7.0
    AdmiralWhiskers Jul 17, 2019

    Whereas 1006 was a little obtuse, this issue was very well written by Tomasi. A tightly wound story of two detectives searching for Jim Corrigan, who has been kidnapped by a group of Spectre costume-wearing nasties called the Cult of the Divine Hand.

    The interplay between Batman and Spectre was enjoyable and served to highlight the limits both will go in their respective pursuit of justice...both from a practical and moral perspective.

    Artwork did the job. No awards, but no rotten tomatoes either. Looks like the artist had fun drawing the Spectre.

    Blessedly, there was no Year of the Villain interruption.

  • 6.5
    Batman Jones Jul 11, 2019

    This book has been pedestrian since 1000. I expect more from Tomasi. He's written a great Batman in the recent past.

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