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: 38
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User 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

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