Detective Comics #1010

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 36
7.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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In part two of "Take Your Shot," Batman confronts Deadshot only to learn he's come to Gotham City to enlist the skills of the World's Greatest Detective! Can the two of them work together-or will their opposing ideologies get the best of them?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 3, 2019

    While the plot moves along, the strongest part of this issue is the tale of the two old men on the island. The whole bit is very reminiscent of a Spirit story by Will Eisner. Eisner would often use the Spirit to tell a tale about human nature. This is exactly what we have here. Batman needs these two to survive, and it is the quality of their humanity that has allowed them to survive all these years which in turn is what directs them to help someone else in need. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 29, 2019

    I'm not sure, but I'm know that it's leading to a cool place. Tomasi knows what he is doing and I trust him implicitly. For now, however, this is another fine issue of this involving series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 28, 2019

    After a few arcs that didn't quite click with me, Peter Tomasi's current arc on Detective Comics has been one of the most unusual and exciting Bat-stories in recent memory " placing Bruce Wayne firmly out of his element and introducing him to a pair of unlikely new allies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Aug 28, 2019

    Now, as long as Tanaka, Clarence and Hiroshi make it out of this tale alive, and Batman gives Deadshot a whupping, I'll be a very happy fan-boy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 28, 2019

    This wasnt the most riveting issue, but it was fine in showing another side of both Deadshot and Bruce Wayne. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Alex Batts Aug 28, 2019

    Detective Comics #1010 is a good continuation of the Deadshot story arc. The change in scenery is welcome, the art is incredible, and Tomasi continues to nail small character moments throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Aug 28, 2019

    This issue was a nice slow change of pace compared to the last issue. It wasn't too boring and it had a lot of cool tidbits that one would normally see in a what-if series. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Aug 28, 2019

    The Brave and the Old is a more interesting that Detective Comics #1009. Now that the set-up is fully under way, both Tomasi and Duce manage to do more interesting things from a narrative and visual perspective, rather than the drag of corporate talk and characters standing around waiting for other characters. Yet, it still feels like a filler episode rather than an engaging arc in its own right. It certainly doesn't help to have Mr. Freeze constantly leering over the cover and his actions a constant coda, but we'll see how it all comes together. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Aug 30, 2019

    Does the idea of Batman lost in a WWII-era comic in the South Pacific entice you? If so, DETECTIVE COMICS #1010 is right up your alley. Engrossing storytelling and solid artwork combine to deliver an excellent chapter in Tomasi's story. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Sep 1, 2019

    This issue is quite mediocre, unfortunately. Peter J. Tomasi's writing isnt the most interesting thing in the world here and it definitely feels like the filler that it is until the build up for Mr. Freezes Dark Gift is paid off. Christian Duce's art saves this book from being a complete waste of time and I would recommend it on that merit alone, but youre just as well waiting until this short arc is finished before jumping back in when Mr. Freeze becomes the main villain for the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Aug 28, 2019

    Duce delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The characters look great and the backgrounds are lush and full of details. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Aug 28, 2019

    I enjoyed this issue because it was fun and it's nice to see somebody have some fun with Batman. The art is fantastic and, one thing that has been consistent in Tomasi's Detective run, the panel work is very well done. I admit that I rolled my eyes when I first saw Hiroshi and Clarence (stranded wartime pilots on tropical islands is a bit overdone) but I really grew fond of them. Bruce sewing ears onto his makeshift suit is ridiculous but I get why it was done. Also, the ending actually has me pretty hyped to get into this Mister Freeze story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Aug 28, 2019

    This is kind of weird for a Batman story, but I'm all about it. Tomasi's writing channels Bob Haney's old The Brave and the Bold scripts in the broad strokes, taking two familiar characters and chucking them into a truly crazy adventure. There's still plenty of heart to spare, though, as Tomasi proves he's able to bring out empathy and compassion like nobody else in the business. Add in some truly stellar artwork from Duce and Baron and the ever-reliable lettering of Rob Leigh and you have yourself a strange, crazy, endearing issue of Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Legion - Tom Zimm Aug 28, 2019

    The art is the strength of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Sep 2, 2019

    This issue feels a lot like a trailer for the upcoming feature presentation. Still, that feature presentation is probably going to be awesome. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Aguilar Aug 28, 2019

    At one point while reading Detective Comics it felt like I was reading a DC version of Kong: Skull Island, which might seem odd upon first hearing it. That said, that aspect of the story was quite enjoyable taken on its own, and is probably one of the book's strongest points. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Jamie Dawn Aug 28, 2019

    While there are moments that display a deep understanding of our titular character, The Brave and the Old suffers from poor pacing and a bizarre focus on ancillary characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    myconius Aug 28, 2019

    i've really been enjoying the Bronze-age feel that Tomasi has been going for. even the nod to The Brave and the Bold, as well as the one fellow referring to Bruce Wayne as Cary Grant, who i've often felt Jim Aparo was modeling his Batman after.

    the issue was a bit exposition heavy. many won't care foe this. but so far i've been invested in the story and want to see where it goes.

    this comic has a very late 70's early 80's feel, and that's something i enjoy very much.

    i also liked the message about compassion that Tomasi conveyed in this issue.
    there were two instances that come to mind within. far too many comics. movies and video games like to promote negativity towards man and animal, but this issue s more

  • 7.0
    ohhaimark Aug 30, 2019


    -Heh. Whaddaya know? I was in the minority with last issue, and I'm in the minority with this issue. I liked this one a lot more than last issue.

    -Hiroshi and Clarence were absolutely wonderful side characters. I love their personalities.

    -Deadshot was better here. And I'll take it. His dialogue was much better here and I like the stranded-on-an-island scenario way more than the airplane.

    -Poor Tanaka.

    -I'm really excited for the next issue.

    THE BAD:

    -The only thing I really disliked about the main story was the art. It's better than last time, but it just looks… off. Some of the poses are awkward and there's the occasional goofy face.

    -S more

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  • 6.5
    Nihilist Aug 28, 2019

    Previous issue felt really promising, and made me hopeful for what's to come in this arc. Reality very rarely matches our expectations, and that's precisely what I think about this week's part 2. It's built on cliches and tropes frequently used in stories involving wilderness. Its story is convenient for the sake of being convenient, and while of couse I don't expect Detective Comics to be a deep, philosophical study of characters it features, instead of telling straight forward good vs. evil modern fairy tales, I can't lie, I feel a bit disappointed. I mean, WWII soldiers stranded on an island together, befriending animals and such? Villain trying to scare his baits by shooting next to their heads? Sigh...
    It's a readable comic, so d more

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  • 6.0
    Linkush Aug 28, 2019


    I had expectations from the last issue, but sadly, Tomasi didn't deliver.
    The story is just not interesting whatsoever and full of cliches.
    Some cool moments, awesome Batman outfit, and good art was all this issue had to offer, which is not much.

    I'm just waiting for this arc to be over at this point.

    Also, what does Mr.Freeze has to do with this story? I guess it's just a build-up but still. Feels weird to see him on the cover all the time, yet he has nothing to do with the actual story.

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  • 8.0

    Simple but effective.

  • 6.5
    Darkseid24 Aug 28, 2019

    Kind of boring issue. The only interesting part was Mr. Freeze& his wife, but that was only a few pages long. So it was pretty underwhelming. Hope the Freeze story finally starts.

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 5, 2019

    Oh, okay, cool I guess?

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Aug 30, 2019

    "Like i was saying... Which one of you is gonna to thank me first ? "

  • 8.5
    BirdmanG07 Sep 11, 2019

    I thought this was a really cool issue. Deadshot stuff was kind of cheesy but Deadshot enough. Enjoyed the conversation with the inhabitants. Where are we going with the B plot....

  • 6.5
    egon244 Aug 28, 2019

    "You missed"

    A fun issue, yet one that feels completely skippable. Still, there are some good things here.

    The art is good, makeshift Bat-suit, though a simple one, looks awesome and the war veterans story, albeit a cliche one, makes me smile.

    But I think it's time to finally get to the Mr. Freeze story.

  • 6.5
    Psycamorean Sep 2, 2019

    This is fine, I guess.

  • 6.0
    SONOFBATMANN Aug 28, 2019

    Good issue.

    These last two issues feel like mostly setup, but have provided some sort of entertainment value with the characters. The Freeze stuff however does seem very out of place, and I could really care less.

    The plot of this issue reminded me a lot of the "Escape from Dinosaur Island" and "Declaration" arcs from Tomasi's Superman run (being the WWII and wholesome US History elements).

    And you have to admit, the title of this issue is pretty spectacular.

  • 6.0
    M1sf1r3 Aug 28, 2019

    Tomasi has dumped Bruce out of a plane onto a deserted island. Let's see how Bruce gets out of this one.

    The Good:
    Though cliche, I do like the backstory here.

    The Bad:
    Damn Year of the Villain again! I hope this improves when we finally get Mr. Freezes story later this year but currently it's just pointless set-up.

    Deadshot seems... off here? I don't know what it is.

    While this issue is readable, it isn't too great of one. I really can't find much to talk about.

  • 6.0
    Rex King Sep 3, 2019

    This book has an interesting concept but unfortunately it falls short in execution.

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