Detective Comics #1011

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 31
8.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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In order to carry out his contract and get what he's owed, Deadshot must kill Lucius Fox. Batman isn't about to let that happen, but without the use of lethal force, does he stand a chance against Deadshot? Plus, Mr. Freeze sets the last piece of his "Year of the Villain" master plan in motion!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 15, 2019

    Detective Comics #1011 is another winner from this creative team. This title works so well because it is not mimicking the portrayal of the character in Tom King's current run on Batman. This Batman is every bit in control of his emotions and senses. He is balanced and effective. It's a portrayal of Batman that makes Batman relatable and understandable. It's a Batman that isn't a borderline sociopath. The references to DC's war comics enhance the experience, as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 11, 2019

    The rest of the issue does have some talky scenes. It does however lead to a nice ending that relates itself to the Mr. Freeze story that Tomasi seems to be building to. I'm intrigued to see where he takes us from here. For now, this is another satisfying issue in a run by a solid and a bit underrated comic book writer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 11, 2019

    I hope you'll all be back in two weeks, because I don't think you'll want to miss what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 11, 2019

    Is this a major story with lasting repercussions in the Batman universe? No, but it's a great example of how a writer can put Batman in a strange setting and have a lot of fun making it work this well. With the tease of the next arc's villain, Batman looks to be in for a chilly reception when he returns to Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 11, 2019

    The epilogue, involving Mr. Freeze putting his plot to resurrect Nora into effect, was a reminder that we're in the middle of an event but little more, but this arc showed off Tomasi's writing at its best and emphasized that sometimes the best thing you can do for a Batman story is to upend what you'd expect and throw him in the deep end of a new situation. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 11, 2019

    Christian Duce has some incredible art in this issue. The characters look amazing. The action sequences are awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Alex Batts Sep 11, 2019

    Tomasi has a strong grip on the Caped Crusader, and the change of scenery in this arc was exciting. The art continues to be a highlight of the book, especially in this satisfying conclusion of an escapade caused by Deadshot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Sep 11, 2019

    Artist Christian Duce and colorist Luis Guerrero to a lovely job bringing the battle between Deadshot and Bats to life as well, but Clarence and Hiro clearly steal the show. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Sep 15, 2019

    What the book lacks in compelling and sort of camply storytelling, it makes up for in amazing art and direction in spades. This entire arc is worth reading simply for that alone, especially if you happen to love the skirmishes between the Dark Knight and the Man Who Never Misses. As we gear up for the real Year of the Villain confrontation, this was a fantastic slight detour. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Sep 12, 2019

    If you're looking for a fun jungle showdown, with cool visuals, get this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Sep 12, 2019

    When it's all said and done, I'm ready for something more substantial from Tomasi's Detective Comics. I'm ready for that sweeping five-seven issue arc where Batman faces a villain that he's not able to beat with stuff he found out of an old fighter jet. I'm ready for more interactions with Robin. I'm ready for Mr. Freeze to enter the fray, and I hope it's as chilling as the codas portend. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Sep 20, 2019

    Tomasi has a very good way of keeping Detective Comics dynamic. It's always switching from action-packed to informative and this book was genuinely just entertaining. All the references and the showing of mortal enemies becoming friends came together really well for a fulfilling read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Sep 11, 2019

    You can do a lot worse than some solid comics storytelling, which Peter Tomasi always delivers. Even for an arc that could have been trimmed up a bit, this issue still delivered as an enjoyable slice of entertainment. Aside from a few odd coloring choices, it's a strikingly gorgeous book, and was a nice The Brave and the Bold-style throwback adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jamie Dawn Sep 11, 2019

    Dubbed The Rising Sun, Tec #1011 manages to stick the landing, providing an enjoyable battle with heartwarming character moments. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Sep 11, 2019

    Mostly this issue made me angry. The art is awesome, and that's pretty much my entire score. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    myconius Sep 11, 2019

    Tomasi is great at storytelling.
    good set-up with starting this issue before where the last issue left off.
    it made the pay-off all the more satisfying. plus the visual storytelling was very nicely done.

    there's something particularly awesome about seeing Bruce getting all Primal in the jungle.
    the scenes of him submerging himself in the mud or appearing from the jungle thick were totally BAD-ASS!!
    the hand to hand fight scene was exhilarating!! very animated!! and i still really love Bruce's cobbled together Bat-suit. it really makes the action of this comic stand out.
    i'm still very much enamored with how Tomasi is able to successfully capture that classic Silver-Age/Bronze-Age feel! these short arcs a more

  • 7.0
    ohhaimark Sep 14, 2019


    -I liked this one. Whaddaya know?

    -I'll give it to the art this time. I'm still not in love with the facial expressions, but the action was dynamic and fluid.

    -Clarence and Hiroshi are just great characters.

    -This was just a fun issue. I had a good time reading it.

    -I would say the ending was anticlimactic, but that shot of Batman punching Deadshot is so f***ing satisfying.

    THE BAD:

    -Okay, Deadshot was just a goofy villain. His dialogue wasn't so bad last issue, but here it got pretty painful in certain scenes.

    -Still don't care about Year of the Villain. Can't wait till it's over.

    + LikeComments (2)
  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 18, 2019

    Why use Deadshot if you aren’t going to write him right?

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Sep 12, 2019

    " I told you my works Sometimes require hide my identity. Fear is the only language some people understand. Criminals are supertitious carwardly." Bruce Wayne.

  • 8.0
    M1sf1r3 Nov 11, 2019

    I've had mixed feelings about this island story Tomasi has been doing so let's see if he fixes that in this issue.

    The Good:
    Man, is it good to see caring Bruce again. Tomasi really understands Batman and that's apparent here.

    The Bad:
    Deadshot is pretty weak in this, seems like it could be any other assassin in the same role and the story would stay the same.

    It's a pretty standard story but Tomasi pulls it off with his character work on Bruce. Solid chapter but nothing to rave on about.

  • 7.0
    SONOFBATMANN Sep 11, 2019

    Wholesome ending to a wholesome story. The Freeze stuff really takes away from it though.

  • 7.0
    egon244 Sep 14, 2019

    "You're here, aren't you?"

    Nice and fun story, with a great fight scene between Deadshot and Batman. Again, that makeshift Bat-suit is astonishing.

    Good art and writing. I grew to really like the characters of Hiroshi and Clarence. I kinda want to see them again.

    Is Freeze building a new body for Nora? That seems gruesome and a bit psychotic. A little unlike him.

  • 6.5
    Linkush Sep 11, 2019

    Well, bruce takes down Deadshot in a quick hand to hand combat, Hiroshi gets shot but survives in the end, just like everybody else.

    That's pretty much it. There were some moments I liked (like when Bruce gave supply boxes to Hiroshi and Clarence and just in general, the interactions between Bruce, Clarence and Hiroshi were heartwarming and fun) and the art was good, but I don't have much to say about this issue except that it felt a bit rushed and genuinely not that interesting.

    In regards to Mr.Frezze, it seems like he's trying to recreate Nora. I mean, I wonder what could go wrong.
    Anyways, I'm interested to see what will happen in that story.

  • 6.5
    Psycamorean Sep 13, 2019

    There's things here I like but also things I really dislike. Not a fan of how Deadshot was written here. He just seems like a goofy Wile E. Coyote type villain.

  • 6.0
    AdmiralWhiskers Sep 11, 2019

    This issue wraps up a nice little Deadshot arc. It won't be anything memorable, anything meaningful in the long view of Batman history, but it was fun. There's a vibe to be book that feels very pre-Miller Dark Knight Returns, and that is a good thing.

    I do wish that Tomasi had dragged out the jungle hunt element more, for the combination of Batman, Deadshot, the jungle and a bunch of castaways/hostages makes for a delicious storytelling petri dish. But as to what's on the page, he wrote a nice, satisfying conclusion. It was enjoyable to see Bruce/Batman actually make some friends along the way, even with the WWII castaways. Then, to have the friendship carry through to the story epilogue (not the Year of the Villain part, wh more

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