Detective Comics #1013

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 21
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Mr. Freeze is so close to reviving Nora but Batman can't let it happen. Mr. Freeze has never been more vicious or more deadly. There's nothing more dangerous than a desperate man with a cold gun and Gotham City is going to learn that firsthand!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 10, 2019

    All in all, this remains the best bimonthly Batman book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 11, 2019

    Detective Comics #1013 successfully digs down to touch on some emotional and moral issues in Mr. Freeze's story, while presenting a timeless interpretation of Batman. The relationship between Bruce and Alfred is heart warming and real, and it reminds the reader that Bruce is human, he's a real person under that cowl. Despite being intense and driven, the Batman cannot function without those around him. To top it off, this issue is easily accessible to new readers, making it a great place to start picking up Detective Comics, (but it wouldn't hurt to get last issue, too!) Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 9, 2019

    Detective Comics is on fire right now as it's hitting all the proper Batman notes with The Dark Knight forced to rely on his instincts and deductive skills as much as his gadgets, credible villains and gorgeous artwork. Read Full Review

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

    What is going to happen next? What ramifications will it have? I have no idea. But I trust that this creative team has it under control. This has really been a great run that keeps getting better and better. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 9, 2019

    The art by Doug Mahnke is fantastic. I love the details in the characters and the panels. The design of Batman's Freeze suit is amazing and I love how this story visually captures the action and adventure of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 9, 2019

    I haven't missed an issue of Detective Comics in over 33 years, and when the quality's this high, I don't see myself missing any for a long, long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Alex Batts Oct 9, 2019

    This issue is jam-packed with action, stellar art, and witty dialogue. The story has taken a turn that a few months ago I never wouldve expected to see, but now eagerly await to see how it continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Oct 20, 2019

    This issue wasnt as amazing as the previous one, but Mahnkes awesome visuals made up for that. The last issue fleshed out Freezes darkness in a more real and terrifying way where the cold zombies felt like cartoon antics. While theres nothing wrong with that, its liable to drag a reader out of the story while the villain makes his NYEH, BATMAN getaway. I still have high hopes for the story, but this issue is best bought for the art alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 9, 2019

    For an issue that's effectively a prolonged chase scene, there's a lot of great character work here. Freeze is tragically grotesque in his actions, carelessly experimenting on innocent women in the hope of restoring his wife. Batman, meanwhile, proves that he has the right tool for any job, and adds a sense of welcome goofiness to what could have been a dour narrative. Factor in some wonderful dialogue and a pitch-perfect team if artists and this is another winner from Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Legion - Tom Zimm Oct 14, 2019

    This issue is a classic Batman story that includes solid detective work and action sequences. The art is solid and the overall story fits comfortably in DC's Year of the Villain event. I recommend this book to fans of Batman and the DC universe. We'll have to wait to see how this issue fits into the larger YOV event. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Oct 10, 2019

    DETECTIVE COMICS #1013 is perhaps the darkest chapter yet in writer Peter J. Tomasi's run on the series. It's well-written, with solid artwork and brilliant coloring. Definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 9, 2019

    The shift from the previous Deadshot/island storyline to the Year of the Villain Mr. Freeze storyline hasn't been great for this title's momentum, as it's shifted the focus away from Bruce's mission and towards a particularly crazy villain, especially in Batman: Detective Comics #1013. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Oct 10, 2019

    I liked this issue overall. I just wish it had a more consistent pace in the action. This feels a lot like tons of build-up. with little payoff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jamie Dawn Oct 9, 2019

    Tomasi and Mahnke continue our Mr. Freeze story, and with it, they continue to defrost my trepidation. Indeed, this is another solid entry that is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Oct 9, 2019

    I absolutely loved the art. And just the way the issue is laid out to compliment the visuals are great (the zombie attack and the snowmobile chase are intense because of the way it's all put together). Again, I think that's been Tomasi's strength on Detective. But I still just don't care for the story. It's not incredibly awful like what's going on over in Superman, it's just... meh. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Oct 9, 2019

    A lot of this issue focuses on Batman's redundancies in place to protect him from Freeze. While it was cool to see Batman's forethought in action, it did take a way a lot of the suspense this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    myconius Oct 9, 2019

    some wonderful moments written in this comic. some things i really didn't care for.
    Doug Mahnke's art is fantastic as always
    i'm really going to miss the excellent banter Tomasi writes between Bruce and Alfred.
    i really loved that Alfred made mention of teaching Bruce that-
    "failing to prepare is preparing to fail."
    i do still really love how Tomasi writes Batman, and the heart that he gives him.
    Batman's inner monologue is also pretty terrific!

    thank you DC for forcing this series to bend to the ridiculous will of that hack Tom King.
    i just really don't care about any of this this now. i only continue to buy this series to show my support for the talented Mr. Tomasi and stable of excellent arti more

    + LikeComments (12)
  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Oct 15, 2019

    Similar feelings to the last one. Some issues, but overall enjoyable enough.

  • 9.0
    Tinman Oct 30, 2019

    The current run of Detective is so much more satisfying in art and story than Batman. It reminds me of the late 70s Marshall Rogers run on Detective when compared to the late 70s Batman. The best Bat-title right now.

  • 8.5
    egon244 Oct 12, 2019

    "Make me a believer..."

    Another great issue from Tomasi and Mahnke.

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Nov 27, 2019

    Prelude:
    Tomasi started his Freeze arc off well last issue, so let's see if he can continue it.

    The Good:
    Loved the opening scene. Batman scaring thugs never gets old.

    Alfred's Flash mask was amazing.

    I really like Freeze this issue. Also that cliffhanger is going to be interesting going forward.

    Doug Mahnke's art was superb here.

    The Bad:
    Continuity feels weird here. Did Freeze try to bluff Batman or was he telling the truth? I don't know.

    That headpiece on the fire suit. Nope.

    Conclusion:
    Another great issue with some minor muck-ups. Ultimately this is looking to be a very strong arc.

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 10, 2019

    I thought this was good.

  • 8.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Oct 12, 2019

    Pure Batman, can't complain.

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Oct 12, 2019

    ".... And most important, taking to the noble act of dying for love... Pure untainted... For Nora... For my love... For our love."
    - MR.FREEZE

  • 8.0
    RedKSuperman Oct 26, 2019

    Detective Comics continues to be one of the better written DC titles and this book delivered in both terms of artwork and story telling.

  • 6.0
    waltgator93 Oct 9, 2019

    Great art. Seems in Detective, we are just getting short issue stories. Might be better if they expand the issue count on this story. Dialogue is alright but something about this issue just isn’t getting my interest.

  • 6.0
    Batman Jones Oct 13, 2019

    I understand why some might prefer Tomasi's Detective to King's Batman because some flat out hate King's Batman and I guess mediocrity is preferable to something one just hates. But this is mediocrity. Tomasi can and has done so much better. His whole run on this book so far has felt like one big fill-in.

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