Detective Comics #1014

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 20
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Nora Fries has been the apple of Mr. Freeze's eye for a long time. For years he has toiled and suffered to try and cure her of her ailments, and bring back the life they had together. He has finally done it, but will Nora Fries be the same person she was when she was frozen? Or is there something broken that can't be fixed?

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 23, 2019

    Detective Comics is a top tier Batman book for a reason and with this creative team making it look easy it will remain the preeminent Batman title. Read Full Review

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

    Detective Comics #1014 is another big win for Tomasi, Mahnke and crew! The character work is excellent and it drives the story. You will feel yourself on the edge of your seat as you read this one. The solitary negative is fairly small in the grand scheme and not a reason to skip this or any issue of Detective Comics right now! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Oct 29, 2019

    Mr. Freeze has always deserved better and with this storyline, hes finally gotten it. Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke and the rest of the creative team on this book have done an excellent job of crafting a refreshing and fulfilling chapter in the life of Mr. Freeze. This issue is the culmination of almost 30 years of characterization for one of Batmans most chilling foes. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this entire arc is worth reading for this issue alone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 25, 2019

    The ending is a little bizarre but I loved it. The Freeze family is remaking Gotham. This part is beautifully illustrated by Doug Mahnke as is the whole issue really). The strong writing alongside the great art, make this another fine chapter in a great story. This creative team is making some of the best Batman stories currently being produced. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 23, 2019

    Doug Mahnke delivers some incredible art throughout this issue and everything from the characters to the backgrounds is filled with brilliant details. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 23, 2019

    Offering a chilling and though-provoking look at Mr. Freeze and co., Detective Comics #1014 is an exciting, must-read issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Legion - Tom Zimm Oct 25, 2019

    This issue is another classic Batman investigation story. The twist involving Freeze, his advanced use of technology, and his connection to the larger Year of the Villain storyline is interesting. The connections to Nora's past and her battle with cancer give the issue emotional depth. I recommend this book to fans of the classic Batman stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Oct 24, 2019

    I really like this Mr. Freeze Year of the Villain spot. It finally liberates Freeze from the limitation of always having to protect. As the most proficient ice user in Gotham that was the largest handicap that he has officially turned into an asset. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Oct 24, 2019

    Overall, this was another great Detective Comics issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 23, 2019

    I've been collecting this title for over three decades, and this run ranks amongst the very best in the series' history. Detective Comics #1014 continues to deliver high quality writing and art, and tales that feature engaging characters and thrilling action. Throughout the DC Universe the villains are winning, so I can't wait to see how the good-guys fight back! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Oct 23, 2019

    DETECTIVE COMICS #1014 is another quality chapter in the ongoing YEAR OF THE VILLAIN event. Solid storytelling, back by excellent artwork. It's worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Oct 23, 2019

    I've been down on this arc because it's not given me a reason to care. We've been through all of this so many times... until just now. I actually liked this issue because Nora is finally back and it looks like she's ready to kick some ass right beside her husband. It finally moves the Fries' out of staleness and into some forward progress. Also, I really enjoyed the confrontation between them and Batmanless Bruce. Could Tomasi pull a reverse move and start a Detective story off disappointing only to end it with excitement? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Oct 23, 2019

    The new dynamic of Mr. and Mrs. Freeze as a supervillain power couple is the status quo shift Detective Comics needs in order to regain importance. Lets hope the beauty of their reunion in this issue leads to greater stories between the two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 23, 2019

    Reminds me a lot of what Snyder did with Riddler " just because something is a good evil plot doesn't mean it's a good evil plot for every villain. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 23, 2019

    This issue has a lot going for it, with quite a few strengths, yet it has one big weakness that keeps it from greatness. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Oct 23, 2019

    When she awoke last issue, I was curious how she would look at her husband's attempt to preserve her until he could find a cure. The results were... well, they were a bit underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nihilist Oct 23, 2019

    Aside from the fact I generally love to write, and take pleasure from doing it, I regularly review comics because it's a great way to interact with other fans of the medium, exchange opinions, and learn from them. We recently had a great discussion with myconius and Darkseid24 regarding bi-weekly comic releases, and how this tight schedule hurts DC's flagship series. We all know (or should) how divisive and loathed Tom King's Batman is, but Detective Comics seems to suffer from the consequences of keeping such tempo as well. Naturally, not to this extreme degree, but still, Tomasi's writing in the series is a far cry from what he's proven he can do, and what established his name as one of DC's best writers.
    Surely, this issue is NOT on more

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  • 6.5
    myconius Oct 23, 2019

    i enjoyed some things this issue quite a bit.
    it was very well written. opening very emotionally powerful.
    the art was also terrific.

    point's lost for Paul's nagging reminder of 'Batman#77'.
    points also lost on this issue for being slow at parts.
    A LOT OF PARTS! not enough action, LOTS of talking.
    also wasn't a fan of the constant references to Year of the Villain.
    OH! and Mr Freeze kills a whole butt-ton of people like it ain't no thang!

    i did really enjoy Alfred lamenting his choice of mask, though.
    it's just a pity Tomasi won't be able to write him into his stories for a while.

  • 5.5
    waltgator93 Oct 23, 2019

    This issue should have been two issues and go in more detail about Noras heel turn because that is completely forced and out of nowhere. Highly recommend someone to just skip this issue! The moments with Nora and Victor should make me feel something but none of them do.

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Nov 2, 2019

    This didn’t really do it for me. I think it was a combination of the dialogue and the pacing and the art.

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Oct 26, 2019

    " So cold... I feel like i'm dead, Victor. Cold and dead. "
    - Nora Fries

  • 8.0
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Oct 27, 2019

    Mr. Freeze has always been one of my favourite villains ans his execution here falls short of his Animated counterpart, but I still feel so bad for him and wish Batman could do something besides lock him away lol

  • 7.0
    egon244 Oct 24, 2019

    "I would do anything for love"

    I am enjoying this arc. But this issue was dragged down by the inconsistent art and some of the story choices that I'm not sure I'm fine with.

    My knowledge about Nora Fries, outside of being Victor's source of motivation, is practically naught. But I always thought she wouldn't be ok with what Victor did to save her and definitely wouldn't be with freezing an entire theater full of people just so she could dance.

    Another thing that bugged me pertains to Mr. Freeze's origin. Did Pete Tomasi just made Bruce Wayne responsible for Victor's transformation? So, it's no longer GothCorp and Ferris Boyle? Why do writers feel the need to tweak or mess (I'm looking at you Scott) with his more

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 27, 2019

    The opening was really good. The way Mrs. Freeze happens way too quickly brings the score down a bit.

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