Detective Comics #1015

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 24
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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For centuries children have been told to be careful about what they wish for, and after years of yearning for his beloved to return, Mr. Freeze finally gets it. But frozen hearts don't melt easily, and after years in cryostasis, Nora Fries is the ultimate ice queen. Gotham and Victor Fries will never be the same again.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 20, 2019

    Still the best of the main Batman comics by a wide margin. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Nov 15, 2019

    It is rare to see such a natural progression with a comic villain in this regard. This is very well written on top of being Freeze's one goal for his entire existence. Nora being back and regaining her own agency. Things in the Freeze family are about to change. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Nov 19, 2019

    I hope that this story gets to stick in Batman continuity and readers like myself get to see a whole new Mr. Freeze from here on. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Nov 17, 2019

    This book is right up there as one of my favorites when it comes to the Dark Knight! If you haven't been reading it after they hit issue #1,000, I highly recommend you give it a try! It's high-power Bat-excitement! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 13, 2019

    The beautiful and detailed art from both Doug Mahnke and Jose Luis perfectly complements the story. The characters look amazing and each page is beautiful to look at. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 13, 2019

    Detective Comics has been on a roll since Tomasi and Mahnke signed on and its been a consistent high performer each issue. This is a title where the creative team knows and understands how to deliver a solid Batman read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Nov 25, 2019

    While this does knock a bit of the wind out of my sails, the story, art and direction is still good. This is exactly what I expect when I read Detective Comics; a story with twists and turns, awesome villains and stories that we might not get out of the main series. Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke have been allowed to go hog wild with the stories theyre telling and seamlessly weaving it into Year of the Villain only makes it so much better. So while this issue lacked the emotional impact of the last few, it was still dramatic and interesting to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Nov 14, 2019

    Detective Comics #1015 is another great book which deserves high praise for its consistent run of good form lately. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 13, 2019

    Mr. & Mrs. Freeze continue to rock Gotham City, but as they do, a divide is forming between the two of them; it's just a matter of time before the distance leaves them unrecognizable to one another. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 17, 2019

    I just don't want to see Nora turn out to be bad. Freeze's emotional arc is selling this story right now, and how it concludes will determine the quality of the entire story line. Nora's turn to the dark side is troubling, but for now it builds the emotional tension. Definitely, don't miss the conclusion! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Nov 13, 2019

    Detective Comics #1015 is available today so head to your local comic shop or order it from your favorite online retailer. Don’t “freeze” this issue out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 13, 2019

    I love this series, and this new arc has been intriguing, surprising and action-packed. The art switch did lessen my enjoyment a little, but I realise that this is just a matter of personal taste, and should not be taken as a reflection on the incredible talents who are creating these wonderful stories for our enjoyment. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Nov 14, 2019

    DETECTIVE COMICS #1015 offers an engaging and fun story. While there are some gaffs in nailing-down the characterization and character designs, it's still worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Nov 24, 2019

    Unfortunately, the story itself is falling flat for me on this one, which is a shame because the concept has a lot of great potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 13, 2019

    There's lots to like here, and not really anything to truly dislike, though this issue isn't as good as it could have been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 13, 2019

    That's the problem with this run " Tomasi's take on Batman and his supporting cast is near-excellent, but it consistently surrounds them with adversaries that are lacking in characterization compared to the other books in this line. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Legion - Tom Zimm Nov 16, 2019

    This book suffered from poor artwork and an up and down story. I appreciated the author embracing Batman's detective work and his collaboration with Alfred and Lucius to find a cure to Freeze's frozen formula. However, the ending left me wanting more and wishing that the author would take more chances with Batman as a character. Still, I believe that fans of DC and Batman will enjoy this action-packed issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Nov 13, 2019

    I wish Tomasi gave us more of the Freeze's as a team to make Nora's inevitable treason mean more. We've waited so long for her to come back and we only really get one splash page of what we, or maybe it's just me, actually want to see. And the issue overall is forgettable and boring. The return of Nora Fries, especially as a villain, should not be forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Nov 13, 2019

    Mahnke's art continues to carry this title. While Tomasi is an impactful writer when he wants/is allowed to be, this issue is mostly paint-by-numbers plotting that serves only to rush us toward an unfulfilling conclusion. Its yet another low-stakes, tension-less Batman story in a title that has been treading water since James Tynion IV left almost two years ago. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Nov 13, 2019

    The comic isn't necessarily bad, but it certainly implies the wrong message. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Nihilist Nov 13, 2019

    Sigh... well, it could have been worse, I guess, *cough* Snyder's Batman Annual #1 *cough*. The comic, while surely better than New 52's butchered origin story of Mr. Freeze, faile to impress me in the slightest. It feels cheesy, silly and quite frankly nonsensical. Gotta love how all of a sudden Nora found herself enjoying the life of a villain, with absolutely no signs foreshadowing it. She was good, and then click, she's bad, she was happily married and then she wasn't. No character development nor story needed, when you can simply introduce or change something, hoping people won't notice, let alone give a damn. I do, though. I do.

    I'm sad to say, but for the first time in my comic reader's career, I'm tired of Peter J. Tomas more

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  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Nov 16, 2019

    This was a little better but I’m still not hugely invested.

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Nov 17, 2019

    " It's time to stop dancing for you and start dancing for myself. "

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 5, 2019

    Tomasi has been doing a great job with Cold Dark World but now it's time to break the ice... I could fit some ice puns in here come to think of it.

    The Good:
    I actually like Nora stepping out and becoming her own villain. Also the question of is this Nora's will, Victor's or Luthor's serum is very interesting.

    Vise versa I'm enjoying that Victor knows he is over his head and comes to Batman for help.

    Even if it's a team effort, I do like Bruce using his intellect rather than just fighting the entire time.

    The Bad:
    Continuity is the main one with the Bat-Signal and Lucius fully knowing Bruce's secret.

    Another strong issue and I'm enjoying the dire more

  • 7.5
    Darkseid24 Nov 13, 2019

    I liked it. „Curing“ Nora& turning her into a villain is at least fresh& I think it makes sense for her. All the time we always saw Freeze making the decisions for her, so it’s nice seeing her perspective. She was trapped in ice for at least a decade, therefore it makes sense for her going crazy.
    I also liked the scene, where Batman protects Batcow& refuses to use animals as test subjects.
    Overall I think Freeze‘s story is the only interesting Year of The Villains storyline so far, since it brought change to the character at least& something new for the reader as well.
    However the reminder of Alfred getting shot in Kings crappy Batman run was a downer. Can‘t believe DC is going through with it.

  • 7.5

    Are we supposed to loath Freeze's determined love or support it? I can't tell. He is supposed to be a sympathetic character and I would hate if the point would be to hate everything he does to save his wife.

  • 7.5
    DarePool53 Dec 25, 2020

    This has gotten so close to being a really cool arc.

  • 6.5
    Psycamorean Nov 15, 2019

    Man, I wish this was better. It could be so much better.

  • 6.0
    egon244 Nov 16, 2019

    "Shoot straight Mr. Pennyworth"

    Tomasi is a good craftsman and this issue is just that. A good craft. But one, I think, that is a little below what Tomasi is usually writing.

    It's a fine story with good art, but it's predictable and not very captivating.

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