Detective Comics #1020

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 24
8.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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As Gotham City continues its rise from the ashes of "City of Bane," some familiar faces have returned to keep Gotham City exactly where they want it: Two-Face is back. But this time, he's recruited some like-minded individuals to help him in his cause. With an elite team of split-personality special forces at his side, Two-Face and Batman square off in what could be their final battle, as a new ally arrives to help the Dark Knight...Harvey Dent?!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 26, 2020

    It should be no surprise that Tomasi continues on a wonderful run in Detective Comics with issue #1020. This newest twist in the complexity of Two-Face seems poised to present Batman with a greater challenge than normal. There's a psychological undertone that pushes the story in a darker direction. It may finally drive home the point that Harvey really is beyond help, as the aspects of his personality seem more disconnected than ever before. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Feb 27, 2020

    This arc has me utterly hyped if I'm being honest. With people like Black Mask getting more fame as the run of the mill organized crime boss. Two-Face was at serious risk of being lost in obscurity Instead he gets a little bit of a shift in persona. One that only brings intrigue but one that is unique to his rich character not just his gimmick. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 1, 2020

    Tomasi and Walker are a dream team is this is a pretty fantastic issue overall. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 26, 2020

    This new arc hits a lot of sweet spots with the return of a dynamic artist and one of Batmans most iconic villains and marks what should be another thrilling storyline for Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 25, 2020

    Brad Walker's art is fantastic. All of the action is big, bold and detailed. There are some great visual moments throughout and Walker frames the art to deliver a brilliant cliffhanger ending. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Feb 26, 2020

    Seeing Two-Face inspiring other criminals is scary enough, so seeing him as a potential spiritual leader to a team of malevolent zealots is terrifying, and a totally fresh spin on the character. I love it when a comic can come right out and surprise me. Being a comics reader for well over forty years, I thought I'd seen every version there could ever be of Two-Face… sometimes it's great to be proven wrong. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 26, 2020

    This introductory chapter promises an exciting Two-Face tale, still to come; a must-read for Bat-fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Mar 17, 2020

    This issue of Detective Comics has me absolutely excited for the new path of Two-Face and whatever exciting crimes he has planned. Tomasi continues to be one of the best writers for these shorter stories and the art team absolutely do an amazing job in giving this a high action feel! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Feb 26, 2020

    This is a fine issue, indeed. While Two-Face is clearly the villain, and Batman has figured this out already, there is still the mystery of what exactly Two-Face is planning, and that creates a lot of suspense. The crime scene investigation is detailed, the fight scene is powerful, and Two-Face characterization is on-point and intriguing. Even though this is a continuation of Tomasi and Gleason's "The Big Burn," new readers can safely jump on without having to worry that they've missed anything important. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 26, 2020

    There's some real tension in this issue, but the plot doesn't quite come together yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Feb 26, 2020

    Tomasi's Detective Comics has been very hit or miss (his "hits" are great, but his misses are very mediocre) and it's too early to tell which this will be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Feb 26, 2020

    As someone who has always been a fan of Peter Tomasi, especially since his run on Batman and Robin, I initially found it difficult to review this issue in a positive manner. Now over a year since arriving on Detective Comics, I'm still stuck trying to figure out where Tomasi is trying to take Batman. While it seems he is trying to put more “detective” into Detective Comics, it didn't come across right on the first read. I can only hope that this will improve and things flow smoother moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Feb 26, 2020

    The art is just so good, as well as Harvey in the clinic. And that's my entire score because the reveal of a constant repeated theme in this run at the very end of the issue has finally just worn me out. That theme needs to end. Read Full Review

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