Detective Comics #1021

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
8.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"Ugly Heart" part two! Two-Face has returned, and his Church of the Two has grown into one of the most dangerous and destructive cults Gotham City has ever seen. So why is the only person trying to kill Two-Face his own alter ego, Harvey Dent? Batman at last has found hope of a permanent cure for his friend's evil split personality-but if there's hope of ridding the world of the dreaded Two-Face for good, Bruce and Harvey must team up to beat back the bad.

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 25, 2020

    Andrew Hennessys inks and Brad Andersons colors take the visuals to another level of excellence making for a book that looks as good as the story. Tomasi and Walker are crafting a inning Detective Comics saga with some strong character beats and a stunning cliffhanger. Dont miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 25, 2020

    This creative team is absolutely hitting every mark, and DC's oldest title has never been in safer hands. Detective Comics #1021 is as close to a perfect comic-book as you could ever hope to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 25, 2020

    It's hard to find fault with a classic and timeless approach to Batman. Some portrayals of the character favor a slightly mentally unbalanced depiction of the Caped Crusader. However, this even tempered Batman that is a skilled detective, mysterious and startling yet still a caring, well-rounded human being is much more satisfying. Tomasi, Walker and Hennessey remind the reader of things that everyone loves about Batman. And, at the same time, there's no shortage of character development as Batman again attempts to help his friend Harvey who is himself in a mental battle. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 25, 2020

    This is a well written book and the artwork is excellent. This is indeed the best work of artist Brad Walker's entire career. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 24, 2020

    Brad Walker has some beautifully detailed artwork throughout this issue. From the panels contrasting Batman and Harvey to Batman subterranean journey, everything is set up brilliantly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Mar 30, 2020

    This is unfolding rather nicely if you ask me. It all feels like a big play from both sides of Two-Face to me but that might be because of the amount of Batman comics I always read. With Tomasi and Walker talking this the way they are, I'm very excited to see what happens in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Mar 28, 2020

    While there's something of a lull in the industry going on and if you are a Bat-fan like I am, I highly encourage you to dive into Detective! Surprises galore, with twists and turns just like I like 'em! This title is giving Batman a run for its money, for sure! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Mar 25, 2020

    This is a good comic with entertaining dialogue and fantastic artwork. It's just a shame that the scenes toward the end, with Two-Face breaking out of the Batmobile, make for such a questionable way to close out the issue. Despite that, this is still an issue worth reading, so pick it up and enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 27, 2020

    While there are a few contrivances in Tomasi's script that feel a little convenience - like Two-Face being able to escape the Batmobile - this is a series that shouldn't be underestimated, particularly for Walker's art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Mar 25, 2020

    The art in this issue was phenomenal. Batman in torrential downpour looked amazing. Two-Face also looked amazing throughout (and lets be honest, it's not often when that happens). I like that Harvey is in dire need of help and Two-Face has completely spun out of control to be a threat again. But we've had a cult theme for how long in this run? And now Two-Face, of all people, has one? It just doesn't fit. The whole thing feels out of place. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Mar 25, 2020

    After enjoying the first issue of the arc, I see Tec taking a step back in moving the overall story forward. It seems Tomasi is still trying to find his way with Detective Comics. I still read the book as a fan of Batman, but I hope I don't get to the point where it becomes more of a chore than entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Mar 25, 2020

    It also seems like this comic seems to be in a holding pattern of sorts, focusing on standalone stories with no wider theme until DC figures out its next steps. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine May 11, 2020

    I feel pretty much the same as before, mildly lukewarm on this story arc.

  • 5.0
    myconius Mar 25, 2020

    yeah. i think i'm officially done supporting this title.
    the art was really nice. REALLY nice!!!
    but i just have no more interest in this story, or where DC is headed with Batman in general.
    barely anything happens in this issue. lots and lots of talking. there's even a real hum dinger at the end of the issue. but i just don't care anymore.
    perhaps i may wait for this to come to trade, but the way it looks i honestly doubt i'd care to even pick that up. why waste the money to add something to the pile, that i have no intention to ever try to read again?

    i have to concede to Darkseid24. you were right.
    Tomasi just didn't have it in him to keep the quality of this comic where it was when it first started. more

  • 10
    Jokerman Mar 26, 2020

    Great art and story. The Batman books are coming back to live

  • 9.5
    EDiakota Mar 28, 2020

    " To know light is to know dark. To know dark is to know light. The coins i have given all of you represent freedom, clarity, purity, of choice, and, more importantly soul. Be the choice-- hnn -- Let your heart and mind embrace it fully. Seeing the world in Black and White is a grace note. Life is a simple équation. Fundamental arithemetic is our core religion. One and one do not make two... One and one make one ! "
    - TWO-FACE

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Jun 15, 2020

    Prelude:
    Ugly Heart started out with a good first issue, let's see if Tomasi can carry that through to this issue.

    The Good:
    Liked Two-Face's inner turmoil.

    Walker's art is very good here.

    Reminds me of the Arkham games.

    The Bad:
    Basic cliffhanger that I know won't matter.

    Conclusion:
    A very good continuation of Ugly Heart, my only problem is with the cliffhanger. Just too run of the mill for me and not how I like to see cliffhangers.

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Apr 10, 2020

    This was pretty good. It's passable. That's probably enough, right?

  • 7.5

    Not the best story of Tomasi's run, not the worst. Still, I wish Detective was still twice a month, as it's so much better than Batman. It doesn't have to be the one cleaning up the mess "City of Bane" made. May that be the very LAST story where that cowardly excuse for a villain take over Gotham City.
    As for Two-Face, Knowing Batman's identity makes him a deadlier threat, but I grow rather weary of villains learning it too. Who next? Penguin? Croc? Kite Man? All-in-all though, This was a pretty decent issue.

  • 6.0
    egon244 Mar 27, 2020

    "Won a lot more than I lost behind these marble walls"

    I enjoyed the previous issue. This one, on the other hand, was just ok.

    The art is good, but the story is just... lacking.

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 31, 2020

  • 8.5
    Louis van Dyne Jul 7, 2020

  • 8.0
    Grifter Mar 25, 2020

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 Mar 29, 2020

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jun 23, 2020

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Jul 6, 2020

  • 7.5
    Justin Ray Mar 25, 2020

  • 7.5
    Radar Apr 22, 2020

  • 7.5

  • 7.0
    Gorr Mar 25, 2020

  • 6.5
    Nicetrylaoche Jun 3, 2020

  • 6.0
    OracleJack May 8, 2020

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