Detective Comics #1022

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 3, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
7.8Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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"Ugly Heart" part three! Batman has been blasted with bullets and left for dead by Two-Face's deadly Church of the Two-and if Gotham City is going to survive Two-Face's final revenge, they're going to need a miracle! But be careful what you wish for, because a resurrection is already in progress, and this one involves a certain Clown Prince and the heir to Gotham's vigilante throne...

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 2, 2020

    Batman gets to navigate through a deathtrap and resume his investigation into the House of Two-Face. As strong as the story is, Brad Walkers art is incredible. With inks by Andrew Hennesy, Walkers pages look amazing as he has such a skill for providing the most cinematic angles and dynamic action sequences. Andersons colors really pop in this issue from the scarring on Two-Faces body to the green hues of acid. Its a captivating visual treat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 2, 2020

    If you've been enjoying Tomasi on Detective, you know this is the real thing. I've you're still not sure…this is a fine issue to give a try! The entire creative team show what they're capable of in Detective Comics #1022. The classic approach goes a long way, and the emphasis on character is superb! It captures Batman, Gotham and its denizens in a meaningful, emotive and timeless manner! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 4, 2020

    The story here is fantastic. Tomasi is at the top of his game. The art by Brad Walker is nothing short of stunning. This is only getting better and I am so happy that this book is back. And man, I really can't wait for that next issue to hit the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Jun 2, 2020

    I loved it! The art is just incredible, and the way the art is shown and the story is told through the paneling is great. Batman pulling himself out of a vat of acid and just being a menace and a badass made me want to cheer out loud, but I'd get a weird look from my wife. There's a quick part with kids at a children's hospital that was a nice moment. And the Joker, New 52 style? Outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 3, 2020

    Brad Walker does some awesome work with the art in this issue. From the thrilling action in the beginning of the story to the brilliant final reveal, Walker keeps the art, vibrant and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 2, 2020

    Just what is the Joker planning? How does Harvey fit into those schemes? How much will Batman's dry cleaning bill come to after being dunked in boiling acid? Some of these questions or less may not be answered next issue. Until then, I think I'll re-read the previous two chapters and Detective Comics #1022 again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 3, 2020

    Come for the acid bath, but stay for the bigger implications of Joker. I was shocked to see Joker pop up, but it does inform the story a bit, albeit a little late into this story arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 8, 2020

    If there's anything you can say about Detective Comics #1022, it's that penciler Brad Walker, inker Andrew Hennessey, and colorist Brad Anderson draw the absolute hell out of this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 6, 2020

    This title has always suffered a bit from the problem that its stories are usually side stories to the main Bat-stories in other titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Jun 2, 2020

    As we get closer to the event, I am hopeful that we will finally see the two books (if not the entirety of the TBU titles) line up with one another again. Things have been out of whack for quite a while, which could make reading quite nerve-whacking. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jun 2, 2020

    Honestly, it's not a bad issue at all. It's just not as good as the previous installments. Maybe Tomasi deliberately wants to pull a 180 to shock us here, but it feels cheap and too sudden. It takes me out of the story that I've been enjoying up to this point, as it's a hard break from the established tone. I just hope that the next issue will prove me wrong. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jun 3, 2020

    This is just a messy story arc and it looks like it'll get messier given the comic's intention to tie into Batman's "Joker War." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Swift Planet Sep 28, 2020

    This is a review of the whole arc. Tomasi is really good at writing these characters how I envision them, but the brainwashing was a very odd plot point to me.

  • 6.5
    YourGreenMuse Jun 5, 2020

    Well that ended abruptly. I wish I could go into detail about it, but that would require going back to read two issues from back in March and I'm not doing that. Get recap pages, DC.

    + LikeComments (10)
  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 9, 2020

    I don’t hate reading it, but I also wouldn’t miss it if it were gone.

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Jul 25, 2020

    Really good issue with phenomenal artwork

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Jun 10, 2020

    " One way or another There's always a winner. In the midst of chaos there is always opportunity."
    - TWO FACE

  • 7.5

    The Church of Two-Face Isn't the worst of Tomasi's run so far, but by far, not the best either. I am hopeful for a good Joker War tie-in from him, considering what a great job he did with the character in issue #1008. Still, Tomasi does better on this title than any writer in a long time. I do look forward to see his work on the Joker War.
    As for this issue, Two-Face shows how little he cares for his loyal followers compared to saving his own selfish ass. He didn't even flip for it. I'm not familiar with the flashback sequences because I passed on the New 52 era,because I saw it as nothing other than a money-making gimmick. And though I have eventually read "Death of the family" and "Endgame" most of the rest of that time is still unfa more

  • 7.0
    Gorr Jun 3, 2020

    Personally, I was not the greatest fan of this story arc. It felt silly for someone along the lines of Harvey Dent at times (Church). There were some interesting plot threads in this storyline, but I felt they could have been executed much better. However, there were still some good moments in this issue, like that Batman moment with the chidlren at the hospital, and the artwork was still great. The Joker War preview was exciting as well, 7/10.

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    Jason The Dude Jun 27, 2020

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