Detective Comics #1025

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 24
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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“The Joker War” explodes with an assault on Wayne Enterprises! The Joker has taken control of Waynetech R&D-and with it, all the weapons hidden in its sublevels-plus Lucius Fox as a hostage! The Joker and his clown-masked henchmen are now using Wayne Enterprises as an armory, using sophisticated 3-D printers to produce weapons to rule Gotham City...but Batman and Batwoman might have something to say about that. It’s all-out action in this nonstop issue! 

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 11, 2020

    Crossovers may not be your thing, but there's still some interesting character moments for Batman and Batwoman in Detective Comics #1025. Tomasi reminds the reader of the complexity of these characters, especially Batman as he has to work with someone just as headstrong as he is. This is a good issue with a few lighter moments to alleviate some of the mayhem of “The Joker War.” Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 11, 2020

    With Batman featuring the major storyline itll be interesting to see how The Joker War plays out in the other tie-ins. If this issue was any indication, this event is in good hands throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 12, 2020

    Tomasi keeps the story fast and accessible like he always does and the art is pretty damn good. The resolution to the conflict presented here is pretty great. It also leans into the next chapter of this story pretty seamlessly as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 11, 2020

    I'm not sure if this story needs this many tie-ins"so far Tynion has been delivering a tense and effective story in the main book without too many unanswered questions"but most of them have been quality and the chaos of Gotham is guaranteed to deliver some good thrills. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Aug 11, 2020

    I really love the way that this story ties in with the events happening concurrently in the pages of Batman, but can totally stand on its own too. Of course, having the whole crossover will give readers a much larger story, but this is so well handled, that it stand up perfectly well on its own. If you don't have the time, or the budget, to pick up all of “Joker War”, then Detective Comics #1025 is a perfectly satisfying, and action-packed read, all on its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Aug 11, 2020

    So as a standalone story, "Attack on Wayne Enterprises" is a block of excitement from first page to last, with some stunningly good artwork from Kenneth Rocafort. It's not a necessary chapter of Joker War, but it's a satisfying one. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    GWW - Deron Generally Aug 12, 2020

    Kenneth Rocafort's beautiful artwork is a saving grace for this issue. The action is fantastic and Batwoman's presence in it is a welcome one. The panels are brilliantly composed and the progression of the action is awesome. Rocafort does some interesting and engaging things with the art. I just wish the story was as engaging. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Aug 11, 2020

    This was a well-written story from Tomasi and Rocafort. We also get an issue of Detective Comics that ties in with the main Batman book, something I and others have asked to see for quite a while. I hope that this continues through the remainder of the Joker War and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 11, 2020

    This is a fun issue if you like all-out battles and cool looking vehicles. Batwoman is badass too, but it doesn't read like "Joker War" must-read comics either. I had fun reading it though, and likely most will too. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Aug 11, 2020

    Bullock was really the only good part about this issue, other than Batwoman actually getting Batman to say "please". It was just a meh tie-in issue that you may personally like if you're into giant hi-tech tanks. I did enjoy the sketchy style of art, mostly. Some of it is GREAT but also some of it is not all that good at all, so it's rather inconsistent. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Aug 11, 2020

    I enjoy this comic, but that doesn't mean that I think it's actually good. It feels very rushed, as if the creative team didn't have enough time to polish their work. I just can't recommend this comic in good conscience. This series was amazing when DC was letting Tomasi and his artists do their own thing, but the past few issues have been rough. Hopefully this will change in the near future" Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 12, 2020

    This issue does not inspire any confidence in the wider Joker arc. Read Full Review

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