Detective Comics #1028

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 14, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 22
7.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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Spinning out of the events of “The Joker War” and Detective Comics #1027 comes a tale of the beginning of the end for Gotham City’s status quo. With tensions flaring and a new mayoral candidate making his anti-hero agenda known to the city, Batman and his allies are stretched thin to keep the peace. But just as things couldn’t look any worse, a string of gruesome murders has left a trail of the most corrupt in Gotham City losing their heads...literally.  If Batman doesn’t quickly find the killer-the Dark Knight will be next.

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 14, 2020

    Tomasi and Scott work well together and this ends up being a fine issue indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 13, 2020

    Theres nothing Earth-shattering with this issue, but its nice to see a skilled creative team crank out an enjoyable Batman story with style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 13, 2020

    While this isn't the main staging ground for big Batman events, Tomasi seems to be setting up an intriguing new status quo. I'm hoping he gets to stick around as DC hits some major upheavals in their comic book lineup in 2021. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 13, 2020

    Yeah, this issue is the perfect mix of vintage and new: I'm talking Batman in Detective Comics here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 13, 2020

    While the reveal of the killer could've been more engaging, there's a lot in this issue to digest. Tomasi sets up what's coming next rather well as Officer Nakano's story will clearly lead to something. The art from Scott and Mulvihill is really enjoyable as Batman moves beyond “Joker War,” perhaps into his past with the lead in to this issue referencing The Black Casebook! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Oct 13, 2020

    Although this story could've been developed more, the pacing could have been slower, and the detective work could have been more intricate, I welcome the return of detective work with open arms. I enjoy this issue a lot, despite some of its flaws, and I marvel at the artwork. Hopefully we'll get more content like this in the near future, with more room to develop these concepts and characters. But it's safe to say that Tomasi, Scott and Mulvihill just get it"this is my Batman. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Oct 14, 2020

    While this isn't a really innovative story, it does seem to indicate a big change of pace for DC's oldest Batman book, and that's likely a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 13, 2020

    Solid art but pedestrian story form this first Joker War aftermath tale. Read Full Review

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