Detective Comics #1029

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 28, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 24
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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After the City of Bane, the Riddler’s takeover, The Joker War, and more, the people of Gotham City have had enough. The world is changing for Bruce Wayne, and the question he must ask himself is: What role does the Batman have in a city that rejects him? As the year barrels forward into what will become a turning point for the Dark Knight, Batman must grapple with the very citizens he has sworn to protect...while a familiar face looms large as a new threat on the horizon: Damian Wayne!

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 29, 2020

    Tomasi writes another great script, full of heart and intelligence. The art by Rocafort is great too. His design of the Mirror is great and the whole issue is dynamic. You could not ask for a better story overall. This is pretty great. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 27, 2020

    Tomasis Detective Comics run has already been very entertaining with the mix of classic villains and new adversaries. Hes not running out of ideas anytime soon and this new arc looks to set up another memorable storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Oct 27, 2020

    This is a strong setup for this new arc. We have a mystery, we have two antagonists, and we have a new status quo in Gotham City. If you have been wanting to read Detective Comics, now is your chance to join in on the fun. Rocafort delivers outstanding comic book art, and Tomasi pens a strong script for Rocafort to work with. This is a meticulously crafted comic. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 27, 2020

    The competition has done a lot of stories where the public goes anti-superhero, but this seems to have more nuance to it. The ending, which brings back Damian Wayne, will give Tomasi a chance to redeem the storyline that turned Bruce's son evil. Based on the last few issues, he may just be able to do it. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 27, 2020

    Kenneth Rocafort delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The style of the art is amazing and there are some great details throughout the panels. A great looking issue both in its style and tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 27, 2020

    Detective Comics (2016-) #1029offers readers an exciting introduction to Gotham's newest villain, the Mirror. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 27, 2020

    Detective Comics #1029 was yet another rock-solid issue. I love this title, and have done for decades. Peter Tomasi, and a slew of wonderful artists, have kept the quality high for coming up to two years now… yes, since issue #994! Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 27, 2020

    Peter Tomasi continues to write some great Batman material. He's always paired with great art teams even if the art teams themselves vary in style. Tomasi is setting up a big mystery that should incorporate the Mirror, the anti-vigilante movement and the missing Black Casebook. Great stuff here, don't miss this! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Oct 27, 2020

    This issue is kind of all over the place. We meet a new character who is the driving force behind unmasking vigilantes, we see Bruce packing up his belongings in Wayne Manor, and there's a surprise cliffhanger with a member of the Batfamily that we've been waiting to see again for months. But the majority of it is just good old fashioned comic book fun, as Batman gets some chase scene action against two bank robbers.  And Dick's appearance is both ridiculous and awesome. I'm probably giving a higher rating than it deserves, but I had a good time with it.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Oct 27, 2020

    After an off issue with Detective Comics #1028, Tomasi has corrected the course in providing a decent story that provides a mixture of emotion and action. I am looking forward (and praying) that by the time all is said and done, Tomasi does what he does best and fixes all the harm done to Damian's character. Bring Robin home. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Oct 28, 2020

    It's an interesting story direction, one which could really explore Batman in a new fashion. Unfortunately neither the Mirror (a new anti-vigilante villain) nor these hints of the Black Casebook are really compelling, so we'll have to see if the action and interest picks up in future installments. Read Full Review

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