Detective Comics #1030

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 21
8.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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A new foe called the Mirror has joined the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery-but is there more to this villain than meets the eye? Or is he simply a reflection of the world around him? As the Bat-Family find themselves on the run from the Mirror’s army, Damian Wayne lurks in the shadows, plotting his next move in a cat-and-mouse game between father and son that can only end in disaster!

  • 10
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Nov 14, 2020

    Powerfully written and beautifully illustrated, Detective Comics #1030 is a perfect union of Tomasi, Evely, Lopes, and Leigh's work. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 10, 2020

    Tomasi leans hard into character with Detective Comics #1030 letting it drive not only Bruce and the family, but also Detective Nakano and the most likely, soon to be prodigal son, Damian. Throw in the exceptional work of Bilquis Evely and it's a no-brainer! If the character work doesn't get you, the mysteries will- this is the Batman title you should be reading! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 11, 2020

    This is pretty damn great overall and this new creative team clicks great on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 10, 2020

    This title has been on the upswing for months now, and the arrival of Bilquis Evely takes the quality to another level. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 10, 2020

    Since Peter J. Tomasi took this title over there hasn't been a single issue I haven't liked, or absolutely loved. This new storyline has started strong, so I'm keen to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 11, 2020

    Bilquis Evely brings some beautiful imagery to the art in this issue. There are some beautiful details throughout and the flow of the panels helps to emphasize the intimacy of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Nov 11, 2020

    I think this is another strong issue. The writing and art both contribute to the good character work. There is less focus on plot development, but that allows for this issue to breathe, and for the characters to come to life. The artwork is outstanding and the writing is solid. Tomasi, Evely and Lopes have some real synergy going here. I'd definitely like to see more from this creative team. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Nov 12, 2020

    It's a shame that we couldn't get this bold new art direction at the beginning of the current arc, but I'm suddenly much more excited about the mystery surrounding the Black Casebook. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 10, 2020

    Detective Comics has been a remarkably consistent title and it's likely this is just a random misstep. That still makes for a disappointing installment this week. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Nov 10, 2020

    You get to see what is going on inside two character's heads with everything going on. We see Nakano's drive and fear, and what happened with Damian through his own father's eyes. I like the idea of Nakano wanting to unmask vigilantes, but the extension of that with The Mirror really feels played out. And it's taking away from what should be the focus right now: Damian. The art is pretty damn cool with its sketchy style in some frames, and also pretty bad in others (especially during the Batfamily meeting).  Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Nov 10, 2020

    Even with some pretty unforgivable missteps, I am still interested in seeing where things go with Tomasi's story, particularly as it pertains to Damian Wayne. For me, the art has to get better. It's workflow just does not work for me at this time. This Tec fan prefers either Brad Walker or Doug Mahnke (Walker returns for issue #1032). Read Full Review

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