Detective Comics #1031

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Bilquis Evely, Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 27
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Damian Wayne has made his move against a familiar threat from Bruce Wayne’s past-so why has the former Boy Wonder targeted none other than Tommy Elliot-a.k.a. Hush? It may have something to do with the Black Casebook that Bruce liberated from The Joker’s territory in the monumental Detective Comics #1027...but how far will Damian go to avenge this grudge from his father’s past?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 24, 2020

    Tomasi's run on Detective has been absolutely wonderful, and it doesn't seem to matter who's drawing! However, Bilquis Evely is a real treat to see drawing Batman. This title is nothing short of fantastic and Detective Comics #1031 is just another example of why- intelligent writing and gorgeous art. This series is about stories, not events. If you're not reading this title, I can't imagine why? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 25, 2020

    My only hope is that this creative team stays on for a nice, long run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 24, 2020

    Detective Comics keeps delivering and the twist at the end ensures this is going to be a fun arc to reflect on once its over. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 24, 2020

    Few writers have made more out of the fallout from Joker War than Pete Tomasi, and this new issue sends the heroes deeper into a dangerous new era. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 24, 2020

    There's trouble brewing. Batman and his team are facing a Gotham City divided, with half of their hometown squarely behind them, while the other half is baying for their blood. Chris Nakano may have good intentions, but he's also one of the heroes' most vocal opponents. With Damian in the wind – but doing the kind of detective work worthy of this title, and of the quality that would make his father proud – the storyline is intriguing, and fascinating. All in all Detective Comics #1031 is another terrific feather in DC's cap. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Nov 27, 2020

    Bursting at the seams with excellent character exploration, beautiful artwork, and an enthralling mystery,Detective Comics #1031will leave you clamoring for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 24, 2020

    Bilquis Evely delivers some beautiful art in the issue. There is a brilliant, film noir quality to the visuals and a perfect execution of shadow and space. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Nov 24, 2020

    This issue is good, but not flawless. Tomasi continues to write interesting characters and Evely continues to draw beautiful stuff, but there are times that either creator is missing the mark. Mirror is still a rather unconvincing villain, and Bruce is still neglecting Damian, but the other side of that coin is that Damian gets to operate on his own, which I really enjoy. Evely draws a beautiful Gotham City and great characters, but her fight scene is a big mess. Still, I recommend this issue because of all the things that the creative team does get right! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Nov 24, 2020

    Clearly this issue was much better than issue #1030. However, I am still having major concerns with how Tomasi is depicting the Bat-Family in this arc. It is not good, and I hope is corrected by the time the arc ends. I am pleased to see, however, how Nakano is being developed and am loving the solo adventures of Damian. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Nov 25, 2020

    I'll give this arc more time before making a final decision, but the whole issue definitely caused some skeptical eyebrow raises. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Nov 24, 2020

    Like the last issue, the art is pretty darn cool in certain spots but also not in others. Unlike the last issue, I really didn't enjoy it nearly as much. It's just too much like what we've seen lately from multiple other books, with the big climax scene being exactly like other books recently. Also, should Bruce Springsteen get writing credit for The Mirror's fight monologue? ;) Read Full Review

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