Detective Comics #1035

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Clayton Henry, Dan Mora Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 47
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Introducing Mr. Worth! When his daughter is killed during the brutal crime wave gripping Gotham City, eight-foot-tall stack of muscle and money Roland Worth sets out on a path of revenge toward the prime suspect in the crime: Batman! The Dark Knight has been framed for murder, and to make matters worse, this grisly deed seems to be connected to yet another emerging villainous force on the horizon. It’s a rogues gallery explosions and this time there’s no mansion on the hill for Bruce Wayne to mount his counterattack!
Plus, part one of “Huntress and the Hunted!” This two-part story zeroes in on Gotham’s own Violet Vengeance! more

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Apr 27, 2021

    Tamaki, Mora, Bellaire, and Bidikar are doing beautiful work. They're showing us that every character they're introducing is there for a reason. And as we learn about their lives, the plot continues to spread out into this vast world they're creating. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 27, 2021

    Detective Comics has been an easy read thanks to Tamaki's scripts and Mora's art. It's not too late to get on board with what's been a strong and engaging arc so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Apr 28, 2021

    It's very hard for this reviewer to find very much at all to complain about in this issue. So I won't! Detective Comics gives readers a very different option than the Batman book. That variety is very appealing when well done, and two issues in Mariko Tamaki is passing with flying colors! Can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 28, 2021

    Everything about one of DC Comics' oldest series feels fresh and exciting again as the new creative team continues to build upon Batman's new status quo and an even more dangerous Gotham. Every moment of the issue lives up to the book's name as the mysteries deepen, and the colorful and gorgeous, and stylized artwork makes every page a joy to behold. This month's backup provides a rare welcome deeper look into one of the all too often forgotten members of the extended Bat-family of characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 27, 2021

    The issue has a very down-to-earth vibe, which made the last page's out-of-nowhere horror swerve all the more surprising. I have no clue where Tamaki is going with that, but so far this is the first Batman run in ages that actually seems concerned with issues like criminal justice and how vigilantes and policing interact. It's a fascinating run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 27, 2021

    Dan Mora is one of my favorite artists and this issue is another reason why. The gorgeous details throughout the issue as well as the use of shadows is fantastic. Henry also delivers some beautiful art that brilliantly captures the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 27, 2021

    This is a comic you should be buying. The creative team understands what it takes to tell a good Batman story, one that isn't an event, but rather one that utilizes character and world building to draw the reader in. There's no shortage of surprises either. All this spills over into the Huntress feature as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg Apr 27, 2021

    Both the main story of Detective Comics #1035 and the backup story soar. Writer Mariko Tamaki is off to a fantastic start, and I am so excited to see where the book goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Apr 27, 2021

    Detective Comics #1035 is a memorable new character introduction with a timely theme, supported by a strong and thematically similar back-up story. Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora and Clayton Cowles achieve their goals with maximum clarity, making this the strongest Bat-book currently on the rack. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Apr 27, 2021

    This is an excellent issue that focuses on detective work, which I always enjoy. What really makes it work, though, is the feel of the atmosphere. The story, the narration, and the imagery of the art (which is AWESOME) all work so well together. Not only do we see a tragedy, but Batman also gets a preview of what life will be like when the Magistrate arrives. There are some strange things that take you out of it for a second, but overall I loved it. And I also thought the Huntress backup was pretty darn good too. I'm looking forward to seeing where they both go.8.8/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Apr 27, 2021

    A promising start, with great art, and some much welcomed gravitas to the Huntress, this is a run that should be ping on your radar. Hopefully the team will be able to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Apr 27, 2021

    Overall,Detective Comics#1035 features strong writing and gorgeous pencils across the board. "Middle class" Bruce isn't as hard of an adjustment as it seems on paper under Tamaki's pen and the story is coming along quite nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Apr 27, 2021

    Detective Comics #1035 develops everything that was hinted at in the previous issue, and sets even more solid foundations to build future tales on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Apr 28, 2021

    Honestly, the Huntress story is the reason to read this comic"Henry's art is amazing and Tamaki delivers one of her best superhero outings to date. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Apr 27, 2021

    While I've criticized certain creative decisions in this review, I do find the story to be entertaining. The writing is mostly okay to good, and it's the artwork that remains the true selling point of the book. In my opinion this is easily the best Batman art since the start of Rebirth, and I hope to see both Mora and Bellaire working together on this book more often. This is a dream team. If you're mainly in it for the art, then get it while it's hot! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 1, 2021

    Some solid detective work and a compelling enough mystery make for a quality Batman comic book. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Merlyn Apr 27, 2021

    In classic Tamaki fashion, both stories are all over the place. I still have a glimmer of hope that the main story can be good but I've read too much Tamaki stories to really believe in it.

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  • 6.0
    fenixalasnegras Apr 27, 2021

    We finally see something concise. I liked this issue of Detective Comics, it's still very Marvel-like but it's pretty decent.

    I can't say the same for the backup, the Huntress was totally throwaway ruining this issue. I'd give an 8 if it was just the Batman story.

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  • 9.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 17, 2021

    Ooo cool.

  • 8.0
    F.T. Wolf Apr 27, 2021

    Good issue. Not as hard-hitting as #1034, but with more time for character work. Mr. Worth will definetly be a new Batman villian but a different kind I feel. Someone who won't be going around in a mask with a bunch of croneys, who wants Justice, but will throw his money towards the Mayor and his anti-vigilante campaign.
    The Huntress story was good as well with a good tragedy at its core.

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  • 7.5
    AmandaT Apr 27, 2021

    I like the work that Tamaki is doing, I read some comments, I accept that it may fall into the same formulas and the chronological disorder of the Future State series does not help anything.
    I love the art in this series, Bruce looks amazing.

    The hunter wasn't too bad either.

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  • 4.5
    myconius Apr 27, 2021

    Dan Mora's absolutely beautiful art is wasted on this garbage story.

  • 3.0
    Bats20832 Apr 30, 2021

    Another story about character in a costume dressed like The Batman, who cannot think like The Batman. Why did the "Batcave" exist? (And no reason to believe it still does not.) Because a secretive vigilante crime-fighter like The Batman needed a space he could CONTROL for research and deduction, which was not accessible to pretty much anyone in the world. So 81 years later, The Batman no longer grasps something so obvious? Instead, The Batman has decided to expose himself, his operations, to complete public vulnerability in a series of "mini-caves" throughout the Gotham PUBLIC sewer system? Of course, it would become a trap.

    The real headline of the story would be "HOW LONG" did Gotham police know that the character dressed in more

  • 10
    cincyfan May 8, 2021

    This was great! I really liked both stories especially the Batman one. I love the new challenges batman is facing and how he is adapting. I also love how the book is steeped in detective work like it is meant to be. I'm very impressed with tamaki's writing so far. The artwork is s wonderful as well I thoroughly enjoyed this one

  • 9.5
    Ben Reilly May 30, 2021

    The creative team continues to thrill me with this new era of Detective Comics. Batman doing actual detective work is eye candy to me, especially the page before the cops show up at the crime scene of the murder investigation. The drama between the characters is good and Tamaki is making this mystery a bit more complex than expected. And that's something I want to see in a comic book run: a good number of things happening at once (but not overboard like in Nick Spencer's Spider-Man but that's another story). The ending of this story has me intrigued by what could happen next in this murder mystery.

    The backup story with Huntress was pretty good and is a hint at what it could mean in the grand scheme of things, considering Huntre more

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Apr 28, 2021

    I really enjoyed both stories here. I liked seeing Batman actually act as a detective for once. The art was great. I really like the pacing here. It keeps me entertained while not filling each page to the brim with more subplots, like Batman is doing.

  • 8.5
    Watchtower022 May 1, 2021

    Most of this is for Moras work on this issue. I also really
    Enjoyed the backup feature on Huntress.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas May 3, 2021

    Just as good as the previous issue. Interesting story and ends on a great cliffhanger. Mora's art is as stunning as ever, but that's a given. Really enjoyed the backup, it went dark really fast, and I cannot wait for more of this.

  • 8.5
    EDiakota May 7, 2021

    " I put Sam in what i hoped was a safe place, if such a thing exists in Gotham these days."
    - HUNTRESS

  • 8.5

    A pretty good issue. So far I'm impressed with Tamaki's work. I was a little disappointed that there was no encounter yet between Batman and Mr. Worth, like the well done cover, but it was still all-in-all, a good issue. He seems to be a man not used to getting things a way other than his own. which will make him all the more dangerous. I still don't know whether to consider him a villain or not, but he has an interesting persona I look forward to exploring.
    It looks like Detective is going to remain the better of the 2 main Batman books. I'm glad it's the one to soon go back to being Bi-weekly. I'm looking forward to seeing this storyline develop.

  • 8.5
    Quirky Genin Oct 20, 2021

    Dan Mora takes to Batman like a fish to water, great backup too.

  • 8.0
    uktsr Apr 27, 2021

    I'm not widely read on Batman but really enjoyed this issue. Art is great... Maybe i'm just enjoying taking a break from high-stakes issues but quite enjoy the breathing room in this issue.

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  • 8.0
    Batman Jones Apr 28, 2021

    This is just a straight-ahead, very good Batman book. I've loved some of the recent, more daring takes (I'm one of those Tom King lovers), but this is a terrific version of back to basics and it's become my favorite of the current Batbooks. I mean, unless you include Nightwing. If so, Detective is my second favorite. That's still pretty high praise considering how much Batman DC is publishing lately.

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  • 7.5
    TSMack May 8, 2021

    Good art & story but nothing special. Along with the prior issue, this is a part of the setup for a hopefully big payoff at the end of this arc.

  • 5.0
    Boudi May 9, 2021

    When I heard that Mariko Tamaki was going to writter this book I was happy. I wondered what a good writter like her would do, I was almost sure it would be something original.

    Right now we have Batman Vs the Mayor and the GCPD and Batman and zombies. The first one got old years ago and the second one doesn't seem fitting for the Dark Knight. But I guess we have to work with what we can. The art is still great, not that much on the backup but it isn't bad. Speaking of the backup, I must thank Tamaki for not messing things up with Huntress, writters usually make mistakes with her and while this doesn't seem great, it's not bad.

  • 4.5
    fearUhavemeisenough Apr 27, 2021

    Now if you read the comic !!!! LOL,

    Redundant I would call this new stage, it is the damn Dark Detective again. It seems that Tamaki is more fun doing the comic of a fat lesbian failed daughter of Stirefire who died of creativity here, however she is doing better than Tynion, Tayler and not to mention King who requires classes to use the flashback.

  • 10
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    ComicNerd96 Apr 30, 2021

  • 9.5
    BitchWitcher Apr 27, 2021

  • 9.5
    Stormwrath Apr 29, 2021

  • 9.5
    Radar May 1, 2021

  • 9.5
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  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Apr 27, 2021

  • 9.0
    Bananaknight Apr 30, 2021

  • 9.0
    KittyNone Apr 30, 2021

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    DoorMan May 7, 2021

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    Jason The Dude May 7, 2021

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    ds Apr 27, 2021

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  • 8.5
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