Detective Comics #1036

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Clayton Henry, Dan Mora Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 40
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Batman versus Huntress! As the Dark Knight delves into the mystery of Sarah Worth’s murder, the only witness who truly knows what happened that fateful evening is Batman’s only hope to clear his name. But another hunter is stalking the mysterious killer plaguing the city-and Huntress has also set her sights on Bruce Wayne! The Violet Vengeance of Gotham unleashes holy hell on Batman as trouble brews above and below the city streets!
And the backup story, “Huntress and the Hunted,” zeroes in on Gotham’s own Violet Vengeance! In the previous chapter, her world was rocked by the gruesome murder of a dear friend...but there’s more

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 25, 2021

    Mora delivers some stunning art on every page of this issue. Everything from the backgrounds to the characters is visually appealing. Henry's art is brilliantly character focused. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 25, 2021

    Jordie Bellaire is an elite colorist and she does such a superb job of aiding the storytelling with her color choices. She's able to juggle between going dark and lighter as needed for this Batman story.Detective Comics remains a quality title and one worth seeking out each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 25, 2021

    The identity of this character shows Tamaki is definitely getting into some deep Bat-lore for this run, and the ensuing team-up with Huntress is strong"although Bruce is oddly more tolerant of her taste for lethal weapons than he usually is with his own kids. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias May 25, 2021

    I loved this issue, and when you read as many comics as I do every week… love is a strong word! I cannot wait for the next part of this wonderful story from this A-team, who are knocking every issue they work on out of the park!Detective Comics #1036 is a detective story that solves the mystery of which, for me, is the best book out this week! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 26, 2021

    Like the previous two issues in Mariko Tamaki's run, Detective Comics #1036 blends a great mystery with good characterization and exciting art. The creative team make it look easy, but it has to be anything but. It relies on great storytelling as opposed to an event gimmick. Don't pass this one up, especially for fans of the Huntress. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 26, 2021

    Detective Comics continues to be a gorgeous, colorful, dark, horrifying, and character-driven journey into Bruce Wayne's new status quo that builds a solid supporting foundation alongside an ever-darkening mystery. Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora, Jordie Bellaire, and Aditya Bidikar are the perfect team to bring these stories and this world to life as they pull out all the stops and deliver a truly amazing Detective Comics run. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Noelle Reyes May 25, 2021

    Detective Comics#1036 quickens the pace as more lingering threats start piling onto our Dark Knight. With Tamaki's strong worldbuilding, Mora's fantastic art, and Bellaire's vivid colors, Detective Comicsis a book worth following. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright May 25, 2021

    Tamaki's use of Bruce Wayne alongside Batman has been a welcomed change to Batman comics. Detective Comics' connection to the main Batman book has also continued to bring the universe together. Now that Huntress has been fully integrated into the main story, it can only mean some fun adventures between her and Batman for the remainder of the arc. Overall, this issue is better than a four, but less than a four and a half. It is that good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph May 25, 2021

    The writing is an improvement over last month, although some plot beats are still a bit too convenient, as if the writer is taking the easy way out, and some of the dialogue still sounds unnatural and clunky. The art, however, from Mora, Henry and Bellaire, is excellent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 26, 2021

    Whether you're a Batman fiend or just looking to check in on the world's most recognizable detective, Detective Comics #1036 will likely scratch that itch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 29, 2021

    Good, solid, enjoyable Batman comics, with a strong story and great use of characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 25, 2021

    This issue of Detective Comics takes a considerable nosedive as Mariko Tamaki adds a bunch of swerves in what was already becoming a convoluted story.  Misdirections and forced reveals have taken the place of detective work, and while this book continues to look great, it needs more focus as we advance. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Merlyn May 25, 2021

    In usual Tamaki fashion the story is all over the place, the "mystery" is getting dumber and dumber, I could also do without the second story that doesn't add much.

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  • 4.5
    AmandaT May 25, 2021

    Detective Comics isn't more the series we are used read, Tamaki has a messy writing and she's unable to give us a good mystery, she insists on putting Bruce in jail, insists on the pathetic Future State that many of us end up hating. Now Zombies! someone in the universe who listens help this woman pls. I hate what she's doing to one of my favorite series,it's so sad.
    Mora's art is the only good one in this series.

  • 8.5
    F.T. Wolf May 25, 2021

    Currently my favourite Batman book. It's a good old-fashioned murder mystery with good art. I actually get attached to the victims, them being Bruce's new neighbours and all. Tamaki did a very good job of making me care about them even with the limited amount of pages since their introduciton.
    The Huntress backup is also very good. Emotional, gripping yet not dour.

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  • 10
    cincyfan May 30, 2021

    I have loved this arc and the love continues in this issue. I can't wait for the next one. Great stuff!

  • 9.0
    ComicPop May 29, 2021

    An excellent single issue. Dan Mora gets a chance to portray horror, action, and his beautiful human characters as Tamaki adds another chapter to her twisting, exciting story for Bruce Wayne. Evokes the feeling of the old Grant/Breyfogle Batman run with classic characters and fun team-ups that make this my primary Batman series.

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  • 7.0
    Stormwrath May 25, 2021

    Dan Mora's art is a master piece, but Tamaki's writing was not as good, didn't felt much for this issue

  • 10

    Okay first off, can I just say that the Gotham Gazette page is awesome? I wish DC would do a monthly newspaper magazine to give to readers as a means of teasing them on what's been going on in the pages of DC Comics (especially the Bat-family)? I think that would be a cool thing to do! On to the comic now...

    Wow. I was not expecting the cliffhanger of the previous issue to play out as it did. Interesting things happen to two side characters which could be hinting at some sort of drug being passed around in the streets that are influencing others in a bad way. Also, now the Penguin is involved in all of this somehow. Tamaki continues to make things interesting with this whole murder mystery of Sarah Worth. She also tied in the bac more

  • 8.5
    Psycamorean May 31, 2021

    Really good.

  • 8.5

    A pretty well done issue. Good storytelling and art. This is the first time I've seen Lady Clayface in ages, so that was interesting. Though like everything in DC this series must also be tied in to the latest "Big event," but it's doing well trying to tell its own story too. A murder mystery is a fitting plot since this is Detective Comics. But I remember when Batman solved the plot and caught the bad guy in a single issue. These days it takes 6 or more.
    Mr. Worth is slowly developing as an unlikable character reminiscent of the Kingpin. He obviously uses his power to intimidate and get what he wants. It is unfortunate his daughter died and one can understand his grief, but he seems to care nothing about who gets hurt in his quest for more

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Jun 4, 2021

    " I'd say Nice place but no mansion, i get it."
    - HUNTRESS

  • 8.0
    TSMack Jun 4, 2021

    Another solid installment by Tamaki. The art & coloring are excellent.

  • 8.0
    Kryptkreeper98 Jun 4, 2021

    I get The Whole tamaki being an sjw but I’ve been liking these last few issues of detective comics better than tynions batman

  • 8.0
    Big Dumb Jay Jun 7, 2021

    Solid read. Even if I dislike Clayface stories, the writing and art are good enough that I enjoyed it despite that story element. Love the development of Mr. Worth so far; seems to have the potential to become a classic bat villain over time, between his imposing physical stature, easy rage, political pull, and Wayne-level wealth.

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Jun 15, 2021

    I love this site, not one honest critic in the critic review section....Anyway, does anyone remember that they want to read a book about a millionaire playboy who fights crime? Apparently Tamaki has forgot this and writes her story as far away from what brought people to the book in the 1st place. JUST give Bruce Wayne his fortune back and tell interesting stories with out the guilt ridden social commentary. Much like DC comics this series is being killed slowly. Just look at the sales. She's a Hack of a writer...Do yourself a favour and drop this title from your pull list.

  • 1.0
    TheBest May 26, 2021

  • 4.5
    myconius Jun 11, 2021

  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
    Radar May 29, 2021

  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jun 22, 2021

  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
    DoorMan May 26, 2021

  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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