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: 42
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 - 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

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