Detective Comics #1041

Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Dan Mora, Darick Robertson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 11, 2021 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 46
7.9Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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As Gotham’s Dark Knight of vengeance, Batman is seen by many (mostly criminals, let’s be honest) as judge and executioner of the city’s vilest villains. Well, it’s time for him to meet the Jury! In a last-ditch effort to avenge his daughter’s death, Mr. Worth has teamed with the Penguin’s criminal empire, the Party Crashers gang, and the Falcone crime family to form the kind of villain team-up that would leave a Boy Wonder sweating in his booties. Backup: Countdown to Task Force Z: Part One! Deb Donovan is on the trail of some weird happenings in Gotham...missing bodies from the morgue...tales of shady criminal activity the lik more

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 10, 2021

    Detective Comics is another example of character and story triumphing over events. It's proof that it can be just as large in scope and just as significant. The entire creative team is doing a magnificent job of telling entertaining and engaging stories that bring Batman, his allies and enemies and Gotham City to life. Don't miss out! Detective Comics #1041 is a great place to jump on if you aren't already riding this train! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 10, 2021

    Mora continues to be one of my favorite artists and this issue showcases his command of the character, emotion and details needed to immerse the reader in what is happening to the characters. Robertson does great work with the Donovan story and the style of the art is perfect for its gritty subject matter. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 10, 2021

    Bruce Wayne may have lost much of his fortune in Joker War, but Mariko Tamaki seems determined to take his situation from bad to worse in this run. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Lia Kolb Aug 10, 2021

    Detective Comics #1041 is a fun little ride that continues to build on this new side of Gotham Tamaki and Mora have shined a light on. The A story continues to take exciting turns while the B story offers an interesting new tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 10, 2021

    Tamaki needs to start wrapping this arc up as its beginning to feel like it will have a lackluster finale is in store before Fear State kicks off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Aug 10, 2021

    Detective Comics #1041 was a joy for the eyes and the mind. I keep telling my friends to jump on this book asap. This issue is more fuel for my fire! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Aug 17, 2021

    After a number of more action-packed city-wide terror type of issues, Detective Comics returns to a semblance of the intriguing status quo change that it promised when this run began so many months ago. Much like Batman, when the normal creative team is together and firing on all cylinders the imagery of Gotham City is dynamic and bold and stylish and beautiful in it's own often dark ways. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Aug 10, 2021

    Look, it's a good comic! This has great action, a sympathetic lead, gorgeous artwork and a strong backup feature. It's just that this comic has some flaws, some of which make Bruce look like an amateur. If that's something you can live with, then definitely pick this up, because you are not going to find better Bat art anywhere else. And if you can't live with that, then still pick this up, because this really does have the best Bat art of all the current Bat books! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Aug 10, 2021

    Tamaki and Mora provide a strong, atmospheric linking tale between their high octane opening arc and the upcoming Fear State event, giving beautiful art and strong characterization as Gotham prepares to be plunged into war once again in under a year. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Christian Hoffer Aug 11, 2021

    Detective Comics #1041 is worth the cover price solely for Dan Mora's fantastic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Aug 10, 2021

    The art by Mora of course is fantastic yet again! Although the idea of the Jury could work if set up right, it just doesn't work here and pops up out of nowhere. Although I like having Bruce struggle with his usual luxuries, I like having the Penguin back, and I do like the parasite / Vile part, the whole Worth thing just needs to end. It's awful. Read Full Review

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