Detective Comics #1043

Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Dan Mora, Darick Robertson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 29, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 50
7.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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Fear State grips Gotham City! When Mayor Nakano’s city hall office finds itself under siege, the only hero who can help the embattled local official is the man Nakano pledged to rid from Gotham: Batman. The top vigilante in the city must protect the man who’s fought so hard to put an end to masked heroes in an action-packed car chase that culminates in a shocking ending that’ll give readers nightmares. Backup: Wait, how did Red Hood end up in Deb Donovan’s apartment? And what the hell gives him the right to eat all her frosted cereal? As Gotham’s troubled son and the city’s toughest reporter set out to uncover the mystery of th more

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 28, 2021

    Dan Mora delivers some stunning art throughout the issue. The action is beautiful and there are some great details throughout in both the environments and the characters. A beautiful looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Oct 4, 2021

    Detective Comics joins the fall Batline event while making sure to keep threading some of its own plotlines, and continuing to bring Gotham to colorful dangerous gorgeous life. Despite how big the event is and how much action there is within the issue it maintains a smaller tight character-focused energy all the way through. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 28, 2021

    I'm not that excited about the return of plot elements relating to Vile, who always felt like a bizarre sci-fi supernatural plot tumor that didn't fit into the title. He was visually creepy but never really fit into Gotham's aesthetic. Still, Tamaki's handling of the characters in this book remains strong as always. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Sep 28, 2021

    This issue is really good! The writing has a bit of a false start with dialogue that doesn't add much to the overall story, but the wonderfully drawn, action-packed adventure that follows is just great. Even though I dislike and definitely don't recommend the main "Fear State" storyline, I do recommend this tie-in. Don't worry if you haven't been reading Tynion's Batman; this can be enjoyed on its own as well! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 28, 2021

    Detective Comics entry into Fear State lacks a strong connection to the overall crossover, but Tamakis intriguing setup and Moras art makes it a worthwhile enough read as the event plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Sep 28, 2021

    Detective Comics #1043 was a welcome change for a book that's a tie-in to a crossover event, in the main sense that it didn't feel like it disposed of the story/style it had before. This issue's wonderfully written, beautifully drawn, and is a must-read for Bat-fans everywhere! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Sep 28, 2021

    Detective Comics continues to be a strong title, but its rating this week suffers due to the backup story. Despite some pretty decent art, there is still little interest in the upcoming title. Now that the prelude is done, I am hopeful for a return to form. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Sep 29, 2021

    A bit of a let down from previous issues. Read Full Review

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