Detective Comics #1044

Writer: Stephanie Phillips, Mariko Tamaki Artist: David Lapham, Dan Mora Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 27, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 32
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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When the terrorist organization known as THE RED CROWN took control of Mayor Nakano’s personal security detail, only the Batman could protect Gotham’s highest-ranking city official from certain death! But when the pair is thrust into the sewers below, a much more sinister threat lurks in the darkness. Better look sharp, Batman, because a hundred thousand eggs with a hundred thousand little monsters inside are about to hatch…and they look HUNGRY… Back-up: Arkham Asylum may have been decimated during A-DAY, but its legacy lives on. Now, Mayor Nakano has given the green light for a brand-new ARKHAM TOWER to be erected in the heart of Got more

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Nov 2, 2021

    Detective Comics really leans into the fear part of Fear State by telling a tightly confined horror story within the heart of Gotham, continuing the odd couple pairing of Batman and Mayor Nakano. This art team has brought new life and energy to Gotham City as a whole and that continues here as they flex their muscles with making Gotham's sewers energetic but also truly utterly terrifying to boot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kyle Oct 28, 2021

    My only issue is the overuse of Editorial notes. There seems to be constant reminders of previous plot points and which issues readers should go back and check out. For a book that's pretty much half way through a cross-over event it's hardly a jumping on point for new readers and you're almost guaranteed those reading this issue are already invested in Fear State. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 26, 2021

    I had some complaints about the character of Vile and the gross-out elements of this plot, but Tamaki and Mora nicely homage the classic Alien series here and end with a tense cliffhanger that indicates things in Gotham might have just gotten much worse. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Oct 26, 2021

    A solid entry that keeps the story Tamaki wants to tell going, with some great art and a solid backup story to make it even more worth your while. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 26, 2021

    Dan Mora continues to be one of my favorite artists because of the beautiful details throughout the issue as well as the way the panels are composed. Mora captures the tension of the story as well as the intense action of the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 26, 2021

    This eerie, almost hauntingly exciting story will draw fans in providing new life into DETECTIVE COMICS and possibly the Fear State Event if you were on the fence prior. Nonetheless, the star of the show is once again Mora and his outstanding visual display in which fans can look forward to each and every issue of DETECTIVE COMICS. Give this issue a look! Surprisingly enough, there isnt a ton of background knowledge needed to fight through this weeks tale. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Oct 26, 2021

    A creepy crawly story comes just in time for Halloween and I'm diggin' it. This issue is mostly atmosphere and build up to an intense climax and cliffhanger, but Batwoman walks in calmly at halftime just to swiftly dish out a few panels of action. Overall I thought it was well executed and shows Tamaki can be effective when it comes to sending out horror vibes. I hope she continues that feeling, because she's got Dan Mora's incredible art to really bring it home. Use it.8.5/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Oct 26, 2021

    Detective Comics #1044 is good and I recommend this one! Sometimes Tamaki's narration or dialogue is a bit stale or overwritten, but Mora and Bellaire's amazing visuals, along with Tamaki's excellent story about Batman and Nakano, more than makes up for all of that. The backup is all right, too. And yes, this can entirely be enjoyed without having read the main Batman series. And honestly? Just stick with Detective Comics, anyway. Trust me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Oct 26, 2021

    This issue is a masterclass in comic art from my latest artist fave Dan Mora. Mariko Tamaki is delivering week in week out and keeping Batman fresh, without trying too hard. Not to mention a tantalizing second story. This issue's worth its weight in Batarangs! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 26, 2021

    Detective Comics #1044 maintains its intimate focus as we see how the ongoing story fits within Fear State. If you've been following this series and enjoying it, this issue is no different. In addition to the lead story delivering, the second feature is a unique tale that moves into the horror genre in an engaging and creepy fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 26, 2021

    Detective's Fear State issues have felt detached from its sister title, but at least it feels more personal and less messy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Oct 27, 2021

    I'm enjoying the lead story (written by Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora) but I do feel that it often suffers from not having enough room to properly show the continue decline and crumbling of Gotham. The backup story (featuring an in-construction Arkham Tower) feels pretty generic and doesn't add much to the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Oct 26, 2021

    I'm one of those who have enjoyed Tamaki's take on Fear State in the aftermath of Batman's encounter with Hue Vile. As Fear State comes to an end, it will be interesting to see how she brings the saga to an end and how the relationship between Batman and the anti-mask mayor evolves (or devolves). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Stormwrath Oct 26, 2021

    Dan Mora's art is just fantastic and my only reason to keep reading this book. I liked what tamaki is doing with Nakano and Batman in this fear state arc, but why keep pushing Vile, this villain is terrible and is destroying this book

  • 4.0
    Merlyn Oct 26, 2021

    Tamaki's story is decent but the second one is stupid beyond reason. Why would Batman want to prevent another Arkham Asylum from rising? He has NEVER been against the idea of Arkham Asylum and common sense tells you if those lunatics won't be killed because of his code and they won't be locked up in Blackgate becaue they're insane they have to be caught in a MENTAL HOSPITAL. Why would he be against it? I have the sense that this is another one of those woke concepts that the villains are not insane, tHeY'rE jUsT mIsUnDeRsToOd. And yes, I know Arkham Asylum has not been doing a great job since they always escape but the alternative to not having a mental asylum, not locking them in prison and not killing them is just... leaving them on the s more

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  • 10
    cincyfan Nov 7, 2021

    Everything about this issue was brilliant. The detective books have been tremendous lately. I can't wait for the next issue

  • 8.0
    MasterComics Oct 26, 2021

    I liked it, even though I can't understand why not do a linear story since this whole issue is about Batman and Nakano.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Oct 26, 2021

    A solid tie-in to Fear State. Also interested to see the new upcoming event called Shadow of the Bat.

  • 7.5
    Dali Oct 26, 2021

    For being Tamaki it was not so bad, I suspect that someone is helping her with this.

  • 7.5
    King-Maker Psycamorean Oct 26, 2021

    This is pretty good, but... honestly, Fear State is dragging every bat book down with it, it feels like.

  • 7.5
    UxasIs Nov 12, 2021

    Detective Comics - 8/10

    Arkham Rising - 6.5/10

  • 7.5
    TSMack Nov 13, 2021

    Could we move off of the parasites, please? The second story was just meh.

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    Bruno Mael Oct 26, 2021

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    ds Oct 31, 2021

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    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Oct 27, 2021

  • 8.5
    Quirky Genin Nov 2, 2021

  • 8.5
    wesshamu Nov 24, 2021

  • 8.0
    Norholr Oct 26, 2021

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    sebastianorellana95 Oct 26, 2021

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    Justin Ray Oct 30, 2021

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