Detective Comics #1045

Writer: Stephanie Phillips, Mariko Tamaki Artist: David Lapham, Dan Mora Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 24, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
7.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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Batman and Mayor Nakano have freed themselves from the Vile parasite-infected sewers of Gotham City…only to find the nightmare has risen higher than they had imagined! With the city streets being overtaken by larger, (somehow even more) horrific creatures, these two enemies must put aside their differences and save the city-while there’s still time! This skin-crawling, heart-pounding, terror-inducing installment of “Fear State” will change the nature of the Dark Knight and Mayor Nakano forever, and cast an eerie shadow over the next major Bat-event to come… Then, in “Foundations” part two, Batman runs into an unlikely ally in h more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Nov 23, 2021

    Detective Comics #1045 is two grim tales for the price of one. The first is dramatic, tense, and a superb character study of two driven individuals at odds. The second is a straightforward plot of a hero searching for answers and the foulness found along the way. Both are great and some of the best things I've read during this often anticlimactic standoff known as Fear State. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 2, 2021

    Detective Comics wraps up its entry into the Fear State, by doing its own thing with a confined horror story centered around two men hashing things out and potentially building a better future. This series shines when it can tell tighter down to Earth stories, that allow the artistic team free reign to showcase just how beautiful scary creepy, and stunning Gotham City and its events can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 23, 2021

    This is very surreal and horror-oriented for a Bat-comic, but what works better about it than previous issues is the way Tamaki has grounded it in the philosophical debate between these two inherently decent but deeply opposed men. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 23, 2021

    Dan Mora delivers some beautiful art on every page of this issue. The character designs are dynamic and beautifully detailed and the action is thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 23, 2021

    This ending left me far more encouraged about Tamakis future plans for the title and as long as Mora sticks around it will easily be worth looking at. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Nov 23, 2021

    A good conclusion to the previous story with character development for the supporting cast. Tamaki continues to show her strong understanding of Batman's core appeal as a character with some great artwork and a solid backup story as a bonus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Nov 23, 2021

    With Detective Comics becoming a weekly title as of next month, I for one can't wait. I also hope that every issue going forward can make me feel the way this one did. Detective Comics #1045 is a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 23, 2021

    Detective Comics #1045 wraps up its storyline in a satisfying fashion, not just giving Nakano a change of heart, but demonstrating why he would have one. The more personal approach to the characters has been a strength of Tamaki's run so it's only logical this storyline's conclusion would hinge on it. The Fear State event doesn't spoil the story and that's a feat in and of itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Nov 23, 2021

    This is an issue that was needed; to get Batman and Nakano kiiiindaaa understanding each other and know that they need to work together, and what better way to do that than desperate survival. Overall, it's not bad and I have no issues with it. It's nothing special either (not an insult, btw) other than the art, and that's okay because it could possibly be simply showing us a moment where the timeline that would be Future State shifts to something else. Again, Mora's art, mwwwwaaaa!!! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Nov 23, 2021

    I have personally enjoyed Tamaki's take on Fear State these last few months. As we turn the page and head towards Shadows of the Bat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Nov 24, 2021

    All in all, a perfectly acceptable Batman comic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Nov 23, 2021

    The art is outstanding, but otherwise this isn't a good issue. It feels rushed and afterward I'm just bored. There are some good ideas here, such as Nakano's change of heart, but the execution isn't up to par. I can only recommend this issue to Mora and Bellaire super-fans who want a complete collection of this team's Batman art. Otherwise I'd say there are much better books on stands this week. Read Full Review

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