Detective Comics #1051

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg, Mariko Tamaki Artist: Fernando Blanco, Max Raynor Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 2, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 27
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Psycho-Pirate! Qu’est-ce que ç’est? The mind manipulations of one of the DCU’s most calamitous villains are revealed at the heart of Arkham Tower…but who’s really calling the shots? As Batwoman’s undercover operation takes a disastrous turn, Huntress finds her own mission inside the Tower growing more perilous by the moment! All is revealed in this explosive first chapter in act two of the “Shadows of the Bat” weekly event! Then, in “House of Gotham” part five, the Boy emerges from his Scarecrow caper with a new perspective on the world…but what’s scarier: Dr. Crane’s fear toxins, or Batman’s control of Gotham more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 1, 2022

    Detective Comics #1051 demonstrates that "Shadows of the Bat" is sophisticated storytelling. In the literary tradition of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. Tamaki utilizes different points-of-view and a character driven approach to lead the reader along. This isn't a cosmic event in which "character" is lost and degenerates into battle scene after battle scene. This is an exciting and absorbing story that requires the reader to put a little something in to get even more out of it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Feb 1, 2022

    I hope I'm wrong, but it'll be a shame when this title goes back to monthly and has Batman in it again. Without him and the weekly double stories, Detective Comics is a whizbang title that makes modern Gotham CIty more ghoulish than it's ever been. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 1, 2022

    With more than one Bat-hero behind enemy lines, the cliffhanger sends us into act two of this event miniseries with a bang. Max Raynor's solid art is well-suited to the flashback-heavy issue as well, although it doesn't stand out like Mora's does. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 1, 2022

    Raynor delivers some great visuals in the issue. There are some great, emotive character moments to be found and the action was thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 9, 2022

    Act two of' Shadows of The Bat' kicks off as ‘Detective Comics' #1051 begins to peel back the curtain around ‘Doctor Ocean' and just how the patients of Arkham Tower are being “helped,” as the house of cards that is the tower begins to sway towards its inevitable collapse. Another gorgeous character deep issue brings a lot of energy and keeps developing the big Gotham-centric plotlines while showcasing all that makes this new run fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 1, 2022

    The backup story from writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Fernando Blanco takes a more intriguing turn with Penguin inserting himself in a big way. This has been an exemplary complementary second story adding some interesting layers to the Shadows of the Bat saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Feb 1, 2022

    A standard but fun issue, where we see the cracks begin to show and get to watch a classic supervillain in action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Feb 1, 2022

    For more Detective goodness, check back here next week! Same Bat-site. Same Bat-reviewer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Feb 1, 2022

    This story from Tamaki has been consistently great. This week, however, the backup story is really good as well. Tune in next week to see what happens when everyone wake up at the Tower. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Christian Hoffer Feb 2, 2022

    Although not as exciting, I think this sort of issue was necessary to explain how the story got to the point and tease where it's going from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 7, 2022

    Even several issues into the arc, you can still make out the basics of the plot here (although I'm not sure why so many Bat characters are needed undercover within Arkham Tower). The Psycho Pirate loosing control means all hell breaks loose in Arkham Tower at one point, but by the end the situation is as under control as things get in Gotham City. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 1, 2022

    Detective Comics #1051 continues the Shadows of the Bat /  The Tower story by forcing the narrative forward, using Psycho-Pirate to solve the problems having him around has caused.  This issue adds some information, but there isn't much overall progression overall. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Feb 1, 2022

    I don't recommend this comic. The plot is moving so slow it's starting to get on my nerves, our heroes look like fools, and the villains are unconvincing and not very threatening. This whole "Shadows of the Bat" arc is overcooked and convoluted. Stay away from this issue. Save your money for something else. Read Full Review

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