Detective Comics #1054

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg, Mariko Tamaki Artist: Fernando Blanco, Max Raynor Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 23, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 31
7.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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It’s Nightwing versus Psycho-Pirate in the grand finale of “Shadows of the Bat” act two of three! As Gotham’s elite gather to celebrate the formal opening of Arkham Tower, Dr. Wear’s secret weapon is more unhinged than ever, and the storm clouds of disaster gather above the city’s monument to reform! The Party Crashers, the Bat-Family, Penguin’s forces, and a tower full of innocent civilians and villainous patients converge in the chapter you’ll need to see to believe! Spoiler alert: not everyone makes it out alive! Every story has two sides, and as much as Batman has reached out his hand through the darkness to try to help t more

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 22, 2022

    Detectives hot streak continues in whats made for a must-read arc. It seems like its just a few more installments away from completion, but its the twists and turns its taken it could play out a few more weeks and still be as captivating. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Feb 22, 2022

    This issue electrified me. So much happened. The breathtaking part is that there are still three more issues before the conclusion. Great job by everyone involved, and once again, next Tuesday can't get here fast enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Feb 22, 2022

    Full of fun and rising tension, with a nostalgic backup story to round things out perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Anthony Trudeau Feb 22, 2022

    The Tower's first six entries flew by, crafting an engrossing story even without Batman's presence. After considerable plot setup in parts 6 and 7, the event returns to its frenetic best this week. In revealing the source of the flashforwards that the readers saw in part 1, Tamaki all but guarantees that the big finish will be an explosive one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 22, 2022

    Wear's increasingly desperate scrambling and his despicable behavior towards his inmates makes his upcoming fate very satisfying, but Tamaki continues to do a great job of building a sense of dread into the inevitable fall of the tower. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Feb 22, 2022

    Detective Comics #1054 is another smash hit of an issue. This title has been consistently awesome for the last 8 weeks and it just keeps getting better. So go out, run to your local comic store. Jump on eBay. Pre-order the Trade Paperback on Amazon. This story is fantastic and you'll regret not reading it as soon as you can! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 24, 2022

    Detective Comics' slow unraveling of Arkham Tower hits a climactic point as all the pieces on the chessboard have been moved to their corresponding points to match where they were as this event storyline began weeks ago. The publisher's namesake book continues to prove why it's one of the best on the shelves with such great character moments, fantastic artwork, and deep stories that drag your right into the action. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 22, 2022

    Raynor delivers some fantastic visuals in the issue. The action is thrilling and the tension is brought forth with some wonderfully detailed imagery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 22, 2022

    Detective Comics #1054 is an average chapter in "Shadows of the Bat." It does its job to get the reader from point A to point B, but not much else. It's necessary to do this, but there's nothing special about this one. That doesn't mean to say you should skip this issue, rather just take it for what it is. I found "House of Gotham" to be the stronger of the two stories in this issue with its use of continuity creating a certain feeling of connectivity with the bigger picture of Batman's past. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 6, 2022

    Tamaki continues to show she knows how to write the Batman Family extremely well.But it would certainly benefit this weekly event to get into fresh post-flashforward content as soon as possible. Because if not than the remaining parts of the Shadow of the Bat event will suffer as Detective Comics #1054 did this week. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Feb 23, 2022

    "House of Gotham" remains the highlight of the series, with another great tie-in with past Batman history (although I'm not 100% sure how the condensed timeline works). Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 22, 2022

    Detective Comics #1054 continues showing that there was never enough story to warrant a weekly book.  It looks fantastic, but that's about it.  I continue to enjoy the backup, but nothing else. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Feb 22, 2022

    The main story isn't worth your time or your money. The writing is mediocre at best and the art isn't anything to write home about, either. At least there's a bit of narrative focus now, but I really don't know why they took this long to get to that point (probably so they could milk the sh*t out of this event in an attempt to make more money). The backup story is great, though, and I really want people to be able to enjoy it, but not for this insane price. I recommend skipping all the tower stuff entirely and waiting for DC to hopefully publish a "House of Gotham" trade one day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    UxasIs Feb 25, 2022

    Detective Comics - 8.5/10, much faster pacing here and nice plot points

    House of Wayne - 9.5/10

  • 8.0

    ...And this is where we came in. Dr. Wear reduced to street pizza, chaos in Arkham tower, and raving lunatics everywhere. Pretty much what everyone expected from Day one. Another brilliant move by Mayor Nakano. Makes one miss the days of Hamilton Hill. He was a dick, but he'd never have done anything this dumb.
    As always the backup story was the bigger thing. Last week it was the start of Knightfall, now it's the start of Knioghtquest our starring character is caught up in. Azrael was an even bigger jerk in this part of our story than he was in the original saga. Naturally he felt he did the right thing More a villain than a hero. This poor kid just can't catch a break. I have a feeling his story will end with him confronting Joker dur more

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Feb 22, 2022

    finally things are picking up.

  • 7.0
    fearUhavemeisenough Feb 22, 2022

    The second backup was good.

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  • 6.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 28, 2022

    The only real saving grace for this issue is the backup, which is a lot of fun. The main story continues to spin its wheels and not get very much done in the process. How is this not done yet? I honestly might drop this one too, until this slog of a story is over. I'm a fan of Tamaki's run mostly, but this just isn't fun to read.

  • 5.0
    RedKryptoSuperman Feb 26, 2022

    Main story is garbage, secondary story saves the book. They really need to get Tamaki as far away from any DC book as possible.

  • 5.0
    Hydro-Man Feb 23, 2022

    Psycho Pirate is a Crisis-level villain by DC’s own design. In this series, he goes from “worlds will never be the same” to “let me create a diversion for drug dealers.” Stupid. Mad Hatter would’ve fit the plot way better. That’s what an editor would say but DC doesn’t really care anymore.

    Tamaki, you’re lucky to be working on ‘Tec. A lot of readers are dropping the other DC books in droves but Batman is the surest bet. Everybody loves Batman, right? Nobody will drop Batman.

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    The Rumble May 16, 2022

    C’mon man.

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