Detective Comics #1055

Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Stephanie Phillips Artist: Dan Mora, David Lapham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 2, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 26
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"The Tower under siege! With their grand scheme crumbling around them, Dr. Wear and the mysterious Dr. Ocean have lost control of Arkham Tower to the patients it houses...who just so happen to be some of the most violent, murderous villains Gotham City has ever seen. The Bat-Family on the inside are in shambles: Huntress is wounded, Nightwing is carrying 175 pounds of smarmy jerk on his shoulder, and Dr. Meridian is incapacitated. Who's left to save the civilian hostages from this nightmare? Hmm...wasn't there a patient who thought she was Harley Quinn?  
Then, in "House of Gotham" part 9, the boy is growing up...and growing into the ma more

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 1, 2022

    Detective Comics remains a steady and intensely enjoyable weekly ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 7, 2022

    'Shadows Of The Bat' enters its final act as things take a dangerous and chaotic turn, putting various characters into dangerous positions as familiar new players enter the game. Both stories in this issue showcase the inherent dangers that can be present in Gotham, where the struggle between light and dark is heavy and takes a major toll on those caught in the middle. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 1, 2022

    Overall, this chapter doesn't advance the plot too much until the very end, but it does a great job at immersing us in the story as everything goes to hell. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Mar 1, 2022

    An action-packed issue of classic Batman tropes and storytelling... even without Batman needing to be there! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 1, 2022

    Naheulpan delivers some fantastic art in this issue. The action scenes are thrilling and fun throughout. There are awesome character moments and the art perfectly captures the tension of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 7, 2022

    All of this great writing by Tamaki and artwork by Nahuelpan made Detective Comics #1055 one of the better issues of this weekly Batman event. I am genuinely invested in all the characters in this story. Which all creates greater excitement for discovering how The Shadows of the Bat event will end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Mar 2, 2022

    Detective Comics' two stories picked up steam this week. Read Full Review

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

    As we go through the final stretch, Mariko Tamaki has shown she is not letting up on the action and drama of Shadows. We know the big return is happening soon. The only question is how exciting will that return be. (And can we please get the reveal of the Boy's identity?) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Mar 1, 2022

    Detective Comics #1055 shines in the darkness of the stories it puts on display. The drama can still get more heated, surprisingly, as we get right near the finales. If you haven't already, get this issue and go back to #1047 and work our way up. Read Full Review

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

    Detective Comics #1055 was yet another wonderful addition to the weekly series. If you're reading and enjoying them as much as I am, talk about them! Leave comments, tweet, share a status or two kids! Let everyone know what's been happening down at Arkham Tower! I'll be waiting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 1, 2022

    Detective Comics #1055, while being more plot driven like last issue focuses just enough on some of the individuals of the Bat-family as well as moving the plot forward in a significant way. Furthermore, the second feature continues to be an interesting look at (presumably) Nero in the context of Batman's know past. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Anthony Trudeau Mar 1, 2022

    Tamaki and co. took a big risk by introducing a new foe this late in the game. Though this issue is well executed, it is frustrating to see such a large potential monkey wrench thrown in during the closing pages. If the creative team cannot adequately explain how and why their new main villain is here during the next three issues, all of the good work they have done so far could be for naught. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Mar 1, 2022

    The main story has great art and a great Huntress scene, but other than that I don't think it's worth your time or your money. The backup continues to be great, and it's absolutely worth your time, but the price point is still too high. I recommend waiting for the "House of Gotham" trade (please make it happen, DC!) and skipping "Shadows of the Bat." Read Full Review

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