Detective Comics #1056

Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 9, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 29
7.8Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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"The Scarecrow stalks The Tower! Dr. Jonathan Crane, who recently terrorized Gotham City during "Fear State," is but one of many villainous inhabitants of Arkham Tower jockeying for position as leader of the hostage situation unfolding before everyone's eyes. But with security down, Huntress, Nightwing, and Harley Quinn are no longer quite so come Batwoman, the Batgirls, and Tim Drake to the rescue! Can the Bat-Family save the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire? And that's not the only help arriving on the scene...
The boy kicks his plan into gear in "House of Gotham" partt 10! On a mission to kill the source o more

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 9, 2022

    Shadows of the Bat has been a non-stop emotional character-driven roller coaster from the first issue, in all the best ways possible. Despite things falling apart in many respects that Bat-Family proves just how good they are as they are two steps ahead, and even when things get to their worst their mentor returns to have their back in such a time of need. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 8, 2022

    With only two chapters to go, it seems likely that this will go down as the crowning achievement of Tamaki's surprisingly long tenure on this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 8, 2022

    Amancay Nahuelpan delivers some fantastic art in this issue. There are so many great visual moments that enhance the tension and action throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Mar 8, 2022

    We are in the final stretch of Shadows of the Bat and what an absolutely great way for the Dark Knight to return to Gotham! This issue continues to build the intensity and excitement of this twelve-issue event from Tamaki and team. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Anthony Trudeau Mar 8, 2022

    Dangling plot threads are tied up one after the other in this issue, which never stops to breathe in the best way. Though the readers still do not know what Scarecrow's endgame is other than being evil, Detective Comics #1056 is generally a homerun. The only concern is that the newly introduced characters will steal the limelight from Batwoman, Huntress, and Nightwing, who have done so much heavy lifting to this point in the story. Nevertheless, this is the best issue of Detective Comics in weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 8, 2022

    Although this wasn't the most exciting issue of either arc, it set the stage for a memorable conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Mar 8, 2022

    A solid romp through the explosive climax to this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Mar 8, 2022

    This issue features two amazing tales in one comic that should have Batfans all over it. This city has an incredible double dose of characterization and forward progression and an embarrassment of riches storywise. If you haven't already, get this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Mar 8, 2022

    Detective Comics #1056 is an issue that clarifies almost everything we've been waiting for. Surprises, heroic returns, triumphant and terrifying fights. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 8, 2022

    Except for Harley Quinn's unwelcome appearance, Detective Comics #1056 is yet again another fantastic installment of "Shadows of the Bat." It's intimate at times and gets the reader involved emotionally at the outset. And certainly by the end its not hard to see that the end is nearing as"well, no spoilers! Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 9, 2022

    For the most part, this comic is exactly what you'd expect if you've been reading the weekly issues for the last two months. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Mar 8, 2022

    There are only two issues of "Shadows of the Bat" left after this one. This story has been a waste of time and money. The only good content here is "House of Gotham," but even that isn't worth it with this price point. Don't buy this comic. Seriously. Just don't. Read Full Review

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