Detective Comics #1057

Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Stephanie Phillips Artist: Dan Mora, David Lapham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 16, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 41
7.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"Batman is back! And just in time to save the life of Nightwing, who was given a fear toxin super-dose and tossed out of a skyscraper-another tragedy surrounding Arkham Tower's hostile takeover. As Scarecrow readies his forces for the big bat, war erupts on every floor of the building between the Penguin's thugs, the Party Crashers, the murderous Arkham inmates, and an overwhelmed Bat-Family who's struggling to get everyone out alive! Will the return of the bat be enough to turn the tide to victory...or does another X factor lurk in the battle that could save the day?
The penultimate chapter of "House of Gotham" arrives as a battle erupt more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Mar 15, 2022

    I want both of these teams to stay in this book for years to come. Buy this! It's too good to miss, y'all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 15, 2022

    We're at the penultimate chapter, and Shadows of the Bat is ramping up the tension as we head to the finish line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 23, 2022

    ‘Shadows of the Bat' soars into its penultimate issue, bringing all the pieces together in an awesome character-driven action-packed issue for the Bat-family that also teases some potentially intriguing long-term storylines, including a possible future for Arkham Tower itself. This is exactly the type of book that the Bat-family of titles has needed for quite some time, and hopefully, even with Batman's return the family and Gotham itself continues to get this same level of perfect coverage and love. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 15, 2022

    As we get close to the finale of "Shadows of the Bat," Detective Comics #1057 provides the reader some surprises as well as some exciting execution in the writing and art from the creative teams on both stories. This chapter doesn't disappoint as it not only brings plot threads together, but also teases the long game. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 15, 2022

    Naheulpan delivers some fantastic art in this issue. All of the action was beautifully detailed and filled with great energy. The issue was visually thrilling from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Mar 15, 2022

    A good penultimate transition into the final issue of this lengthy story. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Anthony Trudeau Mar 16, 2022

    The Tower has been a great source of action and visual storytelling. Through 8 issues or so, it backed that format up with a tight, engaging plot. The introduction of Scarecrow and later Batman has read like an easy out to a long arc, though. The once slow-burning thriller has devolved into a run-of-the-mill if slick superhero punch-up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 15, 2022

    Next week marks the finale of both arcs. As good as these storylines have been, hopefully the ending is memorable to make the 12-week saga worth the investment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Mar 15, 2022

    Detective Comics #1057 felt like the beginning of the end. All the pieces are on the board and now it's time to jump into the final battle. For both the main story and the secondary story, this issue sets the stage for what promises to be an epic conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Mar 15, 2022

    We have arrived at the end of our journey. It will be interesting to see how Tamaki and Rosenberg bring their individual stories to a close in the final week of the event. With both endings showing promise, I hope that they bring their A-game. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 21, 2022

    Leading into the final chapter of the "Shadows Of The Bat weekly event Mariko Tamaki and Amancay Nahuelpan deliver strong developments in Detective Comics #1057. Batman being part of the story and working alongside the Batman Family was all great to see. Hopefully all the work to create such a tense event will payoff with the conclusion in the next issue of Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Mar 15, 2022

    This chapter of the main story is much tighter than previous chapters, but the sudden switch from a snail's pace to breakneck speed doesn't do the comic any favors. The art is strong, but without an equally strong story behind it, I don't think this issue is worth buying, especially not at this price point. The backup feature is pretty good, though, but I recommend waiting to see if DC puts out a "House of Gotham trade paperback if you really want to read it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 16, 2022

    The pacing is a mess, and it's hard for me to stay invested at this point. Read Full Review

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