Detective Comics #1062

Writer: Ram V, Simon Spurrier Artist: Rafael Albuquerque, DaNi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 27, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 43
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GOTHAM NOCTURNE PART 1 OF 4: OVERTURE. It's a new era for the detective of the night as we introduce award-winning new series writer Ram V (Catwoman, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr), and artist extraordinaire Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Superman/Batman)! Together, they'll be turning Gotham into a tragic yet beautiful gothic opera for our eyes and ears to feast on. Something is terribly wrong with Batman. No matter the tests Bruce takes, nor the numbers he counts, the greatest detective in the world can't pin down the source of this creeping dread-of his own inner demons and a looming mortality. Meanwhile, real demons roam the shadow more

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 27, 2022

    By embracing the darkness, Detective Comics #1062 sets the mood for what could be an instant classic by two of the comic industry's top talents. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jul 27, 2022

    Detective Comics' new creative team kicks things off with a dark, moody, operatic, but ultimately still very human in nature gorgeous and chilling first issue. Everything about this is perfectly Batman to the core, hitting all the right notes to entice readers for the long haul. Even the backup with its heavy noir vibes carries much of the same energy as it turns an eye towards what is next for one Jim Gordon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 26, 2022

    Its hard to imagine a more impressive debut for the new Detective Comics team. This is the way to pique new readers attention and create a quick and immediate buzz. If the next issue is just as strong DC might have Detective Comics back on the same trajectory it was when Tynion wrote it back at the start of Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jul 26, 2022

    Detective Comics #1062 is a must for Batman fans. It brings all the modern gothic aesthetics, two poignant mysteries, and enigmatic characterization all with the grittiness you should expect in Gotham City. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jul 26, 2022

    Poetic and unsettling, Detective Comics #1062 sees the beginning of Ram V and Rafael Albuquerque's run with something ancient slithering its way into the heart of Gotham - and the Dark Knight itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jul 26, 2022

    Ram V and Rafael Albuquerque have just unleashed a mystery on Gotham and Batman that looks to unleash a tale of horror and macabre that were just not used to seeing in our regular Batman line of comics. A darkness is about to fall on Bruce, and this team is going to give us one hell of a ride, so buckle up. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 26, 2022

    Albuquerque delivers some beautifully detailed and gritty art on every page. The action is visually thrilling and the style of the art perfectly complements the dark tone of the story. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 26, 2022

    It's not exactly clear what's going on yet, but this feels like a classic Gotham noir. Unlike many past runs, both these stories feel like they're living up to the title of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ben Morin Jul 26, 2022

    Detective Comics #1062 as a whole really worked for me. I like the arc's premise and though demonic cults arriving in Gotham can be very familiar, the operatic twist makes it feel fresh. I'm invested in finding out what's wrong with Bruce, the mysterious artifact's purpose, and unknown motives of the new characters. It's nice to have a Bat-title that's more of a grounded, slow burn. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 26, 2022

    Hes making DETECTIVE COMICS his own. Please bear with him and give the man some grace as he spends the first six to eight issues laying the foundation. Nevertheless, Ram V's past practice dictates that the story will come together and the payoff will be worth your time. The man can write people. Yet, I can completely understand the difficulty many will have in reviewing THIS issue with the ambiguity, mystery, and darker story beats more reminiscent of a horror comic than a BATMAN title. As someone whos read a ton of Vs work, I can see the world building BUT I can understand why others unfamiliar may look at this single issue confused and want more. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Jul 26, 2022

    In general, I found this issue to be both a great introduction to this new arc of Detective Comics, and Ram V's own take on Batman. You can feel the exact tone he's going for in its pages, one of mystery and darkness, all woven together in the style of an opera. It's dark, and haunting, and a fascinating read that leaves me excited for whatever is coming next. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 26, 2022

    Detective Comics #1062 kicks off Ram V's and Rafael Albuquerque's run with a story full of mystery and intrigue, which is cool but also challenging to rate.  I am an Albuquerque fan, and he doesn't disappoint.  Ram V's story doesn't either, but unfortunately,  I can't tell if it's because it's really good, or because we only get a tiny bit of it.  I am hoping it's the former! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 28, 2022

    Now that all the hype of The Batman has passed by, it's perhaps time to get back to what Batman does best! With two new creative teams on the main bat-books, the excellent The Knight mini series, regardless of the varied crossover books (of mixed quality), this could be a rich vein for Batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Jul 26, 2022

    Detective Comics #1062 brings a brand new day (night?) for the caped crusader. This is a gothic opera that's clearly taking us to places unknown. This opening chapter delivers a promising start for the new team and an issue our dark knight has not faced in a long time. Let's hope that the curtain call's as good as the prelude! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 1, 2022

    The threat is grave enough that even Talia al Ghul arrives to cryptically warn her beloved about the oncoming storm. The issue sells me on the look while teasing the reader about the doubt that has begun to creep into Batman which no doubt will play a larger and larger role as things get more bizarre. As for the odd family, we see so little of them here it's hard to pass judgement. The issue also features a Jim Gordon back-up story which may or may not have put me to sleep. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Jul 26, 2022

    A decent start to a new run by Ram V, but I have little interest in any long-term involvement by Barbatos. I sincerely hope it is short-lived. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 26, 2022

    There are some intriguing ideas behind the main story in Detective Comics #1062 that could add new layers to Bruce Wayne's character. Unfortunately, the overall presentation of the story left a lot to be desired. The antagonists of this story was a big swing and miss. With how many Batman comic books that are currently being published this new creative run for Detective Comics did not get to a strong enough start to stand out from the pack. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Jul 30, 2022

    Detective comics are one of the books I always read and try to get complete runs of every volume. Ram v has become one of my too 3 favorite writers after being introduced to him during the amazing series justice league dark vol two. So, as you may expect I had extremely hi expectations for this book. It met all my expectations and then some! This laid the groundwork for what could be a instant classic and memorable run. The writing is perfect with a dark detective tone that hits on every level. Ram v is master at writing dark stories that really dip into the human and mental aspects of the characters. His writing is amazing and beautiful even while telling a dark and twisted tale. The artwork is phenomenal! It fits in with the story absolut more

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    Toonstrack Jul 27, 2022

    This issue is very, very strong.

    I've been looking forward to this for quite some time. Ram V is a great writer and Rafael Alberquerque is an excellent artist it just looked like one of those great. I've never actually followed the Detective Comics side of things, so this was a first foray into it, as opposed to the main Bat book.

    While the issue is a lot of setup, thankfully, it's presented beautifully and well told and lived up to my expectations. The presentation and cover alone is worth a high score but the actual book is solid too. The issue begins with a scene from a theatrical play, almost as if it's setting the stage.

    Rafael renders the gloomy streets of Gotham with expertise at crafting Gothic vis more

  • 9.0
    Quirky Genin Aug 11, 2022

    And now it’s time for something entirely different.

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    Julhin Aug 4, 2022

    Both the Batman and Detective Comics titles have started a new era with two killer creative teams, and both of these runs have had spectacular beginnings, each one feeling very unique and distinctive from one another, what a great time for Batman comics!

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  • 9.0
    Jawsh Aug 1, 2022

    Very strong set ups, even the back up is haunting.
    Can't say I understand what's happening 100% but that's the thing with mysteries.
    Really looking forward for the rest of this series.

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  • 9.0
    Loafy Trophy Jul 28, 2022

    Weird, moody and impeccably drawn are some of the things that come to mind when thinking about this issue. Ram V is at the top of his game here, bringing a take on Barbatos that more in line with the Dark Knight, Dark City version than the recent Scott Snyder work. It set up just the right amount of internal doubt in Bruce and the brief scenes with the Orghams created a great sense of mystery in regards to their motivation that's going to make the wait for next month difficult.

    The backup was also great. Spurrier has the talent to make 6 pages feel like an entire issue.

  • 9.0
    Hex Jul 26, 2022

    Fantastic. The dark tones in this is kind of what I think of when it comes to Detective Comics. This mostly comes from pre-N52 with Black Mirror but I love the feeling this book sets. I've not yet read anything by Ram V but I've heard fairly positive things and if this book is any indication, we're in for a good time. I will be honest in saying I wasn't the biggest fan of the artwork early in the book. Something about the colors seemed off from Albuquerque's usual art and he does have a new colorist here. It's not bad, it actually evokes that darker tone I mentioned it just felt flat early but picked up significantly once Nightwing was on the page. Slight nitpick, that's not his current outfit and I only bring it up because his current cost more

  • 9.0
    SONOFBATMANN Jul 26, 2022

    Finally, a Batman run that has me hooked after all these years!

    I love Ram V but my god did Rafa Albuquerque knock this one out of the park. The colors by Dave Stewart were also brilliant, and the ambience of Gotham feels so much more fun than it has in recent times. Some interesting set-ups:
    -Orghams are proto-arkhams? I might have read that in a solicit somewhere, but they are obviously connected to the lovecraftian were-reptilian that the fake maroni morphed into.
    -Hopeful that Talia has some more stuff to do. Eager to get the Williamson mark off of her.
    -References to Barbatos? Maybe less Snyder-Metal and more "Dark Night, Dark City" + Return of Bruce Wayne?
    -Loved the little Danse Macabre inside the music more

  • 8.0
    Hydro-Man Jul 28, 2022

    Strange but at least a step up from Tamaki.

    I don’t remember Albuquerque’s art looking so similar to Sean Phillips but I’m digging it. Definitely fits the tone of the comic.

  • 8.0
    Drasek83 Jul 27, 2022

    I’d give the main story an 8.5 and the backup story a 7.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Jul 26, 2022

    pretty interesting stuff that got me hooked and interested.

  • 7.0
    fzanca Jul 30, 2022

    I would have ranked this higher, but I have no idea what this is about. I like the Talia entrance and his conversation with Dick. But other than that it was introductions all the way around with no motivations. I love Ram V's work on Catwoman, but why do I need a shitty Gordon story so they can add a $1.00 to the cover price? They have been doing this for years now, and I'm pretty much over it.

    I think Ram V is really talented. The only thing that might make me not stick with it is the price. And I stay away from Mariko Tamaki like the plague, so I'm glad they got someone good on the title.

  • 3.5
    humgruffin Jul 30, 2022

    I’m not a huge fan of Ram V, I just find his writing boring. Bought this issue though, as I was intrigued by the concept. At least in the past I’ve managed to finish reading an issue he had written, but not this time. I managed about half before realising I just don’t care. Flat and dull writing, but at least the art was nice.

  • 1.0
    RedKryptoSuperman Aug 10, 2022

    Can we please get back to Bruce Wayne being a millionaire Playboy again? Just that one little change in the story would make all the difference in the world for these books. They have chopped out 1/2 of what makes up the Batman character. Although I'm glad they finally got rid of Mariko Tamaki the writing isn't much better. If you want a good Batman stories, honestly it seems you have to go read back 30 years or so.

  • 1.0
    Bats20832 Jul 26, 2022

    A new Detective Comics with the same basic message from DC Comics writers, editors, and publishers: ** They really HATE Batman Bruce Wayne ** (with a passion). Barbatos, the demon again (eye roll). Big whoop. More supernatural woo from Ram V. Give me The Spectre, and he will straighten this nonsense out. But honestly, we are not buying The Spectre, as the title says "Detective Comics." Bruno Maroni should go see an emergency dentist for all of that green goo leaking out of this mouth. Yech. And you know, Batman needs to be rescued by assassin Talia (yeah, right.) And I really don't care about the Orgham Family and Svatrstal. Not Shavhod, not Neng, not Gael (in Gotham - oh woo, we should be scared).

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