Detective Comics #1065

Writer: Ram V, Simon Spurrier Artist: Rafael Albuquerque, Hayden Sherman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 27
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7.9User Rating

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The Orgham family has dramatically arrived after traumatic events at the docks in Gotham, and they are ready to reclaim the land that belongs under their name...an English surname you may better know as Arkham. As Bruce Wayne and the young Orgham prince Arzen discuss how they both want to change Gotham for the better, it seems Batman and the Orghams might have different ways to go about doing so...

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Nov 2, 2022

    Batman stories should come in many varieties, and they should stand out amongst the pack when it comes to this close to a century-old character, and that is exactly what ‘Detective Comics' brings to the table each month. A fully unique energetic powerful and memorable story, pitting Batman against a variety of usual but also new and even supernatural forces in a tale that is still very much street-level or grounded. Coupled with a series of backup stories that are doing their own thing while adding to the tapestry of the main story in meaningful ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 25, 2022

    Detective Comics remains one of the best reads from DC under Ram V and Albuquerques run and this was another highly satisfying issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 25, 2022

    Albuquerque delivers some beautifully detailed art in the issue. The action is visually thrilling throughout and I love the horror elements in the art and how they change the tone of the story.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 25, 2022

    For the first time in a while, Gotham is facing a threat that not only feels existential, but feels totally unpredictable and foreign to Batman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Oct 25, 2022

    Detective Comics #1065 is page after page of enjoyable reading. Get a hold of this storyline and catch up if you haven't read it yet! It's twice the fire every thirty days or so. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Oct 25, 2022

    As I mentioned at the start of this review, this series continues to really shine. It's paced and structured in such a way that it keeps you interested with each character the narrative turns to, whether that's Batman, or characters new to this run. No element once introduced feels wasted, even if it takes a little time to get back to it, V proves that time and again in this series, making careful attention to each issue worthwhile. Even the backups add to the main story, providing insight into other characters during the run and their own struggles. This is certainly a book I'd recommend picking up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Oct 26, 2022

    It's gone gothic in a hurry and is quickly becoming one of the best Batman stories in a decade. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 26, 2022

    Two-Face is the one guy who shows up in both features. It would be interesting to see him become the central character in Detective Comics. It wont happen, but both Ram V and Simon Spurrier are making him feel like a much more fascinating character than Bruce Wayne. Its kind of a fun journey from the first feature to the second. Spurriers story picks up Two-Faces journey more or less directly from where Ram V leaves it at the end of the main issue. Shermans art is a natural shift into Harvey Dents perspective from the less stylized art of the main feature. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Oct 25, 2022

    Detective Comics #1065 was a big improvement on the last issue. I'm still waiting to really feel wowed, but this was definitely a step in the right direction. Let's see where we go from here. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - Ben Morin Oct 25, 2022

    Detective Comics #1065 rolls out the gate from the momentum of last issue and progressively loses steam. The inconsistent voice for Batman and strange pacing choices bog this issue down. If you're bought into this story arc, this issue might make you question continuing on. If you're not already reading, I can't recommend this as a Batman comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Fist of Khonshu Nov 7, 2022

    This score is reflective of #1062-1065.

    Ram V is weaving an excellent slow-burning Batman tale revolving around an ancient family, the Orghams, and familiar faces Talia al Ghul and Two-Face. While the Orghams look to reclaim what they deem rightfully theirs, Bruce is wrestling with not just his age (moving a little slower than desired) and nightmares with a demonic entity known as Barbatos. I'm assuming "Gotham Nocturne" is the name of the entire run since these first four issues are the overture (and if you know your theatre then you should know this is only the beginning). Speaking of which, the gothic opera vibes that this run evokes has been nothing short of amazing. From a narrative perspective, Detective Comics has kept me more

  • 8.5
    Loafy Trophy Nov 3, 2022

    The slow burn mystery in 'Tec is working a little more for me than Zdarsky's high speed thriller, but damn is it nice to have the two main Bat titles firing on all cylinders. Love the way Ram V writes Gordon, it's picture perfect and every little glimpse we get of the Orgham family just makes them more interesting to me. Albuquerque once again killed it on art, managing both the action and emotional beats really well.

    As for the backup, this combined take on Two-Face between V and Spurrier is probably the best we've had since Tomasi's mostly forgotten arc in the Batman & Robin title during the New 52. Spurrier's gift for dialogue is so strong that he can make a completely internalized argument fascinating.

  • 8.0
    Batmanaholic Oct 27, 2022

    This is a really really good start to a Batman run. It's different and sets itself apart from every other Batman book on the shelf. It has a mood to it that matches the story it's trying to tell perfectly. Ram G writes a very interesting Batman story. Can't wait for the next issue, also Albuquerque's art is perfect for this book. Only reason it's an 8 and not higher is I just liked the white knight series better this week.

    But between detective comics, the Zdarsky Batman run, and the white knight, waid's Batman and supermen, and Batman vs Robin, it's possible the best over quality in the Batman line up in a long time. I'm loving it.

  • 7.5
    K-23 Dec 1, 2022

    This issue was much stronger than the start to the new arc and is more in line with what I was expecting from Ram V. He thankfully dialed back the cringe "poetic" dialogue/monologue from characters that would never speak that way and really hoping that continues to not take away from the story he's telling.

  • 7.5
    Stand Up Comic Reader Nov 20, 2022

    Full review. It'll make you laugh, cry and wonder why...
    https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/detective-comics-1064-1065-review.html

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 18, 2022

    Pretty good, but I'm starting to lose interest in this story.

  • 7.0
    fzanca Oct 31, 2022

    I loved Ram V's Catwoman, but I'm not sure I'm liking this. It feels so convoluted. So, slow in getting to the point that I'm losing interest. Perhaps if this was a trade it would be better. I'm pretty close to removing this from my pull list if it doesn't get a little more focused.

  • 6.5

    I wish I could find something to praise about this issue, but only one word sums it up. and that's BOR-RING! At least the Justice League hasn't had to do their usual thing and butt in (Yet anyway). But this was a dull issue featuring Talia, a character who wore out her welcome so long ago I can't even remember when it was I was glad to see her. I really just don't have any interest in this Orgham family, and I have a feeling they're going to be around for as long as Ram V. This guy obviously likes the Supernatural and if the new logo was his idea, an obvious Stranger Things fanatic. So from what I've drawn from the 2 regular series' current writers' first few issues so far it looks like Batman will be facing challenges that send him into hi more

  • 2.0
    Dc Fan of Sorts Oct 25, 2022

    Awful pacing, hardly any batman and when we get him, it doesn’t feel like him anyway!

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