Detective Comics #1069

Writer: Ram V Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 1, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 29
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Batman investigates the frozen Azmer that Mr. Freeze gave him, and makes a huge discovery about the ancient demons. Meanwhile, Azmer begin to pour into Gotham’s streets, controlling helpless people and those poor souls the city cares not for…all to do the Orghams’ bidding. Then, in the backup story, what kind of deal have the Orghams struck with Mr. Freeze, and is he also controlled by an Azmer?

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 7, 2023

    ‘Detective Comics' #1069 continues to really delve deeply into the very soul of Batman, the city of Gotham, and the various characters that populate this world in the face of a new outside threat that keeps barrelling down on them all with increased pressure. This is exactly the type of story that this eight-decade-old character has needed in order to really hit on notes that haven't been played as much over the years, giving us something that will surely be a classic for decades to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 28, 2023

    Detective Comics #1069 is an exceptional chapter in Ram V's run on the series. The operatic themes are still present, especially in the opening, while there is an interesting commentary on Gotham, Batman, and more throughout. Add in the incredibly well-done first chapter in a three-part backup story, and you have an all-time great issue of Detective Comics. Detective Comics is a series that has something to say, and does so in a vivid and rich new way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Feb 28, 2023

    Detective Comics #1069 is platinum superhero storytelling twice over. This double team has renewed my love of Gotham City and its madhouse castrock on. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 1, 2023

    Seriously: just get rid of Batman in Detective Comics. Gotham City is a lot more interesting. Two-Face. Commissioner Montoya. Jim and Barbara Gordon. Theyre all a lot more interesting than Bruce...and hes got more than enough titles already. Ram V shows great potential for the city to exist on its own without Batman. There certainly is a hell of a lot going on without him. Montoya and Gordon would be more than enough to hold down the title of Detective Comics. Ram V has found a hell of a lot of life inhabiting the corners of Batmans world. It would be nice to see a single title linger there in the corners of the panels for an extended period of time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 28, 2023

    Ram V might be one of the few writers who can manage to infuse a sense of urgency and uncertainty into stories featuring the world's top superhero. I was also very happy to see the return of Shoes, a character Ram introduced in Catwomanand whose secret identity promises to be a major part of upcoming DCU storylines. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Seth A. Romo Feb 28, 2023

    The emphasis on discovery and refocusinginfused with more characters becoming involvedmakes this issue an enjoyable read after an epic blow out from last months issue. Furthermore, the back up story is well done in its narrative around Mr. Freeze. Fans of this run will definitely enjoy this issue as it sets the stage for what is coming next. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 28, 2023

    All three artists deliver beautiful visuals throughout the issue. I love the dark, brilliantly detailed pages and panels. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 1, 2023

    Ram V is taking readers on a wild ride, although the comic is hurt somewhat by using a team of three artists who can't quite fit inside a cohesive style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Feb 28, 2023

    Detective Comics #1069 is a strong issue. Great art, great writing. This finally feels like part of a bigger plan! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 28, 2023

    Ram V's first act in his Gotham Nocturne adds the supporting instrumentals of the Batfamily to the opera of Batman vs the Orghams, and those voices definitely raise the story quite nicely. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Mar 1, 2023

    This issue is another example of good character work. Batman's relationship with Jim Gordon, and the various other figures highlighted through this run gain depth through the issue. However, while Ram V does an excellent job building his characters and their interactions, the narrative feels like it's really struggling to keep up its momentum. While I'm really enjoying this series, and think it'll work well in a trade format I would also like to see it pick up the pace a little more in upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 28, 2023

    Its about time for the Nocturne to make good on the potential shown earlier. That wont be achieved by too many slower paced installments like this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 28, 2023

    Detective Comics #1069 is another slow, complex, ponderous entry in an arc that appears to need direction or sense of momentum toward an eventual goal. The art is spot-on for a dark, grim thriller, but the glacial pacing and overwritten text need to come together in a story that will hold your interest. Read Full Review

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