Detective Comics #1071

Writer: Ram V, Simon Spurrier Artist: Dexter Soy, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 26, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 26
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Shoes a.k.a Cheshire Cat continues to prowl the tunnels of Gotham looking for answers of her past, and when she runs into a horde of Azmer underneath the city...she makes an unlikely friend who was born on a Monday. Meanwhile, the Orgham's long running ties with the League of Assassins is revealed by Talia Al Ghul, and the truths of their relationship affects both Batman and Bruce Wayne. Then, in the backup, Mr. Freeze continues his interrogation of Dr. Mead (or as he calls it, his research) regarding how to fix Nora so that she'll return to him as Mrs. Fries and love him again.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Apr 25, 2023

    Detective Comics was already a banger and then V and company stormed the gates in a cloud of midnight to paint Batmans world a deeper shade of black, while Spurrier gave us a maddening tour into the pastel hellhole of Gothams quixotic underbelly. There are no disappointments to be found here, with its great storytelling, majestic art, cthuloid inks, dashing hues, and crisp letters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 1, 2023

    The ‘Gotham Nocturne' keeps rolling along as ‘Detective Comics' #1071 begins to peel back more of the curtain surrounding the history of the Orghams and just how tangled it is within the web that Batman has been part of for so long. A fantastic artistic jam featuring creative talents we've already seen on this series, coming together to create an interweaving tale of past and present that is well crafted and delivered. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 25, 2023

    Ram V's run has been one of the most ambitious and atypical Batman runs in a long time, because while it stars Batman, sure, he's only a bit player in one of the longest-running battles in the entire DCU. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gonkbonk - Javier Reyes Jun 9, 2023

    The story flashes back to the ancient times of Gotham, revealing the city's deep connections to the Orghams and Al Ghuls. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Seth A. Romo Apr 25, 2023

    This issue does a great job at unveiling the mystery of the Orgham family without derailing the larger plot. The story, structure, and art make for another great entry into this run. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 25, 2023

    All of the artists deliver some beautiful, dark and evocative images throughout the issue that brilliantly capture the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Apr 26, 2023

    This is a great series and a fun and weird ride. Definitely, an unforgettable Batman story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Apr 25, 2023

    This issue had it all, a great main story, with twists and turns that would make any nerd feel like a kid again. Followed by a backup story that would make any nerd feel confused and annoyed. Detective Comics #1071 is a polarizing mistress, read it and judge for yourselves! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 25, 2023

    This arc really needs to wrap up soon. It's flailing and seems aimless now. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 25, 2023

    Detective Comics #1071 takes a slow train to nowhere with a plot that doesn't move, an extended flashback that isn't interesting or adds anything of value to the challenge confronting Batman, and a lot of unanswered questions. The art's decent enough, but you could skip this issue and not miss out on any important information. Read Full Review

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