Detective Comics #1072

Writer: Ram V, Simon Spurrier Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 31, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 15
7.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Batman arrives at the new Orgham grounds (which used to be the ruins of Arkham Asylum) to investigate what the Orghams have been hiding directly underneath the land that ties Gotham to the family centuries back...including the existence of Batman. Then, in the backup, Gordon investigates the reason Sorrow can't be near Batman...and they find out the difficult way.

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jun 2, 2023

    The latest act of the Gotham Nocturne continues as things heat up for Batman and company in another emotional and gorgeous issue of Detective Comics. Everyone involved in this book is pulling out all the stops for every single issue. This is destined to be a classic Batman story for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 30, 2023

    Detective Comics #1072 is an exciting bridge issue with a backup straight out of a classic fables tale. Combining action, detective work, and thought-provoking storytelling, Detective Comics is as good as ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 30, 2023

    This is one of only a few issues released this week, and due to a minor delay it gets a surprisingly big spotlight. It deserves it, as this is one of the most dramatic and epic issues of the run as Batman finally faces off against Arzen Orgham and his deadliest assassins. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 30, 2023

    Reis and Raffaele deliver fantastic, energetic and beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The visuals perfectly capture the tone and intensity of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Seth A. Romo May 30, 2023

    This issue was fast and filled with action. The inclusion of the Batfamily was a great addition and made for an exciting issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson May 30, 2023

    Detective Comics #1072 is a gorgeous volume of modern gothic noir superheroism shaded by a blood moon eclipse I know you need in your comic book pile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer May 31, 2023

    The key to this issue is the unceasing march towards inevitability, there's a very deliberate cadence to this comic that plays upon the earlier concepts of the opera and the danse macabre of the initial arc. It gives the comic an almost unsettling feeling that shows how, even at his stronger, Batman is utterly outmatched. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 31, 2023

    Ram V might need a few more pages to bring across what hes trying to deliver in Gotham Nocturne. Every chapter seems almost haphazardly cut into weird, jagged shrapnel of narration. Theres a far more elegant suspense somewhere in the heart of what Ram V is trying to say with the series, but hes been jerking the narrative around so aggressively that its difficult to settle into the rhythm of the story.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom May 30, 2023

    This issue does what I've been excited to see Detective Comics do for a while: Gets everyone in on the action. Filling the pages with Batman, Nightwing, Bagirl, and the various enemies that have been mounting through the run, there's plenty going on here. While some elements can feel a little lost with such a sudden jump to action, it is a refreshing jump nonetheless. I am eager to see where the story goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias May 30, 2023

    Detective Comics #1072 wasn't too bad. It had highs and lows, but, as I mentioned earlier, as one of the two most important series in DC history, this title needs to be better than just ok. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 30, 2023

    The artwork from Ivan Reis and Stefano Raffaele holds its end up well with dynamic perspectives on the action scenes and dramatic perspectives on every page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller May 30, 2023

    Ram V, Ivan Reis, and Stefano Raffaele produce another moody, deliberately paced, dense issue of their Batman opera, with Dan Watters and Raffaele rounding it out with a well-crafted backup! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 30, 2023

    Detective Comics #1072 feels like the beginning of a climactic finale, but the bizarre lack of motivations, stakes, or clarity results in a comic where explosive things happen that have no meaning or purpose. Reis and Raffaele deliver stunning art, and the action scenes look great, but it's not clear if this title (or Ram V) knows where it's going, or if the creative team is just making it up as they move along. Right now, it feels like the latter. Read Full Review

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