Detective Comics #1086

Writer: Ram V, Alex Paknadel Artist: Javier Fernandez, Stefano Raffaele Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 26, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
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An unexpected villain has made an appearance in Gotham, trailing chaos, destruction, and horror in their wake. Now, as chaos tears a bloody gash through the sinister order of the Orghams' Gotham, Batman is the city's only hope for salvation. But is the city too far gone for even the Dark Knight to save it?

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 25, 2024

    It's a dramatic plot reminiscent of how fascist governments often keep power but Batman and Gordon are getting closer to the truth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Christian Laspada Jun 25, 2024

    Overall, Detective Comics #1086 is a must-read for fans of Batman and detective fiction alike. Ram V's masterful storytelling combined with Raffaele's evocative artwork creates a captivating reading experience that stays true to the core of the Dark Knight while pushing the boundaries of his narrative depth. This issue exemplifies why Detective Comics remains a cornerstone of the comic book industry, delivering compelling mysteries that resonate long after the final page. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 25, 2024

    Raffaele delivers beautifully detailed and darkly atmospheric art throughout the issue. The visuals are intense and perfectly capture the dark tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 25, 2024

    Detective Comics #1086 builds towards a war with vigilante heroes preparing for a battle with the Orghams and their army. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken Jun 25, 2024

    Another issue in V's run that's more buildup than anything else, Detective Comics #1086 still manages to bring together the story's larger ideas and flesh out its narrative themes. Aside from a brief detour devoted to the Joker and his plan to cause mayhem, the writing and artwork both maintain a consistent, haunting atmosphere that keeps you invested as to where this conclusion might lead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Christian Hoffer Jun 26, 2024

    Another solid issue although the build-up seems to be inching along pretty slowly this close to the finale of this grandiose arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Jun 25, 2024

    Detective Comics #1086 has a great cover, a great moment in the main story, and a great backup tale. Add all that up and you have a really decent read! Next issue, let's aim for a solid good read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jun 25, 2024

    The confusing, nebulous, and frustrating Orgham plot continues to be all three of those things, and while Ram V and Alex Paknadel do excellent work with the characterization of the established characters, the overall effect is still one of vague obscurity. Read Full Review

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