Detective Comics #982

Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: Sebastian Fiumara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 29
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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"On The Outside" part one! Duke Thomas. Cassandra Cain. They and other young heroes don't intend to stand down, no matter what Batman thinks is best. Who can Batman trust to guide them? They need a teacher...and Black Lightning fits the bill!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Jun 15, 2018

    This book starts off with a blast and never lets the foot off the pedal. It's a definite buy from me, and if you haven't been reading this series, do yourself a favor and start. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jun 20, 2018

    What a cool issue, I hope to see more of this creative team on Detective in the future, it'll be disappointing if it's just this one issue, interested to see what the future brings for this title. You know what else I miss? B side stories, someone needs to bring those back! One shots and B stories, remnants of a bygone era" Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 14, 2018

    Batman: Detective Comics #982 leaves me less heartbroken over James Tynion IV's departure from the title. While Tynion did incredible things with the Detective Comics title, Michael Moreci crafted something unique and enthralling with this one-off tale. Hopefully Bryan Hill can do something just as impressive when he joins the title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 13, 2018

    Detective Comics (2016-) #982 is a strong stand-alone story that provokes thought by examining the power of belief, misplaced and otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 13, 2018

    A strong one-shot story mixing ideas of belief and Batman's doubt. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 13, 2018

    If you've been reading Batman or Nightwing " or any Batfamily title really " but still finding yourself needing more, Detective Comics is a great entryway. It's a dark jaunt that encapsulates all of the best parts of the thriller aspects of the characters and still retains the relentless optimism that draws most us to superhero stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jun 13, 2018

    While the rest of the Batverse seems preoccupied with long-anticipated wedding plan for the Cat and the Bat, Detective Comics takes a little detour down underground and into the dark heart of a life and legacy-obsessed phantom. Like all things dark, though, Batman has more in common with the lingering malevolent spirit of Deacon Blackfire than he might like to admit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Jun 13, 2018

    This seems to be the perfect palate cleanser to all of the wedding bells and matrimony taking place in the rest of the Bat-universe as Bruce and Salina tie the knot. This is just a traditional Batman story that reminds us all why we have come to love the caped crusader. Final Score: 4 out 5 stars! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 13, 2018

    I don't think the plot in this issue is all that strong, but the mood is. Moreci's an experienced horror and suspense writer, and it shows. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jun 18, 2018

    Combining creepy atmosphere with great pacing, "The Cursing of Gotham City" is a fantastic one-shot comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Jun 13, 2018

    A new creative team puts Batman back in the spotlight of Detective Comics, and they're getting off to an awfully good start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 14, 2018

    What I will say, though, is that I don't think anyone else could have done it any better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 12, 2018

    This is a great standalone style of story that gets to the heart of who Batman is, what he means to the city and what he's willing to do to protect it and its people. It's a small story that didn't need to be dragged out to get to the core of its purpose and I appreciate that about it. Well told, well-paced and great art make it an issue worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Jun 13, 2018

    I had a great time reading this issue. Between the story and the art, I have no complaints. I am, however, looking forward to Bryan Hill's run starting in #983. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Jun 13, 2018

    A decent filler issue showing how good Batman can be for his city, no matter how hopeless it can feel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Jun 13, 2018

    I wasn't wowed by this story, and it didn't leave me wanting more. But again, it's a filler issue. If you are generally a Detective Comics fan, then include this in your pull for the week. Otherwise, it's safe to skip I think. Until next time, happy reading! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 13, 2018

    The story by Michael Moreci is mostly battle, the tide turning both for and against Batman at various points. Very little is resolved, and there just isn't much meat on these bones. But it fills 22 pages, and serves as a palette cleanser for those weary of major conflict among the various members of Batman's personal Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Jun 15, 2018

    The story here is simple and enjoyable enough, but seems to give Batman a somewhat inconsistent mental state that does not gel with the version of him we have had up until now. It will be interesting to see if the series will return to a solo book or continue the team-based adventure we had before. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Patricia Loupee Jun 29, 2018

    This has been done before as well. Batman is an introspective hero, but it takes the right writer to deal with it, and Detective Comics its not quite there yet. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 13, 2018

    This is a placeholder issue that only was released to give Bryan Hill more time to get his Detective arc going.  The art is nice enough and tries to grab a scary feel, but there is nothing else here to recommend.   Read Full Review

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