Detective Comics #990

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 23
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Batman is hot on the trail of a murder suspect, but first he'll have to get past Two-Face. Even though Harvey Dent seems to be asserting control, how long before he becomes a sociopathic criminal once again? More importantly, what is Dent's connection to the victim, and what does it all have to do with the terrorist organization of slithering serpents called Kobra?! Whatever it is, it's big enough to reunite Jim Gordon and former district attorney Harvey Dent, and that meeting alone is worth the cover price.
Batman's newest partner...Two-Face? As Harvey Dent's persona asserts fragile control over the villain's psyche, the Dark Knight, Com more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Oct 11, 2018

    This issue fully realizes the potential of a Two-Face story that fans would hope for. The story by Robinson saunters somewhere between action packed thriller and crime procedural while remembering to tell a good story. The art by Segovia is simply flawless, as each panel could be a poster. Overall, an entertaining issue that fans will love to re-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 10, 2018

    As it is teased in the publisher's summary, it appears as though Two-Face has 'teamed up' with the Dark Knight for the time being in order to face a greater evil that threatens Gotham City. But, things are never as they appear, are they?Detective Comics (2016-) #990 is a solid issue that wastes no time getting started, and immediately generates interest for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 11, 2018

    The art is some of the best of Segovia's career. The guy is a marvel. I can't say enough about it. This has turned out to be a solid tale in the continuing story of the Caped Crusader! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 15, 2018

    Detective Comics #990 is a mysterious exploration into the psychology of Two-Face as well as Batmans relentless desire to find Harvey Dent within the chaos. The use of mystery and drama along with a few twists make it one of the best issues in the arc! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 10, 2018

    A good issue that plays around with your expectations of Batman and Harvey Dent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Oct 10, 2018

    "Deface the Face" isn't necessarily strong on plot, but it's so far been an excellent roller coaster of unstoppable action"and it looks like it's just about ready to fly straight off the rails into new and exciting territory! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 11, 2018

    After a clunky start this story is now in full flow. Two-Face continues to terrify and fascinate me in equal measure. Is Harvey's long dormant personality trying to fight through? I'll definitely be here for Detective Comics #991 to find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 9, 2018

    Segovia's art is really good. I liked all of the action beats in this issue and they would have had more dramatic tension if the characters didn't dismiss or diminish what I am seeing on the page. Other than that, this is a solid issue that does a good job of making me interested in what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 10, 2018

    The issue looks good and is a fast, exciting read, but there's just very little substance here. It lacks the nuance of Robinson's last Batman arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Oct 10, 2018

    Not a lot of exposition in this issue but a quick read as the action flows and the panels with great art are the highlights of this issue. Not to say nothing happens, We get one step closer to finding out Two-Faces motivation and Batman seems to know what's coming up even if the reader doesn't. It's a compelling look into the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent as we all wonder which side the coin will land on once again. ***1/2 (8.7 rating) Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 11, 2018

    Deface the Face suffers from trying to cover a lot of ground. Its solution to a lot of the narrative questions is to throw most stuff into the mix and see if it works. Ultimately, this approach leaves it a bit muddied in its intent and execution. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Oct 16, 2018

    Its still a little for me to really judge this new arc, the past few issues were very enjoyable. However, it feels like back to back filler. Which slows my enthusiasm to find out what's going on. Filler needs to be captivating in my opinion, otherwise its just dissatisfying build up which is what we've got the last two issues of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Oct 10, 2018

    Detective Comics has everything going for it, but something is still not quite right. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 10, 2018

    We get a little more Two-Face in this issue, but unfortunately, we also get some forced dialogue and situations that still don't push the overall narrative forward by much.  The issue looks great, but I need some more story going forward.  Hopefully, that starts next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 10, 2018

    There just isn't much to this issue despite some of the fun I had with it. The story only seems to be picking up, a mere three issues away from concluding. It's pretty typical of current Robinson, but I digress. The art is fantastic, though there are two too many double page spreads for my liking. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 10, 2018

    This installment was the weakest of Robinson's run. Hopefully this was an off issue and he gets things back on track as this has been a very enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 10, 2018

    Imexpecting answers next issue. These extended story arcs can be frustrating,even with the two-weeks schedule many of DCs titles adhere to. Im eager tosee the stories advance quicker. Heres hoping we will enjoy a more solidchapter in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Oct 10, 2018

    This story could be so much better, without Robinson. Read Full Review

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