Detective Comics #991

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Carmine Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 15
7.4Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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Batman's newest partner...Two-Face? As Harvey Dent's persona asserts fragile control over the villain's psyche, the Dark Knight, Commissioner Gordon and their ally-turned-enemy-turned-ally must work together to stop Kobra's terrorist attack against Gotham City.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Oct 27, 2018

    This issue explains the setup from the previous issue and gives us a glimpse of what is yet to come. The story by Robinson is fun, action packed and probably some of the best pages of dialogue that I have ever read in comics. The art by Di Giandomenico is pretty awesome, as it both evokes nostalgia and is a style all its own. Overall, an exciting issue that comic book readers can fall right into, and not miss a beat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 23, 2018

    The art by Carmine Di Giandomenico is stunning in this issue. All of the panels from the wide shot of the bridge to the close-up panels of Harvey are amazing. I enjoyed the level of detail and the style of the art in this issue immensely. A great read that is setting up something interesting to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Travis Tucker Oct 24, 2018

    The arc is approaching its close and its doing very well to build the suspense to get there, between raided precincts and blown up hideouts. I'm excited to see what's next in store for Gotham. Pick up this issue as soon as possible, you don't want to miss it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 24, 2018

    A good issue because it tinkers with the makeup and identity of Two-Face in an interesting way. Sure, it's hard to believe the heroes will even listen to this madman let alone work with him, but it's a fun adventure nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Keith OneShot Oct 24, 2018

    Overall I really enjoyed this book, and I definitely think it's worth picking up. It was great seeing Batman, Jim Gordon and Two Face clear the air and decide that their current missions have set them on a path that requires the 3 to work together once more as they used to do back when Harvey was the district attorney. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 24, 2018

    I'm not sure where this arc is going to end, but for at least another issue it's renewed my interest in where Robinson is heading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 25, 2018

    The art by Di Giandomenico is good too but he deserved to draw at least one full out action sequence. Still, this issue is a decent enough chapter. It just needed a bit more action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Oct 24, 2018

    Robinson's Batman took a bit to get going, but it's showing more and more promise with every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 1, 2018

    Detective Comics #991 is at its core an exploration of Harvey Dent as a character and the psychological impact of Two-Face. The mystery surrounding the recent murder is explored in great detail, but hopefully next issue has more to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 24, 2018

    I think this story might read better in trade overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 24, 2018

    Filled mostly with scenes that feature characters standing around, having conversations,Detective Comics (2016-) #991 successfully sets up Issue #992, but sacrifices a great deal of momentum in order to do so. Regardless, the issue is well-crafted and worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Oct 26, 2018

    DETECTIVE COMICS #991 is less of an action story and more an exploration of the character of Two-Face. It cuts deep to who the character really is, while giving us a much-needed reprieve before the showdown between Batman and Kobra. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 24, 2018

    Regretfully,one of the problems Ive always had with extended story arcs is I get bored,perhaps sooner than others. This is chapter four, and Im ready to see thingswrapped up. Its an okay story so far, but I have yet to be overly impressed byit. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 24, 2018

    This latest arc continues to drag. While we started off with some brisk pacing, the slower pacing to allow for exposition of a convoluted plot and half-thought philosophical musings don't really live up to the murder mystery we were promised inDeface the Face. The quips have fallen flat, and this one's only gonna be for the most dedicated Batman fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 24, 2018

    I hate being so negative, I really do" but I cannot be insincere. I have to give Carmine, Ivan and Rob full 5/5 marks for their work this issue, but apart from one tiny line of dialogue, I really didn't like the writing in this issue at all. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Oct 24, 2018

    This disappointing fourth installment to Robinson's "Deface the Face" could just be a slack issue in what will otherwise prove to be a fun and exciting story about Batman and Gordon working with Two-Face to deal with the Kobra infestation in Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 24, 2018

    We get more Two-Face this issue and besides some good art, we don't get much else.  Batman, Two-Face and Jim Gordon stand around talking most of the issue, but what little info we get is repeated and pretty dull.  I am hoping James Robinson can get something going next issue because right now, I am pretty bored. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 24, 2018

    This is such a mess I can't even describe it. I liked the first issue enough but I was cautiously optimistic, since Robinson runs these stories into the ground anyway. I was right, and I hate that. This is beautiful but I'd seriously consider simply waiting until Tomasi's run starts in December to pick this book up again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Oct 24, 2018

    Amount of text and dialogues oesn't make a comic good or bad - it's marely a storytelling choice. The Dark Knight Returns has plenty of text, and so does Watchmen or Batman White Knight, and you can't call either of them bad or just boring. This issue, however, is text heavy AND boring, at the same time. There's no action, no tension, no real emotions - just long conversation reminding me a bit of Christopher Nolan's interpretation of Two-Face. It reads so slowly, and lacks anything that would make it remotely engaging, I simply can not recommend it. It's a very mediocre issue belonging to already very mediocre arc (albeit new Firefly was a cool addition to the mythos, I think).

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  • 4.0
    ohhaimark Oct 27, 2018

    THE GOOD:

    -Good art. I always enjoy Carmine di Giandomenico's art, and this issue is no exception.

    -I'll admit, I liked the ending. It's a good cliffhanger that sets up and interesting premise for the next issue and in doing so, gets me excited for the next issue.

    -James Robinson is pretty good at writing Two-Face. His take is interesting, not totally original but there were some scenes that approached the character from some new angles that really made me think. I appreciated that.

    THE BAD:

    -Oh god was I bored. This is one of those issues where I was actually wanting it to be over. A rarity for me personally. Usually I'm interested to see how the story plays out, or if the quality is g more

  • 8.5
    bcgocubs Nov 1, 2018

    Judging only this issue itself, I have to say that I was impressed. The characterization was excellent and the dialogue was excellent and intriguing.

    Unfortunately, the rest of the issues in this story line fall much shorter.

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Oct 23, 2018

    Unfortunately, even a great comic book can have its bad issues. Would have loved if Batman put all the pieces together. Feel like this issue could have been put down in at most 8 or 9 pages. While this issue wasn’t my favorite of the week, I dig the art! Plus the cliffhanger gets me excited for next issue.

  • 6.5
    Darkseid24 Oct 24, 2018

    It’s a good issue, but also kind of weird due to some dialogue. However Two Face is well portrayed here, especially his two personalities. I also liked the scenes between him and Gordon.

  • 5.5
    myconius Oct 24, 2018

    while the story didn't grab me at all, and i found all the dialog to just be a chore,
    Carmine Giandomenico's art was the only thing i enjoyed about this issue.
    the art did look a bit rushed in parts (the structure/perspective for some of the heads/faces looked off)
    but it was still mostly enjoyable to look at.

    the ending looks like it might lead to something interesting?
    but other than that...
    i just can't recommend this comic.

  • 4.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 25, 2018

    Meh. James Robinson has proven to suck at dialogue and this is an issue that's basically all dialogue. We get a lot of answers in this issue, but none of them are interesting.

  • 4.0
    daddyT Oct 25, 2018

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 4.
    -2 because: very poor story going on here

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    Rocker97 Oct 24, 2018

  • 8.5
    Dorival Oct 24, 2018

  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
    hebele Oct 25, 2018

  • 7.0
    Br'er Lapin Oct 25, 2018

  • 6.5
    Watchtower022 Oct 28, 2018

  • 5.0
    Jason The Dude Oct 25, 2018

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