Detective Comics #992

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Carmine Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 18
7.0Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

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There's a new Dynamic Duo in Gotham City-introducing Batman and Two-Face! What the what?! The Dark Knight is forced to team with old friend and current enemy Harvey Dent to stop a Kobra-sponsored terrorist attack. Can Batman really trust his life to a coin flip? Even worse, Bats and Two-Face are of two minds over recruiting the two Fireflies for help-if Batman's gonna work with so many villains, he may as well join the Legion of Doom.

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

    This issue gives quite a battle royale between the Bat Family and Kobra, one that exposes more about each character than one would expect from any fight scene. The story by Robinson is exciting and gives readers the fight they have been waiting for. The art by Di Giandomenico is serviceable at best, but right now is not aesthetically pleasing. Overall, an action-packed issue, that barely gives reader a chance to breathe Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 13, 2018

    Carmine Di Giandomenico's art in this issue is beautiful. There are some great action filled panels and the overall style matches perfectly with the gritty tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 19, 2018

    It's a good ending to this cool chapter of this story. Robinson makes every scene count and he works best in stories that are grounded in reality. That's what makes this wonderful. He does great too working with the art. This is an awesome storyline. I'm enjoying it very much. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 17, 2018

    Detective Comics #992 delivers all of the action missing from previous issues and finally reveals the sinister intentions behind Kobras recent attacks on the city. Overall, it is a solid entry in a well-told mystery story that brings Batman out of his comfort zone to once again save Gotham City and all of its citizens. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Nov 14, 2018

    This issue started strong but I'm afraid the ending disappointed and left me rather jaded. Read Full Review

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

    This has been the strongest issue in quite a while. I know it sounds obvious, but comics work best when both writing and art are strong. This issue was a good, solid read, and not just an album of pretty pictures. I am looking forward to the finale next issue, which has ominously been touted as “The Death Of Harvey Dent!” Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 14, 2018

    Nextissue teases the death of Harvey Dent? Could it truly be? Unlikely. Nobody evertruly stays dead in comics. Perhaps Two-Faces personality comes to the fore,completely subverting former DA Dent. So forgive the spoiler without an alert.Its not likely to happen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Nov 16, 2018

    Definitely pick up this arc, Harvey, and Bruce fighting side by side at first had me beside me. Now, I'm in love. This is one of the most fun novelty issue in y honest opinion and should be picked up ASAP Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Nov 14, 2018

    It took a while, but I've finally bought into the new Detective Comics, and it wouldn't have happened without Two-Face. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 14, 2018

    Overall, this is a quick, enjoyable read that delivers some great action segments, but I'm not really sure the plot overall needed a five-issue storyline. Hopefully, the final issue has some big twists waiting before this creative team takes their bow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 14, 2018

    The issue is very light on story, but the action largely makes up for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Nov 14, 2018

    Or perhaps it's all the side comments: The "You know this or that" supposed winks to the camera and the repetitive construction of information. It feels like Robinson is so convinced that we haven't retained any memory of what happened in the current arc or the arcs before it. It gets tiresome. Much like the arc itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Nov 14, 2018

    It's not too late for this overladen zeppelin to gain airspeed and altitude, but at the moment it's still feeling grounded by the weight of its words. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 14, 2018

    James Robinson wastes Two-Face, Batman and everyone's time with a story that is boring, convoluted and just plain unnecessary.  I was hoping this could at least be some fun, but it's not.  Give this story a big pass. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Nov 14, 2018

    The saving grace during Robinson's arc is the art team. Each panel is crisp and sharp, with beautiful colors. I have nothing bad to say about them. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Nov 14, 2018

    That's it, two paragraphs dedicated to critiquing this issue. I point this out because Robinson certainly hammers home the fact that Two-Face is very obsessed with duality and the number two. Number two is, ironically, the proper term I would use to describe this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Nov 14, 2018

    The worst story arc in comics is one that the reader doesn't care about. It doesn't have to be bad, it doesn't have to be relatively decent, but its story makes readers just indifferent, uninterested, apathetic.

    Robinson "accomplished" that in his issues of Detective Comics. I don't care about anything that happens in these books, and I'd rather see the story ending already, and new one starting. Kobra is overstaying its welcome, and it's time for a breath of fresh air in the series. It really is.

    There's no noticeable tension and stakes even if technically they exist, Kobra is generally a rather silly group of super generic baddies, and the story seems to painfully drag issue to issue.

    Can't recommend this more

  • 5.0
    myconius Nov 14, 2018

    at least the art was (sort of) nice.

    DC really should get rid of the hasty bi-weekly schedule.
    the quality within everything really does suffer.

  • 6.0
    Darkseid24 Nov 14, 2018

    I think it was ok, but nothing outstanding.
    The dialogue between Batman and Two Face was interesting, but in my opinion Kobra isn’t really interesting as an enemy. So I don’t think much has happened in this issue.

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  • 5.0
    ohhaimark Nov 17, 2018


    -Great art. I enjoyed it a lot along with the colors.

    -There were some pretty cool action scenes at the beginning. It was cool to see Batman and Two-Face fighting together.

    -This issue gets credit for being a massive improvement over its sleep inducing previous issue. +1 extra point.

    THE BAD:

    -That dialogue at the beginning was interesting, but it couldn't help but feel like it was merely a distraction from a lack of plot.

    -I'm not really feeling Kobra as a villain. This story arc has no idea who it wants to be the villain. At first it seemed like Fireflies, then Two Face, now Kobra. Sigh.

    -I wasn't a fan of seeing the other Bat-related characters defea more

  • 2.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    The dialogue in this is atrocious.

  • 6.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Nov 16, 2018

    I appreciated the history lesson on Kobra and it's ranks, but the story is incredibly dull and uninteresting.

  • 6.0
    GTMedia Reviews Mar 21, 2019

    I normally don't read back to back issues of the same title but I was motivated to press on because I'm really disliking this story arc. To be perfectly transparent, If I wasn't so far behind in my pull list I would have probably dropped detective after the last issue. 

    This issue continues the Kobra story arc with Batman and Two-Face teaming up to take down the Cult. The story is pretty straight forward with the duo defeating the enemy fairly easily. They then discover that the plot is going to be a lot more complicated than pummeling the bad guys into submission.

    The issue is barely passable and the internal logic of the story is flawed. Batman and Two-Face have practically the same voice and when speakin more

  • 5.5
    waltgator93 Nov 13, 2018

    This issue felt underwhelming. Coming after the previous issue, wondering what kind of battle we will see when Two Face and Batman team up. It was mostly narratives and hyping us up for the Outsiders book. The art was pretty good. Not great but not awful. Robinson doesn’t have my vote to be on detectives.

  • 4.0
    ComickerPerson Nov 15, 2018

    Wait for Tomasi.

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 16, 2018

    This is lame...

  • 7.5
    Spider-Man Prime Dec 12, 2018

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    sebastianorellana95 Nov 15, 2018

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    Dorival Nov 21, 2018

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    CraigR Nov 27, 2018

  • 6.5
    iPodwithnomusic Jul 31, 2019

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 17, 2018

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  • 6.0
    DoctorLaze Dec 23, 2018

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