Detective Comics Annual: 2022

Writer: Ram V Artist: Christopher Mitten Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 30, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 22
7.7Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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As a werewolf, Gael has lived through many generations, and so he has visited Gotham land before...hundreds of years ago. Take a trip back to the 1700s Renaissance Gotham with Gael on Arkham land to help remember with him exactly where he buried something important he now has to dig back up. And in a twist of fate, a dark knight in town also seems to be looking for something from out of time...his way back home to the present.

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 5, 2022

    'Detective Comics 2022 Annual' takes a trip back to where everything truly began for Gotham City and the legacy of Batman, in a truly illuminating and well-developed story that just adds to the regular ongoing story. While serious in tone and intelligent in design, there are a lot of really fun elements to be found as the creators hold up a mirror of sorts to the things we know well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Nov 30, 2022

    This is definitely the most interesting Detective Comics has been since the Morrison era and I'm looking forward to the comic's continuation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Nov 30, 2022

    I can't stress enough how much I enjoyed this story. I love Gotham's history and I love it when writers play with the ideas of the present repeating the past. This annual strikes the balance between all of those elements. It's a great one and done story, while also being a piece of the bigger picture of the series. Ram V has written an annual that not only lays the foundations of the Orgham's plans for Gotham, but one that shows those of the Dark Knight himself. This is certainly a great book to pick up and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 29, 2022

    All three artists bring beautifully detailed and visually thrilling imagery to every page of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Nov 29, 2022

    The Detective Comics 2022 Annual was an entertaining read. I really enjoyed the book and felt the playful nature of the writing style. More of this going forward, please. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Andrew Isidoro Nov 29, 2022

    With great art, fantastic colors, interesting character design and a thrilling story, this 48 page annual really has everything you could want. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Nov 29, 2022

    Detective Comics 2022 Annual gets a B for concept and a C- for execution. The Elseworlds-style story is interesting but doesn't fit within the main title, and several editing flaws take you out of the reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Nov 29, 2022

    I recommend this book. For the colonial Gathome setting, the fantastic cast needs a book or backup in another Batman title. I wish they left the Bat out of it, and then it would have been stellar. But go get this one. There are people and things in this annual you might never see again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 29, 2022

    Though constructed of strange, conflicting, and often tendentious materials, Ram V's first Detective Comics Annual still has a haunting power, as well as revealing some of the mystical underpinnings of his plot for Gotham Nocturne. Strong, though not particularly stunning art by the trio of artists rounds out a solid entry in the ongoing tale of Batman vs. the Orghams. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 29, 2022

    Fans of the Nocturne arc dont have to pick up this historic side story unless they absolutely want the complete story. Otherwise, this is an easy one to skip. Read Full Review

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