Detective Comics #822

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 2, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

When a young socialite is murdered, her grief-stricken uncle turns to the newly reformed Riddler to find her killer! Has Gotham's most pernicious puzzler turned over a new leaf, or is it all a cover for a darker scheme?

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 2, 2006

    Detective Comics #822 was a great read. Right now is an incredible time to be a Batman fan. Morrison is tearing it up over on Batman and Dini is delivering an excellent read here in Detective Comics. I cannot think of the last time that both Batman titles were this great at the same time. We are really being spoiled. DC should get plenty of credit for placing such talent on Batman and Detective Comics. If you haven't checked out Detective Comics then you should really give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 5, 2006

    If I have one complaint it's that there's no possible way the reader can identify the murderer. Dini does provide a fairplay mystery. You can figure out who done it, but you cannot dope out the explicit identity of the killer. Dini however balances this deficit with a simply Batmanesque denouement where he eerily converses with the killer and explains how it was all done. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 1, 2006

    DC is being very canny in offering its Bat-fans a choice of stories in this book and Batman, and between the two takes, theres bound to be something thats to your taste. If your penchant is for more cerebral, nourish crime thrillers instead of a supervillain-of-the-month joyrider, then Detective Comics is definitely the batbook for you. Read Full Review

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