Detective Comics #823

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Joe Benitez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 6, 2006 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
5.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Once she was the mistress of all growing things. Now the plant kingdom has rebelled and unleashed its deadly fury on Poison Ivy! While struggling to protect his enemy, Batman is drawn deeper into a forest of intrigue where he uncovers a horrifying secret from Ivy's past.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Caryn A. Tate Sep 12, 2006

    Mr. Dini is doing an impressive job on Batman in this series, and all I can say is that I hope he stays on this title for as long as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Sep 7, 2006

    Normally, I would complain about three one shot issues in a row. As a general rule, I'm not a huge fan of one-shot issues. I'm definitely not a fan of nothing but one-shot issues over a three issue period. However, Dini has done the impossible and made me absolutely love reading nothing but a series of one-shot issues. Dini has crafted such well constructed and well developed one-shot issues that I don't mind that there is no major story arc or continuing plotlines. Because of this format, Detective Comics is an easy title for a new reader to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nicholas Slayton Sep 25, 2006

    Yeah, this wasn't exactly my favorite issue of Detective Comics. The mystery was weak, the reveal came out of no where, and the art was subpar on the main characters. I'm definitely dropping this book along with Morrison's Batman. Hmm, well, there goes my Batman fix... Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 26, 2006

    Not the worst comic I've ever read, but certainly not the jewel in DC's Batman crown that everybody praises Dini's work as. Between this and Grant Morrison's latest issue of Batman, things seem to be going off the boil rather quickly for the Dark Knight's new high-profile creative teams. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 9, 2006

    All of this cheesecake no matter the style shares one thing in common. The women are not just objects of desire. They are also portrayed as having brains. The figures appear to be in control of their situations or unconcerned of the poses they strike. There's intellect behind their eyes. Benitez's cheesecake hasn't any filling or syrup. It lacks spirit, and his women come off as vapid sex objects. Read Full Review

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