Detective Comics #827

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 27, 2006 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Meet the all-new Ventriloquist! After surviving a near-fatal explosion, Batman discovers the Ventriloquist and Scarface are back--with a vengeance. Scarface unites the most feared names in the Gotham Underworld and introduces them to a surprising new ally in their war against Batman.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 30, 2006

    This issue of Detective Comics epitomizes the quality of storytelling I expect from Paul Dini. "Double-Talk" keeps to the title genre. It allows Batman to be a super-hero, and upends conventions making a pleasurable page-turner. Kramer, Faucher and Kalisz make "Double-Talk" a visually athletic escapade and as well detail the subtle moments expressed by a puzzle-solver extraordinaire. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Aug 22, 2008

    The effectiveness of Dinis script carries over into the visualization by penciller Don Kramer (with inks by Wayne Faucher). Kramer creates a nice mix of large, medium, and small panels, and the page design offers a nice rhythm for a crime tale, accentuating the mood of suspense. The content within the panels creates shifting levels of drama in terms of intensity. As this is a mystery tale, one that focuses on secret and lies and hidden identities, Kramer and Faucher make excellent use of shadows, while Kramer, like a cinematographer, makes our point of view active and restless, which keeps up the tension. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Dec 29, 2006

    This is a great issue and a great chapter in Paul Dinis arc of one-shots. I am a fan of the new Ventriloquist, and I really hope they expand on her more in the future. What a great re-invention of a decent Batman villain. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 4, 2007

    Detective Comics #827 is a good read. Dini is delivering an enjoyable and well written story with each and every issue. If you like the continual one-shot format then I definitely would recommend this title to you. Read Full Review

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