Detective Comics #845

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 4, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
8.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

A killer stalks the city, taxing the wits of Batman, the Riddler and even Detective Chimp. The Dark Knight's quest to unravel the truth behind the seemingly unrelated murders is complicated by the surprise return of a fan-favorite character!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 4, 2008

    A great doneinone that any Batman fan should be able to enjoy. It wasn't what I was expecting when I originally picked up the issue, but it turned out great in the end, so no complaints on this one from me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jun 9, 2008

    If my biggest complaint in reading this issue was that I was forced to read more of Dini's brilliant writing, then by all means DC, give me more wordy done-in-one tales by the man who understands Batman. If Brian Michael Bendis can control an entire universe for Marvel, then DC could do gangbusters by hiring Paul Dini to write Batman, Detective Comics, Zatanna, Catwoman, Birds of Prey, Robin, and any other Batman related title (except for Simon Dark, that comic has nothing to do with Batman, other than being set in Gotham). If I could have a whole year of Dini-Done-in-One-with-Art-by-Nguyen, I would be a very happy camper indeed. I'm giving this issue a solid 4.5 out of 5 Stars. If you like your detective tales told in a single issue, then Detective Comics is a series you should enjoy month after month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 4, 2008

    On the art side of things, I have to admit that I'm slowly coming around to Dustin Nguyen's work (though I still don't like the triangular, pointy appearance of Batman's nose behind the cowl). Nguyen use of shadows adds the appropriately dark atmosphere to Dini's noir-ish tales, and he also has a lot of fun with his character designs. Selina Kyle is as darkly sexy as she should be, and I loved the disheveled, Albert Einstein like quality to Commissioner Gordon's hair. It looks about right for a guy who spends twenty-hours a day sucking down coffee over crime scenes. Read Full Review

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