Detective Comics #861

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Jock Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 27, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.0Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

It's double the detectives with Batman and Batwoman in for part one of "Cutter"! Batwoman investigates a string of grisly attacks that have left the victims mutilated, or, worse, dead. But what does this case have to do with the kidnapping of a socialite from ten years ago, and what evidence can The Dark Knight himself bring to light on this macabre mystery? Featuring guest Art by acclaimed illustrator Jock (THE LOSERS, GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE)!And in the co-feature, the Huntress and The Question find themselves in over their heads as a gunrunning case leads them to the business end of a double-barrel shotgun!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 31, 2010

    Right now it looks like we only get two more issues of Batwoman in "Detective Comics" before a (hopefully small) wait for the "Batwoman" ongoing series to kick off. Eight issues in, though, this continues to be DC's best ongoing series, even without Williams's art. That's no small feat. If you aren't reading Batwoman in "Detective Comics" you're missing out on a top-notch comic. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 31, 2010

    Finally, were treated to another backup story involving the Question by Rucka and artist Cully Hamner. Im enjoying the second chapter of Pipeline more than I did the first, but its still not anything particularly special. That said, Hamners artwork is still decent, and there are one or two fun touches in this part of the chapter (such as the manner in which the heroes deal with their opponent) that add a little fun to an otherwise fairly unremarkable story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jan 31, 2010

    . A good issue that continues to build up Batwoman. Batman is starting to make appearances, but it still feels like Kate's book. A bit of a paintbynumbers, cookiecutter plot, but I liked the detective parts of this story showing the contrasting methods of Batman and Batwoman. Solid effort all around. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jan 31, 2010

    In the second story, Renee and Helena make a deal with an assassin. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 31, 2010

    I'm enjoying the Huntress in her team-ups with Renee, and while the action is brutal in their fight with the killer, the emotions run just as high once things calm down and dirty deals are done. Rucka's writing remains strong, but I think I like him better when the old Bat isn't around. Read Full Review

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