Detective Comics #864

Writer: David Hine Artist: Jeremy Haun Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 28, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over DETECTIVE COMICS in "Beneath the Mask" Part 1 of 2! It's Black Mask verses Jeremiah Arkham for control of the asylum. But what of the enigmatic Three Beauties, and how does Batman fit into the mad plan? Everything that was set up and teased in BATTLE FOR THE COWL: ARKHAM ASYLUM and ARKHAM REBORN is at last revealed, but the answers to the mysteries just might drive everyone including Batman mad!Then, in the co-feature, the spotlight is shone on Renee's personal life. But just who knows about her secret identity, and what will they do with that information? That is the question...

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Apr 28, 2010

    Rucka also offers his Question featurette in this issue, pitting the Question and Huntress against the seemingly unbeatable Vandal Savage. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 28, 2010

    No doubt many readers will be dropping Detective Comics now that Rucka and Batwoman have both departed the series. I'd urge those readers to reconsider. Detective is still in very good hands and remains one of the better Batman books on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Apr 28, 2010

    Along with Secret Warriors, this was one of the best comics I've read this week. Hine struck just the right balance between outlandish madness and believable psychosis. That is, Arkham's introspection felt real while still being interesting, and the theatrical flourishes of his insane hallucinations were colorful without being cartoonish. And, once again, kudos on the Question back-up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 29, 2010

    That said, this issue of "Detective Comics" follows up on a logical point with Jeremiah Arkham as the Black Mask, exploring how to reconcile that idea with the Arkham that's been a feature in the Bat-titles for years. It's a solid issue with some clever writing in places. Read Full Review

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