Detective Comics #866

Writer: Denny O'Neil Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 23, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Continuing the spirit of celebration from BATMAN #700, comics legend Dennis O'Neil's returns to the Batcave in this stand-alone, 40-page issue! O'Neil spins a tale of the Dick Grayson Batman intertwined with those classic days when Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder, patrolled the mean streets of Gotham City! And come back next month for the return of The Question and Batwoman!

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jun 28, 2010

    Anyhoo, I thought this was a great comic. It’s especially nice to see a guy like Dennis O’Neil step back up to the plate and show these kids how it’s done. His style hasn’t changed much since the old days, which just goes to show you how talented he is. There’s a word to describe him, and a comic book like this, and that word is classic. I hope to see more issues like this in the future. I’m a fan of the self-contained story that wraps up by the end of the issue. It seems to be a growing trend in comics these days but there’s not a lot of guys that can do it this well. Here’s hoping that the new generation continues to take lessons from the old. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 29, 2010

    I LOVED the artwork during the flashback story! It looked exactly how you'd expect a flashback story to look, bright and cartoony. Granted the artwork for the main story was extremely well done too, but I'm a sucker for that old cartoonish style. The story was good, nothing groundbreaking or anything, but a solid read. Will I remember it a month from now? Probably not, but it was a completely inoffensive way to spend a few minutes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 27, 2010

    Detective Comics #866 was a fun read. Dennis ONeil and Dustin Nguyen deliver a great story that most Batman fans should enjoy as it included a story set in the past that was very old school while also giving us a story told in the present that was darker. There was one problem with the narration of the issue that might not make this issue for everyone but if you are a Batman fan I recommend picking this issue up as it is a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 25, 2010

    Throw in Robin's first encounter with the Joker and I'm pretty happy. Definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jun 26, 2010

    Maybe it will serve a larger purpose. Maybe this whole seemingly fill-in issue has some relevance to the world of Gotham and the current adventures of Dick Grayson and his pals. But it doesn't feel like it will. So all it has to rely on is its own internal strength, its power to affect the reader within these twenty-two pages. And on that level, the story just fails, even if the art has a bit of charm. Read Full Review

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