Detective Comics #867

Writer: David Hine Artist: Scott McDaniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
5.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The four-part epic "BATMAN: IMPOSTERS" begins with this thirty-page adventure!A call to arms has gone out through Gotham City, and normal, everyday citizens are being drafted into a bizarre battle. Will they side with vigilante justice or join the cause of chaos and anarchy? Only The Dark Knight can rein in the terror created by the villain known only as The Imposter. But what is The Imposter's true motivation for this gang war and what's hiding behind his rictus grin? Be here to find out!

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jul 28, 2010

    As I said with Action, I was really surprised to see that one of DC's oldest titles was also one of its best this week. I really want to read the next issue - - and now - - because this is one of those rare comics that puts me back in touch with how I enjoyed comics as a kid. Kudos to Hine and McDaniel, and the entire crew for making such a fun ride. To all of you Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 28, 2010

    This is one of those stories where I have absolutely no idea if the Batman I'm reading is supposed to be Bruce or Dick. Accessibility be damned, the two are different enough that that should never have to be a problem. The issue also suffers from Scott McDaniel's art. I've never been a fan of his loose, angular pencils, and nothing in this issue manages to change my opinion. Scenes that should generate drama fall flat thanks to a lack of detail and lackluster presentation. I'm very excited for what's to come with Detective, but it's clear I'm going to have to suffer through a few months of boredom to get there. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 28, 2010

    In the end, if you like McDaniel's pencils then "Detective Comics" might have hit the jackpot for you. But at least for now, Hine's story just isn't holding up its end of the bargain. Maybe with more time the remaining installments will be stronger. As a story that feels designed more to just stall until the arrival of Scott Snyder in November, though, I suspect Hine's "Batman: Imposters" will be largely forgotten before long. Read Full Review

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