Detective Comics #871

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 24, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
8.6Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Up-and-coming writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and acclaimed artist Jock (THE LOSERS) make their debut as the new ONGOING creative team of DETECTIVE COMICS!In "The Black Mirror" part 1 of 3, a series of brutal murders pushes Batman's detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City's oldest evils. Plus, in the start of a COMMISSIONER GORDON second feature also written by Scott Snyder, when a figure from the past returns to Gotham, Jim Gordon must face some of his darkest demons. Featuring; Art by Francesco Francavilla (GARRISON).

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 24, 2010

    Snyder “get's it” and is writing a uniquely Dick Grayson detective story. Jock and Francavilla are delivering awesome art. Must read! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 24, 2010

    Detective Comics #871 is one hell of a debut. Again, no Bat-fan should miss the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of what proves to be a memorable run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Carmona Nov 29, 2010

    The Bottom Line: If you like your Batman comics full of mystery, suspense, and intrigue, with an added dash of dark and moody noir, then this is the one book you cant pass up in the ever growing line of Batman titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 29, 2010

    Detective Comics #871 was a fantastic read. One issue in and Scott Snyder, along with Jock, has made Detective Comics the premier Batman title which is not an easy thing to do after Batman Inc. #1. The dark and gritty vibe of this book helps separate this title from the other Batbooks as the story is standalone and does not rely on the current direction of the franchise. Snyder showed a great understanding of Dick Graysons character and what makes him different from Bruce Wayne. The mystery was also solid. If you can only pick up one Batman book Snyder and Jocks Detective Comics is the one you should be getting. This is a must have comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 30, 2010

    Scott Snyderwhose Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 24, 2010

    "Detective Comics" #871 begins Scott Snyder's tenure as writing of the title strongly with an intriguing mystery and very good character work, putting Dick Grayson and Jim Gordon at the center of the book. With Jock, David Baron, and Francesco Francavilla on art, the comic is absolutely gorgeous. If you want a Batman comic with the emphasis on the detective and a classic Bat-comic feel, Snyder and company deliver the issue for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man Nov 29, 2010

    You know, this wasn't a bad comic at all. We have an interesting story here, as well as a new villain, who seems to be using the gimmicks of Gotham's other villains to further his agenda. I actually really like that idea a lot, because it's something that probably should have happened before. I mean with as many gimmick villains you have running around Gotham, you'd think somebody would try to use all of those various gimmicks to their own ends. There was a second feature in this comic with Commissioner Gordon, but I had NO idea what was going on in that, so I'm just going to pretend that it didn't happen. Read Full Review

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