Detective Comics #872

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 29, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
8.5Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Continuing the new series direction from the writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Jock (THE LOSERS)! A series of disturbing clues brings Batman face-to-face with Gotham City's dark past and deadly present. Plus, Jim Gordon continues a harrowing search to uncover the truth about a frightening figure from his own past. . . Be here for part 2 of "The Black Mirror."

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 29, 2010

    A really good middle issue of Snyder's debut story arc on Detective Comics. Middle issues are hard, but he keeps the action moving along and plays to the strengths of the embarrassment of riches he has in the art department. Can't wait to see how this wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jan 2, 2011

    This one just barely inches into the highest verdict bracket despite some issues that were hard to ignore. However, when Jock is one he is damn near unstoppable, Snyder has a great ear for his characters, and Francavilla is amazing; when you add these up, you get a superb comic that should not be missed. It's hard not to be impressed by a comic with so much talent involved! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 4, 2011

    Detective Comics #872 was flat out phenomenal. With so many Batman titles that DC puts out month in and month out, Snyder and Jock have been able to make Detective Comics stand out as the best one out of them all. Snyder is telling the type of story I expect to get from my Batman comic. With Jock helping out with some wonderful artwork this is a duo that cannot be stopped. If you have yet to pick up Snyder and Jocks Detective Comics what are you waiting for? This is easily the best Batman comic on the stands. Just do yourselves a favor and pick this comic up already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 4, 2011

    I actually liked this story. Much like Batman: Dark Knight #1, it wasn't simply a smash-'em-up comic, it was a slightly more cerebral issue. It didn't contain a single super-villain, instead it dealt with Dick trying to infiltrate Mirror House, succeeding and then getting stuck in a trap. The Dealer seems like an interesting character, the story was solid, and I really had no complaints. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 29, 2010

    With the departure of the Batwoman feature from "Detective Comics" I was fully prepared to write the title off for 2010. Thanks to Snyder, Jock, and Francavilla, the book's returned to a place of glory. From start to finish, this is an excellent comic, and so long as they're around, I'll cheerfully keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka Dec 30, 2010

    Also deep in the creaking banquet halls and dark skylights are Jocks typically granular visuals. Improving ever the issue, Jock detains the seedy days of Gotham Central, with enough sporadic window placement to keep up the curving energy. Although Detectives always going to be a whodunit series, Snyders version is a fast one, and one to keep an eye on throughout the new year. Read Full Review

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