Detective Comics #873

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 26, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 12
8.7Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Now at the mercy of the deadly Mirror House, Dick Grayson must fight for his life against one of Gotham City's oldest and most powerful evils!. Be here for the shocking conclusion to "The Black Mirror," the first arc by the highly anticipated new creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 26, 2011

    Just AWESOME. This is so the best Bat book out there right now. It is smartly written, has great art and because it is focusing on Dick (and not Bruce) it can explore and do more experimental stuff. Bonus for telling a story in 3 issues and not dragging things out to make a better trade paperback. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jan 26, 2011

    If "The Black Mirror" is only the beginning of where Snyder and Jock plan on taking Batman, then I can't fathom where this book will be a year from now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 26, 2011

    This three-issue tale gave me reason to reflect back to my most tangible childhood recollection of "Detective Comics," over 400 issues prior to this one, with Batman and Dr. Phosphorus socking it out on some girders above a vat of molten liquid on a classic Jim Aparo cover. This issue, to me, is as tight a direct descendant from that book as there could possibly be. I'm not saying Snyder is the equal to Steve Englehart, nor am I saying Jock is the next Jim Aparo or Walt Simonson, but those three predecessors can be darn proud of the work their present-day counterparts are producing. Snyder, Jock, Baron, and Fletcher are doing a great job making this title a must-read for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan K Lindsay Jan 28, 2011

    This is a good and smart comic and the world always needs more of these. My major issues are with pacing. It feels a little rushed in parts and Guiborg would have benefitted from a bit more fleshing out before he hulked out. I finally dig on Jock's art in this issue, his work represents that stark 70s vibe I'm feeling from the tone on the Gotham night air. This is a good start to Snyder's run, almost like a mission statement and I am hooked to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 3, 2011

    With the Batman Family comics being heavily involved in Grant Morrisons master plan for the franchise it is refreshing to get a comic like Detective Comics #873 that does its own thing. Even though Scott Snyder puts in little reference to Batman Inc. he is not relying on that story. Instead he is providing us a different look at Gotham City as we see that the city is transforming in order to reflect the new protector of the city. With Jock at his side to provide the art, Snyders dark and gritty storytelling for Detective Comics is a refreshing change of pace from what we are currently getting in the Batman books. Snyder and Jock are doing everything right as they have made Detective Comics into DC Comics premier title again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Craig Reade Jan 28, 2011

    Hopefully Snyder gets away from the horror elements in coming arcs. It makes sense if he is trying to appeal to the readers that followed him over from American Vampire, but long term, Detective Comics isnt a horror book, and nor should it be. Read Full Review

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