Batman: Detective Comics


Batman: Detective Comics #987 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Detective Comics #987 Review: Go Outside, Batman

Batman has brought together Black Lightning, Katana, the Signal, and Orphan for the creation of the Outsiders. He has missions for this time that span the globe, but, in the interim, Karma and his mercenaries have invaded Wayne Tower, taking hostages. Batman wants to finish this alone, but Black Lightning and the Signal convince him […]

Batman: Detective Comics #986 cover by Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Batman: Detective Comics #986 Review – Orphan Steals the Show

Batman readies for his assault on Karma’s hideout, and Black Lightning has just discovered that Orphan has left the penthouse with Batgirl’s blessing. Batman arrives at the hideout just behind Orphan and tells her to take care of the hostages while he faces down Karma. Black Lightning is on his way to help too. Batman: […]

Batman: Detective Comics #985 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferrieria, and Adriano Lucas

Detective Comics #985 Review: Macabre but Thin

Batman is digging into his memory in the hopes of determining the identity of Karma, and he stumbles upon an instance in Markovia which may be Karma’s origin. Meanwhile, Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl are getting antsy waiting in Bruce’s Gotham penthouse under the supervision of Black Lightning. In the heart of the city, Karma makes […]

Batman: Detective Comics #984 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferrieira, and Adriano Lucas

Detective Comics #984 Review: Another Great Issue for the Gotham Team

The man calling himself Karma attacks Orphan in the streets of Gotham. His helmet gives him the ability to read her thoughts, and he antagonizes her role in the Batman family. Black Lightning arrives in Gotham, and he immediately goes out to save Orphan from Karma. Batman arrives soon after, but even this trio may […]

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of July 11th, 2018: Superman Begins Anew

Wednesday draws near, and that means it’s time for another installment of Comics for Your Pull Box. We have a ton of major releases this week, but here at Bleeding Cool we are going to try and narrow it down to the absolute must-haves and must-tries. Here is the link to the full Comic List […]

Batman: Detective Comics #983 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Detective Comics #983 Review – Come Outside for a Spell

The Signal, aka Duke Thomas, is caught in an explosion while trying to save a self-proclaimed “Batman fan.” He survives, but he is badly wounded. Batman decides that he needs a team to work outside the Justice League and using his methods. His first recruit is Black Lightning, who works out of Metropolis and just […]

Batman: Detective Comics #982 cover by Sebastian Fiumara and Brad Anderson

Detective Comics #982 Review: A Darkly Beautiful One-Off Story

Deacon Blackfire has returned, and he is using the homeless and downtrodden of Gotham as the scions of his revival. He has kidnapped a young boy named Joshua to be his new vessel. Thankfully, Batman is here to stop Blackfire’s schemes, but the deacon may yet infect the Dark Knight too. Detective Comics #982 is […]

Batman: Detective Comics #981 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Detective Comics #981 Review: A Satisfying and Heartwarming Final Chapter

Spoiler has hacked into Brother Eye’s systems with the help of Orphan. Batman and Batwoman fight against the Omac army controlled by Ulysses and a possessed Red Robin, among whose number is Azrael and Batwing. Can Red Robin be saved? Can Gotham? If so, what does this mean for the Gotham Knights? With Detective Comics […]

Batman: Detective Comics #980 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson

Batman Detective Comics #980 Review: Batwoman vs. Red Robin

Batwoman distracts the Tim Drake Omac while Batman, Spoiler, and Orphan infiltrate the transformed Belfry. The Bat-Family hopes that they can shut down Tim and Ulysses’ control tower and override the Omac drones destroying Gotham City. The story advances more in this issue of Detective Comics compared to the recent two. The team moves definitively […]

Batman: Detective Comics #979 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson

Batman: Detective Comics #979 Review: Full Omactivation

Red Robin has been taken over by Brother Eye and the newest iteration of Omac. This puts him at the mercy of Ulysses, now calling himself the General. The Colony’s armored soldiers are also being taken over by Omac and are attacking Batman, Batwoman, Colonel Kane, and the Colony. Back in the Batcave, Orphan is […]

Batman: Detective Comics #978 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Batman Detective Comics #978 Review: A Strong Twist but a Thin Comic

Batman and Red Robin investigate the Colony’s soldiers whom gunned down a band of mobsters while Ulysses watches on from his command center. Batman leaves to meet up with Batwoman and her father. Ulysses continues to have a video feed of the events. He is planning something massive, but Red Robin is closing in on […]

Brothers Dracul #1 cover by Mirko Colak and Maria Santaolalla

Comics for Your Pull Box April 11th, 2018: Domino and Exiles Finally Begin!

It’s that time of the week again! Let’s take a look at what comics are worthy of your pull box this Wednesday of April 11th, 2018. By that, I mean more than just Domino and Exiles, though you can bet they will definitely be included. Brothers Dracul #1 Unholy Grail Creators Cullen Bunn and Mirko Colak reunite under AfterShock, this time bringing us […]

Comics 03/14/18

Bleeding Cool Comics Chatter Podcast: March 14th, 2018 Releases

So, this one is going up a bit later than intended. Chalk it up to the world causing trouble for us at Bleeding Cool and getting in between you and your favorite comic book-centric reviews content. In any case, Jeremy Konrad and I had the chance to sit down and record a discussion about a number of […]

Batman: Detective Comics #977 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Batman Detective Comics #977 Review: Colonizing the Future

Red Robin is shown a future where Batwoman and the Colony invade Gotham and assassinate Batman in his cave by Ulysses. After this, Ulysses makes an offer to cooperate with Tim and give him access to all sorts of future technology acquired from the future Tim Drake. Elsewhere in the present, Batwoman, Batwing, Azrael, and […]

Batman: Detective Comics #976 cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Adriano Lucas

Detective Comics #976 Review: Another Dark Yet Absorbing Entry

Dr. Leslie Thompkins works as a therapist for Orphan, and we see one of her last missions alongside Clayface. Batman confronts Red Robin about his plans to restart the Knights Program. Batwoman, Azrael, and Batwing settle into their new roles with the Colony. The Knights Program, which has been the grand experiment behind the plot […]


Batman: Detective Comics #975 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson

Detective Comics #975 Review: Intense Drama and Hard Truths for the Bat Family

Batman calls together the closest members of his family: Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl, Red Robin, and Robin. Their purpose? To decide what can and should be done about Batwoman after the death of Clayface. Meanwhile, Batwoman is left to consider the offer from her father to join the Colony. This is another low-action and high-dialogue […]


Batman: Detective Comics #974 cover by Guillem March and Jason Wright

Batman Detective Comics #974 Review [Spoilers]: A Great Story of Grief-Stricken Heroes

Clayface is dead. Batwoman killed Basil Karlo was shot dead by Batwoman using the weapon given by her father. Batman, Orphan, and Red Robin immediately confront her. However, Azrael and Batwing take Batwoman’s side. Later, Spoiler confronts Red Robin on the destructive behavior he is fostering by remaining with Batman. Detective Comics #974 delivers a […]

bleeding cool bestseller list: Detective Comics #972 cover by Guillem March

Detective Comics #972 Review: The True Nature of Clayface

Clayface is on a rampage and battling the Batman in the opening to this issue of Detective Comics. The Dark Knight holds that Basil Karlo is still good, but the situation is worsening. The First Victim and Anarky are still on the loose and wreaking havoc in Gotham City. Red Robin is unsure if Clayface […]