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Detective Comics #1013 [Preview]

The Snyder Cut of Batman in Detective Comics #1013 [Preview]

Detective Comics #1013 is in stores this week from DC Comics, by Peter Tomasi, Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, and more. We’ve got a preview below, liberated from a compliant DC media partner. This issue is also available as a DCeased variant. The preview starts with Batman doing what he does best… beating the crap out […]

Tom Taylor Writes Detective Comics in December... But Only For One Issue

Tom Taylor Writes Detective Comics in December… But Only For One Issue

Australia’s favorite son Tom Taylor will be the new writer of Detective Comics in December… for one issue. Taylor is the guest writer for Detective Comics #1017 alongside artist Fernando Blanco for a one-off winter tale set to explore the relationship between Batman and Damian Wayne. The issue hits stores on December 11th. DETECTIVE COMICS […]

Detective Comics #1010

The Batman Who Fell to Earth in This EXCLUSIVE Detective Comics #1010 Preview

Detective Comics #1010 is in stores from DC Comics next week, by the creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Christian Duce. Later today, or maybe this weekend, or maybe early next week, DC Comics will hand an EX-X-XCLUSIVE preview of this comic to one of their compliant media partners, part of the […]

Detective Comics #1009 [Preview]

Batman to Replace Alfred With Canine Labor? Detective Comics #1009 [Preview]

Detective Comics #1009 hits stores next week, by Peter Tomasi and Christian Duce. And over the next few days, DC Comics will provide EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews of Detective Comics and all their other comics to compliant media partner websites. Bleeding Cool, unfortunately, is neither compliant nor a partner. Some might argue we’re hardly even media. But […]

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Batman DZNR Chibi YuMe Plush Available Now at Walmart

Batman fans will want to keep their eyes peeled to Walmart’s online store, as they have a line of chibi plush Caped Crusader’s available from YuMe. The DZNR (pronounced Designer) line of plush come in collector boxes and feature cool designs celebrating The Dark Knight’s 80th anniversary this year. Each features artwork on the plush […]

Dr. Freeze's Wife Nora Reverse Fridged in Detective Comics #1012

Mr. Freeze’s Wife Nora Reverse Fridged in Detective Comics #1012

Fridging is a term first coined by Gail Simone to describe female comic book characters killed, tortured, or otherwise mistreated for the sole purpose of motivating a male character, named after Green Lantern #54 (1994), in which Green Lantern’s girlfriend was killed and literally stuffed in a kitchen appliance. But in Detective Comics #1012, DC […]

Man-Bat, Detective Comics #400, and What Really Ended The Silver Age

Man-Bat, Detective Comics #400, and What Really Ended The Silver Age

Collectors like boundaries. We like to know when things start, and when they stop.  Knowing such things is an important requirement, because otherwise… well, you can’t just collect all the comic books, can you? Because even monetary demands aside, then pretty soon you’d have to have a warehouse to put all that vintage paper in […]

Batman Getting Two New SDCC Exclusives From Mattel

Batman Getting Two New SDCC Exclusives From Mattel

Batman collectors will have at least 2 SDCC exclusives to hunt down this year. Mattel have revealed their plans to help celebrate The Dark Knight’s 80th birthday at this years show, including a four figure multi-pack and a Hot Wheels exclusive celebrating the Batmobile from Tim Burton‘s 1989 film. Both will be available at the […]

Batman and Deadshot Team-Up in Detective Comics in August

Batman and Deadshot Team-Up in Detective Comics in August

It looks like Batman is getting a new BFF in the pages of Detective Comics this August. Beginning in Detective Comics #1009, the “Take Your Shot” storyline will see Deadshot and Batman team-up! It begins when Batman is concerned that the former villain will revert to his pre-Suicide Squad ways without the influence of Amanda […]

Detective Comics #1000 Keeps Selling and Selling and Selling

We mentioned this in the April 2019 marketshare report earlier. But, as well as Immortal Hulk #16 outselling Batman #68 and #69, there was another remarkable performance in the top ten most-ordered comic books for the month. That of Detective Comics #1000, the best-selling title of March reappearing in the top ten for most revenue-raising […]

How the Arkham Knight Ruins Batman's Life in Detective Comics #1001 (Spoilers)

How the Arkham Knight Ruins Batman’s Life in Detective Comics #1001 (Spoilers)

With Detective Comics #1000 in the can, it’s time to start the long trudge towards #2000, one issue at a time, starting with today’s Detective Comics #1001 by Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker, and Andrew Hennessy. And after Detective Comics #1000 brought us the DC Comics debut of Batman’s latest and greatest nemesis, the Arkham […]

Here’s “All” 33 Detective Comics #1000 Retailer-Exclusive Variants

Bleeding Cool has written nearly as many clickbait articles about retailer-exclusive variant covers for Detective Comics #1000 than DC Comics has produced. At current count, we’re at an incredible seventeen clickbait articles about Detective Comics #1000 (more than we had enough words to link in that sentence), while DC has produced 33 variants. Or so […]

Batman Pulls a Fight Club in Wednesday’s Detective Comics #999

If you haven’t been following the recent storyline in Detective Comics, it would probably be difficult to explain. Thankfully, DC Comics has made as good an attempt as any on their website: Since taking over the title, Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke have been taking us on a brutal, somewhat surreal trip through Bruce […]

The Return of the Hellbat in Tomorrow’s Detective Comics #998 (Preview)

It shouldn’t be surprising considering the billionaire status of his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, but Batman is apparently not a fan of socialized medicine. Just look what happens when Hugo Strange offers to give Batman free psychiatric care in this preview of tomorrow’s Detective Comics #998? Take that, you freakin’ commie! The next stop in […]

When in Doubt, Blame the French – a Detective Comics #996 Preview

Tomorrow sees the release of Detective Comics #996, featuring a Batman so distraught by the death of Leslie Thompkins and the maybe-death of Alfred Pennyworth, he’s taking out his aggression on Gotham’s mentally ill criminals as usual… The suffering is also enough to bring Batman and Damian back together, at which point they both come to […]

First Nightwing, Now Alfred Attacked in Detective Comics in January

One minute, you’re cruising through life, the superhero with the best butt in the DC Universe. Then you’re shot in the head by KGBeast, and sure, your butt is still great, but now you want people to call you Ric and Scott Lobdell is writing your solo series. It happened to Nightwing. Will it happen to Alfred […]


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 […]