The Vol. 1 wiki last edited by Fhiz on 04/03/13 04:14AM View full history

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics – The New 52 event, DETECTIVE COMICS is relaunched for the first time!

With the first seven hard-hitting issues from acclaimed writer/artist Tony S. Daniel, Bruce Wayne returns as Batman – and sets his sights on the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman.

Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with TV journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings. But time is running out as Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the secret of the dread Dollmaker!

User reviews Add new review

5 (1)
4 (0)
3 (1)
2 (1)
1 (1)

2.75 stars 2.75/5 Stars Average score of 4 user reviews

Batman Detective Comics Vol.1 0

BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS FACES OF DEATH.The first volume of Tony S. Daniel's Batman Detective Comics is a story about a killer known as the Dollmaker who is asked by Joker to cut off his face.The Dollmaker then kidnaps Lt.Jim Gordon who Dollmaker plans to use him as bait to lure Batman,capture him then sell batman to none other than The Penguin which leads us to the second half of the comic.The second half starts as penguin is in the grand opening of his new iceberg casino where a guy named "snak...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Directionless and Flashy without Substance 0

Somewhere along the way, "Batman" became an excuse for "excessive violence," perhaps because DC was jealous of Punisher MAX or something. I do not deny Batman (as an idea/world) has a dark side - as much as I enjoy the Adam West Batman, the "Dark Knight" aspect to the character is just as true. But that does not mean we need this much blood: removed faces, blown-out brains (Night of the Owls), etc. As Daniel even proves himself by the end of this collection, he can tell decent Batman stories wi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Most random comic I've ever read 0

The first 4 issues were fantastic, the story made sense. But then I felt like I was reading about 4 different short stories rather than 1 well put together story. There was no aftermath of the Dollmaker saga and it left me asking questions and then it jumps to some random scene involving Catwoman and then to a new random story involving The Penguin and some minor villains that are trusting their money with him. I feel ripped off.1/5 Stars....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
See all user reviews

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.