Batman
The greatest superhero team in Gotham City history is gone...this time, for good. How will the Dark Knight pick up the pieces knowing that his squad of vigilantes is gone? Find out in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 8!In the aftermath of the last stand of the Gotham Knights, Batman, Batwoman, Red Robin, Orphan, Azrael, Batwing and company took down a monster they helped create. How will they deal with the physical and psychological ramifications of this epic battle? And who will hang up their capes?Duke Thomas. Cassandra Cain. They and other young heroes don't intend to stand down, no matter what Batman thinks is best. Who can Batman trust to guide them? They need a teacher...and Black Lightning fits the bill!The epilogue chapter to writer James Tynion IV's acclaimed run on the series is here in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 8! Collects issues #982-986.

Batman Details

TitleBatman
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 5th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401285289
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Batman

Batman Review

  • Chelsea
    January 1, 1970
    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he just really seems to get what these characters are. Especially how they compelte Bruce. There are some people that think Batman's family makes him weaker and I'm not sure if Hill was speaking to them or he just happened to m This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he just really seems to get what these characters are. Especially how they compelte Bruce. There are some people that think Batman's family makes him weaker and I'm not sure if Hill was speaking to them or he just happened to make an arc about this concept but I really enjoyed it. While, it highlighted just how much I hate Cass' current name (Orphan is just awful), I liked that it showed how much Bruce values his team. I liked that he called on Jefferson for help. I was surprisngly very intrigued by Jefferson's methods and his chemistry with Bruce. I look forward to seeing how that progresses in the future.I love Duke and Cass and it was interesting seeing them deal with taking orders from someone who wasn't Bruce. I also liked that Hill showed Jefferson learning more about Bruce through Alfred's lens. So, this was a little uneven but Hill's writing was so strong that I came out enjoying it a lot more than I expected.
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  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    2.5. The dialog was painful.World: The art is alright, it’s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bringing this idea back is kinda cool. I am also iffy about it cause there are already so many team running around the DCU that one more team is gonna be overkill. That being said using the Detective Comics characters and a 2.5. The dialog was painful.World: The art is alright, it’s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bringing this idea back is kinda cool. I am also iffy about it cause there are already so many team running around the DCU that one more team is gonna be overkill. That being said using the Detective Comics characters and adding Black Lightning is a fun little look and a nice little pieces of world building. Story: First I wanna say that the dialog for this arc (mainly the Hill issues) is so over the top that it made me giggle in not a good way. It’s like a Batman fanboy put on a Batman mask and made Batman noises while looking at a bathroom mirror and then wrote them down in this book, it’s over the top, it’s trying to hard to be edgy that it’s hilarious. Then we have the story which is ho hum same old same old with a done that villain who wants to come back and teach Batman a lesson. It’s a pointless and boring villain that is more powerful than is logical and adding a backstory to him didn’t really make him that much memorable. I’ve already forgotten the story. The only little through tread in the grand scheme of things is Markovia which I hope will end up being better than this boring story. It’s not written poorly, it’s just inconsequential and boring.Characters: Batman sounds like a fanboy and his voice is just off but it is somewhat hilarious. The rest of the Bat kids are fine and they are what they are but leaving out some of the Detective Comics characters is questionable (where are they?). Then there’s the villain which has a backstory but it’s boring and pointless and this type of villain has been done so many times. His motivations is vague and doesn’t really make sense if you think about it. It was aight but it was nothing new at all.Onward to the next book!*read individual issues*
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  • Alí Flores
    January 1, 1970
    I really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art, all of my review is by issues.
  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham’s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman’s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in danger, Batman calls in Black Lightning and Katana for assistance – but Orphan, the Signal, and Batgirl aren’t about to just sit on the sidelines when Karma comes calling. We open this first post-Tynion volume of Detective C [Read as single issues]The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham’s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman’s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in danger, Batman calls in Black Lightning and Katana for assistance – but Orphan, the Signal, and Batgirl aren’t about to just sit on the sidelines when Karma comes calling. We open this first post-Tynion volume of Detective Comics with a one-shot fill-in issue by Michael Moreci, who seems to be cutting his teeth across the DC Universe with fill-in stints on Superman, Nightwing, and Titans. This issue’s pretty well done, and throws Batman at a supernatural threat which isn’t something he often deals with (or at least not alone, anyway). The moody art from Sebastian Fiumara and the detective elements of the story shine, which makes this a welcome diversion rather than an unwanted detour.The meat of the volume however is On The Outside, a five part story that basically works as a launchpad for a new Batman & The Outsiders series, which isn’t to say it isn’t good in its own right. The idea of one of Batman’s mistakes coming back to haunt him isn’t new, but writer Bryan Hill executes it in a different way than usual, with Bruce’s protective side flaring up as anger as he realises that he’s putting the people that trust him at risk. Karma’s origin is pretty dark actually, but it’s well done, and the use of Black Lightning comes across organically rather than just to cash in on his TV appearance and the fact that he’s a previous Outsiders character. In fact, Hill does a lot of groundwork very quickly to set up this team, especially in the wake of the last Detective Comics team falling apart, so it should mean his new series can hit the ground running.The art for On The Outside is split between Miguel Mendonca and Phillip Briones, both artists who have made the rounds at DC but haven’t really managed to find a consistent gig. Both of them are respectable artists who always turn out some great work, and this is no different – they fit into the strong figures and powerful action sequences that Alvaro Martinez and Eddy Barrows defined Detective Comics on previously, so the tone of the book has remained the same artistically.On The Outside could have easily been a set-up story that was just being used to set-up something else, but instead it’s its own beast that has a clear beginning, middle, and end while giving us a lot to springboard off of in the future. The character choices work well, the art is great throughout, and even the one-shot at the beginning of the volume is impressive; I thought Detective Comics might flounder after Tynion IV’s departure, but instead it’s just as strong as ever.
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  • Juan
    January 1, 1970
    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the help of Black Lightning, our latest flavor of the month. I do not mean to bash the character at all as I feel he was well written and a pretty decent selection to be a team leader second only to Batman.I would say one First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the help of Black Lightning, our latest flavor of the month. I do not mean to bash the character at all as I feel he was well written and a pretty decent selection to be a team leader second only to Batman.I would say one of the biggest problems I have with this is Batgirl sort of being demoted to the role of a "kid", grouped with Duke Thomas and Cassandra Cain. I can see the argument for those two but I've been used to seeing Batgirl play as big a role as Nightwing and the like. The arc's main bad guy is named Karma. Really freaky origin story and even more freaky behind the mask. This guy would have been great as part of the Victim Syndicate but he is really good all on his own. Part of his back story also sets up an even larger threat. The art is good but, as much as I love Cassandra Cain, the new art team just doesnt make me love her as much as I did during Tynion's run. Seems like a silly argument but comics is all about the art, no?Anyways, I look forward to this new run.
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