Celebrating An Icon (Detective Comics #1000 Comic Review)

Detective Comics #1000

Writers: Scott Snyder, Kevin Smith, Paul Dini, Warren Ellis, Denny O’Neil, Christopher Priest, Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, James Tynion IV, Tom King, Peter J. Tomasi

Art: Greg Capulo, Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Becky Cloonan, Steve Epting, Neal Adams, Alex Maleev, Kelley Jones, Alvaro Martinez-Bueno, Tony S. Daniel, Joelle Jones, Mikel Janin, Jason Fabok, Brad Anderson, Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts, Doug Mahnke

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t heard of Batman. Bruce Waynes alter ego has been a part of our American mythology for nearly a century. Standing tall next to Superman, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan, Batman represents a never faltering vigilance that could quell the strongest of anxieties.


Today, on his 80th-anniversary issue, DC comics celebrates the comic series it named itself after. Paying tribute to the dark knight with a massive 96-page comic consisting of 11 different stories all from revered writers and artists alike. This issue is packed to the brim with all the Batman lore one could ask for. Stories I would tell my daughter at bedtime.

With wonderful artwork strewn throughout the pages, this issue is chock full of poster-worthy panels. Pencil work from the likes of Jim Lee, Neal Adams, Alvaro Martinez-Bueno and Greg Capulo ensures that even if you don’t like the stories, you will not be bored with this issue. You gotta treat yourself to this iconic imagery.

The stories, in my opinion, match the artwork in greatness, there’s a lot of cool little moments to drink in. Old rivals exchanging witty banter, side stories from early on in Bruce’s life, and so much more. Filling in blanks in some places of our collective Batman knowledge while creating some more. My personal favorite is Kevin Smith’s portion.

All things said and done this is a nice collector’s item to have. The whole book is great as well, don’t get me wrong. There isn’t a doubt in my mind that down the line this will be a worthy comic in any library. When I say buy a copy of this issue. I mean one for you and one for your closest friend too. There’s a lot to take in and if this book has taught me anything, it’s to do it with family.

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Travis Tucker

Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
A collection of 11 stories from well-known writers and artists. Commemorating the 80 years of Detective Comics that gave us the caped crusader we love so much. Go pick up Detective Comic #1000 today!
Good
  • Great use of Motifs
  • Compelling
  • Leaves You Excited For More
  • Beautifly Written
  • Attention To Detail
  • Nostalgia
  • Great Character Development
9.5
Amazing
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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