Batman: Detective Comics #1000: Capsule Review

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Title: Detective Comics #1000

Publisher: DC Comics

Writer: 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

Artist: Greg Capullo; Jim Lee; Dustin Nguyen; Becky Cloonan; Steve Epting; Neal Adams; Alex Maleev; Kelley Jones; Alvaro Marinez-Bueno; Tony Daniel & Joelle Jones; Doug Manhnke

Inkers: Jonathan Glapion; Scott Williams; Derek Fridolfs; Raul Fernandez; Jamie Mendoza & Doug Mahnke

Colors: FCO Plascencia Colors; Alex Sinclair; John Kalisz; Jordie Bellaire; Elizabeth Breitweiser; Dave Stewart; Alex Maleev; Michelle Madsen; Brad Anderson; Tomeu Morey: David Baron

Letterer: Tom Napolitano; Todd Klein; Steve Wands; Simon Bowland; Andworld Design; Willie Schubert; Josh Reed; Rob Leigh; Sal Cipriano; Clayton Cowles

PIN UPS: Mikel Janin; Jason Fabok & Brad Anderson; Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts

Main Cover: Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair

Through the Decades Covers:

1930’s: Steve Rude; 1940’s: Bruce Timm; 1950’s Michael Cho; 1960’s Jim Steranko; 1970’s Bernie Wrightson & Alex Sinclair; 1980’s Frank Miller & Alex Sinclair; 1990’s Tim Sale  & Brennan Wagner; 2000’s Jock; 2010’s Greg Capullo & FCO Plascencia

Review: ★★★★☆

Can you believe it’s been 1000 issues of Detective Comics? That makes Batman 80 years old. That’s 80 years to reflect upon Batman’s legacy. The issue is made up of anthology stories revolving around Batman and his various adventures. Each stories grips the Dark Knight in a specific time and place. Scott Synder shows us that there are better detectives out there then the Bat. Kevin Smith gives us a touching tale in regards to Batman’s chest plate armor. Paul Dini shows the thug life in Gotham from a villainous point of view. Brian Michael Bendis shows us that one of Batman’s foes are smarter and more dependent of Batman then you might think. The issue gives us quality art from Greg Capullo, Jim Lee and even old school draftsman Neal Adams. Peter J Tomasi and Doug Mahnke end the issue with fantastic shot of an armored Batman of sorts. Overall the book is a good read. It reminds me of the old Batman Family comics that were published in the 70’s and 80’s with the exception of the price. What’s not to miss about a 100 page comic that costs a buck? 9.99 is still a justified price for what the book offers. I wish anyone good luck in attempting to collect all the covers. 100 bucks is a drop in the bucket for the hardcore readers. Any landmark issue such as this one has the potential of adding new readers. The Bat Family has grown so much in the last several that it would require tons of catch up reading. The book will also make a nice collectible for any casual Batman fan.

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