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DETECTIVE COMICS TURNS 80! After 80 years, it's here--the 1000th issue of Detective Comics, the title that defines DC! This incredible landmark issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham K DETECTIVE COMICS TURNS 80! After 80 years, it's here--the 1000th issue of Detective Comics, the title that defines DC! This incredible landmark issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here! This unforgettable collector's edition features stories and art by: Neal Adams, Brian Michael Bendis, Greg Capullo, Becky Cloonan, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Dini, Warren Ellis, Steve Epting, Geoff Johns, Joëlle Jones, Kelley Jones, Tom King, Jim Lee, Doug Mahnke, Alex Maleev, Alvaro Martinez-Bueno, Dustin Nguyen, Denny O'neil, Christopher Priest, Kevin Smith, Scott Snyder, Peter J. Tomasi, James Tynion IV...and more! Detective Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition collects the much-lauded landmark issue Detective Comics #1000, as well as an uncollected Batman story by Robert Venditti and an original story from the legendary Batman writer Alan Grant. This edition also features a bonus gallery loaded with variant covers.


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DETECTIVE COMICS TURNS 80! After 80 years, it's here--the 1000th issue of Detective Comics, the title that defines DC! This incredible landmark issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham K DETECTIVE COMICS TURNS 80! After 80 years, it's here--the 1000th issue of Detective Comics, the title that defines DC! This incredible landmark issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here! This unforgettable collector's edition features stories and art by: Neal Adams, Brian Michael Bendis, Greg Capullo, Becky Cloonan, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Dini, Warren Ellis, Steve Epting, Geoff Johns, Joëlle Jones, Kelley Jones, Tom King, Jim Lee, Doug Mahnke, Alex Maleev, Alvaro Martinez-Bueno, Dustin Nguyen, Denny O'neil, Christopher Priest, Kevin Smith, Scott Snyder, Peter J. Tomasi, James Tynion IV...and more! Detective Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition collects the much-lauded landmark issue Detective Comics #1000, as well as an uncollected Batman story by Robert Venditti and an original story from the legendary Batman writer Alan Grant. This edition also features a bonus gallery loaded with variant covers.

30 review for Batman: Detective Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Everything you could ask for in a milestone anniversary issue. This is a collection of 8 to 10 page stories by today's top creators. My only complaint is that only the opening Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo story focused on the Batman's detective work given that the title is Detective Comics. For a landmark issue like this, I would have liked to have seen more detective based stories. That being said these stories are great. My favorite was the Kevin Smith and Jim Lee tale. Kevin showcases why he Everything you could ask for in a milestone anniversary issue. This is a collection of 8 to 10 page stories by today's top creators. My only complaint is that only the opening Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo story focused on the Batman's detective work given that the title is Detective Comics. For a landmark issue like this, I would have liked to have seen more detective based stories. That being said these stories are great. My favorite was the Kevin Smith and Jim Lee tale. Kevin showcases why he's a brilliant comic book writer when he finds the time away from writing and directing movies and making podcasts. Other standouts include those by the teams of Paul Dini / Dustin Nguyen and Brian Michael Bendis / Alex Maleev.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Khurram

    This is an Awesome anniversary issues. This is one going to be the measuring stick for all other anniversary issues for me. The book contains 13 short stories. Each worked on by a different Bat writing and Bat artistic team. Usually it is difficult to rate a book of short stories as I might like one and not a couple of others. I think this is the first time I have liked every single one. On top of the bonus Pinup pages the book contains covering gallery that contains full page spreads of all the v This is an Awesome anniversary issues. This is one going to be the measuring stick for all other anniversary issues for me. The book contains 13 short stories. Each worked on by a different Bat writing and Bat artistic team. Usually it is difficult to rate a book of short stories as I might like one and not a couple of others. I think this is the first time I have liked every single one. On top of the bonus Pinup pages the book contains covering gallery that contains full page spreads of all the varient covers. This is must have for all Batfans.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With last year marking the 80th anniversary of Superman, coinciding with the release of its 1000th issue, it was only a matter of time before another iconic superhero saw his birthday celebrated with the same enthusiasm—if not more—by fans all around the world: Batman. A similar 80th-anniversary commemorative collection was then released earlier in the year and saw us counting down the days until the original Detective Comics series—the same com You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With last year marking the 80th anniversary of Superman, coinciding with the release of its 1000th issue, it was only a matter of time before another iconic superhero saw his birthday celebrated with the same enthusiasm—if not more—by fans all around the world: Batman. A similar 80th-anniversary commemorative collection was then released earlier in the year and saw us counting down the days until the original Detective Comics series—the same comic book series that gave us the DC Comics brand—slowly but surely reached its 1000th issue milestone. Inevitably, this issue was not to be a disappointment in any shape or form. Batman has changed the lives of many with his heroism, his resolve, and his history. What he represents is far greater than an idea and his impact on people is bound to be remembered throughout countless generations to come. What is Batman: Detective Comics #1000 about? This special issue invites an incredible line-up of talented creative teams (writers and artists) to deliver short stories featuring the Dark Knight. These adventures take a look at the hero’s legacy by highlighting his detective skills or by visiting his archnemesis and family members for us to see how Batman is perceived by others. From writers like Scott Snyder and Geoff Johns to artists like Greg Capullo and Jim Lee, this stunning deluxe edition elevates the quality of this landmark issue and also incorporates a collection of various variant covers that were released by talented artists to celebrate this historical issue in all of its glory and beauty. This special issue was delightful for all the right reasons. The lineup of talent brought on this project couldn’t have been better as they knew how to showcase the World’s Greatest Detective’s best traits in all the right angles and colours. While some of the stories explored his detective skills—although sometimes the mysteries were in fact quite obvious, linear or accelerated, with some plotting shortcuts—others looked into highlighting the hero’s influence on others, whether they are vigilantes or villains. It’s even more impressive when you look at how much love is shown to this hero in the most subtle ways possible, through his relationships with others and through his mannerism as the guardian of Gotham. After all, the sacrifices he has had to make for the people of his city can’t be overlooked, especially when you know that his life was essentially the result of a tragedy that forged his destiny as the Caped Crusader. To accompany the fantastic stories that were presented in this special issue are some of the best artwork at DC Comics. This issue doesn’t just invite us to go down a trip through memory lane as we see various different Batman costumes, shapes and forms. It’s also a look at how every creator envisions the hero and how the Dark Knight still manages to create fear in anyone and everyone, while looking to save the world from the lurking villainy in the streets of Gotham. The colours are also incredible, vibrant and mesmerizing. This landmark issue simply does everything perfectly to ultimately deliver an entertaining read that reminds us exactly why Batman is such a fascinating character with the best lore in the game. The collection of variant covers at the end of this volume also offers some of the best pin-ups possible, showcasing incredible artistic talents. Batman: Detective Comics #1000 is a phenomenal landmark issue with artwork that leaps from the pages, stories that glide through Batman’s rogue gallery and ideas that pack a punch. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    The 80th anniversary of Batman in 2019 coincided with the landmark thousandth issue of Detective Comics, the flagship series in which the Caped Crusader made his debut, back in issue #27 in 1939. The issue is collected in this hardcover edition, along with a variant cover gallery and two previously uncollected Batman stories. With a number of creators involved, it's difficult for collections such as these to remain consistent, but where Detective Comics #1000 succeeds is in covering many takes on The 80th anniversary of Batman in 2019 coincided with the landmark thousandth issue of Detective Comics, the flagship series in which the Caped Crusader made his debut, back in issue #27 in 1939. The issue is collected in this hardcover edition, along with a variant cover gallery and two previously uncollected Batman stories. With a number of creators involved, it's difficult for collections such as these to remain consistent, but where Detective Comics #1000 succeeds is in covering many takes on the Dark Knight and his world. Although I didn't enjoy all of the stories there were, crucially, more hits than misses. I enjoyed Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's 'Batman's Longest Case', particularly it's clever ending. Kevin Smith and Jim Lee's 'Manufacture For Use' was a well executed tale, tied with 'I Know' by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev as my personal favourite. Although, as a Dick Grayson fan, 'The Precedent' by James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno wasn't far behind. The aforementioned bonus stories are actually pretty good, earning their place here as opposed to feeling thrown in. Unfortunately, while the variant cover gallery that follows is decent, a collection like this should have had more of the Batman universe through the ages and a lot less of Catwoman and the Birds of Prey. Still, I suppose their frequent inclusion is a sign of modern comics and trying to sell so many single issue variants. Overall, despite a few minor flaws, Detective Comics #1000 is a collection worthy of such a comic book milestone and likely on the bookshelf of any fan reading this already.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Aden

    What a great way to celebrate an 80 year old guy who has issues, lots of issues.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Topher Marsh

    3 stars - Batman's Longest Case, Written by Scott Snyder, Pencils by Greg Capullo, Inks by Jonathan Glapion Colors by FCO Placencia, Letters by Tom Napolitano 2 stars - Manufacture for Use, Written by Kevin Smith, Pencils by Jim Lee, Inks by Scott Williams, Colors by Alex Sinclair, Letters by Todd Klien 2 stars - The Legends of Knute Brody, Written by Paul Dini, PEncils by Dustin Nguyen, Inks by Derek Fridolfs, Colors by John Kalisz, Letters by Steve Wands 1 star - The Batman's Design, Written by W 3 stars - Batman's Longest Case, Written by Scott Snyder, Pencils by Greg Capullo, Inks by Jonathan Glapion Colors by FCO Placencia, Letters by Tom Napolitano 2 stars - Manufacture for Use, Written by Kevin Smith, Pencils by Jim Lee, Inks by Scott Williams, Colors by Alex Sinclair, Letters by Todd Klien 2 stars - The Legends of Knute Brody, Written by Paul Dini, PEncils by Dustin Nguyen, Inks by Derek Fridolfs, Colors by John Kalisz, Letters by Steve Wands 1 star - The Batman's Design, Written by Warren Ellis, Art by Becky Cloonan, Colors by Jordie Bellaire, Letter by Simon Bowland 1 star - Return to Crime Alley, Written by Denny O'Neil, Art by Steve Epting, Colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser, Letter by Andworld Design 2 stars - Heretic, Written by Christopher Priest, Art by Steve Epting, Colors by Dave Stewart, Letters by Willi Schubert 3 stars- I Know, Written By Brian Michael Bendis, Art and colores by Alex Maleev, Letter by Josh Reed 3 stars - The Last Crime in Gotham, Written by Geoff Johns, Art by Kelley Johns, Colors by Michelle Madsen, Letters by Rob Leigh. 3 stars The Precedent, Written by James Tynion IV, Pencils by Alvaro Martinez Bueno, Inks by Raul Fernandez, Colors by Brad Anderson, Letter by Sal Cipriano. 4 stars Batman's Greatest Case, Written by Tom King, rt by Tony S. Daniel and Joelle Jones, Colors by Tomeu Morey, Letters by Clayton Cowles 3 stars - Medieval, Written by Peter J. Tomasi, Pencils by Doug Mahnke, Inks by Jaime Mendoza and Doug Mahnke, Colors by David Baron, Letters by Rob Leigh 3 stars - Table for Two, Written by Robert Venditti, Art by Stephen Segovia, Colors by Ulises Areola, Letters by Dave Sharpe 3 stars - Through the Keyhole, Written by Alan Grant, Pencils by Scott McDaniel, Inks by Rob Hunter, Colors by John Kalisz, Letter by Andworld Design

  7. 4 out of 5

    Hugo Emanuel

    A fun, if all too brief read. Half the stories were very fun and packed a surprisingly strong emotional punch, considering its brevity. The other half were either servicible and/or forgetabble. The artwork was great throughout. The best stories, for me, were the ones written by Paul Dini, Tom King, Kevin Smith, Alan Grant, and surprisingly, Geoff Johns and James Tynion. Vendetti's was fun as well. Would have preferred more stories and less pin-ups and/or variant covers. Overall, a nice collectio A fun, if all too brief read. Half the stories were very fun and packed a surprisingly strong emotional punch, considering its brevity. The other half were either servicible and/or forgetabble. The artwork was great throughout. The best stories, for me, were the ones written by Paul Dini, Tom King, Kevin Smith, Alan Grant, and surprisingly, Geoff Johns and James Tynion. Vendetti's was fun as well. Would have preferred more stories and less pin-ups and/or variant covers. Overall, a nice collection of really short stories that are good to pick up when you have a few spare minutes, but need a Batman fix.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kole

    A fairly excellent collection of short stories from some of Batman's top story creators. A lot of variety and honestly not a single bad story. Art is very good throughout. My only complaint is that I'm not sure why they'd choose that villain for the actual issue #1000 but to be fair most of the issue is full page shots of Batman battling his other villains so it's a fine issue showing Batman's history. In the end though this is a great, fun collection of short stories that celebrates the wide hist A fairly excellent collection of short stories from some of Batman's top story creators. A lot of variety and honestly not a single bad story. Art is very good throughout. My only complaint is that I'm not sure why they'd choose that villain for the actual issue #1000 but to be fair most of the issue is full page shots of Batman battling his other villains so it's a fine issue showing Batman's history. In the end though this is a great, fun collection of short stories that celebrates the wide history of Batman and his stories, highly recommended for Batman fans. 4.5/5

  9. 5 out of 5

    Timo

    It is really hard to make these big anniversary things work. And big anniversarys do not get much bigger than 1000th issue of Detective Comics. I'm happy to see that this time things worked quite well. Not perfect but really dams well. Bunch of nice wee stories about Batman, all with art from top notch artist that capture the feel of the story so well. So good to see fresh Neal Adams art also. Why not prefect? Some stories do not work for me. Like the Paul Dini one. That was just stupid. It is really hard to make these big anniversary things work. And big anniversarys do not get much bigger than 1000th issue of Detective Comics. I'm happy to see that this time things worked quite well. Not perfect but really dams well. Bunch of nice wee stories about Batman, all with art from top notch artist that capture the feel of the story so well. So good to see fresh Neal Adams art also. Why not prefect? Some stories do not work for me. Like the Paul Dini one. That was just stupid.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Cameron Kwong

    I waited so long to read this. And I love it. I love how each installment somehow involves everyone in the history of Batman. I love how the book as a whole plays on how big of a legend Batman has become. I love how it shows us what has come before, what’s going on now, and what’s about to come. Any fan of Batman would appreciate this gift from DC Comics and a slew of writers and artists that have Batman the hero he is today. 11/10 will probably read again whenever I’m in a Batman mood. Also: lo I waited so long to read this. And I love it. I love how each installment somehow involves everyone in the history of Batman. I love how the book as a whole plays on how big of a legend Batman has become. I love how it shows us what has come before, what’s going on now, and what’s about to come. Any fan of Batman would appreciate this gift from DC Comics and a slew of writers and artists that have Batman the hero he is today. 11/10 will probably read again whenever I’m in a Batman mood. Also: loved how this book introduced us to the DC Comics canon Arkham Knight!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alí Flores

    This is a bunch of short stories written by some of the most famous writers next to the best artists as well. I liked most of them but there are some that are really meh. Also, I can say that this is better then the Action Comics #1000

  12. 4 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    This was a lot of fun to read all these send ups to Batman from all these great Batman writers and artists. There is something for everyone in this book, and so I don't see how anyone couldn't enjoy it. This was a lot of fun to read all these send ups to Batman from all these great Batman writers and artists. There is something for everyone in this book, and so I don't see how anyone couldn't enjoy it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Boo

    3.5⭐️ Not the greatest, but I'll take any Batfamily interaction. 3.5⭐️ Not the greatest, but I'll take any Batfamily interaction.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    This Volume serves two purposes: 1) To introduce Arkham Knight, a character previously made for a video game (was Jason Todd in the game, but is not here... real identity to be revealed soon), with a very clever anthology of how many things AK has watched Batman do. 2) To show off amazing art and allow the most famous of Batman writers and artists do the character justice with short stories. Both are met, and done well. It really is a huge milestone in comics to reach issue #1000. Being the second This Volume serves two purposes: 1) To introduce Arkham Knight, a character previously made for a video game (was Jason Todd in the game, but is not here... real identity to be revealed soon), with a very clever anthology of how many things AK has watched Batman do. 2) To show off amazing art and allow the most famous of Batman writers and artists do the character justice with short stories. Both are met, and done well. It really is a huge milestone in comics to reach issue #1000. Being the second comic to do so (behind Action Comics), Batman is one of the most well known images on the planet and will continue to be so for hopefully another thousand issues. Recommend.

  15. 4 out of 5

    ChevalierBayard

    A really enjoyable compilation of great stories for this very special event. Iliked all of them and really enjoyed to learn about Mr. Knute Brody :)

  16. 4 out of 5

    Batnerd

    Batman turns 80! Long live the bat For 10 bucks this is a pretty good deal, you get a bunch of stories from a bunch of writers that represent the esence of the chracter, and then some nice I-want-to-rip-off-the-book-and-put-on-my-wall class pin-ups (I'm referring to the Jason Fabok one, it's amazing!) Sure you can say this was just a way for DC to make another cash grab off of one-offs and way too expensive variant covers, but I think it's worth it. I recommend it. Now, onto the book itself... MINOR Batman turns 80! Long live the bat For 10 bucks this is a pretty good deal, you get a bunch of stories from a bunch of writers that represent the esence of the chracter, and then some nice I-want-to-rip-off-the-book-and-put-on-my-wall class pin-ups (I'm referring to the Jason Fabok one, it's amazing!) Sure you can say this was just a way for DC to make another cash grab off of one-offs and way too expensive variant covers, but I think it's worth it. I recommend it. Now, onto the book itself... MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD (basic plot though) It kicks off with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo! Listen, I love their run on batman and the homages to tdkr and the cartoony but surprisingly amazing art style, the engaging narrative and the horror twist on their books. As well as humanizing Bruce in a way that still feels like the essential comic book "way". Anyway, the story is about a mystery consisting of a thousand parts (get it, get it??) It's about batman dealing with a mystery that doesn't seem very threatning but takes him to all parts of the world. He finally believes he's reached the end of this sort of ignored mystery. What he finds is something far more unexpected than we would have ever imagined... Now, for the sake of time, ill shorten this... Writers like Kevin Smith (yeah! he's back), Bran Michael Bendis, Tom KIng, Christopher Priest, Denny O'Neil, Warren Ellis, James Tynion IV, Geoff Johns (If i missed anyone apologies), were brought in to bring a standalone story that represented each asspect of batman. Origin, fighting, purpose, family (The family one was by Tom King if you can believe it), perspective, crime, and future. None was bad, they were all very good and very symbolic of Batman. The, after some variant covers, we get a mini by Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke about their detective run. The first comic appearance of the ARKHAM KNIGHT!! That one, was cool because of the splash pages and demoralization of batman. In the end, it introduced the arkham knight in a pretty cheesy way. Eh, i'll let it slide. Overall, recommended and sorry for the long review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    This issue was pretty much all short stories, the vast majority of which were character examinations of Batman. I loved pretty much everything about this issue, but my favorites were "The Precedent" (about Dick Grayson being the first Robin and how he can/will be different than Batman with proper guidance), "Heretic" (about the League of Shadows member who was killed for running an underground railroad for people trying to leave the organization), "The Batman's Design" (about the pre-planning th This issue was pretty much all short stories, the vast majority of which were character examinations of Batman. I loved pretty much everything about this issue, but my favorites were "The Precedent" (about Dick Grayson being the first Robin and how he can/will be different than Batman with proper guidance), "Heretic" (about the League of Shadows member who was killed for running an underground railroad for people trying to leave the organization), "The Batman's Design" (about the pre-planning that goes into the big showdowns and deliberately creating the mythos of the Bat), and "Manufacture for Use" (where Batman deliberately hunts down the gun that was used to murder his parents and puts it to more appropriate use). An honorable mention goes to "The Legend of Knute Brody," which I thought was absolutely hysterical. When it's easier for the batclan to sabotage the villains rather than fight them outright, why not? So they created 'the worst henchmen in Gotham' and this is all stories of how 'he' has ruined the plans of various villains (not that they realize it's a bat, just in a different mask). This is an excellent collection, and I'm happy to have purchased it. It is something that I would recommend or gift to someone. EDIT: I originally read a paperback copy purchased from my local comic shop, but I liked several of the stories enough that I also purchased the kindle edition (once it came down in price, at least) so I could read those stories anywhere. There were a couple of extra stories in the kindle edition further exploring other vigilantism in Gotham (Anarky) and villains (Two Face), but the best thing about the kindle edition specifically is the gallery of all the variant covers that issue #1000 was released with. I am happy to have purchased this edition, as both the kindle edition and the electronic edition were well worth the money I spent on them.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alek Hill

    I actually finished this one awhile ago. Not really essential Batman reading material but still a few gems. "Batman's Longest Case" is a classic Scott Snyder story. "Manufacture for Use" by Kevin Smith is a Bat fan service story that I enjoyed. "The Legend of Knute Brody" by Paul Dini was a funny addition to Batman lore. "The Batman's Design" by Warren Ellis was a nice look a Bat's dark side, and made me want to check out more of their stuff. "Return to Crime Alley" was an okay story but its clear th I actually finished this one awhile ago. Not really essential Batman reading material but still a few gems. "Batman's Longest Case" is a classic Scott Snyder story. "Manufacture for Use" by Kevin Smith is a Bat fan service story that I enjoyed. "The Legend of Knute Brody" by Paul Dini was a funny addition to Batman lore. "The Batman's Design" by Warren Ellis was a nice look a Bat's dark side, and made me want to check out more of their stuff. "Return to Crime Alley" was an okay story but its clear that Dennis O'Neill has an antiquated view of the Batman. "Heretic" by Christopher Priest just made me not like Priest. Where everyone else made a small story, Priest tried to condense his longer story. "I Know" had a great serious tone by Bendis. "The Last Crime in Gotham" by Geoff Johns was rather disappointing but it did make my glad that I didn't grow up with artist Kelly Jones doing my Batman. "The Precedent" foreshadows just how good Tynion's Batman run is going to be. "Batman's Greatest Case" by Tom King had a good purpose if not for King's annoying dialogue. And finally "Medieval" is a nice analysis by Tomasi that sets up his Arkham Knight story. The additional stories "Table for Two" and "Through the Keyhole" were disappointing and unnecessary but the cover art and pinups were spectacular.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Roberto Diaz

    I waited for this deluxe edition, and didnt bought the softcover monthly, because I knew the will do this. This hardcover version of the 1000 landmark issue features two additonal stories, and a gallery for the insane amount of variant covers made for this celebration when the softcover monthly hit the comicstores back in 2019. For me, this is the way I want to read this, in hardcover format, celebrating the milestone of an important character in fiction, tha continues to publish stories and app I waited for this deluxe edition, and didnt bought the softcover monthly, because I knew the will do this. This hardcover version of the 1000 landmark issue features two additonal stories, and a gallery for the insane amount of variant covers made for this celebration when the softcover monthly hit the comicstores back in 2019. For me, this is the way I want to read this, in hardcover format, celebrating the milestone of an important character in fiction, tha continues to publish stories and appear in many mediums. As for the stories, there are 10 stories of 10 pages each (8 on the original issue, two added for this deluxe edition) and thera are celebrations of the character in many of his aspects and history, maybe not Eisner award winners, but good as stand-alone tales for fans (except one story that sets up to the next arc of the book in issue 1001), reminicent of the anthology format, original of the series. For fans of the character, this is definitely a good read, and a good starting point if you want to star on detective comics from now onward.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Raegan Ralls

    -Disclaimer: I won this book for free through Goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review.- I do not normally read comics but this one was a pleasant surprise! It started out rough though. Some of the stories were very bad and bland. Others left me wanting more because of how engaging they were. On another note, I did have trouble figuring out when one story ended and another began. They needed separation pages. Also, I am not an expert on all things Batman, so many things didn't make sen -Disclaimer: I won this book for free through Goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review.- I do not normally read comics but this one was a pleasant surprise! It started out rough though. Some of the stories were very bad and bland. Others left me wanting more because of how engaging they were. On another note, I did have trouble figuring out when one story ended and another began. They needed separation pages. Also, I am not an expert on all things Batman, so many things didn't make sense to me. But I still enjoyed it. The majority of the illustrations are well done! I enjoyed all of the different art styles coming together in this comic. I liked that in the back they put different covers the comics have had throughout the years. Very cool and a great addition to any Batman lovers shelf!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Michael Emond

    A lot of fun to read. A lot of great talent assembles to bring us some interesting one issue stories of the World's Greatest Detective. The art is amazing and most of the stories are fun and worthy of celebrating issue 1000. I am not sure what the theme is. Maybe the writers were told "focus on him being a detective" because most of the stories do that. All the best ones did. Snyder's, Ellis and some others. It might have been nice if there was a bit more focus like that but almost all were enjo A lot of fun to read. A lot of great talent assembles to bring us some interesting one issue stories of the World's Greatest Detective. The art is amazing and most of the stories are fun and worthy of celebrating issue 1000. I am not sure what the theme is. Maybe the writers were told "focus on him being a detective" because most of the stories do that. All the best ones did. Snyder's, Ellis and some others. It might have been nice if there was a bit more focus like that but almost all were enjoyable reads. My one complaint is the last 30ish pages are all "cover variants" and I prefer a story not an art collection. Overall - a very enjoyable "best of" collection.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Shaun Stanley

    Detective Comics gets a combined 1000-issues and 80th anniversary treatment with some of today's biggest authors and artist paying tribute to the World's Greatest Detective. My favorite stories are from Snyder/Capullo, Smith/Lee, Bendis/Maleev, and King/Daniel/Jones. There is also a story by Tomasi that will be unfolding in upcoming issues of Detective Comics. I particularly love these collection of short form stories of Batman. I think they particularly suit Batman because not everything needs Detective Comics gets a combined 1000-issues and 80th anniversary treatment with some of today's biggest authors and artist paying tribute to the World's Greatest Detective. My favorite stories are from Snyder/Capullo, Smith/Lee, Bendis/Maleev, and King/Daniel/Jones. There is also a story by Tomasi that will be unfolding in upcoming issues of Detective Comics. I particularly love these collection of short form stories of Batman. I think they particularly suit Batman because not everything needs to be a 3-5 issue arc. I actually wish they would bring the Legends of the Dark Knight series back to explore more short stories with up and coming authors and artists.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Roxanne

    Probably more like a 3.5, but I'm feeling generous. So, all in all, not bad. Detective #1000 isn't as good as Action #1000 in my opinion, but it doesn't have anything to do with my preference of Supes over Batman (mostly). My problem with Detective #1000 is that while it does celebrate Batman, there are some stories that I felt were critiquing the character. Normally, I wouldn't have a problem with this, but in a book that is supposed to celebrate Batman, it doesn't belong. Other than that, I di Probably more like a 3.5, but I'm feeling generous. So, all in all, not bad. Detective #1000 isn't as good as Action #1000 in my opinion, but it doesn't have anything to do with my preference of Supes over Batman (mostly). My problem with Detective #1000 is that while it does celebrate Batman, there are some stories that I felt were critiquing the character. Normally, I wouldn't have a problem with this, but in a book that is supposed to celebrate Batman, it doesn't belong. Other than that, I did enjoy the rest of the stories and the art is consistently good. Definitely a must for Batman fans.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Chris Orme

    62/130 (2019 Reading Challenge) Wow, following on from Superman & action comics last year. Detective comics 1000 is here. What a milestone. A celebration of all these years with Batman, rather than one story (which may have been hard to write one so momental that it reflected the issue number). Like Action comics 1000 lots of different mini stories from the many authors who have written for Batman comics over the years, with art from various artists who have too. In the deluxe edition you also ge 62/130 (2019 Reading Challenge) Wow, following on from Superman & action comics last year. Detective comics 1000 is here. What a milestone. A celebration of all these years with Batman, rather than one story (which may have been hard to write one so momental that it reflected the issue number). Like Action comics 1000 lots of different mini stories from the many authors who have written for Batman comics over the years, with art from various artists who have too. In the deluxe edition you also get all the many many variant covers, some great artwork. A worthwhile purchase for any Batman fan.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Phil

    Well, I'm beginning to understand now that these Landmark issues are usually a trip down memory lane or digging into the psyche of the true nature of the character. Therefore this has everything you would expect of a symphonic production of Batman. (view spoiler)[ The book ends with us realizing the narrative is from the Arkham Knight who is connected to the story in issue 1001. I should probably find out if this is a new character or another reincarnation (which seems to usually be the case). Well, I'm beginning to understand now that these Landmark issues are usually a trip down memory lane or digging into the psyche of the true nature of the character. Therefore this has everything you would expect of a symphonic production of Batman. (view spoiler)[ The book ends with us realizing the narrative is from the Arkham Knight who is connected to the story in issue 1001. I should probably find out if this is a new character or another reincarnation (which seems to usually be the case). (hide spoiler)]

  26. 4 out of 5

    Anne Harris

    I thought this was a great way to celebrate the history of Batman! Different writers wrote approximately for three to five pages, showing a variation of Batman as he has progressed these past fifty years. Poster style drawings were included in the back, ready to be cut out and hung. Or not, as desired. I passed this on to my son, after reading it, who then passed it on to a friend, who is a real Batman fan. A very enjoyable look at the progression of Batman through the years.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Derek Neveu

    Overall it was a good celebration of a historic and impactful hero. There were certainly hits and misses along the way, which is to be expected with so many chefs making the prosaic soup, but overall I enjoyed 99% of it. The areas where it missed the mark were more to the fact that not all the stories meshed with this collection of vignettes, not that any of the stories were truly bad in themselves.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Wayne Thomas

    For such a landmark issue it could have been bigger and more meaningful but still a fun read. I especially loved Smith and Bendis’s work in it. Art was great throughout the whole book and the addition of the variant covers at the end was a cool touch. It truly is amazing the world that’s been built around Batman and the characters we’ve come to love. Here’s to another 1,000 prints.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Shawn Manning

    I very rarely buy hard copies anymore, but given this event, I decided to splurge. I am so glad that I did. What a stellar assembly of talent. The artwork is flawless and so is the writing. Lately, it seems as though DC is deliberately trying to tank the company, but not so here. Thanks ladies and gentlemen.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    Just as with Action Comics #1000, the great thing about these collections is that you get many different stories and takes on Batman from a wide variety of writers and artists. The downside is that naturally some stories will appeal more to each reader than others and some will be just okay. I did enjoy most of these stories and almost all of the artwork.

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