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Detective Comics #1077

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 14 critic ratings.

Part two of five in “Batman: Outlaw” – the biweekly Detective Comics event!

Hang the Bat! The sun sets on the horizon, casting long shadows of justice as the Batman, under the possession of an Azmer, takes his long walk down to the gallows in front of a hypnotized Gotham, and it’s up to the best cat burglar around to save him! But this town may not be big enough for the both of them, especially with Selina on bad terms with Batman.

“Batman: Outlaw” part two of five in the biweekly Detective Comics event continues here!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
39 pages
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14 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    Characters of all shapes, sizes, and moral alignments gather in ‘Detective Comics’ #1077 with the fate of the Dark Knight resting solely in their hands. A moody, gorgeous, emotional, and transcendent experience just as is expected with a run that has already etched its place on the list of classic Batman stories before finishing. It’s not too late to jump on board and experience something truly magical.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    It’s a great issue with lots of compelling character moments, bookended by the Orghams making very chilling villains who have a much larger gameplay and are playing this much smarter than any rogues we’ve seen in a long time.

  • 90


    Detective Comics #1077 slowly builds its heist narrative in fun and exciting ways. We’re in the planning stages, but you can already start to anticipate key elements that make it fun to guess.

  • 90

    Comic Watch

    As a whole, this issue is a good entry in the series. I felt the pacing, plot, and art all made for an enjoyable read and I’m still invested in knowing what will happen next.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Ram V continues to create a beautifully complex and engaging story in this issue. I love the relationship dynamics throughout and how the story has a dark and compelling tone that drew me in as a reader. The suspense is growing throughout this issue and everything in it from the reveals to the cliffhanger ending make me want to read the next issue.

    The Art: Jason Shawn Alexander’s art is perfect for this dark, gritty and gothic story. The visual style reminds me of some of the best of Frank Miller in tone and visual appeal.

  • 85

    Lyles Movie Files

    This chapter of the Gotham Nocturne felt like a significant course correction. There’s a purpose and plan in motion beyond Batman stumbling and fumbling around. If Ram V can keep the arc at this quality, it could still turn around to be a mostly successful run.

  • 85

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 80

    Batman on Film

    When V focuses on Catwoman and her tactics, he excels. V has a classic Bat-tale up his sleeve; we must get through this mess to get to it. I can feel it in my bones!

  • 76

    The Batman Universe

    Reading like a sequel arc to his wonderful Catwoman run, Ram V brings up the intensity and character focus in this story, and Dan Watters and both art teams match that skill beautifully.

  • 75


    Detective Comics #1077 is an atmospheric story that drags its feet delivering anything but atmosphere. The art and writing do a wonderful job immersing you in the desperate city of Gotham on the brink of collapse, but the story is content to cover largely the same ground as the previous issue. What plot we do get raises questions about the details of how and why everything is supposed to work. Watters’ backup provides a refreshing tale of family and the struggles that come with letting yourself be close to the ones you love.

  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    Detective Comics #1077 felt a bit different once again, which was a good thing. I really do have high hopes for this book moving forwards, as there have been some moments that really were awesome. I hope that as we build towards what seems to be an end of sorts that things keep moving in the right direction.

  • 70

    Catwoman and Gordon have gathered up a crew to rescue Batman from the Orgham family, and it conveniently ties together several of the side characters and ambiguous enemies Batman’s run across during this extended arc. Jason Shawn Alexander’s grittier art style is a good fit for this particular arc although there’s a tonal dissonance between the gothic and strange horror of the previous arc and the more grounded “heist” theme of the current arc. While it’s a natural continuation of the storyline, it still feels like a jarring change, although that might be the point of the shift given how off-putting and off-balance the previous arc was.

  • 70

    First Comics News

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Detective Comics #1077 takes another big step toward cleaning up this series’s act by toning down the bloated language and focusing on a clear, directed plot. Setting up a heist to save Batman is an intriguing idea worth following, and the art is mostly good.

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