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Detective Comics #1079

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Universal acclaim

Based on 11 critic ratings.

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

The Dark Knight has been executed and the Orghams’ plan to take control of Gotham has been enacted!

But with Catwoman arranging Batman’s rescue mission from the shadows, not all is as it seems!

Has Gotham’s Feline Fatale figured out a way to cheat death or has Gotham City truly lost its caped crusader?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
35 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The key to a good heist story is the reveal of how its pulled off. While I’ve had my issues with some of the pacing and dissonant tone of Detective Comics during its current arc, I admit that this issue’s reveal was fantastic. Everything neatly came together with a plan that used the Orghams planning against them. This was a strong finale to the arc and continues to build upon previous B-stories and character focuses from previous issues. A fun end that sets up a promising next arc.

  • 100

    Derby Comics

    Catwoman takes center stage in Detective Comics #1079, the penultimate chapter of the “Batman: Outlaw” arc. Writer Ram V and artist Jason Shawn Alexander continue their thrilling run on the series, delivering a heist story with sharp twists, witty dialogue, and some truly jaw-dropping panels. Alexander’s art is phenomenal, bringing Selina’s true plan and this version of Gotham to life.

    Ram V’s writing is equally, if not more, sharp, weaving a complex plot reflecting on the previous chapters, with unexpected turns and emotional stakes that take this arc to new heights. While this issue focuses on what was really happening throughout the “failed” heist, it also highlights Selina’s meticulous strategic planning. The reveals laid bear throughout the issue are perfectly executed by a master storyteller.

  • 100


    All the pieces are beginning to come into play as ‘Detective Comics’ #1079 brings the ‘Batman: Outlaw’ storyline toward it’s conclusion. Within these pages the creative team pulls off a beyond solid heist mystery story, showcasing why this run continues to be not only one of the best for Batman but one of the best in comics period.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    Ram V’s storytelling is always excellent, but the partnership of Alexander and guest artist Liam Sharp deserves a shout-out as well. These two bounce off each other really well and Sharp’s more surreal style is particularly well-suited for Azrael’s segment. This arc has mainly taken Batman out of the action, but it’s never felt like a better depiction of Gotham.

  • 90

    Lyles Movie Files

    This was a welcome reprieve for an arc that for too long seemed like it overstayed its welcome. With the boost of the Intermizzo, maybe Gotham Nocturne can get back on track for a memorable conclusion?

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: A thrilling, entertaining and suspense filled adventure from Ram V. I love the dark tone of the story and the twist that is revealed within the story. There are some fantastic moments for the characters and everything comes together in ways that not only keep the door open for more stories from this threat, but also leaves an interesting new dynamic for Batman going forward.

    The Art: Alexander and Sharp deliver some beautifully dark, moody and intense art that perfectly captures the dark, moody atmosphere and tone of the story.

  • 86

    Comic Watch

    This issue was a great entry that brings in other characters in Batman’s quest to stop the Orgham family. I hope the plot gets back to the battle in Gotham soon though as readers are likely ready to see how the overall story shakes out.

  • 80


    Detective Comics #1079 is a beautifully illustrated climax to the “Outlaw” arc’s heist plot. It expertly connects the threads from the past three issues into one exciting story, making all the buildup worth it. Every twist and turn in the action keeps you glued to the page as the story manages to keeps its cards close to the chest until just the right moment.

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    Detective Comics #1079 was a great read. I will give credit where credit is due. This series has drastically improved over the last few months and I’m glad it’s back on a steady course.

  • 60

    The Batman Universe

    With wit and panache, Ram V, Jason Shawn Alexander, and Liam Sharp give us the “turn of the heist, revealing the central piece Catwoman had played against the Orghams, and leave us with an exciting chase promised to round out Batman, Outlaw.

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Detective Comics #1079 brings the “Let’s Hang Batman” mini-arc to a close with clever twists, moody art, and an ending with potential. That said, everything surrounding the Orghams is a convoluted mess, and Catwoman’s clever twist wasn’t thought through.

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