One of the greatest of such pairs consisted of writer Steve Englehart and artist Marshall Rogers...when Rogers joined Englehart in, Greenberger and Manning, p. 163: "In this fondly remembered tale that was later adapted into an episode of the 1990s cartoon, McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 179: "Writer Len Wein and artist Marshall Rogers vividly depicted Batman's battle with a third Clayface. Zombie, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Detective_Comics&oldid=992797389, Comics magazines published in the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.  The duo, under the direction of Schwartz, would revitalize the character with a series of noteworthy stories reestablishing Batman's dark, brooding nature and taking the books away from the campy look and feel of the 1966–68 ABC TV series. But in Detective Comics #1030, the hero haunts Nakano’s dreams and pushes the mayoral candidate further down a path where he’s determined to change the status quo for Gotham’s masked community. This issue marked the first published appearance of Batman in any medium.  Also used during the 1980s was the use of serialization of the main Batman story, with stories from Detective Comics and Batman directly flowing from one book to another, with cliffhangers at the end of each book's monthly story that would be resolved in the other title of that month. ", Greenberger and Manning, p. 27: "Batman was now a true creature of the night, and every artist and writer team worth their creative salt wanted a piece of him. Issues #763–772 feature Josephine "Josie Mac" MacDonald, a Gotham police detective. The supervillain Killer Croc made a shadowy cameo in issue #523 (Feb. #781 featured a special Elseworlds tale, while #782 featured a Batman solo tale.  The series' 7th issue was also DC Comic's 6th highest selling digital comic, ranking above many other series in the Batman category. Titles here are presented as close to chronologically as possible. While I don't really see current Detective Comics as bad or anything, for me, the last I time I truly enjoyed and was looking forward to reading and following Detective Comics was when Rebirth began and Tynion was writing it. Maybe the real reason was very lite pre-sales at Amazon that they decided for $$$ reasons but are playing the PC-card because it fashionable in our age today. 2 was also included in several collections of crossover events, each printed in both hardcover and softcover. See, This page was last edited on 7 December 2020, at 04:01. in issue #359 (Jan. The "Tales of Gotham" resumed in issues #785–788 with "The Dogcatcher", and #789–794 featured "The Tailor".  The "No Man's Land" storyline crossed over into Detective Comics in issues #730–741. ", Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 199: "Green Arrow netted the coveted position as backup story to the Dark Knight's adventures in, Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 214: "Dinah Lance adopted a new costume tailor-made for the 1980s in the pages of this issue's 'Green Arrow' back-up feature. ", Wallace "1940s" in Dolan, p. 37: "One of Batman's most peculiar foes first appeared in this issue, and naturally he brought his trademark umbrella with him. A similar thing happened recently with the Shazam! The following issues, #759–762, featured Slam Bradley and was a lead-in to the 2002 Catwoman series.  The character Roy Raymond first appeared in issue #153 (Nov. Title Issues Initial cover date Final cover date Notes Detective Comics #27 – 881 May 1939 October 2011 During its run, Detective Comics varied from quarterly to monthly publication and between an anthology series and single stories. ", Wallace "1940s" in Dolan, p. 41: "The inaugural issue of, Wallace "1940s" in Dolan, p. 61: "Television was a new medium in 1949, and this issue saw the debut of Roy Raymond, adventurer and star of the fictional TV program 'Impossible _ But True! Written by JERRY SIEGEL, MALCOLM WHEELER-NICHOLSON and others. "Polished Stone", featuring Green Arrow and Onyx ran in issues #795–796. "Low" featuring the Riddler and Poison Ivy, ran from #797–799. '", Irvine "1950s" in Dolan, p. 77: "The Martian called J'onn J'onzz debuted as a regular feature in, McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 157: "Together with exciting new artist Walt Simonson, [Archie] Goodwin executed seven flawless tales that chronicled Paul Kirk's hunt for the world's deadliest game...Manhunter's award-winning revival earned undying acclaim for its talented storytellers. (Click here.). Either way, I don’t expect we’ll find out. ", Wallace "1930s" in Dolan, p. 25: "In November's, Wallace "1940s" in Dolan, p. 31: "Writer Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane justified any hyperbole in this issue, for with the introduction of Robin, Batman's world changed forever. DETECTIVE COMICS exploded in 1939 with the debut of Batman in issue #27—and now, for the first time, DC reprints the first 26 issues of this …  Paul Dini became the writer of the series as of issue #821 (Sept. 2006) and created a new version of the Ventriloquist in #827 (March 2007). and Final Crisis, Detective Comics went on hiatus for three months while DC Comics published the Battle for the Cowl miniseries. It was published on March 30, 1939. The best example of that is coming in January as DC Comics celebrates Detective Comics reaching issue #1000 by releasing Detective Comics: Before Batman, a two-volume set that will collect issues #1-26 and will be sold in a handsome slipcase. After the Elongated Man backup feature ended, Batgirl held the role until #424. 1949). The aftermath of the Joker War has been promised to have longterm effects on Batman, and the preview of Detective Comics #1033 may hint at some of those changes. we're all anthology books. Under Layman, the series featured its first crossover, Gothtopia after which Layman and Fabok moved to the Batman Eternal series and Detective Comics was taken over by Brain Buccalleto and Francis Manapul.  Mike Friedrich wrote the 30th anniversary Batman story in Detective Comics #387 (May 1969) which was drawn by Bob Brown. The Riddler's criminal modus operandi is so deeply ingrained into his personality that he is virtually powerless to stop himself from acting it out. One of the first was Man-Bat, who debuted in the pages of 1970's, Manning, Matthew K. "1970s" in Dougall, p. 109: "Batman had his first brush with the mysterious League of Assassins in this issue written by Dennis O'Neil and illustrated by Bob Brown. Numbering on the collected editions was restarted from volume 1 with the start of Peter Tomasi's run as writer in issue #994. Before Detective Comics #33, Batman had no established origin, and now the story is such a big part of who he is, that he wouldn’t feel right without it.  DC Comics Bonus Books were included in issues #589 (August 1988) and #595 (Jan. Posted By Dan Greenfield on Nov 16, 2018 | 3 comments, A little while back, we broke the news that DC was planning a special two-book omnibus set that reprinted the first 26 issues of Detective Comics — before Batman arrived on the scene. Batman thrives on fear. Wayne asks if anything exciting has happened lately, and Gordon explains that a fellow called Detective Comics #27 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 1939. With issue #19 of Detective Comics vol. , Daniel wrote and penciled the series until the Night of the Owls crossover, at which point Ed Benes, Julio Ferreira, and Eduardo Pansica began drawing the series for a three-issue arc. After a lengthy absence, the back-up features returned for issues #746–810. (Click here.). ", Wallace "1930s" in Dolan, p. 24: "DC's second superstar debuted in the lead story of this issue, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Bob Kane, though the character was missing many of the elements that would make him a legend. With new anti-vigilante legislation from a new Gotham City mayor in the future, will Batman be forced to leave Gotham City?  Writer Bill Finger and artist Sheldon Moldoff introduced Bat-Mite in issue #267 (May 1959) and Clayface in #298 (Dec. , In commemoration of the second anniversary of The New 52, DC Comics announced "Villains Month" with Detective Comics getting four issues.  The series returned Batman to a starring role in early 2010.  Writer John Broome and artist Carmine Infantino jettisoned the sillier aspects that had crept into the franchise such as Ace the Bathound and Bat-Mite and gave the character a "New Look" that premiered in Detective Comics #327 (May 1964).  The series' first collected edition would reach the number 1 spot on The New York Times Best Seller list in the category of "Hardcover Graphic Books". 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These hardcover books reprint issues by particular creators and contain many issues of Detective Comics, as well as other Batman titles. After moving her to Batman Family, she returned from #481 to #519. In 2009, as part of a planned reorganization of the Batman universe due to the events shown in Batman R.I.P. People doing foolish things on their own is one thing, but its immensely easier for large groups to make these errors, in my experience. Batman's Luthor 0 . The whole thing was pegged to Detective Comics #1000 and Batman’s 80th anniversary early next year.  Daniel left the series with issue #12 being his last as writer and the "0" issue his last as penciller. Issues #773–775 are titled "Tales of Gotham" and feature Detectives Crispus Allen and Renee Montoya. #783 featured a prelude to the "Death and the Maidens" miniseries and #784 featured a Josie Mac tale. ", Cowsill, Alan "2000s" in Dolan, p. 318: ", Manning "2000s" in Dougall, p. 290: "Paul Dini came aboard, Manning "2000s" in Dougall, p. 293: "Paul Dini and artist Don Kramer introduced a new Ventriloquist in this self-contained issue. My understanding is that the publisher realized that the stories would not measure up to today’s enlightened standards.  The issue, which coincided with Batman's 80th anniversary, is an anthology featuring several stories from a variety of different creative teams.. The co-creator of Detective, lieutenant turned publisher Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, changed the … Does that version of Batman feel right to you? Too many cooks spoil the broth applies more than two heads are better than one. , DC celebrated the first anniversary of The New 52 in September 2012 by publishing a number "0" of each original New 52 title which act as prequels to the series and reveal previously unexplained plot elements. 2011). This way, readers could get a taste of what these comics, which have historical value, had to offer. ", Wallace "1940s" in Dolan, p. 41: "The nightmarish Two-Face debuted as Batman's antagonist in this story by writer Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane. 1985). Unfortunately, DC has cancelled the project. The series published 881 issues between 1937 and 2011 and is the longest continuously published comic book in the United States. ", Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 235: "In February , the Batman crossed paths with Scarface and the Ventriloquist in, Manning "1980s" in Dougall, p. 171: "Writers John Wagner and Alan Grant and artist Norm Breyfogle introduced the Ratcatcher in this two-part story. Collected here for the first time are the stories of Detective Comics before the Dark Knight. In the case of the “Monster Society of Evil” they announced it, then canceled because the material was considered too racist. Volumes 1-5 were published with DC Rebirth trade dress on the cover. These were more closed-ended stories featuring new and established characters in the Batman mythos. ", Greenberger and Manning, p. 41: "In the pages of, Manning "1990s" in Dougall, p. 195: "Chuck Dixon became the new writer on Detective Comics, starting with this issue with the help of the pencils of Tom Lyle and the inks of Scott Hanna. As a result, a couple dozen largely forgotten issues of Detective came out before Batman was even a thought. Batman starred in "Spore" from issues #776–780. Elegy is a 2009-2010 comic book story arc that ran in the main feature of DC Comics' flagship title, Detective Comics, from issues #854-860.It is written by Greg Rucka with artwork by J.H.  Schwartz, Gardner Fox, and Infantino introduced, from the William Dozier produced TV series, Barbara Gordon as a new version of Batgirl in a story titled "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!" A little while back, we broke the news that DC was planning a special two-book omnibus set that reprinted the first 26 issues of Detective Comics — before Batman arrived on the scene. The Spectre, The Joker, and Deadshot are all on hand to menace the Batman in this third volume of Peter Tomasi's Detective Comics run. Incumbent writer Peter Tomasi began on the series with issue #994, published December 2018. Pulp, Prejudice, and Promise: Detective Before Batman The early foundation of Detective Comics is factually influential to the beginning of the American comic book we know today. Detective Comics, like Action Comics, Adventure Comics, etc. On March 27, 2019, DC Comics released the series' 1,000th issue, marking the second comic book in history to reach that milestone after Action Comics in 2018. 1989)..  O'Neil and artist Bob Brown crafted Batman's first encounter with the League of Assassins in Detective Comics #405 (Nov. 1970) and created Talia al Ghul in issue #411 (May 1971). As I wrote here, it’s a thoroughly understandable viewpoint. With his chauffeur, Wing How, the two battled crime through Detective Comics #89 (July, 1944), with the two eventually adopting more traditional mystery men outfits … Big characters like Superman and Batman eventually got their own titles as well, but for secondary characters that were too risky / unknown / whatever, these anthology titles were the way those comics … ", McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 145 "Before Batman first encountered one of his greatest adversaries, Ra's al Ghul, he met his daughter, the lovely but lethal Talia [in a story by] writer Denny O'Neil and artist Bob Brown. Premiering before the Batman, Crimson Avenger was Lee Travis, who originally fought crime in a cloak, with a mask and a hat, like the old pulp heroes, starting in Detective Comics #20 (October, 1938) by Jim Chambers. Single page artwork included work by Kelley Jones, Mike Allred, Patrick Gleason, and Jock.  Scott Snyder became the writer of Detective Comics with issue #871 (Jan. DETECTIVE COMICS exploded in 1939 with the debut of Batman in issue #27—and now, for the first time, DC reprints the first 26 issues of this groundbreaking series, almost none of which have ever been reprinted before, in a two-volume slipcased set! With Joker War nearing its conclusion in Batman #100, Bruce Wayne’s life will go through some dramatic … 1940). We’re also celebrating the 80th anniversary of Batman’s debut, which didn’t happen until #27, released in 1939. ", McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 183: "September's, Manning, Matthew K. "1980s" in Dolan, p. 193: "The comic responsible for DC's name reached its 500th issue with the help of a variety of talented comic book icons...In a dimension-spanning story by writer Alan Brennert and fan-favorite artist Dick Giordano, Batman traveled to an alternate Earth to save the parents of a young Bruce Wayne...Writer of pulp icon the Shadow, Walter Gibson, spun a prose story of the Dark Knight, illustrated by Tom Yeates. 1961). Personally, however, I’d prefer DC put out the material with historical essays that put these works in their proper context. Click here. Batman's Car; Notes. It is not to be confused with the now-finished series of the same name. The creative team beginning with issue #934 included writer James Tynion IV and artists Eddy Barrows and Alvaro Martinez. [Note 1]. The Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby debuted in Detective Comics #64 (June 1942) and were then soon spun off into their own title. In addition, variant covers to the issue were by Greg Capullo, Frank Miller, Chris Burnham, Jim Lee, Jason Fabok, and Tony Daniel. "The Bat-Man: "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate"":Commissioner Gordon relaxes at home entertaining his young socialite friend Bruce Wayne. Then, a few years later, they announced it again and cancelled again for the same reason. Detective Comics is an American comic book series published by Detective Comics, later shortened to DC Comics. 1955). This volume feels a little transitory; after the last two big arcs of Mythology and Arkham Knight, these issues are just some … Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported on the cancellation of the Detective Comics Before Batman slipcased Omnibus hardcover set reprinting the first 26 issues of Detective Comics … Now, they are doing the same thing with the Detective Comics box. , Detective Comics #27 (March 1939 with a printed date of May 1939) featured the first appearance of Batman. Muted blues and purples color the composition, giving fans a supernatural perspective on Gotham City’s greatest detective. A two-part story (#806–807) featuring Alfred was followed by the last back-up, a three part (#808–810) Killer Croc story. All DC Archive Editions are hardback only and printed on high quality archival paper. Detective Comics #800 featured a short Batman back-up under the "Tales of Gotham" banner. (Click here.) Detective Comics #411 (1971) by Dennis O'Neil, Bob Brown, Dick Giordano, and Ben Oda, was the first appearance of Talia al Ghul. But there was a time before he made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27.  Wheeler-Nicholson was forced out a year later. Nrama: Lastly, you've worked on Batman before. 1986). All Showcase Presents collections are large (over 500 pages), softcover, black and white only reprints. Originally an anthology comic, in the manner of the times, Detective Comics #1 (March 1937) featured stories in the "hard-boiled detective" genre, with such stars as Ching Lung (a Fu Manchu-style "Yellow Peril" villain); Slam Bradley (created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster before their character Superman saw print two years later); and Speed Saunders, among others. Detective Comics is an American comic book series published by Detective Comics, later shortened to DC Comics. Starting in 2014, DC began releasing character retrospective anthologies, several of which feature issues of Detective Comics. , The title's 500th issue (March 1981) featured stories by several well-known creators including television writer Alan Brennert and Walter B. Gibson best known for his work on the pulp fiction character The Shadow. ", Greenberger and Manning, p. 30: "It was Dick Giordano who, among many other similar feats, drew the March 1976 fan-favorite issue #457 of, McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 174: "...first-time collaborators Steve Englehart and artist Marshall Rogers firmly entrenched Batman in his dark, pulp roots. The whole thing was pegged to Detective Comics #1000 and Batman’s 80th anniversary early next year. The first three volumes were published in hardcover editions first, before being reprinted in paperback.  With the last episode of the series, Manhunter moved to the front of the book in a full-length team-up with Batman. First published in 1937, Detective Comics served as the foundation for what would one day become the DC Universe we know today!  Writer Alan Grant and artist Norm Breyfogle introduced the Ventriloquist in their first Batman story together and the Ratcatcher in their third (#585). ", Irvine "1950s" in Dolan, p. 94: "The impish Bat-Mite made his first appearance in, McAvennie, Michael "1960s" in Dolan, p. 103: "Scribe Bill Finger and artist Sheldon Moldoff reshaped the face of evil with the second – and perhaps most recognized – Clayface ever to challenge the Dark Knight. Several of Batman's best known villains debuted in the pages of Detective Comics during this era, including the Penguin in issue #58, Two-Face in issue #66, and the Riddler in issue #140. The Elongated Man run lasted until #383 (Jan. 1969) and his feature returned sporadically 15 times until #572, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the title by teaming him up with Batman, Robin, Slam Bradley and Sherlock Holmes against Edgar Moriarty, the great-grandnephew of Professor Moriarty.  Manhunter was resurrected in a story by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson in issue #437 (Oct.-Nov. This is the final issue of Tomasi’s Detective Comics run and, unfortunately, I am not too enthusiastic about it. ", Wallace, Daniel "1940s" in Dolan, p. 59: "The Riddler debuted as a perplexing foe of Batman in a story by writer Bill Finger and artist Dick Sprang. Its first editor, Vin Sullivan, also drew the debut issue's cover. In the interim period without a permanent writer, Bryan Edward Hill wrote the story arc "On the Outside" over issues #983-987 as a prelude to his ongoing series Batman and the Outsiders which also includes Cassandra Cain as a main character.  1939). " Robin's appearance and the subsequent increase in sales of the book soon led to the trend of superheroes and young sidekicks that characterize the era that fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books. , After publishing on a monthly schedule throughout its run, Detective Comics became a bi-monthly book from issues #435 (June–July 1973) to #445 (Feb.-March 1975). Seven issues of Detective Comics were reprinted in this format. The Crimson Avenger debuted in issue #20 (October 1938). The series was published twice-monthly.. A female was chosen first, to offset the charges made by Fredric Wertham that Batman and Robin were homosexual.  Scott West of Sciencefiction.com gave the series' third arc a positive review, stating that "After last month's disappointing ‘Night of the Owls’ tie-in issue, it's nice to see ‘Detective Comics’ getting back to where it should be...good detective stories. Jason Bard appeared as the backup feature in the odd-numbered issues of Detective from #425 to #435. Related: Batman Accidentally Won A Costume Party In His First Comic Chronologically, the first criminal ever to cross paths with Batman is Alfred Stryker in the aforementioned Detective Comics #27, “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate”.Stryker is bent on taking full ownership of the chemical manufacturing business he shares with three other men, by murdering them. Would you like to work on more Detective Comics or Batman in …  Issue #800 (Jan. 2005) was written by Andersen Gabrych and drawn by Pete Woods. ", Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 200: "Killer Croc made his mysterious debut in the pages of, Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 229: "In 'Year Two', a four-part sequel [to "Batman: Year One"] set in Batman's second year as a crime fighter, writer Mike W. Barr and artists Alan Davis and Todd McFarlane challenged the Caped Crusader with the threat of the Reaper. A second series of the same title was launched in the fall of 2011, but in 2016, reverted to the original volume numbering. In 2000 and 2001, DC reprinted several of its most notable issues in the Millennium Edition series. 2 were published in hardcover editions first, with paperback editions being delayed until the release of the next hardcover volume. One common denominator is that both projects feature Golden Age stories that include extremely unflattering portrayals of minorities. 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