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Detective Comics is published by DC Comics. The current price per issue is $3.99.

Publication DatesEdit

Last IssueEdit

Detective Comics #29: 05 Mar 2014

Current IssueEdit

Detective Comics #30: 02 Apr 2014

Next IssueEdit

Detective Comics #31: 07 May 2014

StatusEdit

Monthly on-going.

Main Character Edit

  • Batman/Bruce Wayne

Minor CharactersEdit

Recent Storylines Edit

Detective Comics #30Edit

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

Detective Comics #29Edit

Past StorylinesEdit

Detective Comics #816Edit

"Victims" part 2 of 2. Zsasz goes after Alfred in the hospital, but when he catches on that it is a trap he leads Batman and the police on a killing spree/chase through the streets of Gotham. Zsasz doubles back to the hospital to kill Alfred, but Batman takes a shortcut through the sewers and is waiting for him. Batman of course beats the snot out of Zsasz. Later, Bruce Wayne visits Alfred in the hospital, and Alfred talks Bruce into getting him a new Bentley.

Detective Comics #815Edit

"Victims" part 1 of 2. Psychotic killer Zsasz escapes from Arkham and attacks Alfred Pennyworth at a party, leaving the butler for dead. By Alfred survives, and Bruce Wayne holds a press conference exposing that fact in order to taunt Zsasz into coming out of hiding.

Detective Comics #814Edit

"City of Crime" part 12 of 12.

Detective Comics #813Edit

"City of Crime" part 11 of 12.

Detective Comics #812Edit

"City of Crime" part 10 of 12.

Detective Comics #811Edit

"City of Crime" part 9 of 12.

Detective Comics #810Edit

"War Crimes" part 3 of 4. Continued in Batman #644.

Detective Comics #809Edit

"War Crimes" part 1 of 4. Continued in Batman #643.

Detective Comics #808Edit

"City of Crime" part 8 of 12. While Batman goes undercover to infiltrate the dockworkers, Robin maintains vigil over The Ventriloquist at the hospital. He eventually encounters Sgt. Ivers, staying at the same hospital and going crazy. Unable to trust anyone at the hospital, Robin calls in ex-Commissioner Gordon.

CollectionsEdit

HardcoversEdit

  • The Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby - Collects Boy Commandos stories from vol. 1 #64-73, plus World's Finest Comics #8-9 & Boy Commandos #1-2. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401229212 - (forthcoming, November 2010)


  • Batman: The Dynamic Duo Archives, vol. 1 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #327-333, plus Batman vol. 1 #164-167. - WorldCat - ISBN 1563899329
  • Batman: The Dynamic Duo Archives, vol. 2 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #334-339 plus Batman vol. 1 #168-171. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401207723


  • Tales of the Batman: Don Newton, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #480, 483-492, plus Batman vol. 1 #305-306 and Brave and the Bold #153-165. "Batman revisits 'The Curse of Crime Alley,' meets Maxie Zeus and wages war on the League of Assassins." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401232949
  • Tales of Batman: Gene Colan, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #510, 512, 517, 528-529, plus Batman vol. 1 #340, 343-354, 348-351. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401231012
  • Batman: The Man Who Laughs - Collects vol. 1 #784-786, plus Batman: The Man Who Laughs one-shot. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401216226
  • Batman: Private Casebook - Collects vol. 1 #840-845, plus a story from the Infinite Halloween Special. "Pits The Dark Knight and guest-star Zatanna against the new Ventriloquist and still-the-same Scarface, as well as Talia al Ghul, The Riddler and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401220096
  • Batman: The Heart of Hush - Collects vol. 1 #846-850. "Secrets shared years ago between Bruce Wayne and Tommy Elliott — a.k.a. Hush — come to light with dangerous consequences in the present! As Batman finds himself barely capable of handling the diabolical threat of the Black Glove, Hush attacks Bruce Wayne in his personal life by setting his sights on Bruce’s ex-lover: Catwoman!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401221238
  • Batwoman: Elegy - Collects the lead stories from vol. 1 #854-860. "Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable! Batwoman must stop Alice from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham City — but Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison, and Batwoman’s life will never ever be the same." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401226922
  • Batman: The Black Mirror - Collects vol. 1 #871-877. "A series of brutal murders pushes Batman’s detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City’s oldest evils. Helpless and trapped in the deadly Mirror House, Batman must fight for his life against one of Gotham City’s oldest and most powerful evils! Then, the corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City’s foremost banks. The event begins a strange and deadly mystery that will bring Batman face-to-face with the new, terrifying faces of organized crime in Gotham." - WorldCat - ISBN 140123206X
  • Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 1 – Faces of Death - Collects vol. 2 #1-7. "Bruce Wayne returns as Batman – and sets his sights on the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with TV journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings. But time is running out as Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the secret of the dread Dollmaker." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401234666
  • Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 2 – Scare Tactics - Collects vol. 2 #8-12, 0, & Annual #1. "Batman must face the madness of the Mad Hatter, and then take on the Talons of the Court of Owls! But even if he survives that, he must face a whole new set of fears when the Scarecrow returns! Can the Dark Knight overcome the terror the Scarecrow brings?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401238408
  • Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 3 – Emperor Penguin - Collects vol. 2 #13-18. "The Dark Knight faces a series of his deadliest enemies, including Poison Ivy, Clayface, and the Penguin, all while dealing with the Joker and the League of Smiles." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401242669
  • Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 4 – The Wrath - Collects vol. 2 #19-24 & Annual #2. "The Caped Crusader is challenged by the mystery of the 900. Plus, Batman faces two new foes: Emperor Penguin and the deadly vigilante known as The Wrath, a dark counterpart to the Dark Knight." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401246338 - (forthcoming, June 2014)


  • Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years - Collects stories from vol. 1 #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711 & 821; plus Batman vol. #1, 49, 181, 497, Special #1 & vol. 2 #2; World's Finest Comics #94; & DC Special Series #21 - WorldCat - ISBN 140124758X - (forthcoming, July 2014)


Trade PaperbacksEdit

  • The Batman Chronicles, vol. 2 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #39-45 plus Batman vol. 1 #2-3 & New York World's Fair Comics #2. "Features the Dark Knight facing a host of villains including the Joker, Catwoman, Clayface and many more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401207901
  • The Batman Chronicles, vol. 3 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #46-50 plus Batman vol. 1 #4-5. "Features The Joker, Clayface and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401213472
  • The Batman Chronicles, vol. 4 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #51-56 plus Batman vol. 1 #6-7. "The Dynamic Duo battle the twin menaces of the Scarecrow and the Joker and more!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401214622
  • The Batman Chronicles, vol. 5 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #57-61, plus World's Finest Comics #4 and Batman vol. 1 #8-9. - WorldCat - ISBN 140121682X
  • The Batman Chronicles, vol. 6 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #62-66, plus World's Finest Comics #5-6 and Batman vol. 1 #10-11. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401219616
  • The Batman Chronicles, vol. 7 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #66-70, plus World's Finest Comics #7 and Batman vol. 1 #12-13. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401221343
  • The Batman Chronicles, vol. 8 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #71-74, plus World's Finest Comics #8-9 and Batman vol. 1 #14-15. - WorldCat - ISBN 1246293204
  • The Batman Chronicles, vol. 9 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #75-77, plus World's Finest Comics #10 and Batman vol. 1 #16-17. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401226450
  • The Batman Chronicles, vol. 10 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #78-81, plus World's Finest Comics #11 and Batman vol. 1 #18-19. - WorldCat - ISBN 140122895X
  • The Batman Chronicles, vol. 11 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #82-85, plus World's Finest Comics #12 and Batman vol. 1 #20-21. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401237398


  • Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter, vol. 1 - Collects Martian Manhunter stories from vol. 1 #225-305. - (forthcoming, July 2007)
  • Showcase Presents: Batman, vol. 1 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #327-342, plus Batman vol. 1 #164-174 (in B&W). - WorldCat - ISBN 1401210864
  • Showcase Presents: Batman, vol. 2 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #343-358, plus Batman vol. 1 #175-188 (in B&W). - WorldCat - ISBN 1401213626
  • Showcase Presents: Batman, vol. 3 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #359-375, plus Batman vol. 1 #189-192, 194-197, 199-201 (in B&W). - WorldCat - ISBN 1401217192
  • Showcase Presents: Batman, vol. 4 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #376-390, plus Batman vol. 1 #202-215 (in B&W). - WorldCat - ISBN 1401223141
  • Showcase Presents: Batman, vol. 5 - Collects Batman stories from vol. 1 #391-407, plus Batman vol. 1 #216-228 (in B&W). - WorldCat - ISBN 1401232361
  • Showcase Presents: Batgirl, vol. 1 - Collects Batgirl stories from vol. 1 #359, 363, 369, 371, 384, 385, 388, 389, 392, 393, 396, 397, 400, 401, 404, 405-424, Batman vol. 1 #197, Adventure Comics #381, World's Finest Comics #169 & 176, The Brave and The Bold vol. 1 #78, Justice League of America vol. 1 #60, and Superman vol. 1 #268 & 279 (in B&W). - WorldCat - ISBN 1401213677


  • Batman: Tales of the Demon - Collects vol. 1 #411, 485, 489-490, plus Batman vol. 1 #232, 235, 240, 242-244 & DC Special Series, vol. 2 #15. "With an intellect that rivals Batman's and a willingness to justify any means by the ends, Ra's al Ghul has become the Dark Knight's most formidable foe. Able to continually rejuvenate himself in his Lazarus Pit, the near immortal Ra's has spent lifetimes trying to save the human race from itself. His extreme methods have always brought him into conflict with the Dark Knight, but through years of fighting against each other as well as side by side, these two passionately driven men have formed a bond of mutual respect." - WorldCat - ISBN 0930289943
  • Batman Year Two: Fear the Reaper - Collects vol. 1 #575-578. "As the Dark Knight continues to build the foundation for his relationship with James Gordon, Gotham's original vigilante, the Reaper, returns to the streets and begins dealing lethal justice. As the body count grows, Batman must form an uneasy alliance with the man who is responsible for his existence, Joe Chill, the murderer of Bruce Wayne's parents. Now as Batman struggles with emotions and ghosts of the past, he must find a way to stop the murderous onslaught of the Reaper before he becomes his next victim." - WorldCat - ISBN 1563899671
  • Batman: Blind Justice - Collects vol. 1 #598-600. "Bruce Wayne discovers a series of murders linked to WayneTech in this tale that leaves him in a wheelchair." - WorldCat - ISBN 156389047X
  • Batman — Bruce Wayne: Fugitive - Collects vol. 1 #768-775, plus Batman vol. 1 #603-607, Batman: Gotham Knights #29-32, & Batgirl vol. 1 #29 & 33. "Indicted for killing Vesper Fairchild, Bruce Wayne is sent to prison … only to escape, launching a citywide manhunt." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401246826 - (forthcoming, July 2014)
  • Batman: City of Crime - Collects vol. 1 #800-808, 811-814. "As the Dark Knight tries to shut down a drug ring turned deadly, Bruce Wayne must contend with a wayward 14-year-old who's dangerously close to Gotham's underworld."- WorldCat - ISBN 1401208975
  • Batman: Detective - Collects vol. 1 #821-826. "The Dark Knight faces the Riddler, the Penguin and Poison Ivy as well as brand-new villains while pushing himself to the limit to solve crimes." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401212395
  • Batman: Death in the City - Collects vol. 1 #827-834. "Batman lives up to his reputation as the World's Greatest Detective as he takes on such evildoers as the Ventriloquist, Scarface, Vox, Harley Quinn, the Terrible Trio and more!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401215750
  • Batman: Private Casebook - Collects vol. 1 #840-845. "Pits The Dark Knight and guest star Zatanna against the new Ventriloquist and still-the-same Scarface, as well as Catwoman, the Riddler and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401220150
  • Batman: Heart of Hush - Collects vol. 1 #846-850. "Secrets shared years ago between Bruce Wayne and Hush come to light in the present." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401221238
  • The Question: Pipeline - Collects the back-up stories from vol. 1 #854-863. "A gun-running scheme threatens Gotham City." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401230415
  • Batman: Impostors - Collects vol. 1 #867-871. "A variation of The Joker drug is causing users to suffer violent mental breakdowns. Now, the citizens of Gotham City are divided into two gangs: one led by a Batman impostor who pledges to bring law back to the streets, the other led by a Joker look-alike out to punish the innocent." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401231446
  • Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 2 – Scare Tactics - Collects vol. 2 #8-12, 0, & Annual #1. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401242650
  • Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 3 – Emperor Penguin - Collects vol. 2 #13-18. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401246346 - (forthcoming, June 2014)

DigitalEdit

  • Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 1 – Faces of Death - Collects vol. 2 #1-7. - Kindle - comiXology
  • Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 2 – Scare Tactics - Collects vol. 2 #8-12, 0, & Annual #1. - Kindle - comiXology
  • Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 3 – Emperor Penguin - Collects vol. 2 #13-18. - Kindle - comiXology

History Edit

Leftover Useful Information Edit

This is the spot for any useful information that doesn't fit into the above categories.

Publishing HistoryEdit

  • volume 1: #1-881, 1937-2011
  • volume 2: #1- , 2011-present

Creative Team Edit

Issues #1-12Edit

Writer: Tony S. Daniel. Artist/Covers: Tony S. Daniel & Ryan Winn.

Issues #13-29Edit

Writer: John Layman. Artist/Covers: Jason Fabok.

Issues #30- Edit

Writer/Artist/Covers: Francis Manapul. Writer: Brian Buccellato.

Future Publication DatesEdit

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Detective Comics #31: 07 May 2014
Tales of the Batman: Carmine Infantino HC: 28 May 2014
Detective Comics #32: 04 Jun 2014
Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 4 – The Wrath HC: 25 Jun 2014
Batman: Detective Comics, vol. 3 – Emperor Penguin TP: 25 Jun 2014
Batman — Bruce Wayne: Fugitive TP: 09 Jul 2014
Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years HC: 16 Jul 2014
The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years HC: 16 Jul 2014

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