EXCLUSIVE: Batman's War on Crime Gets Bloody in Detective Comics #1009

DC has provided CBR an exclusive preview of Peter J. Tomasi, Christian Duce and Luis Guerrero's Detective Comics #1009.

The preview shows Batman stepping up his war on crime as Alfred protests the zeal with which the Caped Crusader is pursuing his quest. Throughout the night, Alfred reminds the Dark Knight of his neglected duties as Bruce Wayne during the day. After arriving back at his Batcave and washing off the blood on his costume, Batman jokingly offers Ace the Bat-Hound a position as his new butler. The issue itself will deal with the return of Deadshot and the fallout of Mr. Freeze taking Lex Luthor up on his villainous offer.

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You can see CBR's exclusive preview of Detective Comics #1009 and the issue's solicitation below.


  • written by PETER J. TOMASI
  • cover by DOUG MAHNKE
  • variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
  • “Take Your Shot” begins! Deadshot has returned to Gotham City following a long stint with the Suicide Squad, and Batman fears that without the oversight of Amanda Waller, Floyd Lawton will go back to his old ways. Meanwhile, after taking Lex Luthor’s offer, Mr. Freeze begins taking action to get exactly what he wants and killing anyone who stands in his way.
  • ON SALE 08.14.19
  • $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • FC | RATED T
  • This issue will ship with two covers.
  • Please see the order form for details.

Detective Comics #1009 hits shelves August 14.

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