Robert Venditti Detective Comics #1000 Release

author img
BY April 22, 2019

Detective Comics is popular among comic books fans old and new. The team at DC provides countless memorable moments with the Detective Comics series. Detective Comics #1000 is a huge milestone for DC and comics altogether. Surely, the world is a different place because of Batman and other DC characters. Despite movies not being DC’s forte, the brand brings great content every issue. Detective Comics are timeless, and #1000 marks a big milestone for DC and the caped crusader.

What is Detective Comics?

Two comic series came before Detective Comics. The first attempt by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson to enter the comic space was called New Fun Comics. The title changed to New Comics, but did not catch on. Next, Wheeler-Nicholson created Adventure Comics. This series caught on and ran from 1938 until 1983, combining for 503 issues. In 2009, Adventure Comics returned in a revival.

The Detective Comics series boomed in popularity, debuting in 1937. Detective Comics #27 was the first to feature Batman. A copy of Detective Comics #27 goes for over $1 million nowadays. Given the history, Batman and Detective Comics are big cultural staples. Detective Comics #1000 is not continuing the standard style of comics. Instead, the issue will be a sort of compendium for Batman and DC’s history.

DC and Marvel battled for readership over the years. Detective Comics continues to be one of the most popular series in all of comic culture. The history behind the series is so rich, DC gets its name from the collection. Not to mention, some of DC’s most famous heroes made their debuts in Detective Comics. Batman, arguably the most popular DC hero, is the center of attention in the one thousandth issue.

What to Expect in #1000

Issue #1000 of Detective Comics is set to be a hardcover edition. The book is a living piece of history, featuring story and content celebrating Batman and DC. The book will feature a number of covers for collectors to find, as well as commentary and artwork from the decades of Detective Comics.

Expectedly, a normal Batman story is featured as well. The story, entitled Table for Two, is meant to serve as a bit of an introduction. Rather than do another origin story, the adventure takes Batman back to basics. The comic itself is meant to embody what the hero stands for. Whether you love Batman or are new to his stories, this issue should help determine who Bruce Wayne is from the get go.

The Story

Table for Two is a thrilling adventure starring the Dark Knight. Gotham City has turned to yet another breakdown, thanks to Two-Face. The villain has turned all the various villains together into a cohesive threat to Batman. There are a lot of familiar faces in the story. Alfred and the Batcave make appearances, as well as Wayne Manor. A good look at Bruce Wayne and Batman is present from cover to cover.

Author Robert Venditti is a DC favorite. Table for Two is another great entry for the writer, who worked on the story with Jamie Rich as editor. Rather than go for something simple and back to basics on this monumental issue, Venditti hits a home run in a big way. For such a big issue, the story is seamless and swift in its purpose. The issue also succeeds in returning to the Detective Comics roots of mystery and detective storytelling. Batman is a hero, but at the end of the day, he is a detective. The world’s best, if you ask many comic fans. Venditti had featured Batman in past works, but never as the leading focus.

Added Bonus Content

The issue will also feature art that tributes and celebrates Batman over the years. A lot of big names return to share their vision of Batman, adding up to a big collection of artwork. 32 retailer exclusive covers will be on the market. The book totals in 168 pages, and releases June 12th at comic shops. Bookstores around the world receive the Deluxe Edition on June 18th. The book will cost $19.99 for all the great, historic content.

The Impact of Issue 1000

detective comics issue cover image
image credit: CBR

DC and Marvel are the biggest names in comics. To reach a milestone of this magnitude is a big feat. Fans are the reason comics continue to thrill children and adults of all ages. Batman is relatable on a number of levels, and teaches a lot of lessons about doing the right thing when times get tough. It makes sense to feature Batman in issue 1000. Given the history of DC, as well as the things to come this year from the comic publisher, Batman and his fellow heroes are far from done thrilling readers.


Leave a comment


Netflix Sandman Series, Based on Neal Gaiman Comic, Coming Soon

A Netflix Sandman series is reportedly on the way after films based on the beloved Neil Gaiman comic failed to happen.

BY Joshua M. Patton July 1, 2019
For Batman, Joker will Always Have the Last Laugh

First Appearance: Batman #1 (April 25th, 1940) Created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson In one month, the Batman arch-nemesis Joker will star in his own feature film—an Elseworlds style take on the character for the DC Extended Universe. This will be his…twenty-something-ish portrayal outside of comics. From movies to television shows to […]

BY Roman Colombo September 2, 2019
Superman Smashes the Klan, and It’s Glorious

Superman Smashes the Klan. That is just a beautiful title on its own. And no, it’s not some other Klan. It’s that Klan. The Ku Klux Klan. And Superman is going to smash them. It’s already the best comic coming out in the next year and we’ve only seen the title. So, end of article. […]

BY Roman Colombo July 11, 2019
History of the Wii U – A Console Gone Wrong

A lot of our history posts on gaming have been about a series like Gears of War or Halo. As a huge Nintendo fan, however, I think we need to take a look at a recent console. It’s tough to say exactly what sort of impact the Wii U had on gaming at the time […]

BY Taylor Bauer September 14, 2019
Ring Fit Adventure is the Latest Fitness Game for Nintendo Switch

When Wii Fit came out, people wondered who would actually use it. As it turned out, a lot of people enjoyed playing games while they did mild exercise. The game’s sequel even made its way to the Wii U. The appeal of a game like Wii Fit is the ability to engage with the workout. […]

BY Taylor Bauer September 13, 2019
Apple’s Gaming Service Gets Price and Launch Date

There are a lot of ideas from Apple that sound crazy at first. Nobody imagined you could carry 30,000 songs in your pocket. Everyone wondered if an expensive tablet could replace their desktop computer. We’ve been in this position before. Apple’s gaming service, Arcade, is one of those ideas that seems like a potential miss. […]

BY Taylor Bauer September 11, 2019
New Pokémon Anime ‘Pocket Monsters’ Has Some Fans Worried

With the Pokemon universe growing after a hit live-action movie & a popular mobile game, some fans are worried about a new Anime series.

BY Shah Shahid September 10, 2019


Alternate Iron Man Post-Credits Scene Shows Nick Fury Talking About an Even Bigger MCU

At the end of the first Iron Man film, Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark met Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, and superhero movies changed forever. The big advantage Marvel Studios had over other franchises was its deep roster of characters and stories. A new, never-before-seen alternate Iron Man post-credits scene presents fans with a much […]

BY Joshua M. Patton September 14, 2019
Epic Comic Book Events: How Did the Big Crossovers Start (And Why do We Keep Buying Them?!)

Every year, Marvel and DC Comics have some kind of major Comic Book Events that, at least temporarily, shakes up the status quo if their heroes. It used to be “this year’s event”—now we see two or three a year. At Marvel, in 2019, the X-Men had an apparently universe-changing event with Age of X-Man […]

BY Roman Colombo September 14, 2019
History of the Wii U – A Console Gone Wrong

A lot of our history posts on gaming have been about a series like Gears of War or Halo. As a huge Nintendo fan, however, I think we need to take a look at a recent console. It’s tough to say exactly what sort of impact the Wii U had on gaming at the time […]

BY Taylor Bauer September 14, 2019
TIFF Honey Boy Review – An Authentic Script & Phenomenal Performances

Amongst all of the sequels, franchises, and terror-filled films, Honey Boy stands out like a breath of fresh air at TIFF. In fact, a lot of Shia LaBeouf’s post-Transformers films seem to do so. Borg vs McEnroe, American Honey, and more recently, The Peanut Butter Falcon aren’t the kinds of films you’d ever have expected from the Hollywood Bad Boy […]

BY Meghan Hale September 14, 2019