DETECTIVE COMICS #871 goes back to press, gets high praise
Tue, 11/30/2010 - 5:28pm
You read the headline correctly, folks. The first issue of writer Scott Snyder and artists Jock and Francesco Francavilla’s run on DETECTIVE COMICS has sold out, so we’re going back to press. That’s the snazzy second printing cover above, too.
But what does Mr. Snyder think of the news? Scott?
"I'd love to just send up a huge, Bat-signal of thanks to all the readers out there. The sales news is amazing - I don't even know what to say about that!- but nothing has been more thrilling or gratifying the past week than reading the reader responses. I know that for everyone working on Detective right now, the character of Batman holds a very special status. And for all of us - Jock, Francesco, Dave Baron and me - doing the series is wholly about telling a story we're all in love with, a story that we can be proud of as something that's new and our own, but also steeped in the history of Batman and Gotham. We've just started, but this is a big story with lots of parts, and I can say honestly that all of us are even more excited for what's coming in the next few issues than what's been published already. Really though, we can't thank you enough, DC Nation. Promise to work as hard as possible to earn our keep in Gotham.”
Thanks, Scott! But that’s not all the good news we have to share on the issue. Not only did it prove to be a hit with fans, but it’s also clocking some pretty good press. See below:
“Lovely,” – TIME’s TECHLAND
“It’s hard to read Detective Comics #871 and not feel like a new era is upon us.” – CRAVE ONLINE
“If you want a Batman comic with the emphasis on the detective and a classic Bat-comic feel, Snyder and company deliver the issue for you.” – COMIC BOOK RESOURCES
"One hell of a debut." -- IGN
“I could look at these pages all night.” – iFANBOY
“As Snyder and Jock put their foot on the gas, they've got some real potential to bring the house down.” – NEWSARAMA