Batman: Detective Comics #6 - Road to Ruin
([December] 2021)

DC, 2019 Series
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Volume
6
Price
24.99 USD; 33.99 CAD
Pages
152
On-sale Date
2021-10-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-77951-270-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781779512703 52499
Editing
Paul Kaminski (credited) (editor - original series & collected edition); Dave Wielgosz (credited) (associate editor - original series)

Issue Notes

Collects Detective Comics #1028-1033.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brad Walker (credited) (signed as WALKER)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited) (signed as HENNESSY)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited) (signed as ANDERSON)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Christopher Nakano; The Mirror
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bilquis Evely (credited)
Inks
Bilquis Evely (credited)
Colors
Mat Lopes (credited)
Letters
?

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Title page, includes illustration from Detective Comics #1030.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Brad Walker (credited)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited)
Colors
Dave McCaig (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Signal [Duke Thomas]; Batwoman [Kate Kane]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain; Orphan]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Hush [Thomas Elliot]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from Detective Comics #1032.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bilquis Evely (credited)
Inks
Bilquis Evely (credited)
Colors
Mat Lopes (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustration from Detective Comics #1030.

Detective Comics #1028 Cover by Kenneth Rocafort (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Colors
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Colors
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover with illustration from the cover.

New Blood (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Nicola Scott (credited)
Inks
Nicola Scott (credited)
Colors
Trish Mulvihill (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Detective Richard Gotis (death); Mrs. Gotis; Harvey Bullock; Officer Christopher Nakano; Koyuki Nakano; Officer Varley; Judge Hurwitz (death); Steven Holman; Jake Holman (photo); unnamed prosecutor; unnamed mayor; Cicely Dandridge
Synopsis
While investigating the murder of a crooked Gotham cop, Batman encounters a killer on horseback who is targeting Gotham officials who have been involved in criminal dealings.
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Detective Comics #1029 Cover by Kenneth Rocafort (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Colors
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Mirror
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Colors
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Mirror

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover with illustration from the cover.

Who Are You? (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Colors
Dan Brown (credited as Daniel Brown)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Mirror; the Gargoyle Hunters; Alfred Pennyworth (photo); Martha Wayne (photo); Thomas Wayne (photo); unnamed bank robbers; unnamed bank manager; Paul (socialite); unnamed socialites; Christopher Nakano; unnamed yacht captain; unnamed pirates; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Damian Wayne
Synopsis
A new masked villain named The Mirror attracts followers as he promises to rid Gotham of vigilantes, at the same time that Christopher Nakano is running for mayor on a pledge of also cracking down and Batman and his allies. Meanwhile, Bruce adjusts to the loss of his fortune and starts packing up Wayne Manor.
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Keywords
Black Casebook

Indexer Notes

Bruce Wayne lost most of his fortune during The Joker War, as seen in Batman (DC, 2016 series) #95-100.

Detective Comics #1030 by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bilquis Evely (credited, signed)
Inks
Bilquis Evely (credited, signed)
Colors
Mat Lopes (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Mirror
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bilquis Evely (credited, signed)
Inks
Bilquis Evely (credited, signed)
Colors
Mat Lopes (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Mirror

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover with illustration from the cover.

Give Blood (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Bilquis Evely (credited)
Inks
Bilquis Evely (credited)
Colors
Mat Lopes (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Christopher Nakano; Koyuki Nakano; Officer Bart (flashback); Damian Wayne [Robin]; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Batwoman [Kate Kane]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Signal [Duke Thomas]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain; Orphan]; The Mirror; the Gargoyle Hunters; Teen Titans [Roundhouse; Crush; Kid Flash [Wallace West] (second Wally West)] (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth (photo); Detective Catherine Podolsky (photo)
Synopsis
Batman and his allies are harassed by supporters of the anti-mask sentiment promoted by mayoral candidate Nakano and the Mirror. Meanwhile, Batman tries to locate Damian who has stolen the Black Casebook and is using it to investigate an unsolved case of multiple murder attempts against Bruce Wayne when he was a teenager.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Casebook

Indexer Notes

Damian clashed with Batman and gave up the role of Robin in Teen Titans Annual (DC, 2019 series) #2

Detective Comics #1031 by Jorge Jiménez and Alejandro Sánchez (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jorge Jiménez (signed as Jorge Jimenez) (credited as Jorge Jimenez)
Inks
Jorge Jiménez (signed as Jorge Jimenez) (credited as Jorge Jimenez)
Colors
Alejandro Sánchez (credited) (signed as Sánchez)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jorge Jiménez (signed as Jorge Jimenez) (credited as Jorge Jimenez)
Inks
Jorge Jiménez (signed as Jorge Jimenez) (credited as Jorge Jimenez)
Colors
Alejandro Sánchez (credited) (signed as Sánchez)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover with illustration from the cover.

Smash the Mirror (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Bilquis Evely (credited)
Inks
Bilquis Evely (credited)
Colors
Mat Lopes (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Damian Wayne; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Batwoman [Kate Kane]; Signal [Duke Thomas]; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain; Orphan]; Christopher Nakano; The Mirror; the Gargoyle Hunters; unnamed graphitti artists; Catherine Podolsky; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Koyuki Nakano; unnamed protestors
Synopsis
Batman and his allies are caught in the middle of an uprising by the anti-mask protestors led by the Mirror. Meanwhile, Damian solves an old case of the attempted murder of Bruce Wayne when he was a teenager, and discovers that the culprit has a connection to one of Batman's enemies.
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Detective Comics #1032 by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Brad Anderson (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brad Walker (credited, signed)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited, signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Hush [Thomas Elliot]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brad Walker (credited, signed)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited, signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Hush [Thomas Elliot]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover with illustration from the cover.

Head Wounds (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Brad Walker (credited)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited)
Colors
Dave McCaig (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Signal [Duke Thomas]; Batwoman [Kate Kane]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain; Orphan]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Damian Wayne; Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Alfred Pennyworth (photos); Christopher Nakano; Koyuki Nakano; Dr. Leigh
Synopsis
Batman tracks down Damian who is not happy at being found, leading to a conflict between the two. Meanwhile, Hush has captured the other members of the Bat family, and is planning to harvest and sell their organs.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Casebook

Detective Comics #1033 by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Brad Anderson (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brad Walker (credited, signed)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited, signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Christopher Nakano; The Mirror
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brad Walker (credited, signed)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited, signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Christopher Nakano; The Mirror

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover with illustration from the cover.

Shut Out the Light (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Brad Walker (credited)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited)
Colors
Dave McCaig (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Damian Wayne; Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Signal [Duke Thomas]; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain; Orphan]; Batwoman [Kate Kane]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Martha Wayne (flashback); Thomas Wayne (flashback); Thomas Elliot's father (flashback); Thomas Elliot's mother (flashback); Christopher Nakano; Koyuki Nakano; Alfred Pennyworth (photo); Ace; Titus; Bat-Cow
Synopsis
Batman and Damian team up to battle Hush to save the lives of the Bat Family. After the battle, Batman tries to get Damian to come home, but Damian feels he must continue to be on his own. Mayoral candidate Nakano learns the results of the election.
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Variant Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Inks
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Colors
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to variant cover gallery with illustration from the variant cover of Detective Comics #1030.

Detective Comics #1028 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Inks
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Colors
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1029 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Inks
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Colors
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1030 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Inks
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Colors
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1031 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Inks
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Colors
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1032 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo (Table of Contents: 27)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Inks
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Colors
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1033 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Inks
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Colors
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Cover Sketches (Table of Contents: 29)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited); Bilquis Evely (credited); Brad Walker (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Cover sketches for Detective Comics #1029, 1030, 1032, and 1033.

A Crossroads in the Life of Batman (Table of Contents: 30)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bilquis Evely (credited)
Inks
Bilquis Evely (credited)
Colors
Mat Lopes (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from Detective Comics #1030.

Editing
Related Scans
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Detective Comics #1028 Cover by Kenneth Rocafort
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. New Blood
    Batman
  8. 7. Detective Comics #1029 Cover by Kenneth Rocafort
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Who Are You?
    Batman
  11. 10. Detective Comics #1030 by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes
    Batman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Give Blood
    Batman
  14. 13. Detective Comics #1031 by Jorge Jiménez and Alejandro Sánchez
    Batman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. Smash the Mirror
    Batman
  17. 16. Detective Comics #1032 by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Brad Anderson
    Batman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. Head Wounds
    Batman
  20. 19. Detective Comics #1033 by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Brad Anderson
    Batman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. Shut Out the Light
    Batman
  23. 22. Variant Cover Gallery
    Batman
  24. 23. Detective Comics #1028 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo
    Batman
  25. 24. Detective Comics #1029 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo
    Batman
  26. 25. Detective Comics #1030 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo
    Batman
  27. 26. Detective Comics #1031 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo
    Batman
  28. 27. Detective Comics #1032 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo
    Batman
  29. 28. Detective Comics #1033 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo
    Batman
  30. 29. Cover Sketches
  31. 30. A Crossroads in the Life of Batman
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