Comic Books


Now at the mercy of the deadly Mirror House, Dick Grayson must fight for his life against one of Gotham City’s oldest and most powerful evils!. Be here for the shocking conclusion to “The Black Mirror,” the first arc by the highly anticipated new creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock!

Art and cover by JOCK

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 2.0%


Chuckenigma01/29/11NoRead Review
Loshem01/28/11YesRead Review
TheDude00701/28/11NoRead Review
Desaad01/27/11YesRead Review
TheNextChampion01/26/11NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.3
Users who pulled this comic:


  1. Last issue was one of the best issues I’ve read in a long time. What a treat!

  2. That’s an amazing cover by the way. How much would it cost to get Jock to do a commission?

  3. Can’t go wrong with these guys. Just can’t.

  4. Last issue was soooo great!  Can’t miss this.

  5. I hope Snyder sticks around for a long long time and gets artists of Jock’s caliber.  As much as I’ve loved Morrison’s run over the past 4 years or so, this is the type of Batman story I really want to read. 

  6. Yeah, this comic is great. Reminds me of when I first started reading Batman comics.

  7. Wow! That cover! I mean, wow!

  8. This has been out of control good.

  9. Sick cover. I don’t think this has been the best thing since sliced bread, pretty typical Batman stuff IMO, but it’s been good.

  10. First two issues have, I think been POTW, and 5/5, I’m hoping this can be the hat trick and end the arc on a high. Snyder is on his way to have a great career if he can get a good detective run, and keep going with American Vampire I think this is a new superstar.

    Jock is always awesome.

  11. Jock definitely gets that Dick’s body and posture are different that Bruce’s.  That’s practically a dance move on that cover.  Uh-oh!  I now have a strange desire to buy a “Dance-move Batman” action figure.

  12. This is better than Batman Inc. and it actually comes out ON TIME!!  I don’t see how we could go wrong here?

  13. OhHhHh that cover is GORGEOUS!

  14. One of the best books going right now.

  15. @glunders precisely…

  16. I am sure this was mentioned on the site somewhere else and I just missed it, but is this issue without the Francavilla back-up? I know that DC announced they would drop that and the Jimmy Olsen backup in Action Comics, but I will be very sad once Francavilla’s art is absent from this book.

  17. Ugh. This cover. So gorgeous. 

  18. I hope Jock’s art can be consistently good as it was last issue. But then again Snyder is knocking it out of the park with the writing so I can’t complain too much.

  19. has anyone else read the preview on cbr? THIS IS OFF THE FUCKIN’ CHAIN

  20. This is one book that doesn’t need a cover promotion. The ones they had going the last two issues were astoundingly eye-catching.

  21. @Andrew  There’s not going to be a back up in this issue, but Francavilla is doing art for the next 2 issues. The first will have the original back-up to this issue and some Batman stuff by Francavilla, which I’m super excited for, and the second will be the issue that was originally solicited… I for one couldn’t be more pumped to see what he can do, even though that means we have a 2 month wait for more Jock.

  22. @JamesTheFourth  Awesome!

  23. Currently my favorite book.

  24. @JamesTheFourth  Francavilla is also drawing the new Black Panther which is very enjoyable to read and look at.

  25. Not the ending I was expecting, but the one the story needed.

    A great first arc. More please. Now.

  26. Felt a bit empty without the backup

  27. This is the end of the arc?  That was quick…

  28. I like these three issues arcs, much better than the six issue arcs that drag on for half a year.

  29. There was some highs and lows with this issue.

    Highs: Snyder wrote some pretty sick stuff in here, especially the Barbara dream. Jock had some pretty good panels in here. Especially loved the Frank Miller ‘homage’ with the bat armor.

    Lows: Some of Jock’s art still looked pretty ‘eh’. The brawl at the end disappointed me. Was hoping more then just The Dealer go all Man-Bat and fight Dick. Fits the character with his love for Gotham, but still wanted a bit more.

    Still a good first arc for both men, can’t wait to see more to come.


  30. @nextchamp I think the point was to see Dick fight an enemy that was unique yet an amalgam in a way to everything Bruce had to deal with, but also served to show him the city and it’s people in a new light. If you’re ready for more, the end of the issue literally showed the remnaints of Bruce’s villains falling out of the sky and washing out to sea and Dick staring in the mirror and realizing that he, the city, and the people have changed. I think going forward we’ll be getting a definitive Dick as Batman book. I look forward to it

  31. @magnum240: Oh I totally get that, and I loved the last page. Definitely envoked that Dick might go very quickly into Bruce’s mindset when it comes to being Batman.

    I just wish the end fight with The Dealer could’ve been handled better. 

  32. I really like how all the bat books (or at least the ones I read) have these quick 3 issue arcs. Really keeps the series moving along and calls for more efficient story telling. That said, I have never felt like pieces were missing or that character development has suffered as a result (except for maybe the last 3 B & R issues)

  33. The first 2 issues in this arc were really good (especially the 2nd issue); however, I felt like this issue was a bit rushed and pushed through problems too easily. At the end of the second issue I was thinking “how’s Master Richard (i think how Alfred speaks) going to get out of this?” It seemed like a tough situation. Appearently the answer was to just not be affected by the toxins and run. It seemed like the toxins were just passed-off as lsd in the air, like it ain’t no thang.

    All in all, it was a nice first tale. Scott Snyder will still remain my boy’.

  34. This didn’t live up to the great cliffhanger from last issue.  It wrapped up way too quickly for me and didn’t give me the nervous/creepy tension that last issue delivered.

    I gave it a 4 but its more of a 3.5 for me.  The Barbara hallucination was great

  35. Out of all of the character logo covers DC has been doing, this one is the best.

  36. I still don’t see why people go nuts about Jock.


    A bit weird when the dealer became a huge whatever. Cop out?

    Great capper, though.

  37. A bit disappointing. The art is amazing, but the story definitely need some more oomph.

  38. Art was solid, but the resolution of the story was waaay too convenient and rushed. Feel slightly jipped. Why a 3 issue arc? I would like a bit of a bigger mystery in Detective comics. Prob a 3.5 for me. 

  39. Check out the review of this issue on Critic Hammer 

Leave a Comment