Unofficial Detective Comics Index

Detective Comics 1034 (Cover A)


Cover Date: May 2021
Cover Price: $4.99
Publication Date: 2021-03-23


Cover Credits:
Art: Dan Mora (signed)

Variant Cover:
Cover B
Art: Lee Bermejo

Story: "The Neighborhood, Part One" (20 Pages)


StoryMariko Tamaki
ArtDan Mora
LetteringAditya Bidikar
ColorsJordie Bellaire
Associate editingDave Wielgosz
EditingPaul Kaminski
Group editingBen Abernathy

Feature Character(s):

Batman (last in ???)

Guest Star(s):

Huntress (last in ???)

Supporting Character(s):

Deb Donovan (last in Infinite Frontier #0/3)


Christopher Nakano
Neil Betterman (first appearance; an employee of Mayor Nakano)
Hue Vile (first appearance; an assistant to Mayor Nakano; last in flashback in issue #1039/2)
Party Crashers (first appearance; next in issue #1040)

Other Character(s):

Carl (first appearance)
Lydia Warren (first appearance; daughter of Bryan Warren III; next in issue #1035)
Sara Worth (first appearance; daughter of Sam Worth, the man who built most of Lower Gotham; last in flashback in issue #1037/2)
Sam Tern (first appearance; Sara's boyfriend)

Cameo Appearance(s):

Alfred Pennyworth (on a phone lock screen)


United States of America
Gotham City
City Hall District
Belvedere Hotel
Gotham City Hall
Fort Graye


DC Future State may be over-but the present looks tense! With the loss of his fortune and manor, the election of Mayor Nakano, and the growing anti-vigilante sentiment in Gotham, Bruce Wayne must rethink how to be Batman...or risk being left behind by his own city. To make matters worse, a catastrophic crime wave has taken hold of the city, culminating in a murder mystery that hits close to home-the suspects mount, the clues multiply, and the trail of bodies hasn’t ended yet! Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and superstar artist Dan Mora begin an exciting, surprising, and death-defying new chapter of Detective Comics.
Plus, in the second and concluding chapter of “Demon or Detective,” Damian Wayne meets a startling new faction from his family’s checkered past...but what is the League of Lazarus?


Second Story: "Demon or Detective?, Part Two" (8 Pages)


StoryJoshua Williamson
ArtGleb Melnikov
LetteringTroy Peteri
ColorsGleb Melnikov
Associate editingDave Wielgosz
EditingPaul Kaminski

Feature Character(s):

Damian Wayne (last in Batman Vol. 3 #106; next in Robin Vol. 3 #1)

Supporting Character(s):

Talia al Ghul (last in Batman Vol. 3 #106)


League of Lazarus (last in Batman Vol. 3 #106; next in Robin Vol. 3 #1)
League of Shadows (last in issue #956; next in Robin Vol. 3 #1)

Guest Appearance(s):

Connor Hawke (last in flashback in Robin 2021 Annual #1; next in Robin Vol. 3 #1)

Cameo Appearance(s):

Batman of Japan (on a monitor screen)
Lady Vic (on a monitor screen)
Matches Malone (on a monitor screen)
Flatline (on a monitor screen)
Raptor (on a monitor screen)
Ravager (on a monitor screen)
Shy Crazy Lolita Canary (on a monitor screen)




Story continued from Batman Vol. 1 #106/2 and continues in Robin Vol. 3 #1.