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Detective Comics

The “D.C.” of “DC Comics,” Greg was the regular writer on Detective following the completion of the No Man’s Land storyline, beginning with issue #742 and ending with #775.

For Greg’s run on Detective that started in 2009, see the Detective (second run) page.

For more of Greg’s work on the Batman character, see the Batman page.

Detective Comics #783

Art by Tim Sale

Art by Tim Sale

August 2003

“More Perfect Than Perfect” by Paul Bolles, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Shawn Martinbrough & Jason Wright.

“Death and the Maidens: Prologue” by Greg Rucka, art by Klaus Janson.

Detective Comics #775

Art by Bill Sienkiewicz

Art by Bill Sienkiewicz

December 2002

“Batman: Atonement (Part 3)” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Rick Burchett, inked by Jim Royal & Jason Wright. Sasha and Bruce split up.

“The Hunt (Part 3, Tales of Gotham)” by John Francis Moore, pencilled by Rick Hoberg, inked by Stefano Gaudiano & Carla Yanchishyn.

Detective Comics #774

Art by Bill Sienkiewicz

Art by Bill Sienkiewicz

November 2002

“Batman: Atonement (Part 2)” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Steve Lieber, inked by Mark McKenna & Jason Wright. Sasha is recruited by Checkmate.

“The Hunt (Part 2, Tales of Gotham)” by John Francis Moore, pencilled by Rick Hoberg, inked by Stefano Gaudiano & Carla Yanchishyn.

Detective Comics #773

Art by Bill Sienkiewicz

Art by Bill Sienkiewicz

October 2002

“Batman: Atonement (Part 1)” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Steve Lieber, inked by Mark McKenna & Jason Wright. Sasha appears to die in jail.

“The Hunt (Part 1, Tales of Gotham)” by John Francis Moore, pencilled by Rick Hoberg, inked by Stefano Gaudiano & Carla Yanchishyn. Introduction of a new ‘superhero’ in Gotham.

Detective Comics #772

Art by Weber

Art by Weber

September 2002

“Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (Part 16), Principle” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Sergio Cariello, inked by John Nyberg.

“Lost Voices: Part Ten” by Judd Winick, art by Cliff Chiang.

Detective Comics #771

Art by Andrew Robinson

Art by Andrew Robinson

August 2002

“Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (Part 12), Access” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Steve Lieber, inked by Mark McKenna & Robin Riggs.

“Lost Voices: Part Nine” by Judd Winick, art by Cliff Chiang.

Detective Comics #770

Art by Andrew Robinson

Art by Andrew Robinson

July 2002

“Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (Part 8), Purity Part 3 of 3″ by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Steve Lieber, inked by Mark McKenna.

“Lost Voices: Part Eight” by Judd Winick, art by Cliff Chiang.

Detective Comics #769

Art by Andrew Robinson

Art by Andrew Robinson

June 2002

“Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (Part 4), Purity, Part 2 of 3″ by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Steve Lieber, inked by Mark McKenna.

“Lost Voices: Part Seven” by Judd Winick, art by Cliff Chiang.

Detective Comics #768

Art by John McCrea

Art by John McCrea

May 2002

“Batman: Purity (Part 1)” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Steve Lieber, inked by Mick Gray.

“Josie Mac: Lost Voices (Part 6)” by Judd Winick, art by Cliff Chiang.

Detective Comics #767

Art by John McCrea

Art by John McCrea

April 2002

“Bruce Wayne: Murderer? (Part 8), Timeless” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Steve Lieber, inked by Mick Gray.

“Lost Voices: Part Five” by Judd Winick, art by Cliff Chiang.

Detective Comics #766

Art by John McCrea

Art by John McCrea

March 2002

“Bruce Wayne: Murderer? (Part 1), Procedure” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Scott McDaniel, inked by Jesse Delperdang.

“Lost Voices: Part Four” by Judd Winick, art by Cliff Chiang.

Detective Comics #765

Art by John McCrea

Art by John McCrea

February 2002

“Batman: Vacancies” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Rick Burchett, inked by Jesse Delperdang.

James Gordon’s house is robbed.

“Josie Mac: Lost Voices (Part 3)” by Judd Winick, art by Cliff Chiang. Batman suggests Josie back off of her case for a while.

Detective Comics #764

Art by John McCrea

Art by John McCrea

January 2002

“Batman: Hearts” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Jesse Delperdang.

Bruce Wayne dumps Vesper. Maggie Sawyer takes over Bullock’s role as head of the Special Crimes Unit.

“Josie Mac: Lost Voices (Part 2)” by Judd Winick, art by Cliff Chiang.

Detective Comics #763

Art by Tim Sale

Art by Tim Sale

December 2001

“Batman: La Cucilla [Joker's Last Laugh]” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Jesse Delperdang.

“Josie Mac: Lost Voices (Part 1)” by Judd Winick, art by Cliff Chiang.

Detective Comics #762

Art by John McCrea

Art by John McCrea

November 2001

“Batman: Passings” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Rick Burchett & Dan Davis, inked by Rodney Ramos.

Sasha joins Batman on the streets. Bullock quits the police force.

“Trail of the Catwoman (Part 4)” by Ed Brubaker, art by Darwyn Cooke. Selina Kyle visits Slam.

Detective Comics #761

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

October 2001

“Batman: In Thirty Days” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Jesse Delperdang.

Bruce begins training Sasha Bordeaux to fight crime.

“Trail of the Catwoman (Part 3)” by Ed Brubaker, art by Darwyn Cooke. Batman suggests that Slam back off of the case.

Detective Comics #760

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

September 2001

“Batman: Unknowing (Part 3)” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Jesse Delperdang.

Trail of the Catwoman (Part 2)” by Ed Brubaker, art by Darwyn Cooke. The mob wants Slam to verify the death of Selina Kyle.

Detective Comics #759

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

August 2001

“Batman: Unknowing (Part 2)” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Steve Mitchell.

“Trail of the Catwoman (Part 1)” by Ed Brubaker, pencilled by Darwyn Cooke, inked by Cameron Stewart. Slam Bradley is hired by the Mayor to verify the death of Catwoman, or find her if she is alive.

Detective Comics #758

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

July 2001

“Batman: Unknowing (Part 1)” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Steve Mitchell.

“Oracle: History Lesson” by Ed Brubaker, pencilled by Steve Lieber, inked by Steve Lieber & Gloria Vasquez.

Detective Comics #757

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

June 2001

“Batman: Air Time” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Rick Burchett, inked by Rodney Ramos.

“The Jacobian, Chapter 12, The Snake & The Detective” (conclusion) by Jordan Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Dan Panosian & Noelle Giddings.

Detective Comics #756

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

May 2001

“Lord of the Ring” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Coy Turnbull, inked by Dan Davis.

Continues from Superman #168. It’s a race around the White House as Lois and Bats are after Luthor’s Kryptonite Ring, and Superman is trying to stop them; Or is he?

Plus “The Jacobian Chapter 11: The Garden of Knowledge” by Jordan Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Dan Panosian.

Detective Comics #755

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

April 2001

“Batman: Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry?” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Steve Mitchell.

Two-Face crashes Gordon’s retirement party.

“The Jacobian: Chapter 10, Castle in the Sky” by Jordan Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Dan Panosian & Noelle Giddings.

Detective Comics #753

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

February 2001

“Batman: The Adventures of Copernicus Dent with His Best Girl and Plucky Assistant R’nee in The Janus Double Down” by Greg Rucka & Steve Mannion, pencilled by Brad Rader & Hilary Barta, inked by John Lowe.

In this issue, Batman dies!

“The Jacobean: Chapter Eight, Dead in the Water” by Jordan B. Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Dan Panosian.

Detective Comics #752

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

January 2001

“Batman: A Walk in the Park (Part 2)” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Steve Mitchell.

“The Jacobian: Chapter 7, Mindwhipped” by Jordan Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Dan Panosian & Noelle Giddings.

Detective Comics #751

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

December 2000

“Batman: A Walk in the Park (Part 1)” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Steve Mitchell.

“The Jacobian: Chapter 6, The Magic Child” by Jordan Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Dan Panosian.

Detective Comics #750

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

November 2000

“Batman: Dependence” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Steve Mitchell.

“The Jacobean: Chapter Five, The Moment’s Gone” by Jordan B. Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Dan Panosian.

Detective Comics #749

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

October 2000

“Batman: Urban Renewal, Part Two of Two” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Phil Hester, inked by Steve Mitchell.

“The Jacobean: Chapter Four, Winds of Fortune” by Jordan B. Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Dan Panosian.

Detective Comics #748

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

September 2000

“Batman: Urban Renewal, Part One of Two” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Phil Hester, inked by Steve Mitchell.

“The Jacobean: Chapter Three, Desert Ninja” by Jordan B. Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Walden Wong.

Detective Comics #747

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

August 2000

“Batman: Happy Birthday Two You…” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by William Rosado, inked by Steve Mitchell.

“The Jacobean: Chapter Two, The Silken Sniper” by Jordan B. Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Aaron Sowd.

Detective Comics #746

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

July 2000

“Batman: Evolution (Part 4), “Aftertaste” by Greg Rucka & Shawn Martinbrough, pencilled by John Watkiss, inked by Steve Mitchell.

“Chapter One: Bassinet of Death” by Jordan B. Gorfinkel, pencilled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Aaron Sowd.

Detective Comics #745

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

June 2000

“Batman: Evolution, Part Three, Law of the Land” by Greg Rucka & Shawn Martinbrough, pencilled by John Watkiss, inked by Steve Mitchell.

Detective Comics #744

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

May 2000

“Batman: Evolution, Part Two, Unity of Purpose” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Steve Mitchell.

Detective Comics #743

Art by Dave Johnson

Art by Dave Johnson

April 2000

“Batman: Evolution, Part One, Whispers in the Dark” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Steve Mitchell.

Detective Comics #742

Art by Brian Stelfreeze

Art by Brian Stelfreeze

March 2000

“Batman: The Honored Dead” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Shawn Martinbrough, inked by Steve Mitchell. James Gordon mourns the death of his wife, Sarah.

Detective Comics #741

Art by Alex Maleev

Art by Alex Maleev

February 2000

“Endgame: 3, Sleep in Heavenly Peace” by Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson & Damion Scott, pencilled by Dale Eaglesham & Sean Parsons, inked by Sal Buscema & Rob Hunter. Plus an 8-page excerpt from the Batman: No Man’s Land novel.

Detective Comics #740

Art by John Cassaday (after Kelley Jones)

Art by John Cassaday (after Kelley Jones)

January 2000

“Shellgame: 2″ by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Sergio Cariello, inked by Mark Pennington.

Detective Comics #739

Art by John Cassaday

Art by John Cassaday

December 1999

“Jurisprudence: Part II” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Damion Scott, inked by John Floyd. Continues from Batman #572, part of “No Man’s Land”.

Detective Comics #735

Art by Glen Orbik and Laurel Blechman

Art by Glen Orbik and Laurel Blechman

August 1999

“Fruit of the Earth: Part 3″ by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Dan Jurgens, inked by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Continues from Batman #568 & in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #121; Catwoman storyline continued in Catwoman #72; part of “No Man’s Land”.

Detective Comics #732

Art by Frank Teran

Art by Frank Teran

May 1999

“Mosaic: Part Two” by Greg Rucka, pencilled by Frank Teran, inked by Frank Teran.

Continues from Batman #565, part of “No Man’s Land”.