"Batman: The Black Mirror"
PublisherDC Comics
Publication dateJanuary – October 2011
Detective Comics #871–881
Main character(s)Dick Grayson
Creative team
Writer(s)Scott Snyder
Artist(s)Jock, Francesco Francavilla

"The Black Mirror" is a Batman story arc written by Scott Snyder, and illustrated by Jock and Francesco Francavilla. The story was published in ten issues of Detective Comics in 2011 by DC Comics.[1] It is known for being the final Batman storyline of the Post-Crisis DC Universe before the 2011 reboot initiative New 52.


The plot tells the continued adventures of Dick Grayson as Batman, as Bruce Wayne continues his work for Batman Incorporated. Dick must battle against several villains, one of whom is selling various super villain weapons and items in an underground black market. Also, James and Barbara Gordon must contend with the return of James Gordon Jr., whom they have ex-communicated due to his continued psychopathy.

Collected editions

Title Material collected Published date ISBN
Batman: The Black Mirror Detective Comics #871-881 November 2012 978-0606268417
Batman Noir: The Black Mirror Detective Comics #871-881 (pencils and inks only) March 2016 978-1401259686
Absolute Batman: The Black Mirror Detective Comics #871-881 May 2019 978-1401289553


  1. ^ "Batman: The Black Mirror Hardcover Review". IGN. November 23, 2011. Retrieved March 12, 2018.