Detective Comics #937

Detective Comics #937

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 46
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8.2User Rating

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"RISE OF THE BATMEN" Chapter Four: Batman's found his way into the heart of the Colony, the mysterious new organization cutting its way through Gotham City! Unfortunately, now that he's in he may find there's no way out!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 27, 2016

    Detective Comics #937 continues what has been an absolutely amazing arc. Tynion, Martinez and the rest of the crew deliver a great tale and I can't wait to see where this is going next. This is one of my favourite comics of the past several years. Do not miss it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Jon Arvedon Jul 29, 2016

    James Tynion IV has taken Detective Comics and transformed it from a secondary Bat-book to an absolute can't-miss title. This has been a consistently great read and with all the momentum it's gathered so far, I don't see things slowing down anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jul 27, 2016

    Divinity II ultimately succeeds in bringing a satisfying end to story but also leaving plenty of room open for future stories. Valiant has already announced Divinity III for December, 2016. These characters are now fully established members of the Valiant universe and they will have much to say going forward. That is good news for us all. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 27, 2016

    Tynion doesnt appear to be dragging the story out as the pacing has really played out like a movie. Next issue promises to pack some major action as The Bat Squad battles The Colony. The fun keeps coming with Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 28, 2016

    While this series has previously been defined by Tynion's masterful characterization of the members of the Bat-family, this issue focuses on the Dark Knight himself, establishing Batman as a scary and ruthlessly resourceful combatant, while also leveling up General Jake Kane as a formidable adversary with a clear sense of purpose. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 28, 2016

    By passing its second month with flying colors, Detective Comics is working its way up the Rebirth power rankings. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 29, 2016

    Detective Comics #937 is yet another stellar addition to “Rise of the Batmen,” with the creative team continuing to make this one of the best titles to come out of Rebirth. Add to this the tension and character development that is present throughout this issue, and I honestly see no reason why you shouldn't pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 27, 2016

    This is a solid arc so far that really shakes things up in the Bat-world. From the writing to the art, it's all top notch and impressive and I can't wait to see where it all goes from here. The action is just getting started and it looks to be exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 27, 2016

    While I am at the point that I need some action soon, James Tynion continues setting everything up from who the Colony is, how they came about and why they are upping the ante at the moment.  The story and art were really good and again, I can't wait until the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Jul 27, 2016

    This issue continues this interesting story sown back in the soil of Detective Comics #934, the tension is building in this arc and will surely deliver a huge climax. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Jul 27, 2016

    This series has been absolutely exceptional so far and this issue has not let it down, with amazing revelations abound which I didn't really touch on because spoilers but trust me, they're good). I would heartily recommend this book as it has convinced me to finally put a Batman title on my pull list Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jul 27, 2016

    Detective Comics #937 is a riveting read despite some of my aforementioned gripes. The cliffhanger is a bit straightforward and expected, but should make for an exciting next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jul 27, 2016

    Detective Comics #937 may not quite match the thrilling pace of the previous issue, but Tynion's use of humor in the script keeps this chapter lively, and the vivid artwork by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez and Brad Anderson makes every page a joy to look at. Detective Comics has been a fantastic series since the DC "Rebirth" initiative took hold and it shows no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jul 27, 2016

    The story brings things to a boil, with the team joining Batman for a full on confrontation with Jacob Kane and the Colony. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 8, 2016

    The other interesting take here is DC deciding to split the idea of the League of Assassins and the League of Shadows into separate malevolent organizations. I'll be curious to see where this leads. While giving us far more of Batman than we've gotten in the past couple of issues, the team continues to shine. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 27, 2016

    Detective Comics #937 is a decent issue that unfortunately feels a tad lacking. The issue doesn't make much advancement with the characters or story beyond introducing two new aspects for later. While the writing and artwork were solid, it didn't feel like I got a whole lot out of the experience. I'm predicting this will read a lot better in the trades, but until then, you won't miss much if you just wait until you can both this and the next issue together. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Charlton Jul 27, 2016

    Finally, I am still in love with the art in this book. Martinez and Fernndez are a match made in heaven to me. The shading and textures are superb and help add depth to the story as it unfolds, even little details are not overlooked like the grizzly stubble on Batman's face after his time in captivity. Patrizio's colours help finish things off nicely too, at times they are quite bright and in your face, but only to serve as a contrast to the moodier, darkened backdrops. Finish this all off with the improved storytelling from Tynion and we've got ourselves a pretty decent book here folks. Fans of the series are certain to continue with it but I don't think it's necessarily strong enough on it's own to warrant your precious gold coins. Damn it though if I'm not intrigued about where this book might be heading, particularly with the League of Shadows lurking. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Aug 2, 2016

    Detective Comics continues to be my biggest surprise of DC Rebirth, and the creative team manages to keep things entertaining while encouraging some real character growth amongst this band of misfits. While it isn't essential to your pull list every month, if you have the income to spare, it is a consistently great read every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Big Guy 4U Jul 27, 2016

    Still going strong, Tynion continues to build one of the better Batman stories in the last few years. It's no Court Of Owls or Batman and Son, but it's still a great opening arc. Despite a lack of any signifcant progress on the story, Tynion uses this issue to put a spotlight on the Bat-family. While the villains come off as a ripoff of Batman Inc, the idea of military intervention in Gotham still has potential to lead to some great stories. The art by Martinez is fantastic, and Raul Fernandez does a stellar job with the colours. This art team has been excellent so far, and this is one of Rebirths best-looking books.

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  • 6.5
    ComickerPerson Jul 27, 2016

    Blandly written issue with very little momentum thanks to non-stop exposition

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  • 9.0
    TheMatteo0 Jul 28, 2016

    A continuation of this great first arc, this comic keeps up the high quality and flows nicely; keeping me desperately looking forward to the next issue. This comic was primarily exposition for the following issue and explaining the details so far, but in overall trade format this will be both a necessary and an enjoyable part. The artwork is continually strong with this, and the better of the two Batman books in that respect. Thus, although this isn't going to be the most exciting moment of this arc, it is still definitely an issue which I'd recommend picking up. Based on the results so far, James Tynion IV definitely knows what he is doing.

  • 9.0
    the green death Jul 28, 2016

    Love this storyline, the evil Batnerd kid was great and the Colonel's plot is sketched out in greater detail. Simply great serialized entertainment,

  • 8.5
    The Villain Jul 27, 2016

    Coming off a really solid issue that had almost no Batman at all Issue 937 brings Batman back to center stage and the he begins to learn more about the plot of the colony. This arc has been consistently solid and its been really fun to read.

  • 8.5
    kfc902 Jul 28, 2016

    Good story more plot points unfolded, great issue.

  • 8.5
    Kitaru Jul 30, 2016

    A continuation of a great run, with Tynion proving that Batman stories can involve more than just Batman.

  • 8.5
    Comic Booger Aug 6, 2016

    My full review is on the website: "Very progressive story unraveling things at a suiting pace. Not too quick, not too slow. Art, writing, and coloring all prevail here. There is a conveniently placed concept that was never introduced in the Batman lore until now, but that is easily ignorable with all the pros mentioned." -Olaf Lesniak of Comic Booger https://comicbooger.com/2016/08/06/detetcive-comics-937-review/

  • 8.0
    myconius Jul 27, 2016

    out of the 2 Rebirth Batman comics out now, i still feel this is the better written of the two. definitely picking up the slack from last issue. will read better as a trade. the art is really really great!

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  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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