Detective Comics #943

Detective Comics #943

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 31
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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"THE VICTIM SYNDICATE" part one! Batman can't save everyone-innocent people sometimes fall in the war against evil that he's declared in Gotham. But what happens when those victims start to fight back...and they don't only blame the criminals who shattered their lives? Batman's never faced an enemy like this, and his team may find themselves questioning everything they know about what heroes do!

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 31, 2016

    The harmony of the three-man art team is quite fitting within this issue of Detective Comics, where Tynion manages to balance a massive ensemble cast, yet still give every character their own distinct moments to shine. It's the character development that continues to be the highlight of this series, where Tynion allows Batman to play second chair to the greater Bat-family at large. Still, the intrigue surrounding the Victim Syndicate is given a hefty shot of adrenaline in final page, which should result in some hard-hitting action in the next issue. Read Full Review

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

    This marks the 7th consecutive time that Batman-News has given James Tynion IV's run on Detective Comics a score of 9 or higher. That's got to be some kind of record. And with scores like that it should come as no surprise that I'm in serious awe of Tynion's writing abilities. But it's not just that. He has an understanding and respect for the material that I haven't witnessed in years. Couple that with the fact that Alvaro Martinez is a hair away from being perfect when it comes to his artistic expression, and you just can't go wrong with this book. If things keep going this way, I'm going to have to add them to my list of favorite creative teams. Bring on issue #944! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin Gunn Oct 28, 2016

    Overall, Tynion and company have piqued my interest for this arc. And they needed to regain my interest after the last crossover event which I will not mention again. This is a great start! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 26, 2016

    Complex themes and visual storytelling techniques propel this story of a fractured family forward to face their next challenge. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 26, 2016

    Tynion and Martinez kick this new arc off in engaging fashion. This is the slow wind-up installment, but it didn't lack for well-developed character moments while setting up the next storyline. As usual, Detective Comics continues to be a book that has to be on every Batman fans' must-read list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 27, 2016

    Detective Comics #943 is a great issue that kicks off what looks to be an entertaining arc. Tynion, Martinez, Fernandez and Anderson are a stellar team and they are crafting one of the best team books available in comics today. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 26, 2016

    James Tynion IV is off to a good start as we look a little at the past while being forced into the future,  While I have no idea how good the Victim Syndicate will be as a villain group, I loved the cameos in this issue and the character interactions were great.  Add some good art and we have a series that is coming back from a bye and kicking ass and taking names! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 1, 2016

    Detective Comics #943 loudly makes its case for why it this series should be considered one of the best Batman books DC is publishing. James Tynion and Alvaro Martinez team-up to deliver a great follow up on both the continuing fallout of Tim Drake's death and aftermath of the "Night of the Monster Men" crossover. In using both these recent storylines Tynion and Martinez were able to seamlessly launch Detective Comics in a unique direction that gives multiple characters to shine moving forward. And with the Victim Syndicate already making their presence know there are a lot of reasons for Batman fans to be picking up Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Oct 26, 2016

    So, as I've said over and over the last few issues " this book is great. It's X-Men"the Batman version, and it's fun as hell to read. Having never really been a Batwoman fan before, mostly due to lack of appearances, her front and center role in this is refreshing. And makes me want her to start appearing in other Bat-books. Her attitude, and humanity " something that Batman has or is lacking depending on the book, is a welcome addition. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Nov 2, 2016

    It's my hope that the dynamic pencil and ink duo of Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez continue to work on a Batman series for years to come. Characters are excellently depicted, action is crisp and realistic, and there is an elegant quality in how the panels are laid out. This issue holds the promise of a great story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 27, 2016

    Though this is their first appearance, The Victim Syndicate are impressively unsettling in a way that's reminiscent of more well-known foes like Joker and Scarecrow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 29, 2016

    This issue doesn't exactly knock anyone's socks off, and the villains aren't too interesting yet, but Tynion and his team score big with the ongoing character work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Oct 26, 2016

    So far this has been the most consistentlygreat of the Batman books since Rebirth launched, and with the start of a new arc and an introduction of new villains, things don't seem to be changinganytime soon. If you can pick up only one Bat-book, Detective Comics should be it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 28, 2016

    “Detective Comics” #943 is another solid issue for what's easily the best Batman book going. The artwork is strong and Tynion shows an understanding of this world and it's inhabitants. I hope the book can keep up this momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Arron Ferguson Oct 28, 2016

    Detective Comics launched as one of the better books post-Rebirthand now takes a brave first step in what looks to be a great second story. Restassured, it's growing into the Batman & Friends book the creative team promised,with each player as worthy as Bats himself of being the lead. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Nov 2, 2016

    Wordy but consistently interesting, every character seems to have a voice which is an impressive feat for such a massive cast. The new villains look great and have a rather good motivation, in fact there seems to be a slight X-Men vibe to the whole comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Oct 28, 2016

    I enjoyed this issue. Seeing the new Bat-Family develop further and support each other is interesting. Watching the aftermath of everything take its toll on Batman is interesting as well when being contrasted and commented on by Kate Kane, a woman who has also suffered great loss in her life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Oct 26, 2016

    Detective Comics #943 is an enjoyable read that kicks off a spooky arc and introduces creepy new antagonists for our team of heroes while deepening the characters of each of the protagonists. While its energy stumbles a bit during a long party scene, robbing the issue of some momentum while it introduces a character, that's not a fatal flaw. It also continues to refine the group of characters at the book's heart into more multi-dimensional people that are starting to feel like a compelling team we could enjoy following and rooting for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Oct 26, 2016

    Between Night of the Monster Men and the death of Tim Drake, Detective Comics has been spinning its wheels for the past few issues. Hopefully once this arc kicks into its second act the book goes back to being as engaging as the Rise of the Batmen was. Read Full Review

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