Detective Comics #24

Detective Comics #24

Writer: John Layman Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Batmans final confrontation with The Wrath is here! Can Batman stop his evil counterpart from claiming any more victims as an epic battle bursts onto the city streets?

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Oct 3, 2013

    I'm going to miss Mr. Layman on Detective Comics. He's done good! I'll be sure to follow him to Catwoman and keep reading Chew from Image. I'm hoping Detective will continue to shine with new scripters. Batman and his clan are flying high these days, and I hope that will stay true for a long time to come! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Oct 2, 2013

    Layman, Fabok and company once again deliver another fun, sort of off the wall at times, issue, which is nothing to complain about. While the arc itself was a little too point A to B straight forward, it still provided lots of fun, while reinventing an obscure rogue, giving the character a good presence amongst Batman's rogues. While I'm going to miss the stories and value added by the stellar back-ups, Detective still remains one of the best Batman books every month, one year after this team's first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 2, 2013

    While it would have been nice to have a bigger final confrontation between these two and some of the dialogue comes off as forced, this was still a thoroughly satisfying conclusion to Wrath's New 52 debut. There's a nice amount of emotion to help break up the chaotic events and the visuals absolutely deliver and then some. This story has definitely put DETECTIVE COMICS back on my radar and I'm looking forward to what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 2, 2013

    Even though this story arc crossed over a bit into Detective Annual.  Yeah I count it.  This story seems like it should of been at least two more issues worth.  But for what it was, I enjoyed it and continually love John Layman's work on this title.  Seriously when I first heard that Wrath was going to be the new villain of Detective, I did what any self respecting fan boy does.  I bitched left and right.  I hated this character back in the day, but after reading this re-imagining I like the character and wished he had had a Villain's Month title.  All in all get the issue complete the story, it looks great and you won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Oct 2, 2013

    Artist Jason Fabok excels when it comes to explosive action sequences, but he does have a tendency to overcomplicate quieter moments with off-kilter angles and claustrophobic framing. Blond's colors have a somber sophistication that matches the maturity of Fabok's visuals nicely. Overall, it's a good looking book that deserves to be commended for its ambition, even if the execution is ever so slightly off on occasion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 5, 2013

    Talk about big action! Detective Comics #24 ends the Wrath arc with dogfights, mech-suits, and even spares a little time to give Gordon a scene or two. However, there's a bit of cheese, weak dialogue, over-narration, and an unnecessary transition that all drag the story down a tad, but not so much that you won't still have fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 7, 2013

    "Detective Comics" #24 might not surprise in terms of plotting, but it doesn't need to. Layman and Fabok have promised a satisfying conclusion to the story of the Wrath, and that's exactly what's presented. If they are indeed departing "Detective Comics" soon (as the rumor mill claims), hopefully we'll see them work together on another book quickly. If not, I'd certainly welcome their presence for as long as they choose to stick around. It's been a fun year with the pair of them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Oct 5, 2013

    Tec #24 provides a solid climax for the Wrath arc and gives us a two-fisted spectacle. Unfortunately, it lacks the sophistication of Layman's previous work on the title. It's fun and pleasing to the eye, but comparatively uninspired. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 5, 2013

    Detective Comics is a very consistent read under Layman and Fabok. The book provides a good ending to a good arc. The book allows room for future stories while bringing this one to a satisfactory conclusion. This is simply another good Batman story that will entertain and engage a reader and there is something to be said for that level of consistency in this market place. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 10, 2013

    The entire arc has felt largely uninspired, so I guess it's no big surprise that the conclusion is a letdown as well. One interesting note: the main story ends on Officer Wallace's “oh, shucky-darns Batman, you're awesome” apology that I certainly don't mind except that such unbridled naivete feels completely out of place in the gritty 90s realism of the New 52. Pass. Read Full Review

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