Detective Comics #36

Detective Comics #36

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: John Paul Leon Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

In Terminal part 2, Batmans efforts to stop a contagion at the Gotham Airport come crashing down!This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

  • 8.9
    The Latest Pull - Jerry Loza Nov 10, 2014

    Will the caped crusader be able to save Gotham? Can old-fashioned detective work trump modern day bio-chemical weapons? But most importantly, how many people will Grayson have to seduce to help Batman crack this modern day mystery? Well folks, all of these questions and more will be answered in the pages of Detective Comics #36, on racks now. Pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Tres Dean Nov 6, 2014

    The book practically radiates urgency and tension and readers are sure to love it. It's just a good, simple story told by great storytellers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Nov 6, 2014

    This was a worthy conclusion to the story, and while I feel it could have used an extra page or two to help iron out some minor details, there is very little to complain about here. The thing that draws you to buy this in the first place might initially be Batman, but I think that you'll find this to be a lot more engrossing and layered than your average comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 7, 2014

    "Detective Comics" #36 is a great looking comic, and one with a fairly strong script to boot. Were we to hear that Percy and Leon have more stories ahead, well, I'd be pleased. They clearly work well together, based on this two-parter. If all fill-ins were this strong, I think they'd be anticipated rather than feared. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Nov 5, 2014

    Like all good stories, this one leaves us with something else to ponder as we examine our own lives. All too often, we think of our existence like an airplane flight. Theres home and theres the destination, everything in the middle is just noise. Benjamin Percy challenges us through Terminal to not just rush perilously into the future towards our inevitable death, but to slow down and recognize the present. That old cautionary tale that it may not be about the destination after all, but the journey. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Nov 7, 2014

    This two issue break in Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul's run hasn't been wasted. Detective Comics #36 ends Terminal with a satisfying if somewhat light on the action conclusion. By all rights this is story that could have been thrown away and sold on the book's title alone. It's good to say firmly that Ben Percy has turned out a two issue story worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Nov 6, 2014

    I cant help but feeling there was a lot of missed potential with this story. There are some interesting ideas here, such as trapping Batman in an area, theoretically forcing him to do some real detective work to solve the problem and the idea that Magnuson is a walking vaccine (an idea that is mentioned and then explored far enough to have Batman draw his blood). I had some high hopes after last issue, I just wish I could say that this story turned out better than it actually did. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Adam Whitmer Nov 7, 2014

    Probably the most head scratching inclusion in the story is a subplot about Bruce Wayne facing the enemy of aging. From the use of hair dye to the frequent discussion of his age keeping his body from being at top form, it gets in the way of the story because again two issues wasn't enough for what they wanted to do. A term often used in the military is "Good Initiative, Bad Judgement" and that fits this attempt perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 11, 2014

    I still can't tell you how Batman defeated the villain in this because the art was so muddied that I just sat there thinking "Dafuq?"  The story wasn't any better, Batman was useless and the real hero of this issue was Dick Grayson, half a world away and he didn't even do anything in the end except keep me from complete boredom.  Just an awful inclusion to the Detective Comics series that doesn't do anything but make you scratch your head at how this ever became a Batman story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhiteLantern Nov 5, 2014

    A terrorist attack on an airport using a virus. This is one of the most realistic Batman stories I've read, and the horror aspects of it are fantastic. There are some confusing aspects of this book, though. I'm not sure where this lands in continuity, if it does at all - Bruce and Dick Grayson both look older, and Dick's a lot more jaded than you might think he would be. The conclusion is a bit rushed, and a little too convenient for my taste. If there were a few pages, this could have been explained better. But, even with that said, this is still a great book. Ben Percy delivers another great script, and this little story might be able to serve as his audition for a monthly book at DC. John Paul Leon's artwork is able to really communicate the horror of what this disease does. With all of that considered, I can still recommend that you buy this book, and #35 from last month. They're both fantastic, and worth picking up.

  • 9.0
    Rotivv Nov 10, 2014

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    Redeadhood Nov 16, 2014

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Dec 29, 2014

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  • 7.5
    DarePool53 Jan 13, 2015

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