Detective Comics #47

Event\Storyline: Robin War Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
6.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

LOCKED UP! In Robin War part 3, the GCPD cracks down on the Robins, Batman must choose sidesand the mysterious Court of Owls stands behind it all pulling the strings!

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Dec 16, 2015

    This issue moves ROBIN WAR forward a solid step. But the missed character opportunities with Grayson and Gordon constitute a stumble from which Fawkes has no time to recover. Generally solid art from Steve Pugh and Chris Sotomayor along with a strong overall sense of progress carry the issue over the bump, but we have definitely seen ROBIN WAR take its first less-than-successful installment. It is up to WE ARE ROBIN to put things back on track. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 10, 2015

    Much likeGrayson#15, you don't need to be up to speed on recent happenings in Detective Comics, only needing to have followed previous chapters of"Robin War." The next proper chapter of the event can be found in next week's issue ofWe Are Robin. Considering that the Court of Owls has made their presence known, you can count me in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 12, 2015

    I liked the interaction between Dick and Gordon. It's been a long time coming that someone from the Bat-family actually interact with Gordon as the new Batman, and Dick was the perfect choice. Their interaction is short, though, and I'm sure it could have a lot more depth in time, but it was still a nice centerpiece to this chapter of Robin War. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Dec 13, 2015

    I thought #47 was a good read, especially if you like to see the interactions of Tim, Damian, and Jason. We get very few issues where we see them all together, so when it does happen I definitely like to read it. I won't spoil it for you but once the mastermind is revealed it really throws everything you think out the window"I never saw it coming myself. If you're a fan of the Robin character in general then this is a great read for you! And if you're not then it's an issue that will definitely make you a fan! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 9, 2015

    As far as action comics go this is a solid issue. The fact that somebody had the idea to stick the Robins in giant bird cages is hilarious, but overall this is an average issue that doesn't quite nail the storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Dec 9, 2015

    Of the three parts of “Robin War” that have been presented thus far, I found this one to be the weakest of the trio. While the script delivered by Ray Fawkes had plenty of thought provoking ideas and displayed some wonderful personality quirks of the main cast, it had me asking “why” far too many times. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Dec 11, 2015

    Detective Comics #47 moves the crossover forward in a stern, formal fashion, but ultimately gives little of real significance until the end. That said the creators did give us a long overdue altercation between Grayson and Gordon, with it being handled perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 14, 2015

    There are a few things that keep "Robin War" from being more than just a light, entertaining read - ultimately, unlike a conflict-ridden story like Civil War, the ultimate outcome of "Robin War" is never really in question, particularly when we see Jim Gordon immediately be won over by Dick Grayson, even when Grayson is engaging in breaking and entering, not to mention attacking a police officer. (Gordon immediately recognizing Grayson is another continuity wrinkle, given the Spyral hypnos masking his identity in his own title, but I digress.) Ultimately, this issue isn't going to win any awards, but it's solid and entertaining, and like "Doomed" before it, ties together one of DC's franchises in one action-packed story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 10, 2015

    This issue chronicles part 3 of the "Robin War" crossover, as Duke, damian and most of their fellow Robins find themselves locked up in cages like literal birds. That doesn't do much to address one of the big problems with this crossover - that it's taken a perfectly logical conflict between Gotham's government and its teen vigilantes and made one side ridiculously, needlessly villainous. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 10, 2015

    This issue was an okay Robin War tie-in, but fans not reading that can pass on by.  Unfortunately, that includes regular Detective Comics fans and readers.  Nothing really wowed me on either the art or story side of things and while I'm still pretty invested in the Robin War, it has nothing to do with reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 11, 2015

    "Detective Comics" #47 is a slight stumble for "Robin War," with the problem being that ultimately there just isn't enough plot to fill this issue. Fawkes and Pugh do the best they can under this restriction, but -- in the end -- they're as caged as the horde of Robins captured by the GCPD. Hopefully, the main storyline will kick back into high gear shortly. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Dec 9, 2015

    When I first read it, I had a few problems. But as I recapped it, the less things made sense. No, Gordon and Grayson, you were right the first time it's not “elementary detective work”, it is messy. Read Full Review

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