Detective Comics #935

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 22, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 34 User Reviews: 77
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"RISE OF THE BATMEN" chapter two
Batman and team find themselves in the crosshairs as the villain they've begun hunting turns the tables on them. Batman and Batwoman have the skills to survive, but do their young teammates? Is this where hero training ends in tragedy?
THEY SAID IT: "The ideas are boiling inside my brain," boasts artist Eddy Barrows. "James and I intend to elevate Batman to a whole new level, with amazing and exciting stories, and artwork. To sum it up in one sentence-it's going to be epic!"

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - C.W. Lyons Jun 22, 2016

    Detective Comics #935 is a wonderfully well-written story that will entertain both Batman die-hards and newcomers alike. The artwork really steals the show, though, as the pencils, inks and colors all come together to form a masterpiece of comic art. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 23, 2016

    Detective Comics is a Rebirth title that hit the ground running. While some of the other books are focusing on setting up their new direction, James Tynion IV delivers an incredible mix of action, storytelling, and character building. Having a bigger cast of characters sets this apart from your typical Batman comic. It's amazing how easily Tynion devotes plenty of time in developing each character while also pushing the story forward. Having superb art by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira and colors by Adriano Lucas makes a great book even better. If you're looking for action, suspense, and developing storylines, you won't want to miss this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 22, 2016

    Detective Comics #935 is one hell of a read. Granted, this run is only two issues in, but it has my full attention and I am comfortable saying this is one of the best comics has launched from Rebirth. Tynion, Barrows, Ferreira and Lucas are driving forward with the power of a freight train and I'm really excited to see where this unconventional team book goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jun 22, 2016

    I thought 934 was a really good issue, but this one….it's even better! The art, dialogue, and characters are all so on-point it would literally take me thousands upon thousands of words to describe just how perfect all this was for me. And at that point, it's probably easier and less time consuming for you to just read the issue for yourself. Trust me, this is some top quality stuff right here. It's almost bewildering to me how good it is. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Travis Czap Jun 23, 2016

    It's been proven once again that Batman can be trusted in the hands of James Tynion IV. This team is on a roll here, with back-to-back stellar issues. Make sure you pick up the rest of this storyline to see how this family feud unfolds! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Jon Arvedon Jun 24, 2016

    The previous issue of Detective Comics was one of the best things to come out of DC Rebirth and this book hammers home the fact that it wasn't just a flash in the pan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 22, 2016

    Tynion does a commendable job juggling the characters and giving them all little moments throughout the issue. This is a promising group and the personality clashes and agendas feel natural. There wasn't any forced drama, but Tynion definitely lays the groundwork for some pending problems for the group beyond Gotham's criminals. Eddy Barrows is such a natural fit to handle the artwork. He's best suited on titles with a lot of characters. After working on Superman and Teen Titans, Barrows' skills continue to evolve especially with character expressions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 27, 2016

    There's a certain subsection of DC Comics fans that's likely been a little forlorn in recent years, with the spike in Damian Wayne's Q rating coming at the expense of Batman's other beloved sidekicks. And for those readers, Detective Comics #935 is like Christmas come early " it seems like a no-brainer to have Batman's various associates under one united team, and yet no one has been able to make it work until now. But not only is this title a new bright spot in the Bat-books, but already seems to be marking a career high for the creative team involved. For lapsed readers, now is the time to enroll, because Bat-class is officially in session " and this is some reading you're going to want to finish early. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jun 26, 2016

    The key to this book, and to any team, is trust. With many members hiding their true intentions and reasons, it is only a matter of time before the Bat hits the fan. Another stellar issue from the creative team, Detective Comics should be on your pull list, no doubt. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jun 22, 2016

    Detective Comics #935, while not having a lot happening in the story, is a terrific showing for each of the characters within it. Everyone came away looking good or having a nice human moment that just captured them very well, which were beautifully rendered by the excellent artwork on the book. So far, this series continues to do well and I'm hoping it stays that way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 23, 2016

    This run of Detective Comics is tapping into that Bat-Family feel of the '90s and early 2000s - the feeling that each individual Bat-character actually mattered. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 26, 2016

    So far, the series is bubbling along nicely, with strong art and writing - but it's certainly time to get on to the business at hand. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jun 28, 2016

    Detective Comics #935 is an immensely satisfying read. The art is lovely and the character work is deft. It's still a little on the slow and talky side, but Eddy Barrows and Adriano Lucas keep that visually engaging while Tynion's cast wins over fans and soon-to-be-fans alike. It's not that this feels like a fantastic issue, but that it feels like a somewhat average issue of the fantastic Bat-series you've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 22, 2016

    Detective Comics continues being one of my favorite Rebirth books.  While I want to see a lot more training with the team, I appreciate the character work James Tynion is giving us with nearly all of the team.  The story and art compliment each other well and the issue ended with a huge step towards figuring out who the bad guys are...or just beating the crap out of them.  Either way, I'll be back in two weeks to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Jun 23, 2016

    Simply put, Detective Comics is setting up a prodigious storyline with two top-shelf talents operating at the peak of their powers. Why resist? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jun 22, 2016

    Detective Comics #935 continues to craft a cast of characters whose struggles and personalities readers can get behind while using an admittedly conventional plot to showcase the interpersonal dynamics and ratchet up the threat level of the still mysterious baddies waiting in the wings. Like a lot of DC books post Rebirth, the focus is on making the book a fun read with more compelling characters, and its success at that is why I'm giving the issue an 8/10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Jun 22, 2016

    Detective Comics is in good hands and relies on developing characters as teammates and people before thrusting them together in mindless action sequences. Tynion understands we want to have a reason to cheer them on and what better way to do that than let us get to know them. There's a great amount of substance and nuance in this title with an underlying mystery. ‘Detective Comics' is beginning to emerge as one of the best “Rebirth” titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 22, 2016

    Detective Comics #935 succeeds thanks to inspired artistic choices and James Tynion IV's well-rounded look at the characters he's brought to the table. By building up the new team, new base, and not being afraid to use a lighter touch for Gotham's main protector, the title allows the characters to gel into a realistic family unit, instead of paying lip service to the idea while Batman tears through the city as a lone hero. Detective Comics was one of the more promising debuts of "Rebirth" and with #935, the creative team shows that that promise was no mere fluke. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 25, 2016

    Considering the larger world of Batman and Gotham City, this almost seems like too specific a premise to really make work. Tynion seems to have a lot planned for Detective Comics, and he's got a great handle on the cadre of characters he's put together, so I have a lot of faith in what he's trying to pull off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jun 22, 2016

    I suppose this is where I'd gripe that Batman's mystery army, with the vaguely sinister moniker, The Colony, is visually little more than a force of Arkham Knights armed with an array of Nolanesque Tumblers, but I'm still too smitten with the solid work and impressive juggling at play here. Hell, I'm sure that before long, even Clayface's perplexing presence will begin to prove its worth. Or, at least, that's what I'm hoping. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 22, 2016

    The story contained within "Detective Comics" #935 may have been done before, but Tynion, Barrows, Ferreira and Lucas deftly craft it into one that will invite fans to reread it time and again, even if some parts seem a little familiar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jun 22, 2016

    Detective Comics powers through its second issue,developing relationships and raising the tension both inside and out of the team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jun 22, 2016

    Some people may wonder which book I favor as of now between Detective Comics and Batman. As of now, I'm going to say Detective for the various reasons I've listed above, although the comparison might not be fair for another month because this series has had two standard issues, while Batman has put out a one-shot and one standard issue. I guess I've just got a feeling about this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 27, 2016

    While continuing to tease just what is causing Batman to bring Batwoman into the fold and throw a team of young sidekicks together with a former villain in Clayface, writer James Tynion IV and artist Eddy Barrows do provide some nice character moments in this second issue of the relaunched series. We get to see Stephanie and Tim back together as a couple (Cass' reaction to seeing them together is pretty good as well), and Batman's first interaction with a longtime Bat Family ally in Leslie Thompkins. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Rob Bonnette Jun 30, 2016

    One of the big concerns with a biweekly series is that you'll get only a month's worth of story spread across two issues, but that isn't happening here. They manage to get in a whole monthly issues' worth of story in a biweekly issue without it feeling cramped or rushed. This isn't really that surprising seeing as writer James Tynion IV has been on the book for a while now and is old hat at telling Batman stories. Detective has been a very underrated book for some time now and that continues here. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 22, 2016

    Look, I get that this review may have seemed kind of contradictory at points. The bottom line is this:Detective Comics#935 is a good comic. No, it's a really good comic. It has some really cool character moments, fully introduces a cool sub-plot, and has really good art. It's just that it doesn't quite reach the heights the first issue did. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 22, 2016

    I think the comic is pretty solid like the last one continuing to build what should pay off down the road. Again, it feels like something old mixed with something new, and that's a lot of what Rebirth is. The fact that Batwoman's worldview is at the center of this issue makes me happy in that it emphasizes she's running the show here, and that alone sets it all apart. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - John McCubbin Jun 23, 2016

    Detective Comics #953 moves "Rise of the Batmen" forward in a bold and engaging manner, giving some wonderful character development. It also gave us some wonderful suspense and tension, even though the climax felt a little sudden. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Jul 14, 2016

    All-in-all, this was a solid issue, but it wasn't anything that necessarily got me super excited for the next issue. If you like the Bat Family like I do, I think you will be sufficiently satisfied with this book. Personally I will be sticking with it for the BatFam. That, and Tynion is a writer that I've been keeping an eye on since I began my downward spiral into my obsession with comics. I think he's written some really good stories and I think he's got even greater stories ahead of him. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Doan Jun 22, 2016

    I think this is a good Rebirth book. It doesnt carry the weight and scale as others I have read like Green Lantern, Green Arrow and Aquaman but it was a fine read. I do like the gang of misfits theyve gathered and Im genuinely interested in seeing where this title goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jun 23, 2016

    Character development is the big key focus here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Jun 22, 2016

    Overall, a fun read with some great character development. This arc is really gonna be awesome and let us see what happens when Batman starts letting others in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Marisa Carpico Jun 24, 2016

    In fact, the best thing about this book so far is the way it sort of redefines who Batman/Bruce Wayne is. In the first issue, he did the unexpected and reached out for help. In this one, he drops the stoic act and tells Tim Drake a.k.a. Red Robin that he's an important part of the Bat Family. It's about as fatherly as Bruce has ever been and it conveys a lot about their relationship. It says just as much that Tim doesn't tell Bruce then and there that he's gotten a scholarship that would take him away from Gotham long-term. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Jun 22, 2016

    Oh, I liked the art in the book a little more than last time. Less crowded rooftop shots. It helped. Read Full Review

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