Detective Comics #936

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 69
8.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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"RISE OF THE BATMEN" Chapter Three: In issue #936, Batman is M.I.A., and it's time for Batwoman to take the reins! But can she control a strike force that's barely worked together...including unstable wildcard Clayface?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 13, 2016

    Each issue of Detective Comics has been a fantastic read with the Rebirth relaunch. James Tynion IV is shaking things up for Batman and his allies and keeping readers on their toes. With juicy twists and turns and a fast pace, you can't be sure what to expect. The art team of Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson will put you in awe. What makes reading Detective Comics even better is the fact we get it twice a month. It's a tough wait between the issues, and as soon as you finish, you'll be hungry for the next installment. I have to say, I love this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 13, 2016

    While it's still early in terms of DC's Rebirth, right now, it's hard to think of a series that's been as high-quality and as fun as Detective Comics. On paper, the idea of a super-team featuring Batman sidekicks sounds like a derivative premise, but Tynion and Martinez prove that any premise can be a great one, with the right execution. The next installment of Detective Comics can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jul 18, 2016

    It is this thematic weight to the story that really makes Detective Comics #936 a spectacular read. In just a few issues, James Tynion IV and his pair of fantastic art teams have made this series a must-have, especially for fans of the "Bat-Family" concept. Alvaro Martinez's art is gorgeous and intense and will leave readers wanting more in the best of ways. And while some readers might want a little more Batman, James Tynion proves just how independent and striking second-tier characters like Batwoman and Tim Drake can be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Jul 13, 2016

    This is a seriously good comic. It's almost easy to overlook DC's flagships, particularly in the rush of Rebirth titles, but trust me: this is one to make your Wednesdays worth waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jul 13, 2016

    It's not too late to jump into the story rolling in Detective Comics, and the good news is you only have to wait two more weeks for the next installment. Just be ready to hit your stride right away so you can keep up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jul 13, 2016

    This comic is so good, I feel like I should shake up a bottle of Champagne and spray it all over the place as I open it up. You know what I'm talking about. You've seen movies. But seriously though, I can't remember the last time I gave three consecutive issue of any title a score of 8.5 or higher in a row. Got curious after writing that statement and checked Comic Book Round Up. This is only the 4th time that's happened in 2 years. With stats like that backing it up, you know this has got to be good. Granted, this is only 3 issue in to a 7 parter, but this has been one hell of an opener. I believe in you Tynion. Don't let me down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jul 13, 2016

    Facing betrayal and the loss of Batman, Batwoman and her team stick together in the face of overwhelming odds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Jul 13, 2016

    This book is a blast, it feels like a great movie blockbuster. It's thought of as an axiom that the quality of a series will drop when double-shipped but so far Tynion and the 'Tec team have kept a really high standard, taking full advantage of their amazing cast and clearly placing this book as one of the better things happening in superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 13, 2016

    To be completely honest, I'm really excited that Detective Comics is double shipping. It's up there, for me, with books like Lazarus, Deadly Class, Saga, and Wonder Woman. Whenever an issue come out, I just get insanely giddy with excitement. I've said this in every review I've written about this book so far, and I'll say it again: it's so much fun to be spending time with these characters again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jul 13, 2016

    Without a doubt, this issue elevates Detective Comics to the upper echelon of books currently published by DC, while also making it the clear cut leader of the pack when it comes to Batman titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jul 15, 2016

    Detective Comics #936 was an amazing continuation to “Rise of the Batmen,” with there being some surprising twists along the way. The creative team also gave us some powerful character interactions, reminding us why the Bat-Family is much better united than against one another. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 13, 2016

    James Tynion IV continues nailing this book and this issue is a great combination of story, art and character work.  I know I'm loving what we've been getting because we haven't had a whole lot of Batman and I haven't really noticed it and am fine with it now that I realize.  I really can't recommend this series enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 11, 2016

    Rise of the Batmen has been a compelling storyline. Part 3 kept the momentum rolling and somehow the two-week wait is going to feel even longer for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 13, 2016

    The comic is a nice build that sets up Batman as fallible, sets Kate/Batwoman apart, and has a hell of a twist at the end that I didn't see coming. It's exciting! It's fun! And it's really cool to me. I'm digging the comic and the fact it's kept up quality shipping twice a month is impressive. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes, and hopefully, it can continue to keep me on my toes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 16, 2016

    This was another great, character-based issues, pitting these ragtag team of fun people against an ever-growing, ever-twisting challenge. I look forward to where this could possibly go next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 21, 2016

    The military twist an interesting one. I'll be interested to learn just what the Bat-soldiers true mission is and why it was necessary to remove Batman and his sidekicks from the equation. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Jul 13, 2016

    This issue rocked, we have met the enemy, and they are strong! The coming issues of Detective are going to be awesome! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 14, 2016

    While the overarching threat in this storyline isn't terribly remarkable, it offers a worthy test for this fledgling team. And that team itself is what's allowing Detective Comics to stand apart from the rest of the Batman line right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jul 18, 2016

    James Tynion IV knows the true narrative worth of Kate Kane, and has placed her center stage in his ambitious and so-far-pretty-damn-great Detective run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 13, 2016

    Detective Comics #936 was not as good as the two previous issues, but still enjoyable to read regardless. While its twist is interesting, there are also some problems to it as well, especially for longtime fans. The writing is fine and while boasting a different art team than the previous two, the fill-ins still do a fantastic job at bringing the book to life. Hopefully, the next issue gets things back on track and back to the previous level of quality. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Charlton Jul 13, 2016

    The tantalising question of this issue is, who's pulling the strings of the Batmen? Could it be someone close to them? A nice little twist towards the end reveals the answer and delivers a juicy nugget of personal betrayal and disbelief. The story doesn't end here then, which is a limited success for this overall mediocre issue. Otherwise, I don't know if I'd have many other reasons to keep picking it up every month. If you're a fan of the series then you might really enjoy this issue, but for me it's a little more style over substance. Read Full Review

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