Detective Comics #938

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 56
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"Rise of the Batmen" part five! Batman, Batwoman, and the entire team take the fight to the deadly Colony! Those highly trained operatives took the Bat-team apart on their own how will they fare when the Colony is in its element, with all their weapons trained on our heroes?

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Aug 14, 2016

    Quite possibly one of the best Batman comics out right now, Detective Comics hasshown no signs of stopping. With excellent characterization of the whole team and delivering a good story to boot. Equally impressive is delivering a quality comic on a bi-weekly schedule, the art continues to amaze. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Aug 10, 2016

    The whole issue is a thrill from beginning to end. The art feels like a step-up from previous weeks and Tynion's story is very gripping, while making compelling, three-dimensional characters out of every single character. Always looking forward to more of this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Travis Czap Aug 12, 2016

    This issue is as fun as any other and may be the best of Tynion's run so far. With great character development, a really fun and action-packed plot, and spectacular art, DETECTIVE COMICS continues to be a treat every other week. Pick up a copy today to catch all of the Red Robin, Spoiler, Orphan, Batwoman, Batman, and Clayface action! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Aug 10, 2016

    James Tynion IV is unstoppable. He's like this secret weapon that DC has been restraining up till now, but with his chains broken, he's absolutely killing it at every opportunity. This installment is just another success in a line of excellent issues that have been the hallmark of Detective Comics since Rebirth began. You'll find nothing but perfectly depicted characters, humorous and thought provoking dialogue, insane amounts of action, beautiful art, and a truly empathetic “villain”. This is just comic goodness at its best! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Aug 10, 2016

    Detective Comics #938 is everything I want from a superhero comic. Its got the crazy violence, the crazy characters, the humor, and the dark to balance it all out. Its good, and I want more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 10, 2016

    Detective Comics remains a title readers can count on to deliver. It's been DC's best team book since Rebirth got underway and #938 shows it has no intention of letting up. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 10, 2016

    This is the most action packed issue of this book since Rebirth started, but James Tynion doesn't just rely on that and mail the rest in.  He uses the action to show how far the team has come from top to bottom and I really enjoyed it.  The story moves forward by showing us that the Colony may be an even bigger threat now that they've been put in a corner and Batman and Company are going to have their hands full very soon.  The issue looked great and I am still enjoying the hell out of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Aug 15, 2016

    Listen, "Detective Comics" is not a groundbreaking book. It's not pushing the medium or having some deep, thought-provoking message to its readers. But it has become my favorite book in the DC Rebirth and do you know why? Because it's fun. It is fun to watch this cathartic action. It is fun to have these little character moments. It is fun to have the Bat Family act like" you know" the Bat Family. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Elliott Cole Aug 10, 2016

    Detective Comics #938 is another entertaining entry into a series whose only detractor is a slightly long in the tooth first arc. If you are expecting the sensationalized and catastrophic type of stories that Scott Snyder gave us, this book is not that. Instead it is solid storytelling within a fan familiar structure. Fans of Batman or any of the other characters on the team will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 11, 2016

    Oddly enough, the weakest character here may be Batman himself simply because this book does such a great job with the rest of his team. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 16, 2016

    This rebirth of Detective Comics isn't the flashiest book on the stands but it continues to astound, week after week, with its well-structured plots and lovingly full character work. Each issue is 'merely' strong, but, taken as a whole, James Tynion and a team of talented artists are putting out one of the best offerings of DC Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 23, 2016

    Detective Comics has quickly become my favorite team book of the relaunched Rebirth comics. The issue works in Batman without him taking to spotlight from the rest of the team. Now that the Bat Family is back together the question becomes what's their next move against the Colony? And just how far will Jake Kane go to save what he's built? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 12, 2016

    Its odd to say that of all the characters in Detective Comics, Batman is the one that gets the least amount of focus. James Tynion IV has done an awesome job on this title so far and his superb character work is what makes it a different Bat-Title. The art has been incendiary and should only get better as Martinez gets more comfortable. This has been a great run so far and it doesnt look to be slowing down anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Aug 10, 2016

    As Tynion continues to juggle the team dynamic exceedingly well, I can't help but think he's a prime candidate to helm Justice League one day. In the meantime, drink in what he's doing in Detective Comics because it's yet to disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Dave Pecci Aug 10, 2016

    This issue shows the Batmen, that is the the soldiers wearing Batsuit-like armor, brutally murdering terrorists. Batman is disgusted that his image and technology is being used for selfish gain and tries to escape. Unfortunately Batman is captured again! Batman is nearly executeduntil his new trainees come to therescue and all hell breaks lose. Plenty of fast pacedaction scenes are fill in the next panels and Batwomen finally confronts Colonel Kane about his agenda. The aftermath of the conversation is so good, that you will just have to read this issue and find out what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Aug 10, 2016

    With solid character moments, and exciting action, Detective Comics #938 continues the title's success. James Tynion IV has found a nice rhythm in rotating focus between the cast members and shows how much emotion can be added to a book in just a few pages. The art team of Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson keep the book's visuals dramatic and stirring. Detective Comics isn't necessarily doing anything new with its story, but it's still a terrfically entertaining book worthy of readers' attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 10, 2016

    There's a great entertaining story going on here. It's fast paced and I feel like we've thrown in the deep end of things when it comes to the story. That's not a bad thing at all and really fun so far. I'm excited to see where this goes next because so far there's been a hell of a lot of action already. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Aug 10, 2016

    That story, up to and including Detective Comics #938, has given readers a wonderful Batwoman adventure and also shaped the other characters under Batwoman and Batman's supervision. With this issue's developments, there will be no turning back, only further growth and development. Tynion and crew have given readers a whole lot more than anyone anticipated when Detective Comics: Rebirth came out, and Detective Comics #938 continues to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Aug 10, 2016

    The artwork is done by Alvaro Martinez again, but with Al Barrionuevo backing him up (sadly not listed on the cover). Barrionuevo provides artwork for the flashback sequence, while Martinez does everything else. Both of them do a great job, nailing the look of the characters, the locations, and capturing the right mood. Barrionuevo was better at capturing the emotions of the scene he drew while Martinez did a really solid job at depicting the action and making it look so energetic. Bottom line: Detective Comics #938 is a great looking book from beginning to end with really no complaints. Most Memorable Moment: Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 13, 2016

    Like I said, this issue is great when it comes to balancing character work with awesome action. It's basically one big fight scene, as the Bat team fights their way to freedom. Everybody gets a couple moments to shine, and Tynion continues to use the characters to their fullest potentials. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chase Magnett Aug 13, 2016

    There is nothing being done in Detective Comics that has not been done before or better, but it is delivering an entertaining combination of elements. The mix of characters, regular delivery of exciting moments, and inclusion of sympathetic villains provides plenty to chew on. This isn't a comic that soars, but it does fulfill its promise as a Batman-team-up comic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Aug 10, 2016

    The overall issue was okay. It fleshesout therelationship between Kate Kane and her father a little more. It also sets up what feels to be the final battle in the next issue. Read Full Review

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