Detective Comics #939

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 24, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 63
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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"Rise of the Batmen" part six! The full scope of the Colony's plans, and their mysterious leader, have all been what's it going to take to stop them? Believe us, you are not prepared for the last scene!

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 25, 2016

    When you read as many comic books as I do, it's easy to point out which ones work and which ones don't - but it's also easy to see that plenty of comic books wind up toeing the line between "average" and merely forgettable. But seeing a team book with this much energy, characterization and skill is a rare feat in today's event-driven Big Two ecosystem, and so seeing a book as successful, engaging and fun as Detective Comics brings me a lot of hope for cape comics. If you buy only one book from the Big Two this week, you could do a lot worse than this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Aug 24, 2016

    This issue is fantastic. Using subtle storytelling Tynionweaved an amazing story of family and the past, while explosively bringing us into the present. I didn't expect such a powerful story, nor for it to come in such a subtle way! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 26, 2016

    While some of the Rebirth titles initial story arcs lost steam midway through, Detective is five issues in and remains just as exhilarating as it began. As usual the two weeks for the next installment cant get here fast enough for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 24, 2016

    Look,Detective Comics #939 isn't a perfect comic. But no comic is perfect, and this gets about as close as may be possible. The creative team executes the whole affair with utter perfection. Just when I thought this was a series that couldn't get any better, it proved to me that it most definitely could. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Aug 29, 2016

    Detective Comics #939 is proof that characters can go a long way to making a comic book great. James Tynion IV has found a groove in his writing, balancing the cast members as they go through this turbulent time. The emphasis on Red Robin is well timed; after having built up the young man's indecision in previous chapters, his choices here are satisfying to read. Artist Eddy Barrows returns in top form, his expressive characters keeping the drama flowing even as the action slows for a moment. That won't be the case for long however, as Tim Drake's decisions look to have dangerous consequences. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Travis Czap Aug 25, 2016

    The bottom line is the same as it's been for the whole run: the book is fantastic. While this issue wasn't packed with action, it was filled with great characterization and important plot points that will clearly have an impact going forward. What the impact will be remains to be seen, but I recommend coming along for the ride. The art is always high quality, and the writing is compelling. For some of the coolest things to appear in DETECTIVE COMICS, you need to read this story arc. You won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Aug 24, 2016

    Detective Comics once again serves up an action and character-packed adventure. The stakes are higher than they've been, and my investment in thecast continues to deepen as the characters are developed. James Tynion has said that he would love to take this book to #1000; after such a hot start, I'd be happy to follow him all the way there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 27, 2016

    This was another great issue of Tynion's Bat Team. It's got action, it's got great character moments, it's got amazing art. This is everything you could want from a comic about the Bat-Family. Heck, if I wasn't afraid he was going to die, the Red Robin scenes would be thrilling. This is the coolest Tim has been since the launch of the New 52. Just look at this badassery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Aug 24, 2016

    Let me tell you that Detective Comics #939 contains a twist/cliffhanger that will make the wait for the next issue pure agony as the conclusion to this arc has achieved "can't miss" status. Needless to say, 'Tec firmly remains the strongest of the flagship Batman titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Aug 24, 2016

    Anyways, this series just doesn't let up, Tynion and co. leave us with another exciting cliffhanger after a fun issue. The whole arc has been fantastic. I'm excited to see how "Rise of the Batmen" reads all together after the final issue comes out next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 25, 2016

    Unlike Action Comics opening storyline, this lengthy arc has yet to overstay its welcome. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 24, 2016

    The issue didn't have the “holy shit” moment I expected from the teaser, but it does have an ending that's really cool and not exactly where I thought things were going. Luckily we don't have too long until the next issue and I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Aug 25, 2016

    Six issues into “Rise Of The Batmen” and it proves to be a well-crafted story with a killer plot that's littered with twists and action galore. Yet when Tynion takes a second to let things breathe, he somehow continues to keep the momentum high and further the stakes. Detective Comics continues to be a must-read series for all Batman fans as Tynionand team deliver on all fronts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 1, 2016

    While I certainly expect Tim Drake to survive, the issue does tease his upcoming absence in the title. I'll be curious to see what that means for the team and its other members (particularly Spoiler). Writer James Tynion IV has fashioned, by far, my favorite of the Rebirth Bat-Books and I'm in no hurry to see one of the characters depart. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Aug 26, 2016

    No question this is the best issue of this arc so far. There is a solid mix of action and character building while setting up for a thrilling finale. Just to top things off we also getClayface as effective comic relief. What more can you ask for? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Aug 24, 2016

    Batman and Batwoman take decisive steps to defeat the Colonys plans for good, but Tim is forced to put himself in deadly danger as a result. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Aug 24, 2016

    Speaking of distracting, damn those eyes! They stare straight through me! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 24, 2016

    This was a down issue of Detective Comics.  It is full out setup and while it sets up some pretty good stuff, we are forced to wait until at least next issue for any sort of payoff.  Throw in some of the worst art this series has seen so far and this is the first issue of Rebirth Detective Comics that I can't outright recommend. Read Full Review

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