Detective Comics #941

Event\Storyline: Night Of The Monster Men Writer: James Tynion IV, Steve Orlando Artist: Andy MacDonald Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 54
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7.3User Rating

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"Night Of The Monster Men" part 3! Batman and Batwoman take to the streets in a motorcycle death race against a monster that transforms faster than they can keep up! And at Blackgate, something truly terrifying is growing in the prison's darkest depths...and its eggs are hatching!  

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Sep 28, 2016

    Detective Comics #941 is a solid installment in the Monster Men storyline. It kept the story and action going, provided some nice character moments and developments, and was backed up with solid writing and artwork. So far, this is one of the best mini-events/crossovers I read in a long time. It's just a lot of creepy fun the perfect treawt for the Halloween season. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kristopher Grey Oct 2, 2016

    This issue proves to be a must-read as evidenced by valuable story progression, and stellar images. Highlights include Gotham Girl's inner battle with fear from her run-in with Psycho Pirate, Spoiler's problem solving skills, and an attention grabbing ending to further advance the script. With 3 issues left, the feeling of uneasiness rises as the action and sense of crisis accelerate. Pick up Night of the Monster Men part 4 in Batman #8 coming mid-October. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Sep 28, 2016

    Detective Comics #941 is a thrilling and unsettling issue that works. It advances the plot and ups the stake with energy and efficiency, without forgetting to do a little character work, and manages to be surprisingly gory and creepy, though not inappropriately so. While the idea of Batman vs giant monsters is kind of silly, it's a kind of silly that is familiar and acceptable to anyone who reads comics on a regular basis, and winds up working as a result. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Sep 28, 2016

    For all its flaws, Monster Men really did get better with this issue, with an intriguing cliffhanger and outstanding art. Andy MacDonald is truly one of the best artists working for DC even if he doesn't have that many credits. MacDonald also drew Detective Comics #942 so I'll be looking forwards to reading that and hoping the whole crossover maintains this newfound level of quality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Sep 28, 2016

    Detective Comics #941 is a great issue.It's fun, exciting, and best of all, shows off the new Bat-Family. Not to mention Clayface being awesome and helping in what must be the most relatively mundane way possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin Gunn Sep 28, 2016

    Though this issue has some minor hiccups, they're not enough to deter me from seeing where this ride goes. I am anxious to see how this new and recently damaged “Team Batman” fend off the latest threat from Hugo Strange. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Travis Czap Sep 28, 2016

    Nonetheless, there is a lot of action and a great ending with some shocking implications for the future of this story arc. It's an enjoyable read on its own, and it makes a great chapter in this crossover so far. The story is a bit more fantastic than Batman fans might be used to, but it's turning out to be a very fun rollercoaster ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 12, 2016

    A stronger inker is needed to enhance Andy MacDonalds artwork. At point, his ink coverage work. At others, it is too light and gives a Vertigo Comics feel to his work. Although dealing with monsters, the Vertigo look should not be what this series aims for. He can draw gory stuff, although not as well as Ryan Ottley or Howard Porter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Sep 28, 2016

    All in all, as crossovers go, it's still one for ‘tec fans that aren't invested in buying the other issues. It progresses the overall arc nicely with only a few niggles, and provides a fun, lively read. DC haven't dropped the ball yet with their flagship title, and it doesn't look like they're going to any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 29, 2016

    So far, this latest Batman crossover isn't particularly deep, but it is entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 28, 2016

    This was the best chapter so far of Night of the Monster Men thanks to Orlando focusing more on the characters and less the monster spectacle. The next installment is slated for two weeks. That was slightly disappointing as Rebirth's every week format worked well with a crossover. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Sep 28, 2016

    Orlando has been able to find a nice balance between the major players involved in the arc thus far, and that dynamic improves in this issue now the expository dialogue is out of the way and we’re into the thick of things. However, this issue could be a warning that the thick of things isn’t that thick. The creative team deliver a solid issue with strong action and some interesting character development, but the third issue of purely fighting the Monster Men may leave you wishing that Batman #8 shakes things up dramatically come October. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Sep 28, 2016

    If you want to see a super-powered person tear a Spider-Monster-Man in half, then you've come to the right place. While I am still adamant that this isn't the kind of story I'd like to see in the pages of a Batman comic, despite that, I still enjoyed it far more than the first two parts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Sep 28, 2016

    Though unlikely to be a crossover that really shakes the continuity of the Bat-Family up, Night of the Monster Men continues to respect the current storylines of its three titles with this issue of Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 28, 2016

    Steve Orlando ups the stakes in this Night of the Monster Men crossover issue, but the thing I liked the most was his concentration on our heroes.  A couple of the characters step it up big time here, but the book ends by showing us that things are going to get a lot worse before they get any better.  I can't say that I am excited for this story as a whole just yet, but this issue might be the start of me getting there. Read Full Review

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