Detective Comics #942

Detective Comics #942

Event\Storyline: Night Of The Monster Men Writer: James Tynion IV, Steve Orlando Artist: Andy MacDonald Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 37
6.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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"NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN" part six! The earth-shaking finale is here! Batman's going one-on-one with Hugo Strange, the mastermind behind the beasts unleashed on Gotham...but the biggest and most dangerous of all the monsters was saved for last! What will the Bat-Family have to sacrifice to bring it down? And what's the strange secret behind Hugo's design?

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jon Arvedon Oct 17, 2016

    Throughout this issue, particularly in the closing pages, Orlando seamlessly wraps up the crossover, clearly delineating its ties to previous events within the Bat-family books, while simultaneously planting the seeds for the upcoming arcs of both Batman and Detective Comics. The end result is a book that skillfully balances hard-hitting action sequences, dynamic character beats, and of course, your quintessential Batman moments. Rounded out by the perfect correlation between the script and MacDonald and Rauch's imagery, this was a solid outing by the entire creative team, and a milestone that marks the successful completion of DC's first post-"Rebirth" event. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 13, 2016

    Things do wrap up a bit too swiftly, an unfortunate by-product of waiting until last issue to finally bring the main villain into the mix. But Strange's motivation and diagnosis does present an interesting premise, plus it leads to another great Batman/Clayface team-up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Oct 12, 2016

    Finally, Clayface. I don't know what it is about this gooey bastard that makes me love him, but love him I do. He was an awesome tortured villain, and seems to make an even better good guy – a true powerhouse that Batman can use in most situations. If he keeps on the way he's going, Batman will just have to let the guy move into the Cave and start inviting him to all the Bat-Family picnics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Oct 12, 2016

    Overall, I enjoyed the issue, and the arc as a whole. It was interesting and definitely set itself apart from other Batman stories right from the get go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 12, 2016

    Steve Orlando completes the story of Batman and his family vs. the Monster Men with style, even if the entire story feels a bit like filler. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Oct 15, 2016

    All good things come to an end, sadly. Fortunately, so do all not-so-good things. The Night of the Monster Men unfortunately ceases to be goofy fun with Detective Comics #942. It isn't really a terrible issue, but it isn't original or interesting, either. And, since it is the last installment of the crossover, it means the whole effort ends in disappointment and failed potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Oct 13, 2016

    Hugo Strange finally makes a sizeable appearance in his own story…and it's phenomenal! Unfortunately, it's really the only redeeming feature in this issue, and perhaps the entire arc. While great, it doesn't change the fact that it's tacked onto a bunch of other substandard material. Basically, a case of too little too late. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 12, 2016

    In the end, this was an interesting departure from the regular Batman stories that was twice as long as necessary. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Oct 12, 2016

    Detective Comics #942 brings Night of the Monster Men to a close. Despite being released within 4 weeks and having good art from start to finish, this story felt too long. It delivered a lot of action and a heavy-handed reflection on What Batman Means, so on some level it does what you would expect but neither of those things are particularly exciting on their own, especially since they aren't all that well-executed. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Oct 12, 2016

    Detective Comics #942 was a disappointment to me, as I was looking forward to another Silver Age slugfest with monsters and a definitive battle against a sneering bad guy. Instead we got tedious psychobabble used to set up resolutions that weren't as clear as they needed to be or as dramatic as we wanted them to be. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 12, 2016

    This finale was just awful.  Steve Orlando forces an ending onto the reader that is rushed, forced, doesn't make sense and is an insult to everyone involved.  It's bad enough that it hijacked three books for a month, but it's also the worst thing that has come out of Rebirth so far.  The only positive is that we can get back to our regular stories now.  At least we have that! Read Full Review

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