Detective Comics #944

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 9, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 54
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"The Victim Syndicate" part two! The mysterious First Victim has launched an assault on Batman and his team, forcing them to fight an enemy they know nothing about, who seems to have the support of an entire network of strange new foes!

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 9, 2016

    Detective Comics is the comic equivalent of watching an epic Batman movie. Issue #944 keeps one of the best titles in the DC lineup rolling. There's absolutely no reason why any superhero comic book fan shouldn't be reading this book right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Liu Nov 9, 2016

    All-in-all, Detective Comics #944 features a fast-paced nail-biter of a plot, unforgettable new villains, and the best team lineup in a Batman book ever. This issue is another example of why this series has proven itself to be one of the best books in DC’s lineup week after week. If you’re looking for top notch action scenes, touching character moments and the amazing, incredible, ongoing creative development of Batman’s greatest sidekicks, look no further, Detective Comics is here! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin Gunn Nov 9, 2016

    Once again, Tynion and Barrows have not disappointed. Another top notice effort of suspenseful storytelling. Detective Comics has grown to be one of my favorite Batman books. And this arc peels off layer after layer unveiling new twists and turns to uncover the mysterious Victim Syndicate. I hope Tyion doesn't put Stephanie through too much more. She just lost her boyfriend, for Pete's sake! Overall, a great story! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 9, 2016

    Detective Comics is back on top with this issue and after the Monster Men debacle, I am so glad. The Victim Syndicate  continues the idea that Batman's methods need to change and after Tim Drake's death, there isn't really an argument there.  The whole story reads like a scary mystery and Eddy Barrow's art helps that out so much.  Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 12, 2016

    Detective Comics continues its very strong run with another issue highlighting the excellent characters in play. The new bad guys are cool and hopefully amount to some fun action, but for now, Tynion and Barrows are killing it on character (pun intended). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Spfcderon Nov 9, 2016

    Detective Comics #944 boasts someimpressive visuals with a mixture of styles and a story that draws you into its big action scenes and its subtle detective work. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 10, 2016

    In many ways, this arc serves as an ideal follow-up to James Tynion's first storyline and the "death" of Red Robin. It doesn't dwell on Tim's absence, but it does force the Dark Knight to acknowledge that loss and to question whether he and his allies do more harm than good to their city. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Patrick Hellen Nov 10, 2016

    In short, I'm still enjoying the hell out of this book, including my boy Clays, and I applaud them for a decent turnaround with the Victim Syndicate. But thumbs down on the Iron-Bat. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Nov 10, 2016

    This weeks issue of Detective Comics has plenty of action, interesting concepts, and fantastic art. But it also comes along with it's fair share of somewhat problematic moments. Specifically, I felt that the fight scene was clunkily arranged and somewhat unbelievable. Along with that, I had a hard time integrating the Victim Syndicate's background stories to coincide with their current objection to Batman. Even though the bigger picture presented in this issue is a little disjointed, many of the individual parts are quite excellent. While it's not the best issue, it's still got lots of great stuff going for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Nov 12, 2016

    This issue is well illustrated, with engaging action and strong, consistent likenesses of the characters, all of whom have a wide range of emotion. There are some well-composed depictions of movement, such as when Luke Fox jumps out of a building, transforming into Batwing before he hits the ground. The First Victim villain is creepily presented, with a textured look others dont have. Its almost as if everyone was digitally inked and she or he (we dont yet know) is a watercolor. Its a creative move, however it was actually achieved. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 9, 2016

    A stirring combination of horror and action, Tynion pushes his examination of Batmans mission further in The Victim Syndicate part 2. Read Full Review

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