Detective Comics #946

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 14, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 43
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8.3User Rating

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"THE VICTIM SYNDICATE" part four! The Victim Syndicate is taking their message to the streets in an attempt to turn the citizens of Gotham City against Batman and his allies! They can fight villains, but what happens when the whole city turns against them?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 14, 2016

    Detective Comics #946 is a great chapter in what has been an enjoyable arc. Tynion, Barrows, Ferreira and Lucas drive home the drama and execute every page of this issue well. I'm glad I don't have to wait long to get my next Detective fix, cause this crew had me hooked with that cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Dec 14, 2016

    This issue was great and the ending will have readers excited for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 14, 2016

    This isn't your regular Batman comic you might be used to. By having Batman ally himself with others in the Bat Family, there is so much more to see explored and developed. Barrows, Ferreira, and Lucas are doing an amazing job with the art and color. How many different Batman stories and titles have we seen over the years? James Tynion IV and crew make Detective Comics stand out from the others. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 14, 2016

    Tynion and Barrows + Team Batman? That's a combination too spectacular to fail as Detective continues to be a must-read Rebirth title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Dec 14, 2016

    I have enjoyed every issue of the post-DC Rebirth Detective Comics run (not that I did not enjoy the pre-Rebirth book), and I dont think that will stop anytime soon. I loved the ending of this book, and what it could set up. Batman has never liked working as a team like Red Robin told him in the early page flashback in this issue, and sometimes you can see why. He is afraid of getting other people hurt, but he is learning that sometimes, not even he can avoid that. I am starting to wonder why The Victim Syndicate chose Spoiler to visit and ask her why she helps Batman. I think the end game is a lot bigger than simply being civilians who turned villains because Batman got them hurt. I cannot wait to see where this book goes, and I would recommend it to anyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jon Arvedon Dec 14, 2016

    As Detective Comics #946 comes to a close, one can’t help but marvel at Tynion’s ability to play across the emotional spectrum. As always, this issue is a roller coaster ride through feelings happiness and anger; through hope and despair. That being said, the art team still manages to do an outstanding job following the intricate ebbs and flows of this engaging and fast-paced story. The classic Caped Crusader action is rounded out by strong character beats, as well as captivating sub-plots, and truly sets the bar for what an ideal team book should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Dec 14, 2016

    A pivotal chapter in “The Victim Syndicate,”Detective Comics #946 contains strong character beats for several members of the team. While Barrows' pencils exhibit the usual quirks in close-up, his layouts are, for the most part, rich storytelling. If you've been waiting for a deeper connection with this arc, this issue may be just what you need, and it sets up what looks to be an emotional thriller of a finale in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Dec 20, 2016

    By the end of the issue the question stands " Are the people who fight alongside Bruce better off or worse for having taken up his cause? I guess it will be another issue before we start to get our answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 17, 2016

    Tynion and Barrows are making a really entertaining Batman comic, focused on some truly neat characters. This is good Bat stuff on a reliable Bat schedule. Barrows, especially, outdoes himself in this issue with a string of really great double-page spreads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin Gunn Dec 17, 2016

    Alright, Tynion, you've peaked my interest again. I can't wait to see how this all plays out in less than two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Dec 14, 2016

    Tynion and Barrows put all the pieces in place for a killer finale as Batmans team confronts the Victim Syndicate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Spfcderon Dec 14, 2016

    The story of Detective Comics #946 continues to engage with each character given their own hero moment. Spoiler continues to be a relatively flat character with little to no actual value on the team. The artwork continues to move and flow giving the reader a feast for the eyes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Dec 14, 2016

    On the whole, Tynion's and Barrow's run on this title has proven itself to be one of the most fascinating series in the Rebirth lineup. In a genre known for stagnation and the "illusion of change," the creators working on this title have made impactful character development the core that gives their plots momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Patrick Hellen Dec 16, 2016

    I liked this issue, but I really want Tim Drake back - sooner than later. The best thing the Snyder run did was humanizing Bats; Snyder gave him the ability to smile, and to be more than just a man in a cape. Tim's death has shoved him back in that hole " and I want a human Batman back. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 14, 2016

    This issue just cruises along, giving us more of the same until the crazy cliffhanger.  The way it ended, though, made this whole arc feel like nothing but a disguised setup.  I hope I'm wrong because I thought the Victim Syndicate made for an interesting villain. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Dec 14, 2016

    The problem with Detective Comics #946 is that, for much of the issue, things are neither revealed nor escalated. For the fourth part of what feels like a five or six part storyline, there's remarkably little tension or suspense. At this point, the First Victim is little more than a cool idea and a great visual, with the main antagonist's motivation maddeningly obscured, resulting in a villain that isn't as compelling or formidable as the concept promised initially. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Dec 14, 2016

    The story inthis issue was pretty good, the information we got on the Victims Syndicate wasa little meh though. Hopefully the first victim's story is more exciting and alittle more in depth. I did really enjoy Mudface's story though, very sad thatit had to do with Clayface. He seems to have more depth than any character inthe series which is surprising in a good way. I'm interested to see whathappens with Spoiler in the next issue. The art on the characters in this issuewas fine but I was not a fan of the lack of detail in the backgrounds. Read Full Review

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