Detective Comics #949

Writer: James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett Artist: Ben Oliver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 27
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7.8User Rating

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"BATWOMAN BEGINS" part two! This special two-part interlude spotlights team leader Batwoman! Batman and Batwoman need to get in there to find out who's been weaponizing monster blood-but who will they have to fight through to do it? RATED T

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 25, 2017

    Detective Comics pretty much has made-man status at this point. Tynion keeps on delivering the goods and the art is stellar. That's a pretty good combination for a Top tier Rebirth title with no signs of relinquishing its spot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Feb 9, 2017

    Since Detective debuted last year, Tynion has continued to impress me as a storyteller and I can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Jan 28, 2017

    This issue was good despite it being short as it allows Batwoman to spin-off into her own series where the philosophical difference Bruce and Kate will be explored. I.e wanting to end crime vs wanting to end war. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin Gunn Jan 28, 2017

    So it looks like “Monster Men” or it's repercussions aren't going away anytime soon. It will be interesting to see how it will continue to play out in Detective Comics and Batwoman. This arc was a treat from start to finish… or should I say, new beginning? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Jan 25, 2017

    Detective Comics #949 is a fitting finale and tribute to Batwoman - the breakout star of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 26, 2017

    The name on the comic may be Detective Comics, but this is more like the zero issue of the upcoming Batwoman series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 25, 2017

    I'm excited, nay, I'm pumped for the Batwoman Rebirth issue on sale Feburary 15th. This issue does well to establish the complexity of Batwoman, how her dynamic with Batman makes for interesting storytelling, and how she deserves her own corner in the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Jan 25, 2017

    Overall, this issue was great. it has lots of action and two awesome twists that I didn't see coming in the end. I'm sad to see Marguerite Bennett leaving butI'm sure she has lots to do in Bombshells! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jan 25, 2017

    “Batwoman Begins” did exactly what it needed to do. Gave a bit of background on Batwoman, brought her to the forefront for a quick moment, and gave us the setup we need for her upcoming ongoing. I was originally on the fence about whether or not I’d be adding the title to my already-packed list, but I’m leaning towards it after getting this taste. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 29, 2017

    Detective Comics #949 is a nice wrap to the Batwoman Begins arc, and sets up her ongoing adventures in Batwoman Rebirth #1. While Batman battles crime, Batwoman will need to step it up if she plans on taking down The Colony, and war in general. Writers James Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett tell an engaging story, and Ben Oliver's art brings it all together in a fully formed tale. While this issue works best with Detective Comics #948, it isn't half bad by itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 28, 2017

    While still enjoyable, this little storyline felt a little tacked on. Like, DC planned in advance for their Batwoman comic to spin off from Detective Comics, so Tynion and Bennett sat down and hammered out a quick little pilot episode. That's probably exactly what happened, but usuallyit's not so easy to see the cracks. I mean, you're telling me that the Colony had this super soldier waiting in the wings and didn't use him in their major storyline only a few issues ago? Still, plot hole aside, this issue had a lot of good action and even better character work for the main characters. I loved the flashbacks to Batman's first meeting with Batwoman, something I don't think we ever saw when she first appeared all those years ago. If his is the level of character work we can expect from Bennett's new comic, we're in for a good time! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 25, 2017

    This was a very quick read that doesn't really end, but gives a launching point for Batwoman's upcoming solo book.  If you are going to read that book (like me!), this is a good way to see the direction it's going.  However, if you are just a Detective fan, there isn't a whole lot here for you and you can subtract a point from my score. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mike Mazzacane Jan 30, 2017

    'Batwoman Begins' Ends on a promise of an intriguing new series and chapter for its title character, I just wish the art made a bit more sense. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jan 25, 2017

    If I had to pick one thing as this stories major shortcoming, it would be that it doesn't resolve anything. Aside from that, it's also not much more than an extended advertisement for another comic. Granted, I enjoyed it, but I can see how a person not interested in the further adventures of Batwoman might be displeased with it. Given that, I can't really give it my full backing as I think your enjoyment level is dependent on what you're reading it for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jan 25, 2017

    Tynion, Bennet, and Oliver do a solid job of bridging Tynions work with Bennets forthcoming series, fleshing out Kates history and purpose. Read Full Review

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