Detective Comics #952

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 35
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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"League Of Shadows" part three! Batman's team faces the League of Shadows, which believes in only one thing: complete and utter destruction! The League's plan for the city is revealed... but can even that secret compare to the bombshell that is the identity of Cassandra Cain's mother?

  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Mar 8, 2017

    I am loving Detective right now. This series was off to a bit of a rocky start in my mind but had just gotten better and better. I love the way we get in depth stories that have to do with each individual team member and I'm really loving Orphans story. Plus, Shiva is badass! The artwork was fantastic too. The way building fade in the backgrounds and the shading and colors were all on point. Can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Mar 8, 2017

    Without giving too much away, it appears as if the League of Assassins has outclassed the Detective Comics crew. Leading into this fight they have framed Batman for murdering the Mayor, faked Joker gas outbreaks in the city, and cornered them in a park. Full chaos has ensued in Gotham, with citizens fleeing the city on foot and Gotham P.D. out for blood. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 8, 2017

    DC has an embarrassment of riches with Batman right now. Between Detective and Batman, the best title is whichever one you read last. League of Shadows has been nothing short of exceptional and it's made for yet another great arc of this superior title. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Mar 8, 2017

    Detective Comics #952 was a solid issue that I enjoyed thoroughly. Tynion IV continues to deliver solid issues that will keep readers thoroughly entertained. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GearWERKZ - Agasicles Stamas Mar 10, 2017

    When this issue was all over, I had to take a breath. It was tense, with big drum beats and reveals along the way. It felt like watching a season finale of a CW show, yet this is only the second issue in this arc (discounting the preview that was in the recent anniversary issue). So now it's up to Tynion to continue delivering the same caliber of entertainment for the remaining 4 issues. A tough feat to pull off, but as this has become what to me is the headliner Batman title*, I believe Tynion has the chops to do just that. He is relatively young in comparison to the current industry luminaries, but make no mistake. This is Tynion IV's best work, and he has definitely been growing and working his craft to arrive at a point where he can pull a story like this together. It's good stuff, and I can see even greater work in his future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 8, 2017

    I am really enjoying this League of Shadows story and if you didn't think that Lady Shiva was a threat before, I guarantee you will after this issue.  The art and story were really good and I'm back to wanting the next issue of Detective Comics the minute I finish reading it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 10, 2017

    James Tynion and his collaborators have delivered another hit with Detective Comics 952. The milestone 950th issue was truly just a taster of what is yet to come. My appetite is whetted and I really can't wait to sink my teeth into the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Mar 8, 2017

    The team crumbles in the face of Shivas ferocity, and Cass deals with the pain of finding out her connection to another monster. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Mar 8, 2017

    Tynion demonstrates his masterful storytelling ability in Detective Comics #952. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 8, 2017

    Exciting and action packed, Tynion IV and the artists on this book capture the wartime nature of the story and set up the stakes quite well. Fans of Cassandra will be on the edge of their seat as her mother truly is a formidable foe indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Mar 8, 2017

    This book continues to impress in both writing and art departments, even though sometimes it can go into a little bit of a jumping the shark territory. But if you like Batman books, you will enjoy this story, but if you cannot get past the point of some villains from Batman mythos being heroes, now then it might not be for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Mar 8, 2017

    Despite the fact that Tynion chose to step on the toes of the past in his latest chapter for Detective Comics, I actually found his alterations to be quite tasteful and respectful. While he does the characters and original story justice, I still think I would have been more fond of seeing something completely original rather than a reimagining of a classic scene. That aside, I actually found part 2 of “League of Shadows” more entertaining than the opening chapter. If you're a Shiva fan, you'll probably get a great deal of joy out of this issue. While she doesn't monopolize all the page time, she's definitely the star of this particular tale. Even when she is absent from the page, her presence is still largely felt as all the other major scenes in the story are ultimately about her. Whether that be a recounting of one of her past exploits or merely another character reacting to Shiva's evil. This is clearly a Shiva-centric story. And not one to miss. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 13, 2017

    Comprehensive reintroduction to Shiva to new Batman readers, albeit without much of an interesting motive. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 9, 2017

    For all the build-up to the debut of the League of Shadows, the organization doesn't quite live up to the hype. That's mainly because writer James Tynion IV keeps the focus almost entirely on their leader, Lady Shiva. The result is a perfectly enjoyable "Lady Shiva beats up the Batman family" story, but not one that feels particularly groundbreaking yet. Read Full Review

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