Detective Comics #953

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 35
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"League Of Shadows" part four! Help arrives from a surprising - and unwanted - source... one of Batman's greatest foes!

  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Mar 22, 2017

    Loving this story arc. First I loved the fact that we were getting more story on Orphan. Then we got the League of Assassins and now Ra's Al Ghul. I can't wait for the next issue. Another great part of this issue was when Batman wouldn't fight back when Orphan fought him then she did the same with Shiva. Loved it. I really enjoyed the art in this issue. Clayface looked really good, scary yet you could still see the sadness he feels. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 22, 2017

    No surprise to anyone who's been reading this title, but Detective #953 is going to be one of those issues you'll definitely want to pick up this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Mar 22, 2017

    Gotham is on fire, the team is in disarray, the League of Shadows clearly has the upper hand. Batwing and Azrael are MIA, with Cassandra Cain being torn about who she really is. This is where we left off the last issue, can the team pull things together or will this hot dumpster fire consume Gotham? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 22, 2017

    Another rock solid romp. Action with depth, violence tempered with grace and spot on dialogue with character. I don't know if I'll have any nails left by the time issue #954 crash-lands into my inbox. This chapter gets a rip-roaring: Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Mar 22, 2017

    This was a solid issue that readers will like and has set up a final climactic battle"or has it? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 22, 2017

    James Tynion keeps chugging along giving DC fans the team book to beat.  Every character has their moments (mostly bad) and the issue ends with possibly an unlikely new member.  The art was fantastic and I can easily recommend this to those already invested in the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 22, 2017

    The shit hits the fan as things get a whole lot worse while Cassandra's character is developed in interesting ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Blair Marnell Mar 23, 2017

    The cliffhanger is something that we've seen many times before, but hopefully Tynion will put a fresh spin on this familiar face. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 22, 2017

    Detective Comics #953 is another great chapter in the "League of Shadows" arc, and is definitely worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Mar 28, 2017

    Christian Duce (Justice League, Wonder Woman '77) and Fernando Blanco (Midnighter and Apollo, Army of Darkness) take full advantage of the chaos in the story to lay out three separate incredibly kinetic fights. Each fight is visually different in terms of layout and style but they all work together in service of the story. And they put Gordon in a Hawaiian shirt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Mar 22, 2017

    Lady Shiva takes down the majority of the team, leaving Ras al Ghul in a good negotiating position with Batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Mar 22, 2017

    Overall, Detective Comics continues to be a really fun book for fans of the extended Bat Family. It is a book for the fans of the characters. Cassandra Cain is slowly becoming one of my favorite characters again because of this book, and considering I did not particularly care for her previous run, that is quite a feat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Mar 22, 2017

    There's enough in Detective Comics #953 to keep you excited about "League of Shadows," but it isn't a classic by any means. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 25, 2017

    Another exciting installment of the League of Shadows storyline, but it does not move the story forward as much as I would like. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 23, 2017

    Detective has been one of the better books in the "Rebirth" era, but this arc is leaving a lot to be desired at this juncture. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Mar 22, 2017

    A predictable, uninspiring stepping stone of an issue,Detective Comics #953 is written well enough and drawn competently enough to merit a read or two; but little actually happens, and generic plot points cannot sustain interest in the absence of more philosophical confrontations. If you've liked "League of Shadows", pick it up. But if you've been thinking about dropping, this one could be the last straw. Read Full Review

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