Detective Comics #955

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 26, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 26
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8.1User Rating

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"League Of Shadows" part five! All of her teammates are broken-or dead. There's only one fighter left to stand between the League of Shadows and Gotham City's total destruction. This is Cassandra Cain's greatest battle-the fight she was born for! Do not miss the most
astounding action sequence of the year!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Apr 27, 2017

    Detective Comics continues to be a fantastic team book and isnt afraid to put the spotlight on its cast of characters who never feel second rate, even when compared to Batman himself. Definitely a series fans of Batman should be reading, but this is equally accessible to those still cutting their teeth on the post-Rebirth continuity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Apr 26, 2017

    Detective Comics is having an incredible run, right now. The book has consistent character development, thrilling writing and beautiful art. Add to all that the tension inducing and nail-biting cliffhangers – and the latest one is a killer – I am left with noother choice thanto give this issue the ever elusive (and richly deserved): Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Apr 26, 2017

    Readers are going to pick up this issue and fly through it just like it did. I look forward to skimming the forumsin a few days andseeing ifthere are any Easter eggs hidden away in the various 2-page spreads through out this book. I absolutely loved this issue and you will too! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Javier Martinez Apr 26, 2017

    DETECTIVE COMICS #955 doesn't bounce around between the multiple situations at hand like the past issue. Instead it reminds us what makes DETECTIVE COMICS so great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Apr 26, 2017

    All hope truly does look lost for the Batfamily in "The League of Shadows", with every member of the team falling. The last hope seems to be Cassandra Cain aka Orphan prepare for a bloodbath with Detective Comics #955. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Apr 26, 2017

    With stellar art, and writing honoring the old and the new, Tynion sets up the finale of the League of Shadows with ultimate flair. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 26, 2017

    Action frenzy that does well to build up Orphan's personal story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 26, 2017

    Tynion has stretched this arc out longer than necessary, but this it's winding down strongly. The final page ensures next issue should make for one heck of a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Apr 26, 2017

    James Tynion IV pumps Detective Comics #955 full of so much action that you won't know if this is still Batman or JCVD. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Apr 28, 2017

    Tynion impresses as he makes old stories feel new again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 29, 2017

    Another great issue of the current Detective Comics focuses on Cassandra Cain. It's got plenty of action and some nice character bits that make me hope she'll get some more personal focus going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell Apr 27, 2017

    This issue really belongs to Cassandra, and Tynion has proven that she can still carry a story largely by herself. Marcio Takara's art is still rougher than it needs to be; which is frustrating because he's quite capable of delivering more finished looking pages than he has here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Apr 26, 2017

    While the story does have Cassandra defeating throngs of ninjas, half the action occurs off-page while the rest is depicted in minuscule panels that don't do Cassandra's frenetic and acrobatic style any justice. The theme is also a little too simplistic for my liking. That's not to say the message of the theme isn't worthwhile, just that the execution felt a little heavy-handed. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey Apr 26, 2017

    While there was some cool action sequences in this issue, it still didn't quite hit a home run for me. I did enjoy the Orphan stuff that happened, but right now it just feels like maybe there's too many cooks in the kitchen for this book. Another problem with it, for a Batman book we sure are missing out on a lot of Batman action. I will also say that I was a little dissapointed to find out Ulysses is taking the evil path. I mean, I knew he wasn't a great guy, but in this issue we've definitely established him to be a total bad guy. So that's too bad. Overall, it's a fun read and a decent Batman story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 26, 2017

    This issue is all about Cassandra Cain and while that sounds great, some spotty art and an odd narrative device made it fall a bit flat.  The big battle never happens and is left for the finale next issue and while I am looking forward to that, this whole arc is starting to drag. Read Full Review

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