Detective Comics #957

Writer: Genevieve Valentine, James Tynion IV Artist: Carmen Nunez Carnero Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 27
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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"The Wrath Of Spoiler"! Stephanie Brown wants nothing more than to save Gotham City from the epidemic of costumed vigilantes and madmen that regularly tear the city apart. But before she can try to stop them, she must face the challenge of one in particular: the insane idealogue the Wrath is back, and Stephanie knows what he has planned-but she refuses to let Batman risk more lives to stop him. That means it's all on her...and a very unlikely ally!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz May 24, 2017

    From start to finish this was an easy book to read, it has spaced out the dialogue well, had solid action sequences, and great art. Readers will enjoy this issue and I'm sure the rest to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 26, 2017

    Whether it's multi-issue story arcs or single issue character pieces, Detective Comics doesn't put a single foot wrong. I can only describe this run as consistently superb. Roll on issue #958. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez May 24, 2017

    Having been a Spoiler fan for some time, I immediately grabbed this issue when I saw she was the focus of the story. Im glad I did because its one of the most fleshed out and best takes on Stephanie Brown I have read. The whole thing makes me long for a Spoiler solo series, which I think could work if shes written like she is here. Read on for 11 reasons to spoil yourself and pick up Detective Comics #957! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 24, 2017

    There's a lot of potential with Stephanie as a true anti-hero vigilante. Hopefully Tynion continues catching up with her before the inevitable confrontation with Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 24, 2017

    Detective Comics #957 is a fast-paced issue that serves as a solid re-introduction for Stephanie Brown as the Spoiler. Long-time readers will certainly be pleased with this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira May 24, 2017

    Detective Comics #957 might be a filler issue, but it's actually pretty good. The events will undoubtedly have an impact on Stephanie Brown's relationship with Tim Drake when he returns to the Bat Family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies May 27, 2017

    There may be too many Batman-centric books on shelves for readers to be able to read every single one of them, but Detective Comics #957's focus on fan-favorite Spoiler is something that should not be missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell May 25, 2017

    It's not perfect, but Detective Comics is still very enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 31, 2017

    Despite my problems with Stephanie's plan, and concerns about her potential ally, I'm glad to see her get back into the comic (even if I would prefer it to be as a member of the team). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller May 24, 2017

    With an examination of her beliefs the center of this story, Spoiler shines as shes caught between her convictions and Batmans methods. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 24, 2017

    I love Stephanie Brown and was excited to see her in this issue, but overall it was pretty boring.  I did love the art and the cliffhanger was interesting, but I can't recommend this issue to anyone except those desperate to some Spoiler action. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West May 24, 2017

    For a filler issue like this one is, Detective Comics #957 still manages tells an interesting, yet somewhat redundant story about Spoiler's new perspective on crime fighting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey May 24, 2017

    While it was cool to get a little bit of exposition on Spoiler, I can't help but feel that I've seen all of this before in Detective Comics. Yes, we know that Stephanie Brown isn't a fan of Batman and she wants to take him on. But that really isn't enough to hold my attention for an entire issue. The coolest part was a new character showing up at the end of the issue. So hopefully that will provide a little bit of a new angle on this story for future issues. But for this issue, not much really happened. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez May 24, 2017

    I have mixed feelings about this issue. On one hand, I like where this storyline might be headed, and on the other hand, I don't like how Stephanie Brown is being handled. Even so, seeing Spoiler take on a villain on her own, was fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 25, 2017

    Thankfully, these issues don't drag this comic down completely. If one can work past the erratic inks, there is a great story at the heart of Detective Comics #957.This issue is a must-read for all those who have missed Stephanie Brown, be it as The Spoiler, Robin or Batgirl. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - JJ Travers May 24, 2017

    I'm sad to say this story is rather unfriendly to new readers. While it's clear that Spoiler recently had a less than amicable split from her former teammates and Batman, that's about all I can put together. I get that it's a set up issue, but that doesn't give a free pass to the writing team. Hopefully things improve from here, otherwise it's not a story I'll recommend to anyone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw May 24, 2017

    Detective #957 fails to add anything substantial to the Spoiler saga that has been brewing since Tim Drake's departure. Steph remains more annoying than sympathetic, and neither the reemergence of Wrath nor a surprise guest add much value to what is largely a boring-but-readable issue. Carnero, Mena, and some additional inkers are the real heroes this week, employing simple-but-effective layouts and a relatively flat color finish that perfectly fits Carnero's style. You could do worse than picking this one up, but be prepared to lean heavily on the art for your enjoyment. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia May 24, 2017

    Detective Comics #957 puts an interesting twist on how vigilantes should approach heroism in Gotham City, but Stephanie’s characterization makes it hard to fully enjoy the issue. This spotlight story misses an opportunity to fully convey Stephanie’s motivations, which hurts the issue’s character moments. Read Full Review

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