Detective Comics #958

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 33
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"Intelligence" part one! Azrael has found a new home in Gotham City...unfortunately, someone from his old home with the Order of St. Dumas has found him! The Order has unleashed a bizarre new evil on the world, and it's convinced it must destroy Jean-Paul Valley!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Jun 14, 2017

    Detective Comics #958 has a focus on character driven story which is such a nice departure from the recent string of event driven arcs. This issue is fantastic! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jun 15, 2017

    In short, chalk up another win for DC. The Rebirth titles continues to impress, with Detective Comics right at the forefront. But lets not forget: its all about the talent involved, and James Tynion IV and co. have just pulled another rabbit out of the hat. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 14, 2017

    Detective Comics hadn't necessarily lost its mojo, but Intelligence is back at the level that's made this one of DC Rebirth's best titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Jun 14, 2017

    zrael is the next team member to be highlighted, and his story arc kicks off with an exciting reveal. After the last issue I was a little worried about what was coming up in the series, but my worries have been put to rest. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 14, 2017

    A strong opening issue that might be light on action, but still intriguing across the board. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Jun 14, 2017

    Yeah, baby! James Tynion IV's Detective Comics #958 is exactly the sort of story that Batman fans have been waiting for. It's magic, really. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 16, 2017

    ConclusionDetective Comics keeps delivering great entertainment issue after issue. Consistently brilliant scripts, impressive new artists delivering equally impressive visuals and yet another “We should have seen that coming” denouement. Issue #958 receives another well deserved: Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 15, 2017

    The "Revenge Squad" arc has had its ups and downs, but the combination of Jurgens and Herbert has already demonstrated the ability to elevate this story to a much higher level. And I can't wait to see their next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Jun 26, 2017

    The story picks up quickly as Azrael's old friend appears leaving a bloody trail. Every team member has his or her voice and you can feel that it is a team. Most team books sometimes fall out of place because members are forgotten in the background; not in Detective Comics. Since he has joined the team, Basil (Clay Face) has shown his worth and in this issue you catch a different side of him. He might be one of Batman's greatest choices. With Azrael's past brought to light and now knowing he is obsolete, the upcoming issues are a must read. Can the team get past this new treat or will The Order prevail? Bruce's friend was a great reveal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 17, 2017

    Detective Comics kicks off another intriguing story with all the best story beats that this series is known for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jun 19, 2017

    'Intelligence' begins with a return to aesthetic form and a renewed emphasis on Family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jun 14, 2017

    Zatanna and Nomoz burst onto the teams lives to make sure that they wont stay boring as Ascalon attacks. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 20, 2017

    The real fun here is not from an Azrael-centric storyline but the payoff for Bruce Wayne's B-story with returns Zatanna to the DCU in glorious fashion. Here's hoping she plans on sticking around for quite awhile. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 14, 2017

    James Tynion starts off his Intelligence story and while it features Azrael, the issue is all about the cliffhanger.  Before that, it was a boring issue with really good art.  I am looking forward to what comes next, I just hope it gets a bit more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jun 14, 2017

    Future installments may elevate this arc-starter, but Detective Comics #958 isn't compelling enough"or tight enough"to get me too excited just yet. It looks great, thanks to Martinez, Fernandez, and Anderson, and it has some bright character moments, but if you've dropped the title, you may want to wait for a stronger incentive for jumping back on. If, however, money is no object, it's worth picking up for a decent read and a delicious Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 18, 2017

    Naturally,for a bat-book, there is a lot of black. Paul Fernandez no doubt has a delicatebalancing act to achieve, but he very capably aided and abetted by BradAndersons colors. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey Jun 14, 2017

    While the reveal at the end of this book was very cool, it was not enough to make up for the confusing storytelling. People who know Azreal's back story will probably enjoy this a little more. But I feel like it was not explained well enough for me to understand in this issue. Overall, it was a pretty confusing read with one "wow" moment at the end to try and save the day. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jun 14, 2017

    This issue is a promising start to this new Azrael-focused arc, but Tynion's persistent dialogue and pacing problems arise again here. The art team of Martinez and Anderson shines here though, and I'm looking forward to what they do with the story. Read Full Review

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