Detective Comics #960

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 26
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"INTELLIGENCE" part three! With Zatanna joining the ranks of Batman's allies, there shouldn't be any foe the team can't take on... but does that include their teammate Azrael himself, who just might be cracking up?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 14, 2017

    With magic brewing, spells being cast, plans coming to fruition, and danger on the horizon, I am one happy Bat-Fan. For two issues in a row now, I must give Detective Comics: Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Kara Leavitt Jul 18, 2017

    I really enjoyed the exploration into Bruce and Zatannas friendship and history. This continues to be one of my favorite Rebirth books, and Im always eager to see what this team will have to face next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Jul 12, 2017

    We are going to have some epic runs once all of our current comics that are being released have laid the foundation for this huge event that is coming. Detective Comics #960 does it's part 100%. Pick this up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Liu Jul 12, 2017

    As a fan of the Batfamily and great character work, do not miss this issue. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 12, 2017

    This issue may be a bit more setup heavy than the last, but that doesn't stop it from being just as good!  Zatanna is awesome and issue tie into what's going on in the larger DCU was icing on the cake.  If you aren't reading Detective Comics, now is a great time to jump onboard! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 12, 2017

    I kinda wanted the arc to have a better sense of progression by the end of this issue. Tynion has had a bad habit lately of letting good stories linger too long. Hopefully, Intelligence starts showing signs of nearing the finish line next issue to allow it the proper impact without overstaying its welcome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 20, 2017

    The other half of the story continues the Azrael thread in which a new agent of St. Dumas attacks Batman's friends and Azrael's encounter with Ascalon swiftly destroys all the work the young man has done to get out from under the influence of the Order of St. Dumas. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Jul 17, 2017

    Even building a story around Azrael can't slow down this team's momentum. The fantastic portrayal of Zatanna doesn't hurt, either. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Jul 11, 2017

    DETECTIVE COMICS #960 is a dip in James Tynion IV's otherwise consistently great run on this comic. The art is ever beautiful and enthralling, but the story fails to capture the reader. The highlight of this issue continues to be the great reintroduction of Zatanna, but otherwise, I hope DETECTIVE COMICS will get its groove back. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jul 13, 2017

    This is a very dialogue heavy issue in which not much really happens action wise that moves the story forward. And while not every issue needs to be some action blockbuster blowout, even the arguments/debates that take place are left hanging in the air. So really, everything feels very unresolved. Now maybe that means we will get a double whammy next time, but for now, I feel like I'm just kind of going along with the story. Nothing here is anything at all that I would even remotely refer to as bad, I'm just not all that engaged at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Dillyn Chadwick Jul 15, 2017

    Detective Comics #960 was a good issue. I had no problems with it but it didnt quite hook me as much as I wanted to. The mysteries that are brought up here are intriguing, however, and the art is still so good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jul 12, 2017

    In Conclusion:A solid, if a bit disconnected, middle issue of an arc chock full of fascinating questions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 15, 2017

    Solid writing and art are brought down slightly by a seemingly endless supply of nigh impenetrable story, foreshadowing and exposition. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 12, 2017

    A lot of information is passed on and the plot thickens, though it's more of a table setting issue than an exciting read. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jul 13, 2017

    Overall, the issue falls short of the standards that it set for itself in the last year. Hopefully the conclusion of this arc will bring it back around. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Jul 12, 2017

    This issue takes a step backwards from its previous ones. With such a build up from the last two issues this one kind of slows everything down. More questions are asked as Batman gets one step closer to finding the truth. The team takes a hit as they are nowhere to be found. Kate and Lucas are the only ones shown, as a team book it would have been nice to at least have shown the rest of them being called. Jean-Paul battling his demons is a nice touch, but with him still the main focus this issue for some reason did not do him justice. Hopefully James Tynion picks up the pace again as we all want to know and see what is going on with Azrael and Ascalon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 22, 2017

    Imenjoying the story, but Id enjoy it more if it were weighed down by needlessbaggage. But I suppose thats what titles such as Batman, or All-Star Batman arefor. I am reminded this is the 25th anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series. Perhaps Ishould dig out my DVDs and enjoy a few episodes. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Jul 12, 2017

    I think it's safe to say that James Tynion's Tec run has been a bit inconsistent. There have been a mixture of amazing action packed stories, and ones that feel like their just plodding along to nowhere. This issue feels like the latter, but there are enough Zatanna scenes to keep you entertained. Read Full Review

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