Detective Comics #965

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 30
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"A Lonely Place Of Living" part one! It's the story you've demanded: Where in the world (or otherwise) is Tim Drake? Red Robin faces a crossroads...escape the most devious prison ever devised, or find himself abandoned beyond time and space for all eternity! Not much of a choice, right? But when he finds out just who is locked in there with him, Tim's world will change in ways he never imagined! This is one of the biggest stories of the REBIRTH era, setting the stage for an explosive DETECTIVE COMICS epic!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 29, 2017

    This issue has everything; nostalgia, character, action, and emotion. The way the writing and art come together as a cohesive and gorgeous whole is a constant with Detective Comics. I will never get tired of singing this title's praises while the quality remains this high, and I really don't see this team dropping the ball any time soon. This book truly is “Great comics 101”. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Sep 27, 2017

    Include this in your weekly pull because it's amazing and super important to the DC timeline. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Sep 29, 2017

    Unlike theNew 52,Rebirth has a plethora of creative teams that are still intact, and with good reason. Some of the best stories in comic history have been put together thanks to DC's latest relaunch.Detective Comicsis being helmed by one such team. One so good it could drive any reader to stand and declare, “Oh Captains, My Captains.” Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West Sep 29, 2017

    Detective Comics #965 kicks off "A Lonely Place of Living" with a well-rounded recounting of Tim Drake's path to becoming Robin. This book has depth, conspiracy, heart, and some freakin' fantastic art courtesy of Eddy Barrows. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The DC Bros - Dillyn Chadwick Sep 27, 2017

    Detective Comics #965 is an amazing issue and an integral issue to the overall Rebirth story. It begins to answer questions yet give you new ones to continue your interest. With great story and art to complement is, I highly recommend this issue as a must. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Sep 28, 2017

    This issue was fantastic! For new readers it summed up nicely Tim's past and why you should care about him. Old readers got the pay off of seeing Drake really prove that he has taken himself out of Batman's shadow. Readers will love the final twist ending and won't be able to wait to see how Drake escapes his prison. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Sep 27, 2017

    Now this is how you write a comic book! Once the mindbogglingly awesome recap of Tim's life comes to a conclusion, we are left with him…and Oz…and an opening to a story arc that will leave you begging for more. I know that the closing paragraph is supposed to sum up the review, but there's no way to minimize just how awesome this issue was. Seriously. Do yourself a favor and read this comic. What more can I say to convince you? Oh, look. I gave it a 9.5. How often do I do that? Once in a blue moon! Now go read the comic already. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 27, 2017

    Given the chaos currently going on in the DC Universe and Batman in general with Metal, this storyline comes at the ideal time to follow-up with Red Robin. This seems like a wide open storyline for Tynion and Barrows and the journey and the destination looks like it will be a blast. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Sep 29, 2017

    Detective Comics Lonely Place of Living story-line looks like it could be a great turning point for the Rebirth line same as Action Comics was. Everything is looking intertwined but what is being avoided is a feel that every single book of Rebirth has to be read to get a full story. It is a crossover without being a crossover and that is what DC has done so well with Rebirth. Lonely Place of Living story and Detective Comics in general come highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Sep 28, 2017

    An absolute must buy for Bat fans, Tim Drake fans, and everyone in between. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 26, 2017

    A great story that ties into an iconic storyline. It will be interesting to see where the writer and artist go from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Oct 3, 2017

    Every page inside this issue is set in Mr. Oz's lair, which isolates us from the rest of the DCU and provides a laser-focus on a character who has sat on the sidelines for far too long. We spend the entire issue with Tim, understanding his motivations and his fears, and reacquaint ourselves with his almost metahuman knack for multitasking and utterly disrupting nefarious deeds. For a character that served as one of DC's icons for nearly three decades, Tim Drake is finally getting his due. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Sep 28, 2017

    Detective Comics #965 gives our first true glimpse at Mr. Oz's lair, ending with a striking twist - one that adds even more mystery behind DC's "Rebirth." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Andrew Wheeler Sep 27, 2017

    Detective Comics #965 is well worth the wait and lives up to its expectations with wonderful dialogue and a cliffhanger you won't be expecting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 28, 2017

    Detective Comics #965 is an excellent start to "A Lonely Place Of Living." James Tynion's love for Tim Drake is clear as he returns Tim's original origin story to the character. The retelling of Tim's origin story is effectively integrated into the conflict between Tim and Jor-El. The ending provided plenty of intrigue on where this Tim Drake spotlight arc will end up going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 27, 2017

    It's great that we have two Mr. Oz stories going on simultaneously in both Action and Detective, which it seems the latter simply has the more interesting story. I'm not saying to stop reading Action, but the story presented here is much more personal and compelling than others. This seems to be more integral to the series itself rather than the whole Rebirth initiative, which I admire. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Sep 28, 2017

    The beginning to 'Living' reads like the Tim Drake/Robin Rebirth fans would want, but what's going to come out on the otherside? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Cruz Sep 27, 2017

    After a long time wondering what really happened to Tim Drake (Red Robin), we get to see where he is. At first like many, I thought Mr. Oz was going to be someone that was going to have ties with a certain character that changed the DC universe. I was pretty surprised to see his real identity and also as to why he took Tim Drake away. Many still unanswered questions left, as to who is this person that has an eye on Tim Drake that isnt just Mr. Oz? Finally, wait until the last few panels youre going to lose it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Sep 27, 2017

    A Lonely Place of Living starts out strong, with bold restoration of continuity and enjoyable characterization. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Sep 27, 2017

    It's great to see Tim Drake back, but one little twist pulled me out of the story with an, "Oh come on," moment. It should have been more shocking, but at least it works to where the story is head. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 27, 2017

    Tim Drake is back and I am on the trolley already.  James Tynion is taking his time here and those looking for immediate returns may be disappointed, but this is just setting up what I hope is going to be a really good story.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Sep 29, 2017

    "A Lonely Place of Living" (a throwback to that earlier mentioned origin story) is exposition heavy -- an info-dump -- which gets wearisome even though Tynion provides a clever explanation for why Tim's being so chatty at the turning point of the narrative. The artwork is uneven, going from exquisite to sloppy in places with awkward expressions and stances, something that, upon examination, I can't lay at the feet of Eddy Barrows' pencils but rather at Eber Ferreira's heavy handed inking. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 30, 2017

    Tim Drake is back and better than he's been in a long time! Tynion repairs the damage caused to the character by the New 52 and starts him on the path for a hopefully exciting storyline! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Oct 4, 2017

    The art keeps this from being a complete snorefest. Broad strokes and sharp lines fill every panel. There are slight inconsistencies about the way Tim is drawn, yet this may be seen as a matter of perspective. And the final splash page really complements the cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Sep 28, 2017

    Overall, this issue is just so-so. Not enough for me to drop it, but enough that I'm starting to roll my eyes whenever a book claims to tie-in to the central Rebirth mystery. Read Full Review

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