Detective Comics #966

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 11, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 26
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"A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING" part two! Tim Drake has been locked in Mr. Oz's fortress-but now he's free and roaming the prison while his captor faces off against the Man of Steel. But is he the only prisoner who's been freed?!

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    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 13, 2017

    Detective Comics #966 continues to deliver the same high quality that we have come to expect. Writing that excites, and pulls at the emotions. Art that pleases the eyes and tugs at the heartstrings (Page 21 is KILLER!) I need to invest in a new thesaurus, because I'm quickly exhausting my supply of superlatives. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 11, 2017

    I've been anxious to see Red Robin return to the main universe. This storyline has delivered big time with an unpredictable turn of events and terrific artwork. I cant wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 10, 2017

    A really impressive, immersive read that shows a great understanding of the characters, especially the role of Tim Drake in the Bat-Family and DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 15, 2017

    Detective Comics has sort of been in the shadow of other bat related books, but this arc has been fantastic. James Tynion IV has put together two good and interesting issues to kick this arc off. You couldn't have asked for a better job on art duties than the team that was on display here. Detective comics is a breath of fresh air. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Andrew Wheeler Oct 11, 2017

    This is by far the best Tim Drake story in recent history. Every moment keeps your eyes glued to the page as it shows off it's stunning art and amazing story. Although it drags in some places by stretching out the details of the origin of the future Tim Drake, it's still very much an exciting and must-read issue for every fan of Tim Drake. Read Full Review

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    IGN - Blair Marnell Oct 12, 2017

    This is a rare tie-in issue that feels like it's far more important than the main book. Read Full Review

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    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Oct 11, 2017

    Lonely Place of Living is living up to the moniker, and it does seem like it is going to be one of the most important stories of Rebirth line, next to Oz Effect and the upcoming Doomsday Clock. So far, the book has been very entertaining with just enough enough action, but it is the character work Tynion and Barrows work that makes Detective Comics stand out from the rest of the field. It is a quintessential return of Tim Drake. Pick this up as it comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Oct 11, 2017

    All-in-all this book was great. The story flowed well, the colors were dark and set an appropriate tone for the events at hand. I really wanted to see more action with Doomsday but perhaps thatll come later. The artwork was once again phenomenal and super detailed. I especially loved the pages with Doomsday. This depiction of him is really quite enormous and scary. I totally dig it. This issue is going to set the stage for not only future Detective Comics issues but it will add to the mold of other stories as well. So its important. Pick it up in your pull for the week. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 15, 2017

    For every answer that James Tynion provided in Detective Comics #966 he gave us two more questions to be answered. The interaction between the present and future Tim Drake made for a compelling chapter in the character's life as his true future is still up in the air. Ending the issue with the future Tim Drake turning his attention to a major Batman Family member provided an intriguing hook ending that will keep fans guessing as to what will happen next. Read Full Review

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    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Oct 11, 2017

    I can't believe that Detective Comics is literally one of the best Batman comics in the lineup right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 14, 2017

    The Batman books are about to get pretty crazy and Tim Drake is at the center, so this was a fun issue watching Tynion set up the mind-boggling story twists that are about to happen. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 11, 2017

    Detective Comics has been a consistently entertaining title since its renumbering, but only time will tell if it can continue to sustain itself through this new "lonely place of living." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 11, 2017

    Tim Drake is back in business, but there are two of them in Gotham with a few days to kill.  This issue has some major moments setting up a mystery with Conner Kent and Batwoman in some big trouble.  This is one of the better issues of Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 11, 2017

    Our long-awaited return of Tim Drake brings one too many Tims home to Gotham. Read Full Review

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    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 13, 2017

    Dense as all get out, this issue succeeds thanks to its intents more than its execution. I like what Tynion is trying to do, and considering Tim is my favorite Robin, of course I'm glad to see him back in action. Still, this issue verges on information overload at points, aided mostly by the fact that I'm not familiar with the story it's referencing. The story and art both suffer from the same problem: the broad strokes are interesting, it's just the details that aren't engaging. I appreciate what the story is accomplishing, I just wish it was handled with a tad more finesse. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Oct 12, 2017

    Detective Comics #966 continues the second that #965 ended, it is packed with action, suspense, and signs of doom for the future. Unfortunately, it feels bland in it's delivery and unoriginal. Read Full Review

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    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 11, 2017

    This is a very disappointing issue and a hard left turn to what we were promised. We don't learn anything new about the prison nor its inhabitants, and Tynion is instead using this issue to set up his next arc in the series. It's a confusingly obnoxious choice, and it resulted in a mess of an issue. Read Full Review

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