Detective Comics #967

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 25, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 26
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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"A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING" part three! It's a race to save the future of Tim and his team as Red Robin tries to escape his prison outside of time and find his way back to Earth.

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 26, 2017

    If you miss out on Detective Comics #967, you're missing out on the best Big Two book of the week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 27, 2017

    This story has me totally hooked. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 25, 2017

    This is a run, dont walk or bother putting it to the bottom of the pile. Detective Comics was starting to slide, but this arc highlighted by this issue puts the title right back to the top of best in class for DC. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Oct 26, 2017

    Buy this book now, as the creative team behind it are firing on all cylinders, and I cannot see them letting up anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 26, 2017

    Paired with the artwork of Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez, this is a must-read for all fans of The Gotham Knights. And yes, that is officially the new team name for the group operating out of The Belfry. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Cruz Oct 25, 2017

    What an emotional roller-coater! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Oct 25, 2017

    The ReviewI am overjoyed with how the return of Tim Drake is coming along and I really like how we got him back in a very direct way. There was no lollygagging around for 10 issues before we got him. Over the past three issues we dived straight back into the world of Tim Drake and I wouldnt have it any other way and no better writer to give it to us than James Tynion IV. He is one heck of a writer. The narration of his work and the character dialogue fits so well together and is perfectly believable. The art is incredible as well. Martinez draws a killer book and the colors are perfect. The whole issue is filled with dark tones and shadows as expected from Detective Comics. But there are a few warm colored panels stuck in here and there when Tim is reuniting with his team. I love that because it lets us know that yeah Tim is back, and this is good, but were not out of the woods yet. Pick up this issue, it is excellent and definitely one I want in my collection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 25, 2017

    In a claim I'm not afraid to make, this is the best issue of the series. When Tynion is good, he's really good, and everything shines here, from the dialogue, to the humour, to the art, despite some inking and colouring inconsistencies I found troublesome. Tynion is building up to something special, so get on board. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Oct 26, 2017

    Detective Comics has been a smashing success since the beginning of Rebirth, and this arc adds to the Rebirth lore quite a bit; especially since the reveal of Conner last issue which could mean a return of the fan favorite character. Anybody that is a fan of all of the cast should keep an eye on these pages for further developments! Read Full Review

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

    Detective Comics #967 nailed the chaotic situation this future version of Tim Drake as Batman has created by coming to the present. His interaction with the Batman Family highlighted how fascinating the character is. At the same time, it shined a spotlight on what the actual future Tim and the Batman Family will be if they all make it out of this story together. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Andrew Wheeler Oct 25, 2017

    Detective Comics #967 is a must read book that brings the entire family together to face the dangerous future Tim Drake. This issue is filled with emotion and action that does not disappoint and leaves you with a cliffhanger that gives you so much excitement for the next issue. You can tell right away that this story will be revisited by fans for many years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Oct 26, 2017

    This issue finally brings Tim Drake back into the orbit of his extended Bat-family, and that's just a joy to watch. It still doesn't make much sense to tie that into the ridiculous Mr. Oz storyline, but Tim's return makes the team feel more complete. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Oct 26, 2017

    I seriously wish I could give this issue more of a standing ovation, because it has some truly great moments. But alongside those come two major headscratchers that I simply couldn't overlook. But aside from those, it's a super solid issue. Absolutely amazing art, gut-wrenchingly emotional scenes, and wonderfully portrayed characters. The good stuff was so good that I still feel confident in recommending this…even with the questionable moments included. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 26, 2017

    "Detective Comics" #967 continues to evoke an emotional high for the series other comics can only dream of. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Crusaders - Rob Ferreri Oct 31, 2017

    As long as this creative team stays in place it will be no mystery as to whether to add this book to your pull lists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 6, 2017

    As for the team's attempts to stop a more-seasoned and ruthless future-Tim, it looks like that's going to be complicated, especially considering he has control of Brother Eye. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 25, 2017

    Tynion continues his dark but joyful return of Tim Drake, highlighting the choice he will have to make next issue between dark and light. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 28, 2017

    Tim Drake's return is everything we could have hoped it would be and more! Lovely and awesome writing, with the usually stellar art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 24, 2017

    A good story that is building to something interesting. Great art and a compelling narrative. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Nov 3, 2017

    Tim, in order to protect her from his future self, locks Kate up on the Batcave. Just as older future Tim meets Alfred. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 25, 2017

    Tim Drake is back in town and while we've all been waiting for him to become reunited with his family and friends, it fell a bit flat.  The art was good, but in the end, this issue felt like filler and that's a real shame. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supes' soups Oct 30, 2017

    Has undertones of Bruce Timm's BTAS when I read this issue. After Future's end got muddled and ultimately made inconsequential, I was waiting for someone to do a better job of incorporating Brother Eye in the DC Rebirth continuity. Tynion answered the call. It was sooner than I expected but it can have serious effects moving forward. Bruce is his own worst enemy after the Joker, the Brother Eye program was always proof of that. Tim Drake is my least favorite Robin but if I'm honest, he's the only one that can beat Bruce at his own game given enough time and resources. Let's see where that takes us.

  • 9.0
    The bad who Oct 26, 2017

    I love where this is all heading. I thought it would involve Mr.Oz more, but seeing how Action Comics handles him, I'm glad Dectective went in another direction. They really made Tim-Batman a dangerous foe and seeing the whole family together to tackle the danger is extremely compelling. The emotional return of Tim amongst them was also a great and defining moment. We still don't know the extent of Batwoman impact on Tim, but I can't wait to find out.

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  • 8.5
    kfc902 Oct 27, 2017

    My only complaint is this issue finished too soon. This arc is great.

  • 10
    Caivu Oct 24, 2017

    Completely enjoyable from start to finish, with only a few minor flaws that didn't diminish the experience at all. Great banter between the team, a good story with an exciting cliffhanger, and awesome art as always. A must-read.

  • 10
    SloboSOY Oct 27, 2017

    You want a good comics ... Well that's it. Pick this fantastic ongoing.
    Tynion IV once again do a marvelous job. Not only we have the team Batman & Batwoman lead. But Also all robins et another tim.
    And Tynion IV succeed to make us love the Team as the Future Tim.
    He's intelligent enough to add some surprise in the cliffhanger & add something to the old DCU to the now.
    Cover - I choose the variant 2/2
    Writing - Perfect 3/3
    Arts - Barrows & Ferreira does a fantastic job, & some unforgettable moments. 3/3
    Sentiment - Why all the Rebirth Title isn't at this level of writing ??? 2/2

  • 9.5
    RaisingBlack Oct 27, 2017

    This is a great time to be a Batman fan. This huge Batman Metal event is taking up a lot of the mindshare right now, but Tynion is writing a great arc and giving Tim Drake the attention he deserves. I have argued for years that Tim Drake is the best option to be the next Batman. He is every bit the detective of Bruce and is more driven than Dick Grayson. He is better adjusted than Damian and more effective than Jason Todd. He understands the work more than Terry and is more like Bruce Wayne than any other Robin in existence.

    Great art helps support the continuation of this story and Detective comics as a Batman team book has been a complete success. This comic is flushing out Gotham more and it is building up the Bat-family in a way few have successfully done before.

    Pick this book up

    To Add

    There is something to be said for too many Batman books and DC being very Batman heavy right now.

    Right now there is a Batman story for everyone and they all are strong. If you want the best overall picture of Gotham and the family with your Batman comic I suggest Detective comics. If you want to hear about Batman and how he is evolving and growing then you need to be reading Batman. If you like the darker side of Batman then pick up the metal event. If you want a Batman story that returns to the roots of what made the character a great solo story then pick up Batwoman or all of All-star Batman. If you want more Gotham stories and you don't care about the ongoing story of Batman then pick up the minis that are floating around like White knight or Batman and he Shadow, Mother panic, Super-Sons, and the list goes on.

    Eventually DC will need to walk back this many Batman stories but for now just jump in and enjoy the ride.

  • 9.5
    Superheroes for Hire Nov 6, 2017

    This story arc has been firing on all cylinders, and this issue is no different. This is exactly what I'd expect from a story about the Bat Family dealing with an unknown threat from their very midst. They still don't know what they're up against when it comes to the one really pulling the strings here. The Alvaro Martinez art is fantastic and cinematic. There's a really great Spoiler splash page that comes out of nowhere and was a treat. The only ding against the issue is I'd like to have seen Eddy Barrows continue through the arc for a little more artistic consistency. Otherwise this is as good as it gets folks!

  • 8.5
    Alf1014 Oct 27, 2017

    Solid read.

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