Detective Comics #969

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 26
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"FALL OF THE BATMEN" part one! Everyone in Batman's orbit is broken somehow-some more than others. For Clayface, keeping the pieces of his psyche together has been a years-long struggle...and it's a war he may be about to lose! And as the team tries to pull itself back together, their enemies have learned something from Batman's newfound spirit of cooperation...and have formed a cabal of their own!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 25, 2017

    The new art team prove equal to the task of matching Tynion's scripts, making this one book you shouldn't miss. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 22, 2017

    Theres plenty of reason to be excited again for Detective Comics. Tynion seems ready to unleash a new memorable arc and based on this first issue, hes well underway. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 22, 2017

    I'm not sure where this story is going yet, but with the return of a more powerful Victim's Syndicate backed up by Anarky's genius mind, and great dialogue and spotlights for almost everyone (especially Batwoman and Clayface), this remains one of DC's best books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 24, 2017

    Batman's Gotham Knights are under threat, not just from a reunited Victim Syndicate, but from Gotham's own government. The title of this new arc isn't just a throwback to the story that started the Detective Comics DC Rebirth run, it's an ominous portent of what may be coming. The entire plan is coming together, as the 1.000th issue of Detective Comics creeps ever closer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 22, 2017

    A solid start that'll make you think about vigilantism in a team format. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Nov 24, 2017

    Definitely include this in your pull. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 23, 2017

    It has to be said that Joe Bennett does an excellent job on this issue, particularly with the way that he makes his characters emote. The previously mentioned reunion is an artistic highlight that simply focuses on one young woman's face for an entire page...and it's great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 22, 2017

    In Detective Comics #969, there is a great emphasis placed on Gotham's needs and whether Batman having a team of vigilantes is right for the city. Reinsert Tim Drake into the equation, and you have a solid first issue in a new arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 22, 2017

    Fall of the Batmen begins with a complex and satisfying tapestry of plot threads. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Nov 22, 2017

    What I really liked about this issue was that it took many of the loose ends that had been introduced over the course of Tynion's run and brought them all together in one place. That's not to say that any of them were truly resolved within this issue. After all, it's just part one of a larger story. But I get the impression that many of these plot points that Tynion has been weaving into his stories are about to come to some sort of a head within the current arc. And that's fairly exciting for those of us that have been with the book since the beginning of Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 21, 2017

    The first part of this arc is clever in how it's opening a new series of storylines for the characters, especially Tim. Interested to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 25, 2017

    This is a solid issue to kick off the new storyline, with Tynion's usual flair for character interactions and plot. Also some great artistic choices. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Nov 30, 2017

    Hopefully "Fall of the Batmen" will get more exciting next issue. This was an inauspicious opening act and a bore. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 22, 2017

    This issue has a moment that everyone's been waiting for, but it fell flat and I think this book needs a change.  The return of a very uninteresting set of villains doesn't help matters and overall, this issue was just boring. Read Full Review

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