Detective Comics #974

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Jesus Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 31
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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"KNIGHT'S FALL"! Can Tim Drake piece his dreams back together after Batwoman's fateful decision, or will the Gotham Knights go their separate ways?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Feb 16, 2018

    "Knights Fall" is the latest in a long line of Detective Comics issues to deliver pure excellence. Yes, Batwoman's act was awful, but was it truly wrong? This will have ongoing repercussions in the weeks to come, and with the return of my favorite art team of lvaro Martnez and Ral Fernandez in issue #975, I'm more excited than ever. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Feb 16, 2018

    Buy, as this starts another great story arc, one that will change the team forever. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 17, 2018

    Batman: Detective Comics #974 is a rough and emotional ride in the aftermath of Clayfaces death. You are able to see all sides of the ensuing conflict, and its sad to see a character like this go. This one is definitely recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 14, 2018

    The payoff final page indicates the trouble is just getting started for the Knights. That's bad for them and great for us as DC's best team book is back in a big way with no chance of relinquishing its throne. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 14, 2018

    A brilliant, brutal, character-driven issue that drives home the consequences of the war the Bat-family faces every day, this prelude to next issue's anniversary issue picks up seconds after Batwoman fired a high-tech bullet into Clayface's brain. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Feb 14, 2018

    The Fall of the Batmen story arc ended with a shock that keep everyone's mouth open, now it is the after math and it will test the Gotham Knights even further than before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Feb 16, 2018

    Though Detective Comics #974 is a somewhat abrupt end to an arc, it teases some very interesting developments in the immediate future to make up for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 17, 2018

    Big moments, great character development and some people will never be the same in a pretty major Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Feb 14, 2018

    Detective Comics #974 pays off multiple arcs in climactic fashion, and longtime readers are also rewarded with promising new subplots and directions for the cast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 13, 2018

    A well done and enjoyable issue that seems to set up some interesting stories going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 15, 2018

    It's still good, but it's not as satisfying as the earlier issues. I'm genuinely curious about what's going to happen next, but this run may have already peaked. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Feb 15, 2018

    While the events that transpire in the wake of Clayface's death are somewhat predictable, it's the intensity of the interactions between the characters that still makes this a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Mar 11, 2018

    Despite the small mystery in this Detective Comics of who shot Clayface, there really was not much that transpired. The wheels fell off the team's wagon, as they had been building to for some time. Red Robin is clearly having a crisis of faith as his support system crumbles, and he thinks that he is just like Bruce. Very interesting, as Bruce seems to be turning a corner with his personal relationships. An interesting aftermath and clean up tale, but not a mind-blowing revelation by any means. The story is OK, but just a bit flat. Nice artwork, but the book suffers from lack of any consistent style. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 14, 2018

    James Tynion breaks up the Gotham Knights here, but the same old issues seem to be hanging around.  Mainly, this book is boring and I need something to get me excited again.  Unfortunately, the cliffhanger doesn't point in that direction and I keep wondering how much more of this I can take. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 14, 2018

    Though a strong and logical progression from last issues climax, the breakup of the team is a bit disappointing after all the work Tynion did to bring everything together. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 14, 2018

    I was hoping things would be better but instead they're just mediocre. Tynion is just hitting the wrong notes for me; I'm actively rooting for this team to disband so we can get on with our lives. Briones art is mostly nice but he's stuck drawing simply boring conversations. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 14, 2018

    Seems to avoid tackling the big question about Batwoman and spends the rest of the time resetting things for future stories. Read Full Review

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