Detective Comics #975

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 24
8.8Critic Rating
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"THE TRIAL OF BATWOMAN"! In a 30-page anniversary story, Batwoman faces scrutiny from Batman and Red Robin but stands up for her actions. Will Batman allow her to continue bearing his symbol after everything she has done?

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 28, 2018

    I stand by my assertion that this is the best Batman book on the stands right now. If you've ever loved Batman and the whole variety of characters that were developed around him, you need to be reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Mar 1, 2018

    Buy, as we find out more about the inner turmoil that the Bat Family harbors as well as who Kate is apart from Batwoman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 5, 2018

    If this anniversary issue is any indication, Detective Comics is in great hands as it makes its way to its 1,000th issue. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Feb 28, 2018

    All of this equals another strong issue in one of the most compelling parts of the Batman universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 2, 2018

    Detective Comics is being handled by fans who are true professionals and, in my mind at least, leaders in their respective fields. "The Trial Of Batwoman" is another prime example of what a great comic looks like. With James Tynion nearing the end of his run I must admit to feeling a twinge of sadness, but I can't wait to see what he brings us next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 28, 2018

    Detective Comics just keeps shining. We're nearing the end of the road of a fantastic ride, but if this issue and its cliffhanger is any indication, there's still some fun surprises left. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 28, 2018

    An excellently written issue that lays bare each character's take on what to do with Batwoman. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 2, 2018

    Detective Comics #975 is another impactful issue of the series meant to make you question what you know about Batmans thought process and motivations. It sets him opposed to one of the only remaining blood relatives he has, and it drags his family into the fray. This book comes highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2018

    Some of the best dialogue I've read in a while. I loved Barbara in this issue and the rest of the characters were served with some great moments. Worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 28, 2018

    Tynion and Martinez return to top form, with pitch-perfect voices and stunningly detailed and appealing illustration for this stellar anniversary issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 28, 2018

    First up, I totally understand how the concept of this issue " "The Trial of Batwoman", as Batman brings in all his allies to discuss whether Kate should be allowed to remain part of the Bat-family " could turn off a lot of people. And I think Tynion understands that in this oversized prelude to his final arc, because the issue feels largely like a subversion that, if not exonerating Batwoman, implicates Batman in a lot of ways too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Mar 2, 2018

    This team has done excellent work on Detective Comics, and this week's issue promises another compelling arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Cruz Mar 1, 2018

    In this anniversary issue, Batman and Red Robin take Batwoman to trial in front of all the Bat-family; for the actions she has done. Can she still wear the Bat symbol when she has pulled the trigger? As the Bat-family comes together to understand the evidence from what has happened, truths about the Gotham Knight's agenda comes to light. Only now, Batwoman will not be the only one on trial. You do not want to miss what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 1, 2018

    Detective Comics #975 is an excellent example of a comic that sets the tone for the future of the Batman franchise. James Tynion IV made this rare Bat-Family meeting standout as something special as they decided what to do about Batwoman. Given each member of the Bat-Family's perspective there are a lot of potential storylines that have been created with Detective Comics #975. If you are a Batman Family fan this is a comic that you must pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Feb 28, 2018

    I've always been a bigger fan of what a character is thinking than the action beats a story delivers. If you share that sentiment, you'll probably enjoy Detective Comics #975. It's basically void of any real action as the main centerpiece of the story is simply the characters gathered around a table discussing Batwoman and what to do about her. But it's not just a story for the cerebrally inclined, as the inclusion of several guest stars means tons of potential fan service as well. Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, Jason Todd, and Damian Wayne all attend the meeting, and for the most part, Tynion does each character a considerable amount of justice. Sure, there's the occasional flub, but I was overall pleased with the character portrayals Tynion presented. Couple all that with the fact that Alvaro Martinez is on art duty for this story (he's been my favorite Tec artist since Rebirth started) and I think what you have here is a tale worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 3, 2018

    Tynion flips everything on its head in a fun, revealing issue of Detective Comics, though he relies too much on guest stars and long speeches to make it happen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 6, 2018

    While she doesn't deal directly with any of the other heroes in this issue, Batwoman does make a choice which will no doubt put her at odds with Batman and company, regardless of the outcome of what occurs in the Batcave. Despite nagging doubts regarding her actions, Batwoman has chosen her side. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Mar 12, 2018

    Though much less action, this one has all the hallmarks of a well-written story that furthers a plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 28, 2018

    While there isn't really a trial going on here, we get the Bat Family, some great art and a microscope on what Batman has really been up to since Rebirth started.  It all leads to clear sides being drawn, but not in the way you might have expected and I'm okay with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 28, 2018

    There truly isn't much going on in this issue, despite it being over-sized. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a scam, but it's pretty bad and whatever happens here will definitely be recapped in the next issue if that helps. However, the art is simply magnificent and it alone may be worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Mar 1, 2018

    This issue takes its time getting us to the spoiler from Batwoman #1 last year, and it wasn't worth the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Feb 28, 2018

    Clayface's death served not only as a dramatic conclusion of Detective Comics' first Rebirth year, but also as a spark, triggering a chain reaction I absolutely love to see developing before my eyes with every new issue coming out.

    We've seen initial reactions of the team, most importantly Cassandra, but it was just a beginning for something bigger, deeper and ambitious. This issue shows us more than we probably would expect it to, starting with opinions of Bat Family members regarding Basil's death, and then switching to Barbara's questions and theories about the nature of the meeting, which to many readers, may instantly turn the entire story 180 degrees. There's more though - we can see Kate's point of view and incomprehensibl more

  • 10
    SloboSOY Mar 1, 2018

    Damn Jason Tynion IV is the write writer for the bat family & we will loose that. I'm sad.
    In a page a write Babs & Dick like I didn't read them for age.
    He did a great Cassandra move with Damian, & write a Damian than (Once more) I like to dislike ^^
    This story is a great transitional issue. It's like that writer have to do these kind of issue.
    I'm sad about Kate Kane joining her father (Or maybe it's a batman plan all along ^^ )

    Cover - A beautiful variant ... And even if it's not link to what I read, the blood trail is in some way. 2/2
    Writing - I love Jason Tynion IV work, and I'm sad he sell less than he deserve to keep this title. 3/3
    Arts - Just Beautiful. This ongoing has the chance to have o more

  • 9.5
    Bleemak Feb 28, 2018

    Amazing comic. Only minus is Damian's characterisation, everything else is just great.

  • 9.5
    Razor Feb 28, 2018

    Batfamily reunions are always a hit. And this issue brought out the best among them. Loved each and everyone's point of views, as they were both mature and in character with their nature. Barbara's speech really hit it hard.

    Even when it seemed that Rebirth was writing Batwoman into a corner, this issue brought her back on track. Now rooting for Kate to have the benefit of doubt. Which unfortunately is looking less likely since she's choosing to join the Colony.

    Only downside is it's really hard to make up where Batwing and Azrael stands with her. Either way, hats off to James Tynion for another well executed storyline.

  • 9.5
    Fearless0610 Mar 8, 2018

    Best Batman book right now. I loved how all the characters were written in this issue especially Batwoman. Such a good series

  • 8.5
    daddyT Feb 28, 2018

    really well done. OMG just seeing a Batgirl who isn't an idiot and with art that doesn't belong on Sponge-Bob.. I'm so jealous!!!!!

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Mar 1, 2018

    Maybe I was in the minority? I was getting tired of the team book detective was turning into. It became an extended Bat family and it was really losing my interest.

    This issue invites the actually Bat family in to talk about the events that happened with Kate. Everyone got to talk..... and then Babs had her turn.

    Now, I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to Bat girl, and maybe this was a good character representation of her, but this part was over the top.

    Babs got DEEP and tried to come off as the smartest person in the room. I wasn't a huge fan of her long-winded diatribe but her end point was spot on: It's Bat woman's decision to stay or go. I feel Jason was kind of trying to get at the same t more

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