Detective Comics #978

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 17
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  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Apr 12, 2018

    This is a definite must buy issue, as where this story is going is a place I dont think fans have seen it go. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Apr 13, 2018

    I've made no secret of my absolute love for this title, right back from it's Rebirth reboot" to right now. I sing its praises all over social media and on my own blog too. It's hard to find a title that so consistently couples great writing with incredible art. The cliffhanger to "Batmen Eternal" Part Three is yet another jaw-dropping piece of Tynion/Fernndez/Kalisz magic, which left me as on edge as that Eddy Barrows with Adriano Lucas' cover did. Read Full Review

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    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 11, 2018

    A great chapter with fantastic art and some unexpected developments. Read Full Review

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 11, 2018

    Tynion's latest twist has deep connections to Batman lore and it will be very interesting to see how the Gotham Knights respond to this new threat…if they can survive. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 11, 2018

    There are a lot of great moments in this issue, especially a segment between Tim and Cass. Javier Fernandez, last on Nightwing, is a master of character interaction and posing, and the way he draws some of the scenes this issue (especially Cass' body language) are excellent. Read Full Review

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    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Apr 13, 2018

    All the dominoes are falling into place in the pages of "Detective Comics" #978. Read Full Review

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    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Cruz Apr 11, 2018

    One of the things that scare me in DC comics is back! The OMACS are one of those things that whenever they appear, nothing good comes out of it; like the Terminators in the Terminator movies they come with one purpose" destroy. Where this will lead us we can only imagen, but as I write this review I can only see a dark future for the Bat family, one where they all lose and Brother Eye reigns supreme. Read Full Review

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    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 14, 2018

    Tensions mount and characters get a few nice moments together before we kick off the next big battle! Read Full Review

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    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper May 17, 2018

    There is certainly a lot going on, and enough to keep you interested, but this one falls a bit dull on the scale for me, besides the ending. I am glad to be back to a more Mystery driven plot, and the art is really well suited toward a gritty Noir style tale, but I just didn't really get hooked into the drama of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 12, 2018

    Batman: Detective Comics #978 isnt among the stronger issues of the series, but it is enjoyable nonetheless. Omacs return and the uneasy alliance being forced between Batman and the Colony set up for a promising finale from Tynions Detective Comic series. This one still earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

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    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 11, 2018

    Tynion's run of Detective is coming to an end and this issue continues putting the pieces together for a big finale.  Eye (!) am excited to see what comes next, especially after the crazy cliffhanger that ended this issue.  I was not a fan of the art and a couple characters go complete wacko, but overall, I liked it. Read Full Review

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    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 10, 2018

    It's great that Tynion is taking the time to play out some family drama with Bruce that actually gives an insight into the man's parents other than perpetual victims. The only downside to the issue is Ulysses. While his plan is interesting, his turn towards the end of the issue felt flat. Read Full Review

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    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Apr 11, 2018

    Batman and the Colony face annihilation together as a result of the Generals unhinged plans in an excellent installment of Detective Comics. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 12, 2018

    Still, while the road getting there might be bumpy, the conclusion feels weighty and fun, making Detective Comics a book that's still worth your while. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Apr 11, 2018

    There are some worthwhile character moments here, but overall much of this feels like filler. Read Full Review

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    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 13, 2018

    Tynion continues his swan song for Detective Comics, and I wish I could say that I enjoyed the issue more than I did. There are fundamental problems that have existed in this book for a majority of it's run, and they appear here as well. If you're able to look past questionable characterization and logic, then you might find something worthwhile. Unfortunately, the more I dissected scenes and moments, the more glaring and problematic they became. While others may be able to look past this, I cannot. But hey, at least we still have Tynion's "Rise of the Batmen" arc" That was good, right? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 11, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    We open with Bruce and Tim taking a look-see at the two Brother Eye infected colony troops, keeping in mind they don’t know that brother eye took them over yet.

    Bruce goes back to the old Kain Family homestead to confront Kate and her pops. They say that they had nothing to do with it. Meanwhile at the batcave, Tim finally connects the dots to Ulysesses and Brother Eye.....BUT... it’s too late! OMAC is BACK!

    OMAC shows up through nanotech entering people’s bodies including Tim, which is a great throwback to Infinite Crisis! Ulyse more

  • 10
    axdn Apr 12, 2018

    A solid issue, with a crazy cliffhanger.

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    SloboSOY Apr 12, 2018

    Once more a amazing issue from Tynion IV. That may be close to a transitional issue, it's a very intelligent one. I like Batman confronting this soon with Kate & his father but not for a fight. I always happy to see Cassy in there, but I hope she recover soon, because a sad Cassie isn't one I like. Azrael & Batwing are so screwed (Good for them, traitor ! ^^ )
    And I didn't see Ulysse taking this name - The general (Ring a bell as a Superman Foes in the 90's)
    I surely will miss Tynion IV team management !

    Cover - I take the variant. Not related but very nice ! 1/2
    Writing - I would love to see him more on the title, but this is a hell of goodbye ! 3/3
    Arts - As always the arts is really strong ... Some minor hi more

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    Superheroes for Hire Jun 29, 2018

    I love it when a plan comes together! Here we get to see an escalation of Ulysses' plan. And it's not good for the Bat family. I'm curious to read that happens next, especially with the return of some older DC universe concepts. What really sells this issue, though, is the art by Javier Fernandez and colors by John Kalisz. There is one page with Batman climbing stairs up to Kane Manor that is just classic shadowy Batman imagery! Detective Comics has had some of the most consistently good storytelling and art since Rebirth. Props to Tynion and co.

  • 9.0
    Agent.Shawl Apr 21, 2018

    This is for sure a stand out issue for sure. From the fantastic art to the eye bulging cliffhanger, picking #978 up is a great idea.

    I enjoyed how the relationship between Batman and his former partner is written and played out. We see that even though Tim has served independently before and with great success, Bruce still has to remind him to slow down and look at the little strings that unravel the whole quilt.

    I would like to see Damien and Dick involved a bit more though (I may regret the Damien wish though).

    All and all, solid book and a good read.

  • 8.5
    Br'er Lapin Apr 11, 2018

    This had some real surprises and intense moments. Cool to see things set up from the start of Detective, and all throughout the run, come into play this far down the line.

  • 7.5
    Nihilist Apr 11, 2018

    Last two or three issues didn't impress me that much, and I've felt the Action Comics' action significantly slowed down after Clayface's death, to the point series has become a drag. I'm pleased to say this week's issue brought back proper tension, drama and mystery I've missed so much. It won't make history, but sure was fun to read, and I the cliffhanger leaves you wanting more, here and now.

  • 7.0
    Steve C Apr 12, 2018

    I find this book to be getting less interesting/compelling as the weeks go by. Also, I very much disliked the art. I'll probably take a break from this one for a while.

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