Detective Comics #980

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 9, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 16
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"Batmen Eternal" part five! The worst possible future for Gotham City has been locked into place, and there's nothing Batman can do to stop it... until Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain catch a glimpse of something they never would have thought possible!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 11, 2018

    We're left with another killer cliff-hanger, something James Tynion and his collaborators do brilliantly. This issue is great, but the fun and excitement also leave me a little sad. This is Mr. Tynion's final edge of your seat ending on this title, and I'm both excited to see how it's resolved, yet apprehensive of finally reaching "The End." Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed May 9, 2018

    Buy, as this book reminds readers just how brilliant Tynion is, especially when he plays in Batmans world. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail May 9, 2018

    The story is nearing its conclusion and knowing both the creative team and the antagonist there is likely to be fireworks before alls said and done. It will be very interesting to see how the end of this tale effects the relationships of what was once an unbreakable team and their ability to stay together. The series continues to be an intense and thrilling high stakes adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Holden May 30, 2018

    For long-time readers and casual comic fans alike, Detective Comics #980 is eternally entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 9, 2018

    Tynion has done such incredible work navigating through the various members of this team and making them feel like a family that's it's such a buzz kill knowing we've only got one more issue with this crew. It's least it's been a sensational ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 9, 2018

    Detective Comics #980, the penultimate issue of James Tynion's Detective Comics run brings a whole lot of OMAC action, but it's also the spotlight Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown fans have been waiting for, with a jaw-dropping last act twist that completely upends the two characters' status quo " hopefully not too late, given the creative team change. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 14, 2018

    The Bat-Family may be on the ropes, but Detective Comics #980 continues to come out of the corner swinging, thanks to its attention to character and its commitment to heartbreaking set pieces. Read Full Review

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    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack May 9, 2018

    Tynion's last arc just keeps getting better with each issue. This is a definite must-read. Read Full Review

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    Shoot The Breeze Comics - James Portis May 17, 2018

    Here we are, Brother Eye taking over Gotham city and the Bat-family fighting in hopes to end the darkness that has taken over. Brother Tim and his OMAC's are ready to change and create a new future. I've always been afraid when Brother Eye shows up wanting to change or ready to kill everyone. This time coming as a "savior", Brother Eye mocks Batman for his shortcomings and is ready to help Tim Drake get rid of Batwoman for her crimes she has committed in the future. As this issue ends Not everyone in the Bat-family is our for the count and Brother Eye/Tim better be ready to fight back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 12, 2018

    The action just keeps picking up and the fun never slows down as the latest Detective Comics storyline builds to a big, heroic finale! Read Full Review

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    AiPT! - David Brooke May 9, 2018

    Sets up the finale well with some guaranteed satisfaction for the next issue. Read Full Review

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    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 9, 2018

    This is easily one of the most gorgeous issues of the series yet, and also one of the most fun. I wish we'd spend more time with Brother Eye Tim but alas, the next issue is Tynion's last. Scot Eaton steals the show and I can't wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 10, 2018

    Batman: Detective Comics #980 is a solid continuation to Batmen Eternal, and it spotlights Spoiler and Orphan more than recent issues. The story is interesting and connects to some other DC lore in a surprising way. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 12, 2018

    Detective Comics #980 is the strongest chapter of the "Batman Eternal" story arc we have gotten. James Tynion did a great job bringing all the storylines he has been developing over the course of his run together to push the entire Batman Family. What happens next and how the events of "Batman Eternal" leave Batman, Batwoman, Red Robin, Spoiler, Omen and the others adds a lot of excitement as to how Tynion wraps up his run on Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner May 14, 2018

    Merging several different stories of this comic run together, "Detective Comics" #980 shapes up to be a fun, classic tale of colliding forces. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 9, 2018

    James Tynion's run is almost over and he uses this issue to set up the end.  It's a lot of setup and a good portion of it is forced.  Still, it looked good and gets us in position for a big finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand May 10, 2018

    Usually I like to immerse myself in the story, but for some reason, the real enjoyment I got out of this particular issue was in trying to theorize on the potential meta commentary Tynion may have been incorporating into this piece. Although, as the story goes, I was happy to see it focus more on the characters than the fighting because I can't really drum up too much enthusiasm for unstoppable robot armies. One more issue to go! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick May 9, 2018

    On a single issue format, it is a skip but is a good average comic on stands. There has never been a bad issue but none that have blown everything off the stands, this is the perfect continuation of it and we can only hope the next issue culminates everything in a wonderful fashion and what comes next is also as good as looking at this run overall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller May 9, 2018

    The series' strengths have always been the iterations between characters, and this Omac storyline just isn't serving that as strongly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dispatchdcu May 9, 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 Brother Eye-Tim-OMAC breaking into GCPD in order to make the cops OMACs. But Batwoman breaks into GCPD and draws Tim away from the cops, and Renee Montoya. Tim pursued Batwoman in an attempt to kill her but when he catches her he decides to show the future he saw from Ulysess in hopes to prove to her why she needs to die.

    Meanwhile, Spoiler, Orphan, and Batman break into the new Belfry hidden by tech Spoiler created. But it can only get them so far. Ulysess sees them and sends a controlled Azrael and Batwing to fight Batman while Ulys more

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  • 10
    KFuqua May 9, 2018

    I hate to see Tynion's run coming to a close. I have found his run on Detective to be the best Batman related book (by far) over the past several years. I fear what's coming ahead.

  • 10
    SloboSOY May 17, 2018

    We are close to the end. Kate will fight Tim. Batman, Spoiler & Cassi try to stop Brother Eyes. Batwing & Azrael will turn out as Omac.
    Damn what a firework for a ending. The only thing I was very surprised is that Kate seem to know that Ulysse Armstrong as a part in all this mess. But I loved this ... And the Omac showing Steph & Cassi the Batgirl they where or could have been. I love it !

    Cover - The variant very strong beautiful & in link. 2/2
    Writing - I will miss Tynion IV. He really succeed to put all characters in our heart ! 3/3
    Arts - Since the start Detective Comics have a huge artist. Each Panel is a pleasure ! 3/3
    Feeling - It was the better Rebirth Title. I don't want to leave (it) ^^ 2/2

  • 8.5
    Br'er Lapin May 10, 2018

    Excellent and also confusing... I thought Batman carried over evrything from pre-New 52?

  • 7.5
    Nihilist May 9, 2018

    What makes this particular issue better than what preceded it, was the character development of Stephanie. All these nods to pre New-52 timeline of DC Comics really do wonders to her character, as well as shhow the relevance, weight of the Bat Symbol.
    It may not be a perfect issue in a perfect story arc, but I can't say I didn't enjoy reading it. Looking forward to see where it leads.

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    Jason The Dude May 10, 2018

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