Detective Comics #838

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Ryan Benjamin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 21, 2007 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 5
7.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Batman and I-Ching track Ra's and Talia to their hideout, while Nightwing pursues Robin! And why is the Invisible Map so important?

  • 8.1
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 21, 2007

    As in any great Ra's tale, Dini showcases the grand scope of this story, taking us from secluded, cavernous hideouts to snowcapped mountains; he even puts Batman in chain mail and armor to underline the dire circumstances of this quest. It's a fantastic read from start to finish, one that underlined my suspicion that the Robin and Nightwing issues of this crossover will be spent on less important fodder. Considering the issues of Detective and Batman are so clearly more important to this crossover, it really makes you wonder why DC assigned a lesser talent like Benjamin to this installment's art chores. Benjamin's artwork is an obvious weakness, but again, even his lackluster effort can't change the fact that this issue is immensely enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 21, 2007

    Ignoring the art, this was another solid addition to this story. I enjoyed seeing Damian bail on Robin and his explanation for leaving him behind was pretty funny. Seems Ra's wants to make Batman join him to take on the Sensei or choose between Robin and Damian as to who becomes Ra's' next host body. Nightwing was actually competent for the second issue in a row, which is a first for him in a long time. Looking forward to seeing where this story goes in the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

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