Detective Comics #877

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 25, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 11
8.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Batman plunges deeper into the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of a young woman whose body was found in the belly of a killer whale. But his detective skills lead him into a deadly trap set in motion by some of the Gotham Underworld's newest and most fearsome players. Don't miss the finale of "Hungry City!"

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 27, 2011

    If DC doesn't find some way to keep the Snyder/Jock/Francavilla team together doing Bat-books for awhile, they are morons. When you find a creative team that is this tight and cranking out A-level books month after month you need to find a way to keep them together until the readers start to say that they're bored with it. This is another issue of great street-level Batman with awesome art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn May 30, 2011

    Despite a flawed presentation (apart from the bright green ad marring Jock's otherwise beautiful cover art this month, the issue is also encumbered by two previews, one of which being an annoyingly bulky lead-in to a miniseries based on the film Super 8) Snyder and Jock's Detective is still the best Batman book I've read in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris May 25, 2011

    So, are you picking up Detective Comics? If not, shame on you. Scott Snyder and Jock continue to build one of the darkest, most enjoyable Gotham City sagas in recent memory. So why only a "9.0" you might ask? Well, I truthfully believe the best is yet to come from this dynamic duo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 26, 2011

    Snyder is doing seminal work on "Detective Comics," work that others are going to build on and try their best to outdo. Comics will be better for it, but I'm not sure many that come after are going to be able to do it better than Snyder is doing it right now. If you read comics and you're not reading "Detective Comics" right now, you're screwing up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Rafael Gaitan May 30, 2011

    Detective Comics has quickly risen from a book that piqued my interest to my most anticipated read of every single month. Snyder, Jock and Francavilla are collaborating on the most righteous run of this title in ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony Guerrero May 25, 2011

    It's almost hard to take a villain calling himself Roadrunner seriously but the added development to him makes him a little more interesting. The true hook in this issue is the mystery behind Sonia Branch and what her true intentions are. We get some great insight into the mind of Dick Grayson, courtesy of Scott Snyder, that also gives an idea of what goes on in the mind of the others in the Bat-family. Snyder continues to superbly write Grayson's character and shows that this is about Dick evolving into his version of Batman instead of just another Batman comic with Dick under the cowl. Jock manages to make even the simplest scenes pop off the pages and really establishes the mood that compliments the writing. You just can't go wrong with Detective Comics these days. This issue gets a 4 out of 5. Read Full Review

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