Detective Comics #878

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 29, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
8.3Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Off the coast of Gotham City, with no help for miles, the vicious smuggler and pirate Tiger Shark holds Batman captive on his ship. Can Batman escape in time, or will he become food for Tiger Shark's deadly pets? Plus: The saga of James Jr. continues. Is he a victim of circumstance or vicious killer? You decide. Don't miss the shocking conclusion to "Hungry City."

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 28, 2011

    Buy this comic. It ties up all the loose ends in the "Hungry City" storyline. We find out (have updates) on Tiger Shark, James Gordon Jr and Sonia Zucco. Reading a Scott Snyder story, you can easily see how meticulously he has had everything set up. Each issue makes you wonder what he could possibly have in store for us next. As insane as this issue gets, I can only imagine what next issue will bring. Snyder and Jock are a perfect pairing for this story. There will be some lasting repercussions from this arc. The new villains Dick is developing are going to be keeping him busy. This issue is definitely a game-changer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 29, 2011

    Another really strong issue of creepy, Batman detective action. Wait until you see the final page! I honestly didn't know they could get away with that in a mainstream DCU title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jun 29, 2011

    This might be the wrap-up to Snyder and Jock's "Hungry City" arc, but the overall story is far from over. The pawns have been moved into position and I can't wait to see where this all heads over the course of the next few issues. The team working on Detective Comics has yet to disappoint, and I don't see that happening anytime soon with what's being set up here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 28, 2011

    Snyder has converted me to a regular reader of this title and given his future assignment with the Caped Crusader, I'm ready to sign up for more. "Detective" is simply the perfect primer that just so happens to contain a disturbingly magnificent story brought to us with splendid artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 7, 2011

    Detective Comics #878 was yet another exceptional entry in Scott Snyders Batman run. With so many Batman books that exist on the market Snyder has easily separated himself and Detective Comics as the best in DC Comics library. The way he is able to explore both Dick Grayson and Gotham Citys history and weave them into the present are something every comic book fan should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Jun 30, 2011

    But, like I stated earlier, I felt burned by the lack of imagination in the epiphanies that closed the book on two of Detective's mysteries. While the last page had many critics gasping and giddily applauding, I was rolling my eyes. So much for Snyder's ability to lay genre cliches and overused plot devices to rest. I don't want to spoil anything, but it would take some serious counter-intuition to think that this chapter's two disclosures could have ended any differently. It was so staggeringly apparent since the very beginning that I was sure Snyder wouldn't take the easy way out. I was positive it was all just a ploy to throw us off someone else's trail. Alas, it wasn't, and I really can't say that it's that great of an ending to this story. Even the character of Tiger Shark is a bit inconsistent, just within the few pages that he graces, going from forcing lackeys to speak for him to suddenly having no qualms about speaking for himself. It's all good fun, but I was always under the Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 1, 2011

    So the issue is lame, but it is also beautiful Jock's art has slowly become some of my favorite in the medium. I love how he draws the human form; I love his Batman in particular. It has grit to it, a Vertigo series sense of noir and violence that I love. For lack of a better term, Jock draws in a very sinister style. I'm not writing Scott Snyder off, he's way too good to do that. I'm just sad that one of the coolest story arcs in recent Batman history ended with a thud. Read Full Review

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