Detective Comics #940 Review


Detective Comics has easily been one of, if not the best Rebirth titles so far. With James Tynion IV writing each character with such care, bringing them all to life, making us care about them individually. Batman is not the center piece in the comic, the team is, that in and of it self is a feat. Pair that with Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferrira, and Adrriano Lucas on art and you have yourself a hit.

In #940 we continue off of the cliffhanger in the last issue, where Red Robin has changed all of the drones targets to himself, a suicide mission. While this issue is packed with action, it is all full to the brim with feels. At several points I found myself with goosebumps and tearing up, Tynion IV yanks at the heart strings and fleshes out each character with fervor. All leading up to another reveal with the hooded figure we saw in Rebirth and Action Comics Doomsday arc, hinting at much larger plans. However I’m not going to spoil this one at all, go pick this one up.

Each and every panel in this issue is packed with detail and emotion, truly showing us this art teams chops. Trying to single out anything that is even remotely bad here is impossible, I find myself skimming through it again and again just to admire what was accomplished here. From the full page spreads to the scenes that hit you like a bag of bricks, this is simply awe-inspiring, several of these pages will make great artwork for my office.

As I said in a previous review for Detective Comics, this is what transcendence feels like in a comic book, this rings true now more than ever. I thought this team was at it’s best before and they just keep proving me wrong each issue, getting better and better.

10 / 10

More Info

Reviewed by Tim Montoya Detective Comics #940 Written by James Tynion IV Art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferrira, and Adrriano Lucas Published by DC Release Date: September 14th, 2016

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