Comic Book Review: Detective Comics #957


Okay, now Detective Comics #957 is the sort of story-arc I like to see! It challenges the very foundation of the Dark Knight's philosophy on crime-fighting. The issue is also a testament to the successful world and character building established by the many writers who have ventured through the streets of Gotham over the years. The Spoiler is the main hero and the Caped Crusader is talked about but never seen. This is proof that the other crime-fighters in Gotham are strong enough to carry their own story-lines and the very mention of Batman's name is sufficient in keeping the villains on their toes. A culturally relevant enemy and danger always adds additional depth to a great tale as well.


Stephanie Brown wants nothing more than to save Gotham City from the epidemic of costumed vigilantes and madmen that regularly tear the city apart. But before she can try to stop them, she must face the challenge of one in particular: the insane idealogue the Wrath is back, and Stephanie knows what he has planned. She refuses to let Batman risk more lives to stop him. That means it’s all on her… and a very unlikely ally in Detective Comics #957!


Detective Comics #957 is rated T for Teens. It contains the usual comic book violence and some profanity. There might also be some moments a bit too frightening or intense for readers under 12 years old.


James Tynion IV, Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman) and Christopher Sebela (Injustice Ground Zero) wrote Detective Comics #957. Carmen Carnero (DC Comics: Bombshells) illustrates the issue. It was released on May 24th through DC Comics. The book is 32 pages long.

Detective Comics #957 is available now in print and digital editions.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

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