Detective Comics #966 Review

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Posted October 11, 2017 by Aron Pohara in Comic Books

Written by: James Tynion IV

Art by: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira

Published by: DC Comics

When Two Tims meet!

Lonely Place of Living is turning into a very important storyline for Rebirth, and not just as a great companion to the story that gave us Tim Drake as Robin. The best part of this issue is just how aptly and nonchalantly it throws away the cliffhanger from the previous one. The villain from that is ever present; however, he is not a main character.

The book is very much a personal journey of Tim Drake as he gets face to face with his future self. It is a character introspection of fan favorite Robin and a great take on his return. Action is plentifu,l but what makes this issue really work are the characters.. Tynion understands Tim Drake, and through his writing, one can see that he is a big fan of him as well.

As a previous issue, this storyline brings back Detective Comics artist Eddy Barrows, and his representation of the characters here is phenomenal. He knows what the best panel distribution is and how Tim should look in each frame–especially toward the end where one of the biggest surprises of the Rebirth line gets dropped. It is one of the strongest moments in the book, and iti’ll be an interesting status quo change going forward.

Lonely Place of Living is living up to the moniker, and it does seem like it is going to be one of the most important stories of Rebirth line, next to Oz Effect and the upcoming Doomsday Clock. So far, the book has been very entertaining with just enough enough action, but it is the character work Tynion and Barrows work that makes Detective Comics stand out from the rest of the field. It is a quintessential return of Tim Drake. Pick this up as it comes highly recommended.

Detective Comics 966




Detective Comics 966


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Final Score

9/10

    Pros

    • Great character work by Tynion
    • Barrows captures Tim Drake as no one has since Perez
    • That bombshell at the end!
    • is HE back?

    Cons

    • Some pacing issues
    • Fight seems a bit unecessary



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    Aron Pohara