Review: Detective Comics #974

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: James T Tynion IV

Artist: Jesus Merino



“KNIGHT’S FALL”! Can Tim Drake piece his dreams back together after Batwoman’s fateful decision, or will the Gotham Knights go their separate ways?


The Bat Family is dealing with the death of Clayface and everyone, especially Cassandra, is distraught. Readers are used to seeing canonical fatalities, but Tynion adds a different element to this one.  The internal fallout after they discover Batwoman is the one who shot Clayface feels very realistic.

The art, as drawn by Merino, is quite awe inspiring and though you see many influences, Merino’s art has a flavor all its own. The unraveling of the team is quite unnerving to read, but when you find out how it was all planned by another villain, the reader at least feels that it is not all their fault.


There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.



Buy, as this starts another great story arc, one that will change the team forever.