Detective Comics #980 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on May 09, 2018

Writer: James Tynion IV

Artist: Scot Eaton

Inker: Wayne Faucher

Colourists: John Kalisz and Allen Passalaqua

Letterer: Sal Cipriano


James Tynion IV's run ends with the next issue, and he's really got me excited for the ending of his run. This issue was a whole load of fun, and implemented the Brother Eye version of Tim really well into the lives and perspectives of all these characters.


The art is just fantastic. I need to see more of Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher; they did some work on the current Aquaman series and it looked sublime when they showed up. John Kalisz's colours on Eaton's linework fits the story very well and I hope Eaton gets to draw more Batman. This issue has a lot more energy than previous fill-in artists manage. Sal Cipriano also gets a chance to shine with some awesome Brother Eye lettering.


Tynion did a really great job balancing all the different character's challenges in dealing with Tim; he's not the easiest enemy to take down since he can really get under their skin and literally show them their future right before their eyes. It makes for some really interesting conflict, which leads to an ending that really excited me for the next issue.


This is easily one of the most gorgeous issues of the series yet, and also one of the most fun. I wish we'd spend more time with Brother Eye Tim but alas, the next issue is Tynion's last. Scot Eaton steals the show and I can't wait to see what comes next.

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