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The Dark Knight's team of Gotham City vigilantes--including Batwoman, Clayface and Azrael--continue to protect their home in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 5! Having exiled herself from Batman's world, former ally Spoiler has nearly destroyed herself trying to expose the corruption of Gotham City's vigilantes. Fortunately for her, help has arrived...but unfortunately for the The Dark Knight's team of Gotham City vigilantes--including Batwoman, Clayface and Azrael--continue to protect their home in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 5! Having exiled herself from Batman's world, former ally Spoiler has nearly destroyed herself trying to expose the corruption of Gotham City's vigilantes. Fortunately for her, help has arrived...but unfortunately for the city, it's in the form of the mysterious Anarky! Is he truly on the side of the people, or is he a dangerous lunatic? From writer James Tynion IV (BATMAN/TMNT) and the spectacular art team including Alvaro Martinez (BATMAN ETERNAL) comes the newest volume of DETECTIVE COMICS! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #963-968 and DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1.


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The Dark Knight's team of Gotham City vigilantes--including Batwoman, Clayface and Azrael--continue to protect their home in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 5! Having exiled herself from Batman's world, former ally Spoiler has nearly destroyed herself trying to expose the corruption of Gotham City's vigilantes. Fortunately for her, help has arrived...but unfortunately for the The Dark Knight's team of Gotham City vigilantes--including Batwoman, Clayface and Azrael--continue to protect their home in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 5! Having exiled herself from Batman's world, former ally Spoiler has nearly destroyed herself trying to expose the corruption of Gotham City's vigilantes. Fortunately for her, help has arrived...but unfortunately for the city, it's in the form of the mysterious Anarky! Is he truly on the side of the people, or is he a dangerous lunatic? From writer James Tynion IV (BATMAN/TMNT) and the spectacular art team including Alvaro Martinez (BATMAN ETERNAL) comes the newest volume of DETECTIVE COMICS! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #963-968 and DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1.

30 review for Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 5: A Lonely Place of Living

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    Tynion has really found his stride with this Gotham Knights team. The main story reveals who Brother Oz is so read Action Comics: Superman-The Oz Effect first if you don't want that spoiled. Tim Drake finally escapes and returns to Gotham in a wonderful story where he must confront himself. I won't go into any more details so as to not spoil anything. The final two issues update us on Spoiler and to be honest, Spoiled Brat would be a better name for her. She could drop off the face of the earth Tynion has really found his stride with this Gotham Knights team. The main story reveals who Brother Oz is so read Action Comics: Superman-The Oz Effect first if you don't want that spoiled. Tim Drake finally escapes and returns to Gotham in a wonderful story where he must confront himself. I won't go into any more details so as to not spoil anything. The final two issues update us on Spoiler and to be honest, Spoiled Brat would be a better name for her. She could drop off the face of the earth at this point and I wouldn't care. The Clayface part of the story is much more interesting. I really like how Tynion has taken what had become a one note villain and given him this redemption story line. Eddy Barrows and Alvaro Martinez, partculary, make the book look great. I do, however, wish they'd lay off the two page spreads. The layouts they use are really hard for my eye to follow and I constantly found myself reading them as single pages before realizing they were double pages.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    It was okay -- the title tale is a occasionally plodding four-chapter story focusing on Tim Drake and his predicament, so your mileage may vary. Initially I didn't find it interesting but things improved once the rest of the extended Bat family started making appearances and jumping into the fray. Better was the Utopia / Dystopia finale -- a story centered mostly on heroine Spoiler (Stephanie Brown, formerly known as the 'other' Batgirl) as she is tempted by Anarchy to join in his secret undergro It was okay -- the title tale is a occasionally plodding four-chapter story focusing on Tim Drake and his predicament, so your mileage may vary. Initially I didn't find it interesting but things improved once the rest of the extended Bat family started making appearances and jumping into the fray. Better was the Utopia / Dystopia finale -- a story centered mostly on heroine Spoiler (Stephanie Brown, formerly known as the 'other' Batgirl) as she is tempted by Anarchy to join in his secret underground city. Batman, of course, has something to say about it. There is also a parallel plot with Clayface being plagued by guilt and self-doubt, and his conversations with the well-meaning Dr. Victoria October actually bring in a sort of human element to the science-fiction angle.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Wing Kee

    Holy shit Tynion IV just made me shit my pants. World: The art is good, the splash page centric art is beautiful, the art is a bit scratchy but overall it's pretty fantastic. The world building, the stuff with Clayface is great, the humanity of this group and the Bat family dynamic in this world and how it interacts with the rest of the DCU is great. Then there's the Tim Drake stuff which I won't talk about here cause it's spoilers but I will say that Tynion IV has pulled all of Tim's history in Holy shit Tynion IV just made me shit my pants. World: The art is good, the splash page centric art is beautiful, the art is a bit scratchy but overall it's pretty fantastic. The world building, the stuff with Clayface is great, the humanity of this group and the Bat family dynamic in this world and how it interacts with the rest of the DCU is great. Then there's the Tim Drake stuff which I won't talk about here cause it's spoilers but I will say that Tynion IV has pulled all of Tim's history into this I feel is his best work with DC yet. And calling Brother from the DCU!!!! Holy shit!!!!! Story: Let's get the ho-hum Spoiler story out of the ways first. It's okay, still not really liking this version of Steph but it is in line with who she is. It was aight. The Basil story was beautiful and I love how Tynion IV has paired him off with Cassandra, it's beautiful. Then there is the I feel his best work in this Tim Drake story. I can't say anymore but just enjoy it. It's well thought out, well paced, we'll written, we'll researched and just a really good story that builds on everything in the past and everything Tynion IV has built since taking over this book. The story makes sense cause this is the purest Tim Drake I've read in a long long time. Characters: Basil is tragic and well done. Steph is rather naive and annoying but still well done. Anarky was zzz. The Bat family was on point and Tynion IV understood each and everyone very clearly and the roles they play in the Bat family. This books characters were very very on point. Then there's Tim, holy shit! He is fully realized and written so well that this is the best Tim Drake story I've read in a long long time. His character voice is clear, his personality is clear and how he is and at the core is all here so beautifully written it made me shit my pants. I am being vague due to spoilers but holy shit the pieces that Tynion IV for Tim...mind blowing. After this arc, Tim needs his own book. We need his own book. I need his own book. Onward to the next book! *read individual issues*

  4. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Now THIS is what I'm talking about Detective Comics finishes 2017 with the strongest volume since volume 1. The first couple of issues mostly focus on Spoiler and her finding her place in this world now that she's walked away from the bat family. Once we get past that we focus on Tim Drake. You know our hero who has been gone 30+ issues? Well he's back and he's bringing someone with him. With a FUTURE Tim Drake following around the Tim we all know and love we begin to have a race of protecting t Now THIS is what I'm talking about Detective Comics finishes 2017 with the strongest volume since volume 1. The first couple of issues mostly focus on Spoiler and her finding her place in this world now that she's walked away from the bat family. Once we get past that we focus on Tim Drake. You know our hero who has been gone 30+ issues? Well he's back and he's bringing someone with him. With a FUTURE Tim Drake following around the Tim we all know and love we begin to have a race of protecting the future and the present. Good: Everything involving Tim Drake. It's obvious that James Tynion loves this character. His writing for this character is great. The back and forth between our Tim and future Tim is great. The outlook on life, and small sneak peeks into what COULD happen is both exciting and interesting. The Tim Drake of the future's plans are great and only could be stopped by one man was wonderful. The art also is once again solid and probably the best the series had to offer. The clayface stuff was also a huge plus and him and Cas being brother/sister relationship is perfect. Bad: The Spoiler stuff just kind of feels meh. After a long build up in other issues this really did nothing for me and was glad it was over. Overall this was wonderful. Easily the best Detective Comics volume for me. Now that this series is picking up steam again I can't wait for what's next. Awesome job James Tynion! Keep it up! A 4 out of 5.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈

    3.5 stars. This wasn't bad... just not something I was super into. I've said it before and I'll keep saying it: Tim is not my favorite Batfam member. He's my least favorite of all the Robins because I just don't find anything interesting about him. I appreciate that he appears to be the most intelligent and that's great: in some ways, he's a lot like Bruce in that he's not the best fighter (that's Cass followed by Damian) and much of his success is the result of just being incredibly intelligent. 3.5 stars. This wasn't bad... just not something I was super into. I've said it before and I'll keep saying it: Tim is not my favorite Batfam member. He's my least favorite of all the Robins because I just don't find anything interesting about him. I appreciate that he appears to be the most intelligent and that's great: in some ways, he's a lot like Bruce in that he's not the best fighter (that's Cass followed by Damian) and much of his success is the result of just being incredibly intelligent. That being said, that does not make him interesting. 80% of this book follows Tim and I was trying to stay interested. It didn't kick off for me until the rest of the Batfam showed up and then it slowed once more for Steph's side story. I realize, Steph and Tim were the weakest links in this cast for me and my disinterest in this volume shows. It wasn't poorly written; it just heavily featured characters I wasn't that interested in. The Steph part of it seriously bums me out because I loved her in the pre 52 comics I read. So, I liked the bit with Basil and Cass. I semi enjoyed watching the Batfam all join together to try to take Tim down and that was it. The rest of this didn't really hold my interest.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. As unfortunate as it is of recent news regarding the exit of James Tynion IV as the main writer on this Batman: Detective Comics series in order to work on the new series that spun out of the Batman: Metal event, his contribution has been solid and his run, long and filled with exciting characters. With the integration of characters like Azrael and Batwing, as well as the introduction of a brand new group of villains who go by the name of the Vi You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. As unfortunate as it is of recent news regarding the exit of James Tynion IV as the main writer on this Batman: Detective Comics series in order to work on the new series that spun out of the Batman: Metal event, his contribution has been solid and his run, long and filled with exciting characters. With the integration of characters like Azrael and Batwing, as well as the introduction of a brand new group of villains who go by the name of the Victim Syndicate, I think it’s safe to say that James Tynion IV has done some pretty great things so far, and A Lonely Place of Living is also one of those. In volume 5, two different story arcs can be found. The first one is a two-issue story respectively called “Utopia” and “Dystopia”. This short story essentially draws back into focus Stephanie Brown, also known as Spoiler. As she continues to linger in her grief with the loss of one of our heroes in a previous event, Spoiler teams up with Anarky—yes, we’re talking about the villain here—as he attempts to seduce her into a new opportunity that could potentially help her help the world slightly differently than how Batman and friends do it. The sudden exposition of a whole new underground city is quickly put back into perspective when Batman comes swinging by and revealing Anarky’s true intentions. The second story arc is called “A Lonely Place of Living” and is the main storyline of this volume. In this story arc Tim Drake, also known as Red Robin, takes center-stage and finally enlightens fans on what the hell is going on with his sudden disappearance. As this four-issue story develops, we are quickly pulled into a multiple timeline story where Tim Drake’s origin is brought to light and analyzed in terms of motives and conviction. The new threat also shines in his understanding of everyone on the team and uses it to attempt the one thing that no one seems to understand: change the future. Hello, Back to the Future? Besides the shortly-lived first storyarc, this volume continues to prove why James Tynion IV is a great writer. His stories are always dialogue-heavy but also centered around character development. The second storyarc is where the real fun begins with a lot of fantastic plot twists that continues to make you wonder about the big picture and what is actually going on in the DC universe. While Mr. Oz, the person who kidnapped Red Robin and imprisoned in a mystical temporal prison, was a mystery that seemed to never have a solution, James Tynion IV quickly drops a nuke on fans as his identity is revealed and sparked even more questions. As if things couldn’t get any more weird, (view spoiler)[ future Tim Drake (hide spoiler)] makes an appearance. His arrival also opens up a whole new narrative that is focused on the future as we slowly understand how Red Robin saved Batman from his demise by taking on the role of Robin. Understanding the motives behind this character also offers a nice Tim-Drake-focused character development, which isn’t something that you often see. The action that accompanies all this wasn’t mind-blowing, but it did what it had to do in pushing the story forward. Hints of what is to come is also well-planted as it grows into what might turn out to be a pretty devastating future. The artwork continues to be cohesive and consistent throughout this volume, and even through this series, but I wasn’t particularly stunned by anything that was done in that department. Now the wait is on as fans of this series wait for James Tynion IV’s final volume before someone else takes on the challenge in maintaining the quality of this series, or even outshining Scott Snyder’s apprentice! Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: http://bookidote.wordpress.com

  7. 4 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    [Read as single issues] What's Stephanie Brown been up to recently? How about dealing with Anarchy and his twisted view of what the future should be? Yep, that'll do it. Then, Tim Drake is alive! But as Mr Oz's prison falls, he must contend with a devastating vision of his future as it literally comes to kill him and everyone he cares about. The Spoiler storyline has been percolating in the background of this series for a while now and finally comes to a boil here just in time for Tim's return. St [Read as single issues] What's Stephanie Brown been up to recently? How about dealing with Anarchy and his twisted view of what the future should be? Yep, that'll do it. Then, Tim Drake is alive! But as Mr Oz's prison falls, he must contend with a devastating vision of his future as it literally comes to kill him and everyone he cares about. The Spoiler storyline has been percolating in the background of this series for a while now and finally comes to a boil here just in time for Tim's return. Steph's point of view feels nature and different, really clashing with her colleagues for reasons that aren't your usual superhero-squabble fare. The art's a bit looser on these ones with Carmen Carnero stepping in for both issues, but they fit the usual standard for Detective Comics. Then we get to the real meat of the volume; A Lonely Place Of Living is great stuff, as Tim Drake returns and deals with his future self as well as everything that he's missed recently. The change in Tim's character feels a little forced at times, but being in prison and then fighting yourself can do a lot to a guy, so I think it's fair to roll with it. The story is as deeply emotional as when Tim 'died' back in Rise Of The Batmen, and the reactions of his team as they come to grips with his return all feel so natural. It's only appropriate that Eddy Barrows and Alvaro Martinez get to draw the story of Tim's return, since they were the ones to usher him off way back when. They've been the super-stars of this run, with Martinez really stepping out of the proverbial shadows as a powerhouse of an artist. Detective Comics is still full throttle on the quality, with enough downtime to explore genuine emotional beats where necessary.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rory Wilding

    Considering that he is often seen as a lone vigilante who strikes criminals like a creature of the night, Batman has always had a sense of family, from his trusted butler Alfred to the number of Robins who have allied with the Dark Knight throughout the decades. As we learned from The Lego Batman Movie, "friends are family" and that is a key theme in James Tynion IV’s run on Detective Comics since the start of Rebirth. Please click here for my full review. Considering that he is often seen as a lone vigilante who strikes criminals like a creature of the night, Batman has always had a sense of family, from his trusted butler Alfred to the number of Robins who have allied with the Dark Knight throughout the decades. As we learned from The Lego Batman Movie, "friends are family" and that is a key theme in James Tynion IV’s run on Detective Comics since the start of Rebirth. Please click here for my full review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mizuki

    4.8 stars (1) I saw Cass kicking the daylight out of someone in this volume. And instantly I feel a lot better about this world. (2) Holy cow, one of the villains (view spoiler)[Anarky? (hide spoiler)] simply turns out to be one of those "look I'm doing the right thing to bring safety and justice to the general public so you should help me" kind of person. *sighs* How predicable can it get? (3) I admit it, I jumped to read this vol. 5 without reading the first four volumes first, I think the storyli 4.8 stars (1) I saw Cass kicking the daylight out of someone in this volume. And instantly I feel a lot better about this world. (2) Holy cow, one of the villains (view spoiler)[Anarky? (hide spoiler)] simply turns out to be one of those "look I'm doing the right thing to bring safety and justice to the general public so you should help me" kind of person. *sighs* How predicable can it get? (3) I admit it, I jumped to read this vol. 5 without reading the first four volumes first, I think the storyline isn't hard to follow (after all I did read some spoilers for the previous volumes so I think I understand what is going on here) as a whole, the plots are neat and it is doing quite well, I'm totally looking forward for the next volume, and by the way, more Batwoman and more Cass (is she now the Black Bat in the story? I am not sure) are always welcomed. (4) The whole fucking major plot twist about (view spoiler)[Tim becomes the future-Batman and the guy goes back in time to try stopping this future from happening by (i) roughing up his present/younger-self (ii) threatening to kill Damian for 'doing horrible things to Jon', (iii) threatening to kill Batwoman, (iv) taking on the rest of the former/current Robins (hide spoiler)] , well the whole thing is exciting enough but I seriously need to see some answers as to why the future will turn out like this. (5) Okay Tim-as-Red-Robin is always welcome! (6) I'm glad that Batman doesn't show up too often in the story, too much exposure tends to kill a good character. (7) Goddamnit! Cellphones really are dangerous things! Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws vol. 2 (2016), https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... *jumps to read the first volume*

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    Review -https://youtu.be/6f7HKWP5ulA Review -https://youtu.be/6f7HKWP5ulA

  11. 5 out of 5

    Adam Spanos

    'Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living' by James Tynion IV is a series of three stories with some interconnection. The theme seems to be how alone you can be, even on a team as amazing as this one. Tim Drake has been missing and presumed dead. In this volume's main story, we find out what happened in a storyline that spans back and forth through time. Spoiler finds herself intrigued by an idea from Anarky that would build a new type of city underground. Meanwhile, Clayface de 'Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living' by James Tynion IV is a series of three stories with some interconnection. The theme seems to be how alone you can be, even on a team as amazing as this one. Tim Drake has been missing and presumed dead. In this volume's main story, we find out what happened in a storyline that spans back and forth through time. Spoiler finds herself intrigued by an idea from Anarky that would build a new type of city underground. Meanwhile, Clayface deals with the monster that he is while trying to find a cure that would return him to being Basil Carlo all the time. I really enjoyed all three of these stories. This Batman series has a bunch of diverse characters and they are all treated really well. I like the writing that James Tynion IV has done on this series, and I'll be sad to see him go. The art was consistently pretty good too.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kat

    Basic plot: Tim Drake makes it back to Gotham to defeat an unexpected foe while Spoiler deals with Anarky. This was an emotionally raw story. Any storyline that deals with the timeline and what could be is always a little rough. We all make decisions that haunt us and make us wonder what if... Tim is no different. The story was good, the art was solid, and everything kept moving at a pace that revealed the story well while not getting draggy. Next!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    I've not read Detective Comics before, and I've only ever read stand-alone Batman stories. so I have no idea who this Bat-Family is, but DAMN I'm loving seeing them all together.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    A Lonely Place of Living (965-968). First up, it's great to finally get Tim back, following the whole Oz Effect debacle. Tynion does a great job with his character and his interactions with the team. But beyond that, this is a great continuity story. We finally learn about Tim's origins in the whole messed-up nu52 continuity, and then we get a Future Batman story that builds on everything from Infinite Crisis to Morrison's vision of Future Damian. Overall, this is a fun romp that shows the advan A Lonely Place of Living (965-968). First up, it's great to finally get Tim back, following the whole Oz Effect debacle. Tynion does a great job with his character and his interactions with the team. But beyond that, this is a great continuity story. We finally learn about Tim's origins in the whole messed-up nu52 continuity, and then we get a Future Batman story that builds on everything from Infinite Crisis to Morrison's vision of Future Damian. Overall, this is a fun romp that shows the advantages of strong history [4+/5]. Longer Chains (963-964). Purely "B" plots, spotlighting Steph and Clayface. But, Tynion has been doing a great job writing these characters as people, and in fact Clayface has really been one of the joys of his volume. The Steph arc somewhat redeems the character assassination of her previous arc, in that her actions are at least a little more understandable. The Clayface arc is more of the great, introspective, and moving look at the character that we've been getting [4/5].

  15. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    Really been enjoying this run! Evil future Tim Drake comes back to try and kill present day Batwoman. This is a really great Bat-family feeling book. Batman is very much always present but it does some cool and fun stuff with the supporting characters

  16. 4 out of 5

    RG

    Really getting into his groove now. The Tim Drake arc is really cool. I felt the Spoiler issued dragged a little in comparison.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Wakizashi

    This is another entertaining story in James Tynion's fine run on Detective Comics. I'd been out of touch with the Batman universe for a long time so was not familiar with Tim Drake's Robin. "A Lonely Place of Living" works well as both a quick summary of how Tim became Robin and also what happened to him after the events in Volume 1. There are some great action scenes as well as a surprising reveal as to who is behind it all. I'm a big fan of Eddy Barrows' art, making this all the more enjoyable This is another entertaining story in James Tynion's fine run on Detective Comics. I'd been out of touch with the Batman universe for a long time so was not familiar with Tim Drake's Robin. "A Lonely Place of Living" works well as both a quick summary of how Tim became Robin and also what happened to him after the events in Volume 1. There are some great action scenes as well as a surprising reveal as to who is behind it all. I'm a big fan of Eddy Barrows' art, making this all the more enjoyable.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Eli

    Really liked this. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time just wondering what was really happening. A lot of hinting at Doomsday Clock here, which is why I picked this series up in the first place. Unlike Rebirth Superman: Action Comics, which I also on to prep for Doomsday Clock, I actually like this series enough to continue it. (view spoiler)[Partly because I love Tim Drake and I am going to snatch anything I can get my hands on of him. (hide spoiler)] Really liked this. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time just wondering what was really happening. A lot of hinting at Doomsday Clock here, which is why I picked this series up in the first place. Unlike Rebirth Superman: Action Comics, which I also on to prep for Doomsday Clock, I actually like this series enough to continue it. (view spoiler)[Partly because I love Tim Drake and I am going to snatch anything I can get my hands on of him. (hide spoiler)]

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ivy

    5 🌟 Nice to see Tim get out of captivity. Glad that he was able to meet his older self. Sad that his older self turned out like that. So glad that we were able to learn that Bruce was making Brother Eye. Hope Stephanie will re-join the team. Also hope Clayface will be okay. Can't wait to read Batman: Detective Comics, volume 6: Fall of the Batmen!!!!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Albert

    Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living by James Tynion IV is perhaps one of the best examples of why Tim Drake is a poor excuse to be Robin. Bitter, alienated and thinking his intelligence and hypocritical high moral ground somehow makes him better than the rest of the Batman family comes to bear here in full glory as the future Tim shows us Drake's true colors. After sacrificing himself to save Gotham which of course did not happen, Drake finds himself trapped in an inescapab Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living by James Tynion IV is perhaps one of the best examples of why Tim Drake is a poor excuse to be Robin. Bitter, alienated and thinking his intelligence and hypocritical high moral ground somehow makes him better than the rest of the Batman family comes to bear here in full glory as the future Tim shows us Drake's true colors. After sacrificing himself to save Gotham which of course did not happen, Drake finds himself trapped in an inescapable prison where he is freed by none other than OZ (Superman's father who did not die with Krypton after all) and returns to Gotham. But in the future where another Batman is in charge. A Batman who kills and whose bitterness is centered on an event in the past that changed the Batman family forever. This Batman believes he needs to go back to the past and kill the person he holds responsible for his actions today. This Batman is none other than Tim Drake. What follows is a fairly convoluted reasoning to commit murder. The old, if I kill Hitler as a child I am saving millions of lives mindset. Drake sells it well, at least to himself. What follows is a trip back to the past to face off against the Batman family by a member who knows them very well. In the end, Tim Drake is back home, with the Batman family, but he can never be the same. He has looked into the abyss and it has looked right back. Okay maybe I am being too harsh but seriously, Tim Drake sucks. Even Jason Todd is a better Robin than Drake. By the way DC, you had a terrific opportunity to work on the Jason Todd character when you brought him back and to date you have sucked at it. He was a better bad guy than what he is right now. Perhaps its that the regular Batman series with the upcoming Bat/Cat wedding is so much better than Detective Comics right now. Detective Comics under Tynion seems to focus heavily on the sidekicks but seems to forget...they're sidekicks for a reason. A Lonely Place of Living sets up future storylines I am sure but I cannot say I am thrilled with the direction this one is going.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Malum

    A fun, action packed installment of Detective Comics.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Andy Hickman

    Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living Detective Comics #965 “A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” part one! Finally, Tim Drake is back!! “A hero doesn’t need a mask. But it helps” .. Detective Comics #966 “A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” part two! “Synthetic kryptonite.” … Detective Comics #967 “A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” part three! “BROTHER EYE IS NOW ONLINE” … Detective Comics #968 “A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” finale! “The rest of you get OUT of here. I’ll hold them off as long as I can.” … Detective Comics Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living Detective Comics #965 “A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” part one! Finally, Tim Drake is back!! “A hero doesn’t need a mask. But it helps” .. Detective Comics #966 “A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” part two! “Synthetic kryptonite.” … Detective Comics #967 “A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” part three! “BROTHER EYE IS NOW ONLINE” … Detective Comics #968 “A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” finale! “The rest of you get OUT of here. I’ll hold them off as long as I can.” … Detective Comics #963 “LONGER CHAINS” part one! UTOPIA “Anarchy is, quite simply, not accepting the way the world works just because that’s how it has ALWAYS been.” … Detective Comics #964 DYSTOPIA “He’s alive, Stephanie. Tim’s alive.” – Batman …

  23. 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    I really loved this volume, especially all the character studies of Tim Drake. Just fantastic. The last couple issues with Spoiler and Anarky left me a bit "meh," and yet another DC writer doesn't seem to understand anarchism (although Tynion does better than Seeley over in Nightwing). The art by Barrows was pretty great although sometimes there were close-ups of faces and the coloring by Sotomayor (I think) made it seem like a painting and therefore just a strange effect.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Poovy

    I wasn't too impressed with volume 3 of this series and mainly bought it to find out Tim Drake's fate but volume 5 has now redeemed the writer for me. Drake is my favourite Robin and it was really cool to see (spoiler alert), a darker future version of him. It will be interesting to see where the story goes from here

  25. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    Actually liked this volume a little less than previous ones, right up until Spoiler calls Anarky out for being a manarchist and kicks him in the head. Then it was awesome.

  26. 5 out of 5

    John H

    Made more sense the second time through, but still just kinda OK.

  27. 5 out of 5

    SueZ

    I'm a big Tim Drake fan, so I was really looking forward to this. It was pretty good, though nothing special. A few very nice moments.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    The main story was interesting and heavily focused on Tim Drake. It was also great to see Anarky return. Sadly, Azrael only says one word this entire volume. I wish they’d use him more.

  29. 4 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    A cannot stand graphic novels that takes Batman and turns him into Batgod, and that's exactly what this book did when it allowed not only "Batman" but Tim Drake to fight Doomsday and be successful. Throw in all the foreboding of horrible things to come predicated page after page, and you've just got a colossal waste of your money.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Gareth Brown

    An upturn in character motivations and quality with a good finale, what did kate do?

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