Review: Batman Detective Comics #939
Submitted by: Theresa Stier, Comic News Writer
24 August 2016
“Rise of the Batman: Part Six,” by James Tynion and artist Eddy Barrows, starts off with the funeral of Bruce's parents. It's a very sad start, but Kate is very supportive and when she says, “When something really really bad happens, family will always be there,” it makes you see that, at least in this universe, Bruce had someone besides Alfred. Aside from seeing young Bruce, one of my favorite elements in this issue is Clayface. Batman tries to warn people in Gotham that a drone is going to attack, but they are not moving… that is, until Clayface comes in and scares them into leaving. Granted, if you were to see Clayface, your first instincts are going to be to run from him. It is easy to feel a little bad for him, though, considering his face in the next panel after he scares them.
This issue wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be, but it was still a good issue. Not all comics have to be action packed in order for them to be good. How this issue ends, though, it seems like the next one is going to be filled with action. Robin is going to take on the Bat-drones. I'm also hoping that we see more flashbacks of Kate and Bruce's childhood. Kate mentioned a story about how she skinned her knee and I would like to see that scene come to life.
The Verdict: This issue isn't as action packed as others, but it is still a good issue. I am looking forward to the next one for more action and the hope that we can see more of Bruce and Kate's past.