The Dark Knight struggles against a deadly – yet strangely familiar – foe in this phenomenal debut issue from superstar writer/artist David Finch (BRIGHTEST DAY, ACTION COMICS)!

As a mysterious figure slinks through the halls of Arkham Asylum, Batman must fight his way through a gauntlet of psychos, and Bruce Wayne faces the unexpected legal ramifications of Batman Incorporated!

Written by DAVID FINCH

Price: $2.99
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Avg Rating: 2.7
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  1. Um can someone explain to me what this books purpose is? Does it happen in the present or past? I’m assuming it’s in the new 52 batman continuity or is it like the MAX line for marvel books?

    • It’s pretty much for hardcore Finch fans. After reading Finch’s first two issues of the previous series, I know I won’t feel bad about skipping this one. Maybe they should have put Finch on Hawk & Dove.

  2. I’m cautiously optimistic about this one, but I think I’ll jump ship once that “white rabbit” character is introduced. I don’t need another bat-spank-mag.

  3. This is a wait and see book for me. There are a ton of bat books out already in the new 52, and I just am not sure how this book will fit into the mix. If it garners strong reviews though, I will probably pick it up

  4. Any wagers on when issue 2 will come out?

  5. it’s interesting that two of DC’s Batman books are made by a Writer who also draws the book

  6. Just read the preview of this one, and there was nothing intriguing about it. Being a Batfan, I typically would at least give this one a try, but the preview is lame.

  7. Added this title just ‘cuz I like The Bat…but from what people are writing…this sounds like it might be one and done.

  8. Interesting that this is in the list of 11 titles with over 100,000 orders from diamond but is one of the lesser pulled books here. I guess we all know how mediocre and late this was previously and the rest of the world sees it as another Batman #1.

  9. Count me as the odd guy who doesn’t like Snyder’s Batman but likes this. MORE FINCH!

    • I liked all the new Batman releases, but they could have limited it to two titles instead of being like multiple x-men books.
      Finch is a good penciller and I liked this book in general.

  10. I would like to think that this book would be my least favorite of the Batman books regardless of what order they rolled out in. However going last doesn’t help.

  11. you would think with a bat book called the dark knight they would have some of there best creators on it….

  12. Fear! Fear is a freaky hobbo asking for change when you’re on a date with a girl.

    Fear is an ice filled bathtub at a party where you know after you put your expensive beers in there you will never see them again.

    Fear is lining up at a busy deli for a few minutes before you realise you should have picked up one of those little paper numbers


    • The funny thing is, this exact same story telling method was used in Batman with the “Gotham is…” thing, but it worked there.

  13. Wow this was cheesy. I really like Finch’s Batman but his Bruce is hideous. The action was alright in this book but the story was not good.

    • @SteenAR – You’re right about the Bruce bits, god he looked awful. The girl on the other hand, well, uh, she didn’t.

      If we get a Finch-drawn Arkham Asylum game issue, that will be pretty damn cool.

  14. I was relieved when I saw the credits page and read that Finch had a co-plotter now, and was no longer scripting himself . . . Overall, I liked the issue, until I got to the last page, which had me going “what the f–k” but not in a good way.

  15. I did not find anything in this book that made it stand out from the other Batbooks. The Arkham breakout did nothing for me especially`when Snyder and Capullo did the same sequence a bazillion times better last week. It’s like I’ve been saying for a while they need to end this series, before the reboot only 3 or 4 issues saw the light of day, a trend i think it will continues, and it does not add anything important to the Batman mythos.

  16. Didn’t buy this one but read a friend’s copy, pretty glad I didn’t buy it……

  17. YUCK.

    That last page was one of the stupidest, most eye-rolling things I’ve read out of all the #1’s.

  18. If they were going to launch 4 Bruce Wayne Batman books than they should have at least mad one all ages.

  19. Another Bat-Book?! Are they really necessary to have that many?? I just dont see the need again for all of these Bat-Books. I’d keep two and then start up some other characters that deserve #1’s and thier own books. Gave it a #3 even though it seemed to not even really have any bearing on the story with art and writing do not match up.

    Just sayin’,

  20. Of the four Bat books, I’m placing this one second only to Snyder’s. The art, on the most part was really good and the story, was finessed enough for me to work. I agree with many of you, the ending did nothing for me.

    Since I’m only doing one Bat book, this one doesn’t make the cut, but may check it out in a couple of arcs.

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