Review by: manwithoutbeer

What did the
community think?

Avg Rating: 4.7
Users who pulled this comic:
Story by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion
Colors by FCO Placencia
Letters by Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt
Cover by Greg Capullo

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.99

Being completely disheartened by the last issue (in lack of substance, not by emotional impact), I was quite reluctant to fork over the $4-something it would take to continue this hyped-up Batman event. Well comrades, believe the hype.

We all have different tastes when it comes to comics, and I’ve often wondered why the new comics, which receive ample amounts of praise, suck compared to the legion of amazing comics I already have. I feel like a black sheep. One title that has constantly trumped (in the tastes of the other sheep) my negative views is Snyder & Capullo’s Batman. Out of the 15 issues thus far (annual included), I would say I loved 5, thought 5 were okay, and didn’t like 5. Flipping through these books now, I’ve realized they all deserve a second reading, which might affect my opinion. Like issue #14 has.

This issue displays the reason Scott Snyder is on top. This reason escapes me most of the time, but every now and again his unbridled excellence hits me when I least expect it. I’m extremely grateful that I made the leap of faith to continue this series (lack of money).

I’m sure the best is yet to come. And if Death of the Family goes well, there’s no way I’ll miss Batman vs. the Red Hood (#0 issue).

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. I’m just not as blown away as everybody else.

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