Batman: Eternal #14

Batman: Eternal #14

Writer: Tim Seeley, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 9, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

As the Gang War reaches a bloody climax, Batman and Jason Bard must bear witness to the horrifying last stand of The Penguin! Plus, Jim Gordon makes a terrible decision that will shape the rest of his life.

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Jul 11, 2014

    Batman Eternal #14 is the perfect combination of beautiful artwork and long-form storytelling coming to a natural and satisfying ending. The combination of artwork and script tell a meaningful and believable story about the violent end of a violent age in Gotham. It is a brilliant work all around. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 12, 2014

    Dark times are coming to Gotham. And I wouldn't have it any other way. This series is starting to come into its own quite nicely. And as a final note, I'd like to point out that the Dustin Nguyen cover is quite possibly one of the best Penguin covers of all time. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 14, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #14 is the best issue of the series so far.  It is a great story that ties up loose ends and shows this book is more than worthy of it's early promise and hype.  I can't wait to see what happens next.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jul 10, 2014

    James Tynion IV covers what is the end of the first major arc of Batman Eternal. This issue was full of action and suspense and is a fitting end to the threat introduced back in issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jul 10, 2014

    This is a satisfying conclusion to the buildup of the last few issues, but it also sets up some plot lines that I am dying to see unfold. I'm not talking about the one on the last page though, you can keep that, but everything else. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 9, 2014

    Batman: Eternal takes a major step forward bringing one of the series biggest plot developments to a close in a sensational way. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Michael Cantrell Jul 12, 2014

    Overall, the issue was a very solid read, typical of the material rolling out from the team working on this book. This series proves that a comic or even a television show, like maybe one coming up on Fox this Fall, can produce high quality stories that fans love without Batman being the focus. If you're not reading this series, jump on it now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jul 10, 2014

    The events of this issue are big, the events of next issue . . . sound even bigger. Batman Eternal #14 does not disappoint as it keeps the momentum rushing forwardin this strong weekly series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Darius_DC Jul 10, 2014

    Another good issue, with Penguin going to his dark side and Jim Gordon contemplating escape, readers will definitely enjoy this issue. It is gritty and gruesome at some points as well and Scott Snyder and the crew kind of pays an homage to “Batman Returns” which is kind of cool in a way. This was one of the darkest issues that we had since BATMAN ETERNAL started and I found it interesting and entertaining. I recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 14, 2014

    Finally, we have the Time Drake/Harper Row story line. Each of these characters is interesting on their own, however, this plot is really weak. It seems kind of unnecessary, as if it were added simply for the sake of having these two characters involved somehow. The worst part is probably Tim Drake's characterization. I'm not reading Teen Titans, so maybe this is a carry over from that series. However, his attitude towards Batman seems unnecessary. Even after Death of the Family, his relationship with Batman at this point makes little sense. This Tim Drake also doesn't feel like the Tim Drake that I know and love. He remains a cool character, but I feel that the way he is portrayed here is kind of odd. Also, this plot is the least interesting of everything going on in this book, definitely the hardest o get invested in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jul 12, 2014

    Other than that, great issue. The story is coming together nicely. But despite it's title, nothing lasts forever. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 10, 2014

    James Tynion IV takes a step back in the latest installment of Eternal by beating his readers over the head with themes of natural order and cycles. But he does make strides with Lt. Bard that do a lot to change the dynamic of this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 12, 2014

    There are bits and pieces of Batman Eternal that have potential, and maybe the series will be much more stream-lined and focused from now on. One can only hope. Read Full Review

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