Batman: Eternal #15

Batman: Eternal #15

Writer: Tim Seeley, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Derek Fridolfs, Dustin Nguyen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 13
7.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Who is behind the hell beneath Arkham Asylum? Can Batwing and Jim Corrigan hope to stop it before it breaks out and consumes all of Gotham City?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Darius_DC Jul 17, 2014

    I loved this issue. Whenever BATMAN ETERNAL goes supernatural, I am always interested. The artwork was amazing, the character interactions were entertaining, and we got introduced to a new character which, more often than not, is always a plus, especially in a story arc such as this. I guarantee you guys will enjoy this issue as much as I did! Highly recommend. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 19, 2014

    This book rocks. It's how weekly comics are supposed to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jul 17, 2014

    Ray Fawkes returns to a number of different areas in this vast Batman tale, and for the most part, it works quite well. We get more from Jim Corrigan and Batwing in this issue and the results are actually terrifying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 16, 2014

    This book is shockingly consistent given its hectic release schedule. While the book may try a little too hard at being all things to all people and all storylines, the visuals and dialog more than make up for the scattershot approach and even poke a bit of fun at the chaos. Theres still an intriguing mystery at the heart of this tale, and whatevers going on in Arkham seems to be absolutely brimming with potential, to the point that Im already ready for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jul 16, 2014

    Week after week this series is doing a great job of juggling its different storylines. Were given closure to certain points as others are brought up and everything moves at a solid pace. Issue #15 brings a lot of characters into play and depicts them in ways youve been dying to see whether you knew it or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 21, 2014

    This issue of Batman Eternal is very far removed from the usual Batman story, and I think that shows the flexibility of this ensemble title - it's not afraid to deviate from a "traditional" Batman story, instead tapping into many different types of stories, all united by that omnipresent Bat-symbol. This comic leans into Batman's horrific side without regurgitating the old stories about the symbolism of bats, instead showing the kinds of horrors that Arkham can conjure up. And with protagonists this unexpectedly good - a compliment you can also give the creative team - this book is the best kind of magic. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 22, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #15 continues the trend I have with this book.  The series as a whole annoys me, even while I enjoy individual issues. It may not make complete sense, but I liked most of what we get this week.  The main story is a scary horror comic and Dustin Nguyen's art is fittingly creepy.  Ray Fawkes is my favorite writer on this book so far and I can't wait to see where he goes with Batwing and Jim Corrigan in the (hopefully) near future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jul 17, 2014

    The Arkham sections really surprised me and held my attention despite my lack of interest in the supernatural, and that is a good thing because the rest of the issue, while not much, was just setup for the stories to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 18, 2014

    Finally, we check in with Batgirl, for the first time in what seems like a long while. The last time we saw her, she was still trying to find evidence that would help her father, and she had linked up with Red Hood. Now, this is undoubtedly an odd dynamic, but man, does it have the potential to be awesome. And now that Batwoman has entered the picture, I dont doubt that well begin to see a great dynamic being built around these three characters. The hints of it are already there, and hopefully it gets developed a little bit more. Theres also some solid plot progression for this story, so its good that it seems to be going somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 16, 2014

    Batman: Eternal continues to be a thrilling read as though sometimes I feel it's trying to do too much at once, the intense and dramatic moments kind of make it worth it. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Z Jul 17, 2014

    Batman Eternal #15 is a solid entry in the series. The Jim Corrigan and Batwing storyline is much more compelling than it was back in issue 6. Much like Tynion, Ray Fawkes is turning in really solid script work for this series, and is further enhanced by Nguyen's artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Michael Cantrell Jul 16, 2014

    Overall,Batman Eternal#15 takes a big risk by throwing a sudden change in direction from crime story to supernatural thriller, but the execution of this idea just doesn't fit the overall theme or feel of the book, which leaves regular readers feeling a bit cheated. As this series has typically been strong since it first debuted, there's no doubt it will rebound in the weeks ahead and this issue will be all but forgotten. That being said, I still highly recommend the series and suggest that if you haven't been reading it, check it out! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 18, 2014

    After several strong issues, "Batman Eternal" hits a weak note in an uneven issue with too much connective tissue and exposition, but on the other side, it picks up a dangling plot thread and the tonal shift and the fusion of Arkham and the territory of The Spectre is successful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 19, 2014

    I think that horrible GCPD storyline was like a thorn in my paw, and I couldn't enjoy Batman Eternal while that was in place. I find myself not hating this series as much now that Commissioner McCrookedCop has been taken care of. This issue focuses on the Spectre and Batwing, my second least favorite storyline, but it's not half bad. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jul 24, 2014

    I still don't like this title in general, and will continue to only get it for some guest stars, like Jim Corrigan and Steph Brown. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 17, 2014

    This issue reminds us of the pitfalls of the weekly format; sometimes you hit odd uneven patches after a stretch of good storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jul 18, 2014

    I'm not going to waste anymore time. This issue stinks. I love the art, I've always been a fan of Dustin Nguyen. The writing isn't bad either, it's just a Batman series without Batman, which is kind of the main reason we buy the issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batfan Jul 17, 2014

    The least interesting storyline hinted at coupled with an as of now boring villain, and no cool character moments makes this a lesser entry in the 60 issue epic. The saving grace is, as usual, Harper Row.

  • 7.0
    Al B. Harper Jul 23, 2014

    While the art is good, the story's a step down from the last few. I have no problem with an issue with little or no Batman as this series's focus is on Gotham and it's many faces. The only thing is, when Batman is excluded, the story better be solid like we had with the Bard storyline a couple issues back. Unfortunately this issue brings back some of the threads which I had forgotten and wish it had stayed that way.

  • 6.5
    GeninBen Jul 18, 2014

    This issue gets back to the stories that are not really compelling and it hits on stuff that we forgot about and it seems we forgot for good reasons. I also just don't understand why they keep trying to force Jokers Daughter down our throats... Please just let her die and stay dead. The art is really solid in this issue and so is the writing but the source material is getting a little weak and there is a serious lack of Batman in this issue. All I can say is that we need to drop the Arkham story so we can focus on the more entertaining stories. One of the weakest issues but still not horrible.

  • 6.0
    Speeding Bullets Jul 19, 2014

    If you were riding a high off the last few issues this will bring you back to Earth. Having been treated to the work of Janin and Fabok recently probably didn't help Derek Fridolfs work here which you may enjoy more if your a fan of Marvel's current "House Style". Not that I mind it but when I stare at a panel for 20 seconds and I'm still not sure what I'm looking at,that's a problem. That's the case here and beyond that it really doesn't do anything to elevate a pretty forgettable issue. There wasn't really any movement in the 4 stories touched on except one and it was minimal.

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Jul 23, 2014

  • 8.0
    Demarcoa Jul 18, 2014

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jul 25, 2014

  • 7.5
    Aric Jul 17, 2014

  • 7.5
    MatchesMalone Aug 1, 2014

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Aug 20, 2014

  • 7.5
    Serverarbengan Nov 20, 2014

  • 7.0
    kaulthelegend Jul 21, 2014

  • 6.5
    XxM1THRAND1RxX Jan 5, 2015

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