Batman: Eternal #22

Batman: Eternal #22

Writer: Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins Artist: Jorge Lucas Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
6.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Beacon Tower was designed to save Gotham City, but the Architect has plans to make it the most dangerous weapon the city has ever seen!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 3, 2014

    This is another solid entry in this series, and it feels like the beginning of a truly amazing storyline. The fact that its also a continuation of a previously started storyline is actually to its credit and a testament to how consistent the books been overall. I honestly cant wait to see what next weeks issue brings as these are two characters who couldnt be in better hands than they are now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Sep 4, 2014

    This weeks issue focused mainly on Batman and how much he really depends on Alfred (Penny-one) during combat and stressed situations, creating a fun dynamic and great story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Sep 8, 2014

    The creative team deliver one of the most important issue in this weekly series. Big questions were answers that even the character in the books were left shocked. The writing hit it's stride this issue and Lucas provide some solid art work. This weekly is heating up and if you haven't been keep up then now the time to pull this series.. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 9, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #22 wasn't the jaw dropper that #21 was, but it was still a good read.  Kyle Higgins gives us a huge moment with Julia Pennyworth and gets to revisit his Gates of Gotham.  While Jorge Lucus' style was okay, his art was unnecessarily confusing.  Fans of Baternal will still enjoy this issue as it pushes the story forward at a pretty good pace. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Sep 4, 2014

    While filled with lots of action and atmosphere that are both completely satisfying the story didn't allow me the ability to connect with the characters on a deeper level. Much of what is going on here is spectacle, but good spectacle nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Sep 4, 2014

    Overall, another solid effort for a giant story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Sep 9, 2014

    This is a year long story that can really define the Batman universe for the New 52. This issue was really well done as we finally saw one story span the entire issue. The story itself was really good and I am excited to read the next issue. My overall rating of 3.5 is mainly based on this issue being a progression issue. I liked it but it didn't have the same wow factor the last couple issue have had. The art also brought the score down a bit for me.  Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 4, 2014

    This chapter almost feels extraneous, but it's not the worst this title has been. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 6, 2014

    It's a big mess of a comic, with so many twists and plots and characters that it has lost itself in its ambition. The comic remains professionally made, but the story has no heart. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 8, 2014

    "Batman Eternal" #22 will hopefully work a bit better in the collected version of the series, but for now I'm still feeling a bit whiplashed from the sudden change of story and scene. (When do we get to see the Secret or Batwing and Jim Corrigan again?) Still, the surprise arrival of Lucas makes things not quite as disappointing as it otherwise might have been. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Sep 3, 2014

    Batman makes his way to the Architect, and tries to get information, when the Architect tells him to listen to the whispers… “SHHH”, as we see Hush killing the owner of the Beacon Tower. Batman now knows who is behind all this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhiteLantern Sep 4, 2014

    As someone who hasn't read Gates of Gotham, I don't know much about the Architect as a character. But as an introduction to the character, this works well. The story of Alfred and Julia moves forward as well, with Alfred being in the hospital and needing a replacement to help Batman. Julia fills in well for her dad, with a little coaching from Batman to find what he needs. The art from Jorge Lucas is fantastic, and I'm excited to see more from him for the next two weeks. Also, as a debut script on this title from Kyle Higgins (replacing John Layman), this issue is great. As with every issue from this series thus far, it comes highly recommended. Just make sure you've read the other 21 issues first.

  • 7.5
    Batfan Sep 4, 2014

    The plot hardly moves ahead at all, there is no reveal, the only thing that makes this one worth reading is its side-plot, Penny-Two.

  • 1.5
    porchyg Oct 20, 2014

    The art work of Lucas was the worst of the series by far. Made it hard to read.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Sep 7, 2014

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Sep 20, 2014

  • 7.5
    MatchesMalone Oct 29, 2014

  • 7.5
    Serverarbengan Nov 22, 2014

  • 7.0
    XxM1THRAND1RxX Jan 10, 2015

  • 4.5
    Redeadhood Sep 5, 2014

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