Batman: Eternal #25

Batman: Eternal #25

Writer: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: R.M. Guera Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

With riots breaking out all over Gotham City, can Batman stop the march toward martial law?

  • 8.2
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Sep 24, 2014

    R.M. Guera handles the art this time around and while some of his illustrations are quite nice, they are unfortunately inconsistent throughout the issue. It's possible that this is just his style, but it proves to be too distracting to truly enjoy. That said, the layouts work quite nicely and are easy to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 24, 2014

    The complaints about Hush are a little more fanboyish than Id like, but since were not getting his origin until next issue, I have to judge him based on my previous experiences as this is storyline is the first weve seen of him in the New-52. The rest of the issue stands up amazingly well, Im particularly loving the banter between family members we havent seen much of together (Jason Todd and Tim Drake NEED their own spin-off) and Im enjoying the development of Harper Row. Its also very cool to see that theres still a villain or two that can keep Batman on his heels, ever off-balance. It has a humanizing quality, and thats whats at the heart of most great Batman tales. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 25, 2014

    Batman: Eternal continues to prove worth the weekly purchase, with the final page of this issue having me excited for the next. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 25, 2014

    R.M. Guera is a welcome sight in Gotham City. The artist, who made his name on his grim n' gritty collaboration with Jason Aaron Scalped, injects Eternal with the adrenaline it needs as Hush makes himself more known and the Bat family pulls together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Sep 25, 2014

    This week Tynion gave us some humor along with some big moments (drama!) to the ongoing story. He touched base mostly on the affairs regarding Batman and his allies, showing us that coming together and trusting one another is going to be an important piece of the story. A brief recap on the state of Harpers training also serves as a quick reminder to readers that shell be joining the bat-family soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Eric Tillirson Sep 26, 2014

    Overall, Batman Eternal #25 is a solid entry in the Eternal saga! This particular issue made some solid progress. It's certainly one to watch for on shelves and feels like we're being set up for some good status quo changes and meaningful character development. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 30, 2014

    This issue of Baternal is setup,  but it's setting up the Bat Family for a triumphant return to glory.  Batman is already getting frustrated by Hush so it's good the Family is ready to help again.  The story, dialogue and character moments are great fun for fans, but the art was a little off.  If stories like this continue to be featured, I may start getting serious with this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Sep 27, 2014

    This week's issue isn't the best, but isn't the worst. Worth a read for sure as well as your $2.99. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Sep 24, 2014

    Mayor Hady is upset because he believes Bard to be dead, but Bard stumbles in, acting like he barely got out in time, and convinces Hady to declare Martial Law. Meanwhile, Red Robin, Red Hood, and Batgirl pull Batman out of the ruble of the building. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Sep 25, 2014

    While this issue had some enjoyable character interactions, it had just as many character depictions that were ill-fitted to the individuals displaying them. The art in this issue also receives a serious downgrade from what I have come to expect from the team involved with this comic. While I would like to tell you that this is a skippable chapter of Eternal, I am afraid that there are a few important things that happen, that you will most likely want to read for yourself. And there is always the occasional enjoyable joke. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 27, 2014

    Batman Eternal #25 is hideous! Characters look like misshapen monsters, especially in the face. And everything is some jagged, ugly, off-model mess. Art on Batman Eternal has usually been pretty solid, but this issue is an abomination. I hope Guera doesn't stick around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 29, 2014

    An easy to jump into issue over 1/3way through the series, which is remarkable. The book feels like a good Batman story and it incorporates so many elements which make the Bat-Mythos so enjoyable. There is a lot to like and a lot to digest, but the creative team does a good job with it all. The direction of the development with the family dynamic is a feel good aspect to the book which makes it very likable. This may also point to the meaning behind the title of the series. By creating a family and not a team Batman will in fact become eternal. This is really 3 1/2 Daily Planets. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    WhiteLantern Sep 24, 2014

    Another great issue of Eternal, this one really starts bringing all of the threads together into one massive plot. We see Tim Drake and Harper Row back in Gotham, but we still don't know what all they learned in Japan. Batgirl and Red Hood are back in Gotham as well, even though Jim Gordon is still in Blackgate. But we're starting to see the real corruption behind Jason Bard, and how much Hush is in control of this plan he has. Ray Fawkes' script has everything it needs, with some good jokes, and great character moments. If there's one issue with this, it's that we're seeing the reunion of the Bat Family, which we saw in "Batman & Robin" a month or so ago. Other than that, a great story altogether. The art on the other hand isn't up to the very high standards this series has set. It's not bad, but there are some places where it needs a little more work done. Overall though, a great comic that I can easily recommend. If this isn't already on your pull list, it should be.

  • 8.0
    TomSQUAREy Mar 25, 2015

    Bad art, cool story. Glad to see Hush in an integral role

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Oct 12, 2014

  • 8.5
    Serverarbengan Nov 24, 2014

  • 8.0
    MatchesMalone Nov 5, 2014

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Sep 28, 2014

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Oct 10, 2014

  • 1.0
    FuzzyCracker Jan 15, 2015

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