Batman: Eternal #30

Batman: Eternal #30

Writer: Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 29, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The last time Deacon Blackfire took control of Gotham City, Batman nearly died...How will the city fare now that he wields unspeakable power?

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 29, 2014

    A good old fashioned Spectre curb-stomp. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Oct 30, 2014

    Leave it to Eternal to blindside you with a comeback. After last week I was dreading this issue because I was strongly fearful of getting a repeat performance (if you missed it, I didn't like last week's issue). Low and behold, Eternal comes out of the corner swinging with a jab cross uppercut combination. Ibelittled you last week, but you showed me who's the boss this round. Bravo Eternal…Bravo! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Oct 29, 2014

    Fernando Pasarin takes up the artist's pencil, and the results are mostly great. This issue features plenty of easy to follow layouts and sold character models. Pasarin's designs of the previously mentioned cosmic-level hero give him a subtle, but stylish New 52 look. Unfortunately, there are a few instances where it is tough to decipher what's going on in a scene or two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 30, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #30 gives some thoroughly explosive developments to the series, also allowing acting as a nice prelude to Arkham Manor. It does however feel a little too chaotic at times, but nothing that overshadows the positives. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 31, 2014

    The highlight was easily the Spectre and the destruction of Arkham the most troubling aspect. It seems this will lead to some overplayed Bat-tropes- Arkham escapees, Gotham (or parts) reduced to rubble. I think only time will tell how well this part fits into the overall story. As a single issue it was one of the best of this series. The smaller cast and tighter action really made this a great single issue read that didnt rely on knowledge of the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Oct 30, 2014

    This week Ray Fawkes takes over scripting duty for the story by both Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. A lot of this issue has Batman talking with Penny-Two as he traverses the destruction happening around Gotham. Keeping up with all the chaos isn't something one man can do however, and some of the destruction is on such a grand scale I don't think anyone could have prevented it. Fawkes keeps a serious tone throughout the issue, and even gives some dark elements to sections of the text " the part with Batwing during the devastation, won't give away anything, but wow! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Nov 1, 2014

    Overall, not a bad issue yet not a great one. But just when things are looking bad in Gotham, they are looking good for us. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 4, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #30 has some pretty major happenings in an issue that doesn't push this book forward much.  The Spectre is overpowered goodness and Batman is set up for an explosive issue next week, but all-in-all, this issue was barely above average. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Oct 29, 2014

    Batman is hoping that he can find some survivors, when the police surround him. He sprays some gas, and makes his way down to the rubble. But instead he finds Joker's Daughter looking to be a suicide bomber. Was it the Joker who convinced her to do this? Did we just see the end of Batwing? Guess we'll find out later. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 1, 2014

    Batman Eternal #30 is one of the lightest issues of the series so far, providing very little in the way of plot development or characterization. Though the art is kind of neat. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    WhiteLantern Oct 29, 2014

    Batman: Eternal had a plan from the beginning. People tend to forget that. This story was finished before the first issue was written. Now, breaking into the 30s, and getting to around 60% of the issues being already released, you can see the massive machinations coming together. Ray Fawkes delivers a fantastic story yet again, with great action, and showing that our heroes really do care about everyone, even the people in Arkham Asylum. Fernando Pasarin is on pencils this week, and he more than delivers, both in drama and action. The final, climactic destruction of Arkham Asylum is the central point of the issue, while also dropping in some other threads of how another two stories are going to connect, as well as reminding readers that Batman is still wanted by the GCPD. The only issue I have is that it seems like Deacon Blackfire was taken down way too quickly, especially after so much buildup. A fantastic issue that comes highly recommended.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Nov 5, 2014

    Great! Can't wait for what's to come next.

  • 7.0
    Batfan Nov 3, 2014

    The problem with Batman Eternal has always been that while it certainly has its moments, it also has its weak links. If every issue didn't tackle so many of the ongoing plot lines, I would have recommended readers to simply skip the Ray Fawkes arc. Glad its finally over. As for the art, the pencilling, while not bad, made characters look too different from what they usually look like, but the inks and colors were fabulous.

  • 9.5
    BrainSiri Oct 29, 2014

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Nov 9, 2014

  • 8.5
    Serverarbengan Nov 24, 2014

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Nov 3, 2014

  • 8.0
    MatchesMalone Feb 4, 2015

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