Batman: Eternal #35

Batman: Eternal #35

Writer: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The events of BATMAN ETERNAL have changed the world of Batman for months jump on here to see the new world order! The third act begins with a bang, as Gotham Citys police have done the impossible theyve beaten Batman!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 3, 2014

    The main problem with this book has a number of decent resolutions, making it a minor problem overall and the rest of the book is well-executed from top-to-bottom. As a jumping-on point it establishes the stakes and the state of Gotham with extreme economy, avoiding the problems of a holding pattern, and allowing it to function as an issue that fans of the series can get plenty out of. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Dec 4, 2014

    Batman Eternal #35 keeps Batman on the edge of his seat just as much as the readers! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Dec 5, 2014

    With Hush-the silent enemy, captured and yet still able to wreak havoc, and Jason Bard, the mysterious Police Commissioner, desperate to get rid of The Dark Knight, Batman has a lot on his hands. The use of characters such as The Spoiler, Batgirl and Batwoman have made this half of the series fantastic. Now, hopefully this has set the precedent for the rest of the series, and the use of special guest Super Heroes continue well on to whats bound to be a shocking conclusion to this extremely entertaining series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 3, 2014

    This an interesting way to start the final part of Batman Eternal (at least, I keep hearing it's the final part) and makes me curious to see where this is all going. Plus, we are finally getting some insight into Jason Bard's past and what motivates him as well, so that's a big plus. However, I can't help but find that this particular issue is very hard to buy into. The characterization for Sawyer and Bullock and why they are just going along with Bard's insane attempt to capture Batman and all the risky moves he is pulling without much argument is baffling. Then there's Batman himself and what he is doing in the issue, which seems to be extremely questionable as well. I'm sure he has a plan, but for the life of me, I don't see or get the point of all of this. At the artwork by Fernando Blanco is very nice and moody looking (he so needs to be working on a regular series). Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 3, 2014

    I'll admit my interest in the weekly books waxes and wanes, but I'm fully back into Batman Eternal right now. Issue #35 is a pure thrill ride with well executed writing and rock solid artwork. 35 weeks into this story it's as strong and entertaining as ever and I can't wait for next week. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 7, 2014

    While this issue is action packed, it's the revelations about Bard's motivations that are the most explosive.  James Tynion does a great job of starting off the next phase of this book and Fernando Blanco's art was great.  I did have a problem with a few key players going way out of character, but in the end, this issue has me excited for the future of this weekly.  I have been up and down on this book, but I am up again...for now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Dec 5, 2014

    This issue explores motivations. The motivations behind Batman's actions are powerful and portrayed very well, but they seem to inspire actions that are of dubious wisdom from anyone, much less one of the world's greatest and most experienced superheroes. Jason Bard's backstory seems more interesting, but unfortunately most of the details remain to be discovered. It seems that a new era has dawned in Gotham, with Batman now imperiled and outcast. One has every confidence in the Dark Knight that he will triumph in the end, not least because that end has been spoiled in other books, but first he is going to have to cut out the impulsive behavior. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Dec 4, 2014

    The best thing about this installment of Eternal is all the potential it has for the future. With the opening of the third act we are entering fresh new grounds where anything can happen, and I am hoping for an awe inspiring home stretch to the finish line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 4, 2014

    Things are really moving at a faster pace as we approach some kind of inevitable reveal. I think the fun of this issue is that James Tynion IV and the rest of the consulting team have injected some mystery back into the plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Dec 6, 2014

    Just like that, another issue of Eternal is over. Before we know it, #52 will wrap and we won't know what to do week-after-week. At least up until the next round starts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Dec 3, 2014

    Bard detonates the Wayne Restoration Project, catching Batman's attention. He comes in with his Batmobile, when it gets hacked by Lucius on orders by Bard. Julia is trying to give Batman the controls back, but it's not going so well. Bard has him drive through building after building, until he plummets to his death of the side of Wayne Tower. Will our hero survive? Does Batman still have car insurance?! Tune in next issue… Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 4, 2014

    As the stakes have raised so too has the book's quality, Hush's sinister and expansive machinations making for one of the more involving arcs we've seen thus far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Dec 9, 2014

    So basically, the issue boiled down to me hating the back-story, but loving the main action beat. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 6, 2014

    I think the big problem with Batman Eternal is that the creative team is more focused on their big, labyrinthian plot than they are on Batman. They've concocted this multi-tiered plan to tear down Batman and all of Gotham, and Batman himself is secondary to this criminal plan. They use Batman like a dull hammer to hit the next nail in their plan. But because they had to fill 52 issues, this plan is a scattershot mess spread out over so many weeks and so many different writers. It's just a big, unyielding story that only makes sense in their heads, and Batman has been stripped away of all his intrigue in order to make the plan work. Read Full Review

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