Batman: Eternal #37

Batman: Eternal #37

Writer: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Andrea Mutti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 17, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
6.3Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Only Catwoman can help Batman now, but Catwoman is long gone! In her place? A woman more ruthless than Batman ever expected

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Renee Montoya Dec 21, 2014

    This issue is definitely no disappointment and this series is worth sticking through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 17, 2014

    This felt like a very eventful issue. Lots of things were going on"a lot of follow up on several previous storylines"and a lot of good character moments throughout. Everything felt rather engaging and enjoyable to read in my personal opinion, helped by a lot of good writing and some rather enjoyable dialogue. Now, I would have preferred to see more of Selina's rise to power, like getting into contact with the crime families and how they first reacted, but what can you do? The only real thing I had a big problem with was the artwork from Andrea Mutti. It's rather bland, with none of it really fitting the tone and the characters. The drab colors and occasional miscolor didn't help either, like Selina's skin tone that made her look more like Julia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Dec 18, 2014

    This week showed some of Batmans progression, but was more suited to seeing what his enemies are up to. Oh, and Batwing is in trouble. Who you gonna call? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Dec 22, 2014

    The dialogue is believable. The relationships are interesting. The plot is plausible. But why now? Why this way? The story proceeds not out of necessity or even inexorable internal forces, but according to an outline hanging on the wall of the Batman Office. It isn't a bad outline; it has served well. But an outline isn't a storyline, and an efficient presentation of plot points isn't a narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Dec 18, 2014

    This issue was by no means bad, it just didn't have any kind of substance to it. It is fine to have these connector issues, but if there is no plot payoff to hold the attention of the audience, then the creative team needs to find some other way to make what is going on more engaging and entertaining. In the past, I have given some of these connector issues higher scores, but this particular one just felt like a cookie cutter tale. Here just to get us to the next big thing. However, if you're looking to read something awesome, check out Batman #37. It came out today as well, and far more worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Dec 19, 2014

    The next act of Batman Eternal starts this week, but with not too much of a bang. Tim Seeley's script is mostly workman like in nature and since this is the first issue of the next act, there are none of the spectacles that we have come to expect out of this book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 18, 2014

    This is the worst I've seen Batman Eternal look in a while. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 23, 2014

    I didn't like this issue.  Tim Seeley transitioned the book into the next big thing, but the weak characterizations and odd interactions had me more confused than excited.  Couple that with below average art and you get an issue that I can't recommend. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 20, 2014

    Batman Eternal is a mediocre 6-issue Batman story stretched out for a whole year because the gimmick was more important than the actual story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    WhiteLantern Dec 18, 2014

    This issue is not the best that Eternal has to offer, but it's still really good. There are a lot of plots being set up, as well as small advancement of the Jason Bard mega arc. Tim Seeley does a great job with writing, and you had to know it was going to have some horror elements. The haunting we see after what Batwing went through at Arkham is interesting, and I'm curious to see where this goes. There's just enough set up here, while leaving enough unknown to make you want this to come back up. Catwoman's story is interesting enough, but we haven't seen enough of her takeover of the crime families here, so it doesn't feel exactly earned. There have been some time skips, and obviously she's still working off panel, but I would have liked to have seen more of it. Batman doesn't really do much here, as this is a setup issue more than a storyline issue, but his interaction with Catwoman does set up some interesting future story possibilities. Andrea Mutti's art is decent enough, but it's nothing special. Everything looks fine, but it doesn't stand out in any particular way. It's not as detailed as a Jason Fabok or Jim Lee, and it's not stylized enough to stand out like a Tim Sale. It's just decent. Overall, this issue is fine, but it's not the best this series has to offer. Still recommended, but not highly.

  • 7.0
    Al B. Harper Dec 17, 2014

    Some weak characterization and not the best art the series has seen. Hopefully it will pick up with all these villains in the mix.

  • 8.5
    Russell_326 Dec 23, 2014

  • 7.5
    Serverarbengan Dec 17, 2014

  • 7.0
    Bkbboy Dec 20, 2014

  • 7.0
    Batfan Dec 22, 2014

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Dec 29, 2014

  • 7.0
    MatchesMalone Feb 4, 2015

  • 6.5
    SwampyCA Jan 12, 2015

  • 2.5
    Redeadhood Dec 22, 2014

  • 2.0
    Zumba Feb 8, 2015

  • 2.0
    Peaches Feb 8, 2015

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