Batman: Eternal #38

Batman: Eternal #38

Writer: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Andrea Mutti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 24, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
5.9Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

The refugees from Arkham Asylum think theres safety in numbers - but not if one of them is Bane!

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 24, 2014

    It's not bad stuff on that level, since Selina's actions and how she's manipulating people is pretty impressive and an interesting direction for her character. Also, the characterization and development going on here is pretty good as well for the rest of the cast. The artwork isn't my thing however and not a good fit for the book.Best Moment: Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Dec 24, 2014

    This week gave us insight as to how Batman continues to clean up Gotham, and how many ties Catwoman now has to the city as well as its villains. Also Batman makes a bad joke (according to Penny-Two). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Jan 3, 2015

    This issue felt like a side issue, a one-shot even. I wasn't entirely keen on Scarecrow in this issue. While I completely understand that he upset and deranged, he seemed more like a whiny baby. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Dec 24, 2014

    A couple thing to point out however…I dont really like that Batman was taking down villains in the famous off panel land, I felt that the villains were only there for decoration and it didnt really matter what happened to them. Lastly Im not sure how I feel about Jason Bard doing a sudden turn going from guy completely set on killing Batman to I made a mistake, please help me fix it. Seems a little too quick for my liking. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Dec 27, 2014

    Generally speaking, this wasn't Eternal's best issue. Which is actually a real shame. There were some individual moments in the story that were really quite good, but as a whole the story was lacking a certain level of subtextual cohesiveness that would have made it truly shine. In the end however, the element that earned this issue the biggest amount of demerits was the art. While acceptable enough, it always surprises me when the big 2 have less than A grade art in their books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Renee Montoya Dec 26, 2014

    Looking forward to seeing how this all plays out. I suggest you go grab the new big Volume that contains #1-#21 if you are new, catch up and come for a rather different ride. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 30, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #38 was a mediocre bunch of filler that wasn't as fun as it should have been.  In the end, it was pretty forgetable though it finally looks like were going to get to some major developments in the near future.  Let's hope we get there very soon. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 29, 2014

    "Batman Eternal" #38 has the previously mentioned great conclusion, and it's the saving grace of the comic. It makes the reader want to see the follow-through, and that's a good thing. (It probably doesn't hurt that with only ten new comics on sale the last week of the year, that "Batman Eternal" #39 will be one of the only options for those heading to the store.) "Batman Eternal" has done a lot better than this, but it's reassuring that even one of the series' weaker issues is just a little below average. That's not a bad statistic. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 27, 2014

    This whole experience was dull. And honestly, what does any of this have to do with Batman Eternal?! How does chasing down these villains tie into the bigger picture? This two-part storyline has just been a pathetic diversion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Al B. Harper Dec 25, 2014

    This week's issue was a step up from last and progresses the story nicely.

  • 8.0
    WhiteLantern Dec 25, 2014

    Focusing more on villains instead of Batman, we're given another good chapter of Eternal, but I don't think this is the best issue we've seen. Tim Seeley does a decent job writing this week, but there are some gaps in the story that aren't explained, and some of the transitions don't connect naturally. The dialogue is still good, but the justifications for some of the alliances aren't explained well enough. Andrea Mutti's art is, again, decent, but nothing special. Overall, it's not a bad issue of Eternal (I don't think we've seen one yet), but it's also not going to be among the best issues either. I still recommend you pick it up if you've been reading this far, since there's enough to entertain.

  • 7.5
    nedf23 Dec 29, 2014

    Really been enjoying Killer Croc since Forever Evil.

  • 8.0
    Hydrahead Dec 25, 2014

  • 7.5
    Serverarbengan Dec 27, 2014

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Dec 29, 2014

  • 7.5
    MatchesMalone Feb 4, 2015

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Jan 3, 2015

  • 7.0
    SwampyCA Jan 12, 2015

  • 6.0
    Batfan Dec 25, 2014

  • 3.0
    Zumba Feb 8, 2015

  • 2.5
    Peaches Feb 8, 2015

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