Batman: Eternal #48

Batman: Eternal #48

Writer: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
6.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

This month in BATMAN ETERNAL: The epic Bat-story over a year in the making comes to a stunning end! Gotham City is in flames! Villains are running wild in the streets! Bat-tech has been corrupted! And the mastermind behind it all has put a knife in Batmans ribs! How will the Dark Knight put an end to this nightmareand how will it shape the face of Gotham City to come?

  • 8.5
    IGN - Tres Dean Mar 5, 2015

    The book is just gorgeous. It's great to see the title upping its quality in its last few issues, and if Batman Eternal 48 is any indication, the series is about to go out with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Mar 4, 2015

    Well I'll say one thing. It does feel like things started moving forward. There was much more happening than usual and the comic looks like it is starting to move towards a big conclusion with so much chaos going on. That does match the idea we saw at the very beginning of the series with Batman strung up on the Bat Signal as the city burns, so all of this does feel like endgame to a certain degree. Sure, we still don't know who is pulling the strings here (money is on the villain from Court of Owls), but I'll take what we get here. Also, the writing was nice and I did enjoy having Blanco again on art duties. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 4, 2015

    This book remains one of the most consistent on the shelf and at this point, barring some catastrophic tailspin of an ending, the best weekly title ever produced. The creators manage to build upon one anothers visions without stepping on each others toes, and the art in this issue is one of the highlights of the whole series, making this a great one to jump back into or continue on with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Mar 5, 2015

    This week leaves a lot of the Bat-family in tight spots, including Jim Gordon. But has someone finally realized his mistakes and willing to help him? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Mar 4, 2015

    Overall this was definite upturn from the previous issues and I am anxiously awaiting the conclusion to this story…side note, I still am holding out that Earth 3 Owlman is our big bad! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Mar 10, 2015

    Sometimes, you just scratch your head and honestly cry out, "Why?" Why would Tim Drake allow the Bat Cave computer control over his wings? Why would Jason Todd, of all people, have a technological link between his guns and Batman's control systems? Why does the mastermind choose now to strike against Jim Gordon? The answer is that there is no good reason, other than a need to fill one more issue with plot beats before the various conflicts move to their next stage. It is one of those moments when the hood of the story pops up and we seen the engine and spinning gears that power the entire vehicle called BATMAN ETERNAL. However technically interesting the sight may be, it is an artistic misfire that almost stalls the story in its tracks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Mar 5, 2015

    Personally, I feel like only half the content of this book is worth the read. While the worthwhile sections are definitely good, the bad elements are dragging the book down. At least the less than stellar sections are still drawn well. While the story is finally picking up a little with the return of Gordon, it is nowhere near as thrilling as it should be this late in the game. We only have 4 issues left, and at this point, I'm not sure if I should just be happy to get any kind of acceptable ending or if I should still hold onto the hope of getting something grandiose. It does have a pretty imposing cliffhanger though! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 5, 2015

    Fernando Blanco's art works for this issue and by virtue of effectively telling the story, it's definitely ahead of many of the other artists that have worked on Batman Eternal. But for this issue, there's nothing to get particularly excited about - fatigue is definitely setting in. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 7, 2015

    I don't want to sound like a hater, but I hated this issue.  Everything we were forced to deal with the past couple of issues was swept under the carpet and everything new was uninteresting.  The book looked great, but i can't recommend this issue and just want the series to end.  Four more issues and I'll get my wish. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 7, 2015

    I will say that Batman Eternal #48 is a tighter book than usual. Some of the wilder tangents are contained or absent, keeping everything in a tight lock step towards the end. I just wish these events actually made some kind of logical, interesting sense instead of the writers just forcing their agenda on everyone involved. Read Full Review

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