Batman: Eternal #7

Batman: Eternal #7

Writer: Tim Seeley, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Emanuel Simeoni Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

New players enter the gang war thats setting Gotham City ablaze!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers May 21, 2014

    After a couple of issues that were very distinctly different from one another, with different locations, concepts and characters, #7 shares some consistency with the final scenes of #6, thus this wasn't as jarring of a switch as say going from #5 to #6. That's all I was really looking for, and I hope to see some more consistency between issues now that we're moving past the single issue set ups from each individual writer. For the contents of the issue, Seeley pretty much nailed everything he had to, especially the characterizations of Catwoman and Pyg. Not only were there solid characterizations, but the action was real big and it was all complimented by some unique art on Simeoni's part. So far, I think it's safe to say that this has been my favorite issue of the month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Darius Mcdaniels May 22, 2014

    BATMAN ETERNALis finally picking up how I wanted it to, especially in this issue. We are starting to get movement on Falcone's plans since his return to Gotham at the beginning of this arc and it seems that, as readers, we are in for one hell of a joy ride. This issue is a must read! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Brandon Stines May 23, 2014

    It's tough to find anything negative with this issue because Batman Eternal #7 is just plain fun, a word that is not usually associated with the Bat-books these days. If there is anything negative, it's perhaps the title's overall portrayal of (sigh) Police Commissioner Forbes. A character that started as a somewhat crooked cop with a hatred for vigilantes has now become a complete caricature over the course of Batman Eternal, culminating in this issue where he let'sProfessor Pyg gobecause "this city needs to get the message loud and clear. Gotham City P.D. doesn't work with capes." This is afterPyg has enslaved hundredsof people as Dollotrons and killed thousands more since getting out of Arkham Asylum. There is just no way, no way whatsoever, that anyone would do that, even if they work for gangsters and hate vigilantes. It really sticks out as the one blemish on Batman Eternal #7. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 22, 2014

    Tim Seeley scripts the newest issue of our weekly Batman tale, and it continues the trend of spotlighting Batman's closest allies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht May 22, 2014

    All around this issue successfully serves to push this series in the right direction. Another great look into Batman's gallery of villains and allies as well as reminders to key plot points made in earlier issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 22, 2014

    This is comic books as a big-budget action thriller, a much-needed respite from more tedious world-building. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper May 23, 2014

    With so many plot points, power moves and explosions, "Batman Eternal" #7 is a blockbuster going gangbusters. It accomplishes exactly what it needs to and paves the way for an intriguing Issue #8. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 26, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #7 gets the story back on the rails.  After weeks of head spinning stories, I finally see a little piece of the puzzle and I like it.  Catwoman fans will dig this issue, but Penguin fans may not recognize their favorite gangster.  I can actually say that I am looking forward to next week. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin May 21, 2014

    Batman: Eternal starts to give us the kind of developments it promised with Falcone's plans giving an intriguing road for Batman to follow. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz May 25, 2014

    Batman Eternal being a weekly series has a lot to do to earn readers dollars. Thus far the story has shown a lot of promise, and we need more issues closer to this one rather then the last 2 to instill confidence for the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge May 23, 2014

    Unlike Futures End, Batman Eternalseems to be a weekly comic with promise. While it hasnt done anything spectacular yet, the reintroduction of Carmine Falcone, one of the great Batman villains, and the terrific creative team attached to the series give me hope that this will soon become an exciting read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 25, 2014

    On top of that, although Dan Jurgens provides the layouts for this third issue's art, Mark Irwin's finishes don't positively add to the overall look. You can tell that this is a weekly series with the art, as it looks rushed and inconsistent. These characters have proven in the past that they're unable to hold a series of their own so it's smart for DC to try and shine the spotlight on them in hopes of boosting their popularity and showing how interesting they can be, but unfortunately their efforts are so far going to waste. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jun 22, 2014

    Not the best Batman Eternal has to offer thus far but far from the worst. Plus Professor Pyg! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 24, 2014

    In a weekly series like this, I don't want the writers to desperately fight for my attention span with explosions and 'kewl' moments every issue. I want them to take their time and build a truly powerful, memorable Batman story. But I'm pretty sure Batman Eternal is just going to be about the former. Read Full Review

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