Batman: Europa #4

Batman: Europa #4

Writer: Brian Azzarello, Matteo Casali Artist: Gerald Parel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
6.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

As they reel from the effects of the Colossus virus, Batman and The Joker make their final stand in the ruins of Romes Coliseum. At last, their true enemy reveals his identity for one final showdown. Weakened by sickness and forced into an uneasy alliance with his greatest foe, how can Batman focus on what he needs to do to survive?

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 3, 2016

    A satisfying conclusion with fantastic art and a solid point made about the everlasting equilibrium between Joker and Batman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Feb 4, 2016

    Up until this issue, I wasn't quite sure ifEuropawas worth the long wait. Now I can say it was. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 4, 2016

    There's an ethereal quality to the book that speaks both to the ghostly locale and the deteriorating physical condition of both Batman and Joker. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jody Cardona Feb 3, 2016

    The ending of this mini-series can be summed up as "Okay". We had a kick ass battle with the surprise twist of an antagonist and Batman questioning if he should just let go and die. However I kept finding myself asking "Why did this have to take place in Europe?" and "How come we didn't get any hints on the antagonist until now?" The art once again compliments and gives the feeling of Europe, but thats not enough to make this story, and this series fun6.5/10 Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Feb 13, 2016

    A very exciting premise with a lot of promise and it just missed the mark with every arrow it had in its quiver. If you want to see a story where Batman and the Joker are uneasy allies, play Arkham Knight for your favorite video game console. It is done far better and Mark Hamill even voices the Joker. Always a win in that case. So while I think it's great we get out of continuity Batman tales from time to time, this is one that should have never made if off the cave floor. Guano for me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Feb 4, 2016

    At the end of the day I'm of a mind that you can go to the beach and play volleyball or you can go to the beach and sit under an umbrella and watch the waves. Both can be equally satisfying depending on your mood. Batman Europa is an European vacation fully under the umbrella. We've been taken on a beautiful exotic journey that has demanded no particular effort or engagement on our part. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Mark Lemke Feb 3, 2016

    Over all this story was okay. Im curious to why they were motivated to publish this book. The story ends and really accomplished nothing. The art was the high point. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Vancha Mar 3, 2016

    A great end to a great story. I think your enjoyment of this depends entirely on your expectations. Spoiler - there's no earth-shattering revelations, no lasting consequences or anything that'll shake the Batman-Joker dynamic forever. It's just a damn good Batman story. Pretty, too. Very, very pretty.

  • 8.0 Feb 8, 2016

    This issue really surprised me. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the end of this story. I was relaly only reading this book for the art. I love the scratchy, painted aesthetic of the book- it reminds me a lot of the Arkham Asylum graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean. But this final chapter actually caught me off guard. **SPOILERS** but the reveal of the bad guy being Bane was a nice touch- even though I didn’t really care much for WHO it was, I was glad to see it was someone who would put the boots to bats and the joker in their last moments. Though, the part that didn’t really sit well with me was the fact that the cure for the poison that Batman and Joker had was each other’s blood. Very much a Harry Potter-esque ending “neither shall live with the other survives), and played a little too neatly into the idea that Batman and Joker are eternal opposites. But beyond a bit of a predictable fix for the poison, because this book has to return our characters back to their status quo, it was actually quite a fun read, and a really gorgeous book to look at.

  • 6.5
    Haand Feb 8, 2016

    I was expecting something special out of this series, so was let down. The art was really nice to look at, but the story was nothing special. I didn't really care about the relationships and the ending really came out of nowhere. Eh... it was pretty.

  • 5.5
    myconius Feb 3, 2016

    the finale was ok, nothing outstanding. definitely NOT a story i'd call a "Must Read". it all felt a bit trite.

  • 7.0
    AK Comics Feb 4, 2016

  • 7.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
    Nuckster77 Feb 6, 2016

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