Batman: Odyssey #1

Batman: Odyssey #1

Writer: Neal Adams Artist: Neal Adams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 7, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Legendary Batman artist and comics pioneer Neal Adams returns to Gotham City with the first issue of two 6-part miniseries!In this electrifying new story, The Dark Knight faces a series of seemingly unrelated challenges as villains and allies old and new push him to his limits like never before. After Batman discovers a dark and mysterious matrix being superimposed over his life, what sort of life-changing voyage must he embark on to escape from this powerful and insidious force? Be here to find out as Adams writes and illustrates his next masterpiece Batman tale!

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - G-Man Jul 8, 2010

    I wasn't completely crazy about the story but the art easily won me over. Reading this, you'll forget about all of the craziness currently going on with Batman and Bruce Wayne. It may not be clear when this is supposed to take place (if it's even in current Batman continuity). Even though Neal Adams' run on Batman was before my time, seeing it takes me back to all those old back issues I was able to pick up at cheap prices. If you've never read a comic with Adams' art, you need to pick this up. It's classic Batman in a slightly modern way. Because of the art and the warm feeling it gave me inside, I really enjoyed this book. I really hope the story picks up in the next issue and have a feeling this may be an arc that I'll end up buying in hardcover when it's released. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Tim Vinton Oct 21, 2011

    If you can ignore what you think you know about Batman and are willing to laugh at the absurd, then you will probably have a great time with this joyous train wreck of a comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jul 12, 2010

    To top it all, the book ends halfway through a scene that seemed to be just beginning to go somewhere interesting, cutting off a promising action sequence mid-flow rather than leaving us hanging at a tense moment that might encourage us to come back for more next issue. Unfortunately, unless its a very quiet week when Batman: Odyssey #2 appears, I cant see myself picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 7, 2010

    It's too early to call Adams' return to Batman a success or failure, obviously, but this first issue isn't the 'knock it out of the park' return to the character that many fans were clamoring for. Adams' art isn't as clear as it once was and the writing is fairly mediocre, but there's something compelling about this issue that will have me buying the second. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 8, 2010

    Where to start? Adams' dialogue is abysmal, his storytelling awkward and unclear, many of his decisions completely inexplicable. Why is Dick Grayson dressed in Tim Drake's uniform? Where the hell did Man-Bat come from, and what the hell does he have to do with any of this? For that matter, what do any of the seemingly unconnected things that happen in this book have to do with the others? This comic is awful. It's as if Neil Adams forgot everything he knew about the craft of comics during his time away from the form. I can't remember being this disappointed by a comic. It might look pretty in places, but it reads like the work of an amateur. Read Full Review

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