Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 10, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Artist Lee Garbett delivers the final chapter of this time-spanning epic! With Bruce Wayne just steps away from returning to present day Gotham City, the timestream might have a few more surprises in store for The Dark Knight--as well as his Justice League teammates!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Nov 14, 2010

    Thats because everything in the DC Universe is completely fucking insane. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 10, 2010

    The Return of Bruce Wayne #6 marks the end of one the most creative, exciting and original eras in the history of Batman comics and, hopefully, the start of a new one. By the time Bruce Wayne rises from the his perilous journey and let's face it, in the end the fact that we all expected Bruce to return and then had those expectations prematurely confirmed in B&R #16 and The Road Home has very little impact on this story the doors have been blown open to all the rich possibilities of Batman Inc. Let's hope that series is every bit as challenging, rewarding and inventive as Morrison's work with the character has been thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 10, 2010

    Despite the challenges of the issue, it's a very simple story at its core, one that goes back to the beginning of Batman and shows, again, how skilled the character is. This issue is pivotal to Morrison's work on the character and outlines the next step. Intellectually provoking, so much of the issue is also driven by passion and emotion. It's not just Batman trying to outthink a god, it's his friends doing everything they can to help him save the world and his own life. The issue may be late, but it was worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Nov 14, 2010

    To quote from Morrison's second Last Rites issue of Batman (issue #683): Batman's big secret was the classic whodunnit. Only it's not about who killed Batman, but who kept him alive all these years. In light of this issue's closing revelation, I can't wait to see what Morrison has planned for the character when he starts actively recruiting a wider support network in Batman Inc.. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Nov 11, 2010

    The Return of Bruce Wayne #6 satisfied me emotionally (reunion of the family, victory of the heroes), almost satisfied me intellectually (the plot makes sense, everything was tied together) and left me unsatisfied on the art. Now that King is back, I want to see what happens to the Princes who ruled while he was gone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 14, 2010

    The art is a weak point in the issue. While Garbett provides a decent Kirby-esque Fourth World pastiche at a needed moment, most of his sequences are standard DC house style, adequate depictions of muscular guys standing amidst flashy lights. Perez is a wee bit less stiff and more expressive on his pages, and the styles don't clash at all, but we've had the distinctive work of Georges Jeanty, Frazer Irving, Ryan Sook, and Chris Sprouse on this series, so it's too bad the final issue has to settle for competence rather than inspiration. That damned hyperfauna, not to mention the "bush robots," could have been a lot weirder. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 16, 2010

    Batman The Return of Bruce Wayne #6 was one big disappointment. As much as I love the concept behind The Return of Bruce Wayne the execution was sorely lacking. Grant Morrison just never seemed to be able to bring all of his ideas together on paper. And with some weak art throughout the series I cant recommend this series to anyone. It is just one passable mini-series that does not set-up Batman Inc. at all. I am still going to at least try out Batman Inc. #1 but this mini-series definitely lowered my excitement for that issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 13, 2010

    I really hate to Rank a book this low and give out this harsh of a verdict when the art is so strong, but in the end, the abysmal writing simply overwhelms it. Morrison goes off on a wild tangent here, but simply outpaces himself, delivering underdeveloped ideas wrapped in shoddy dialogue. With more time and stronger focus, I think the concepts here could actually work and work extremely wellwhich is the same argument I had for Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Nov 14, 2010

    The Return of Bruce Wayne #6 was the most disappointing comic that I have read in a long, long time. Hell, even the art was a letdown considering the promise of this series. Read Full Review

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