Forever Evil: Arkham War #6

Forever Evil: Arkham War #6

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Scot Eaton, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 5, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
5.6Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

The final battle for Gotham City starts now! The Scarecrow has unleashed a mutated army of Arkham's worst killers, and only Bane can stop them! It all leads into FOREVER EVIL #7!

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Mar 10, 2014

    That makes sense. Ending a six issue miniseries with a to be continued mark. Granted, because it is the nature of comic book companies such as DC Comics to reveal major plot elements months in advance, we knew that this was going to be the case a while ago. So I guess we'll have to see the finale one-shot (part seven of six, if you will) in a month or so. Count me in. I'm excited to see the "new" Batman take on the old one. Batman VS Bane is always a welcome battle. Especially after they have both been through hell and back. All in all, this was a quality miniseries. I'm a bit peeved that it wasn't just seven parts, but hey, quality is quality. And plus, we get an extra issue of a good series, so my complaint will be instantly invalidated as soon as the next part comes out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 5, 2014

    This issue fits perfectly with the series as a whole, predictable and just doesn't amount to much. That said, I don't think any of this was necessarily bad, outside of some particular characterizations from issue-to-issue, but it wasn't great. If you enjoy Bane being a badass, then there's something to enjoy here, but just don't expect it to be a big shocking conclusion, as it's pretty much just more of the same. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 5, 2014

    The VedictDo you like seeing Bane punch things really, really hard? If so, you'll have an okay time with this chapter. However, if you were expecting a huge payoff with the war's ending, you're likely to be letdown because this literally boils down to a big (albeit good looking) match of rock 'em sock 'em robots. It's remarked that Bane's a great tactician, but let's be honest, this book exists just to see some fighting between Batman's villains and the plot itself feels secondary. If that's all you expect or want, then it'll be worth the $2.99. For everyone else, you're probably better off spending that money elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 6, 2014

    If the characters on the frontlines don't do it for you there isn't much going on back in the barracks to keep you around. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 17, 2014

    So like the last battle plan that fell on it's face, this new strategy to beat Bane actually falls further on it's face.  Does that make sense?  About as much sense as Scarecrows battle plans.  With one issue left, I don't really see this mini going anywhere good, and can't believe a story about all the Gotham baddies can actually leave a bad taste in my mouth.  Oh well, I'll have to wait till the last issue to pass a total judgement on this series, but it seems that each issue keeps letting me down, more and more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Tyler McGoff Mar 27, 2014

    The finale to Forever Evil: Arkham War is a bit of a mixed bag. The story gets to the resolution everyone can be satisfied with but without any surprises along the way. The action is fast and slick, and seeing all the villains in one place is entertaining. But this issue is also predictable. The side-effects of Venom, Bane overpowering all the other villains in a fight, and the ultimate winner of this showdown were all predictable (especially since the April solicitations ruined the ending in the title of the aftermath book). There were too many characters in a story that was too thin, with too little time to tie up the loose ends. It's a fun book that delivers on all the action it promised, but not much else. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 11, 2014

    It's really just more of the same only this time a little worse because most of the villains are the size of The Hulk (it was a terrible idea in David Finch's Batman: The Dark Knight and it's a terrible idea now). If you liked the nonsensical never-ending fight sequence quality of the previous issues then by all means have at it but if you have been as consistently disappointed in Arkham War as I have then you have no reason whatsoever to believe it has made any improvement with this finale (actually, it's not really the finale, we still have the one-shot Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman Vs. Bane) Read Full Review

Recommended For You

Reviews for
the Week of...