All-Star Batman #10

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 28
8.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"The First Ally" part one! When the Dark Knight is taken down by a new enemy whose attacks he cannot counter, he uncovers a plot spanning generations...whose mastermind might be one of his closest allies! But who is the First Ally?
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

  • 10
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis May 10, 2017

    If this issue is an indication of things to come, then The First Ally might be a lot more than the introduction of a new Batman villain"it could also turn out to be a classic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 11, 2017

    All-Star Batman continues to surprise as Scott Snyder and company give us a superheroic pirate adventure starring Alfred Pennyworth and yes, you read that correctly. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower May 11, 2017

    Overall, an excellent new issue for Snyder and Albuquerque. Emotion, fun, tense, action, exciting…it has it all! If you haven't been keeping up withAll Star Batman, this is a perfect place to start. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Vronique Emma Houxbois May 10, 2017

    As this issue continues to prove, All Star Batman is a precision instrument and the crown jewel of DC's current output. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Ben McElveen May 12, 2017

    I can't wait to see what comes next and for once, that goes for both stories in the comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 10, 2017

    The start to new arcs is always exciting and All-Star Batman definitely delivered. This continues to be one of DC's most consistent titles. Taking Batman out of his normal environment has made for some terrific fun and thrills continue on in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 12, 2017

    A solid start that shows why this is one of the best comics on the shelves. Snyder continues to surprise at the quality and depth delivered (as well as bringing something new) and the addition of Albuquerque on art is the icing on the cake. Absolutely awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 10, 2017

    At the start of All Star Batman #10, it becomes apparent that Scott Snyder has elected to change direction, and yet again, in doing so, provide fans with a unique reading experience Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 10, 2017

    No matter what you thought of All-Star Batman up until now, I suggest you check out this issue.  It's a really good start to an Alfred story that still has plenty of Batman as well.  Scott Snyder is having fun here and so was I.  Plus, Rafael Albuquerque's art (and backup story) only made things better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb May 16, 2017

    A back-up tale features Bruce Wayne going deep undercover in a Russian mob (in Russia!) to track some weapons headed to Gotham. It's gritty, bloody and a lot of fun. Readers can look forward to part two of both this story as well as the main event. Written by Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Scavone. Art by Sebastan Fiumara. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya May 10, 2017

    Alfred is one of the strongest characters in the Batman universe that isn't named Bruce Wayne. Having quite the checkered past, just like Bruce himself. So seeing a story that digs into his past is always a welcome tale in my book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 10, 2017

    Snyder impresses with this fun, fresh Batman story set in Miami. It fits in with Snyder's aspirations for weird stories set within the DC Universe, but does so with a more accessible story and accompanying artwork. The back-up piqued my interest, and I hope the writers can pull it off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws May 10, 2017

    A grand, swachbuckling adventure with a strong emotional core, you couldn't ask for a better beginning to a new arc. There are elements of spy fiction, summer blockbuster action movies, heists, and even a bit of horror present here, but everything works together to tell a massively entertaining yarn. The main story has strong dialogue from Snyder and gorgeous, haunting visuals from Albuquerque, and the backup is a tough and gritty while still maintaining a sense of levity. Like Bruce said, it's a pirate adventure; let's have some fun. The rum is optional. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone May 10, 2017

    All-Star Batman's new story arc kicks off with yet another stunning issue that combines amazing artwork with a fantastic character study of Batman's butler Alfred. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool May 10, 2017

    This book does a perfect job in starting a new story, but also calling back to things that have happened in past issues" Not to mention that this is the Alfred/Batman story that I've been secretly wanting for years now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Mark Delaney May 10, 2017

    All in all, it's another strong month for the team behind All-Star Batman. It's getting comfortable expecting a great issue each month and we may have to wonder -- can it always be so much fun? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 15, 2017

    All-Star Batman #10 does an excellent job kicking off "The First Ally" arc with multiple intriguing plotlines, including a fun back-up story. Giving us a conclusion of the long-running Hush plotline of the character posing as Bruce Wayne was very satisfying and perfectly set-up the story Scott Snyder has in store for us next involving Alfred Pennyworth's history. That along with some incredibly artwork from Rafael Albuquerque and Sebastian Fiumara made All-Star BAtman #10 a must-have for Batman fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira May 10, 2017

    Every issue of All-Star Batman surprises me. Not one story is similar to the one before, nor does it feel tired in any way. You can tell that Snyder's having the time of his life with this series, and it shows in the quality of this book. That's ten home runs in a row, Scott. We can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz May 10, 2017

    All-Star Batman #10 may not have been the issue that we wanted, but maybe it is the issue that we needed. Not every issue has to reveal life altering facts about Batman or have a huge action sequence with one of his big bad guys for it to be a compelling book. Maybe we as readers have gotten spoiled with Batbooks as of late, but this book has a purpose. This issue's slower pace and thoughtful setup serve as a basis to prop up future storylines for the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell May 11, 2017

    Snyder is also walking a fine line between cool and cheesy with Batman's very public appearance. But it's fun, and there is some nice misdirection late in the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey May 10, 2017

    A new story arc for All-Star Batman is here and with that new story arc comes hope. And Snyder didn't let me down on this one. He delivered a totally understandable and even fun story that left me excited for the next issue. This one is a great pick up for new readers as it starts down a new story arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley May 10, 2017

    This stands out because it feels different in an issue that otherwise feels surprisingly familiar, not solely because Snyder’s using one of his go-to narrative tools, but after the previous arc’s twisting of formal storytelling conventions, this brings us back down to earth with something that feels a more typical. Compared to the first arc, the narrative has a more solid foundation, but it doesn’t get the blood pumping like both of those have tried to. That said, based on the execution alone, All-Star Batman #10 will clearly appeal as a solid opener, but given the ambitions that have defined this title, I hope this arc will ramp up as we get deeper into the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass May 10, 2017

    A great start to a new story arc, introducing interesting elements and mystery to go on. Read Full Review

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