All-Star Batman #11

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 21
8.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

"THE FIRST ALLY" part two! Batman races to track down his new nemesis before another murder rocks Miami. But with old secrets revealing unsettling truths about his closest ally, what dark accords will the Dark Knight make in order to stop true evil?

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Jun 21, 2017

    All-Star Batman #11 continues to impress and be an all around fun read as if that surprises anyone. With compelling background stories on Alfred and fleshing out new villains along the way, there is plenty to look forward to in this arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jun 21, 2017

    Crocodiles, MI5, fist fights with mysterious assassins" this is Scott Snyder making it look easy. All Star Batman is the book that other books want to be when they grow up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 21, 2017

    I'm really having a lot of fun with this story.  Its a mystery with a ton under the surface and I can't wait for Snyder to peel the layers back some more.  I am a Rafael Albuquerque fan so this book may just have it all!  Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jun 22, 2017

    Fun, exciting, heartfelt and easy on the eyes.All Star Batman continues to be one of DC's most original books. With only three issues left, strap in for a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jun 21, 2017

    Snyder continues to prove that he's the best Batman writer of the last few years, tying together Alfred's past with a new threat here to haunt Batman. Albuquerque's art was stellar and the story is very engaging. Buy it for the main story, ignore the back-up if you want. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 21, 2017

    Part 2 of the First Ally story arc illuminates some of the darker corners of Alfred's past. Action-packed and emotional, this issue is yet another must-read from Scott Snyder. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 21, 2017

    All-Star Batman continues to deliver thrilling and unexpected Batman action. That unpredictability factors remains one of its greatest assets. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jun 22, 2017

    All-Star Batman #11 moves “The First Ally” story arc forward in exhilarating fashion, as in addition to adding more mystery to this tale, the creative team also give us some wonderful twists and revelations. This is all once again accompanied by a thrilling back-up story, with the events of both sure to leave readers eager for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 24, 2017

    I like Rafael Albuquerques work. It reminds me of Eduardo Barretos work but with thinner lines. The art is probably the one thing that made me most interested in the comic. It reminded me of the old 1950s Batman or the one from the Bruce Timms cartoon but with a bit more realism and crime noir. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 21, 2017

    This issue provides a unique look at Alfred's past contrasted against Batman's present. This is shaping up to be a great Batman story. The backup story seems a bit less exciting, but still is a solid story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Jun 23, 2017

    Overall, All Star Batman continues to try things different with Batman and give us stories that feel different but also add interesting new wrinkles to the mythos of the Dark Knight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Jun 21, 2017

    'The First Ally' arc continues to unravel a fascinating mystery surrounding Alfred, with its strongest moments coming from delving into the butler's backstory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jun 21, 2017

    With over-the-top ridiculousness, paired with emotional storytelling makes this book something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Mark Delaney Jun 21, 2017

    Sometimes in this arc it just feels like Alfred's backstory, albeit worthy, is obstructing a cool, apparently new villain story in the A plot. Now, an Alfred spinoff prequel series -- there's an idea. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 21, 2017

    A fun and exciting issue that loses some of its luster due to a few glaring plot contrivances. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jun 21, 2017

    One part daring adventure serial and one part fairly frustrating narrative, the former is thankfully favored so it's easy enough to recommend. Even when some of the ideas and concepts he resurrects don't really resonate with me, I still enjoy the fact that Snyder is willing to write a more care-free, dare I say fun Batman. The backup takes a bit to get going, but once it does it's reminiscent of the best types of crime drama: grimy and intense, full of twists and turns. All-Star Batman may make some questionable storytelling choices, but if it's nothing if not interesting and engrossing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Jun 21, 2017

    All in all, All-Star Batman #11 is another solid entry in the series. It might not have the grit and intensity of the previous issue, but it succeeds in moving the story in an exciting direction. Also, we get to see Alfred punch Hush in the face and Penguin wear a Hawaiian shirt. Those two things alone are worth the cover price of this comic book. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jun 21, 2017

    An attractive book with a new and interesting take on the narrative"I mean who doesn't love Alfred. At the same time, I don't feel like your getting the whole story that Snyder wants to tell, it's almost too messy. Splitting the issues up may help the reader adjust to which story is the main plot. I know it's all coming together, so hopefully the pay off is worth it. Read Full Review

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