All-Star Batman #7

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Tula Lotay Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 37
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"Poison Promises"! Step aside, gentlemen-Poison Ivy is about to steal the spotlight in Batman's continuing rogues gallery road trip. Scott Snyder teams up with mega-talent Tula Lotay to reimagine the Dark Knight's most seductive villain.

  • 10
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Feb 8, 2017

    Overall, All-Star Batman #7 is another resounding success. If this series has proved one thing, it's that Snyder is the quintessential Batman writer. No one captures the Caped Crusader and his world quite like he does. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Feb 8, 2017

    Snyder continued to bring his best with each and every issue that comes out from All-Star Batman. You may already be convinced he is a superb writer, but after this issue his writing versatility will put him in a new league unmatched by other contemporary writer in comics. Batman so far has encountered three villains over this series, and each issue we learn more about Bruce Wayne, Batman, and those around him that have shaped him (his enemies). As we dive deeper and deeper every month in getting to understand new bits and pieces about the Bats it starts to become clear how much this villains are also shaped by Batman. This series is as much of a love note to Batman as it is to his villains which makes this is a must read for every Batman fan or anyone who wants to be one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 8, 2017

    All Star Batman #7 is a flawless comic featuring some of the most jaw dropping artwork you will find in comics this month. Tula Lotay brings the thunder to this character and I will, without hesitation, read anything she works on from this point forward. That Snyder cats no slouch either, and when you put the two together, magic happens. Add in a dash of Francavilla glory and youve got one hell of a reading experience. Do yourself a favour. Get this comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 13, 2017

    This is not the all-knowing Batman. He is a detective and does uses tricks to get his way with Poison Ivy, much like he did with Freeze. The resolution of this story not confusing as the one with Freeze. Its a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 8, 2017

    If All-Star Batman were nothing more than an excuse for Scott Snyder to work with a who's who lineup of talented artists, the series would be well worth following, This issue offers a gorgeous take on the Batman/Poison Ivy dynamic courtesy of Tula Lotay. But there's plenty of depth to this story, to boot, as All-Star Batman continues to be a showcase for the enduring appeal of Batman's villains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 13, 2017

    All-Star Batman #7 provided us with one of the best Poison Ivy stories we have ever gotten. Scott Snyder's clear understanding of Poison Ivy's character leaves you hoping that he writes an extended arc involving her and the rest of the Batman Family. Tula Lotay's artwork helped make the already strong story much greater as she got across the impact Batman and Poison Ivy had on each other during their conversation. Add in another strong chapter in Duke's back-up story and All-Star Batman #7 is yet another winner in one of DC Comics best ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Feb 8, 2017

    Beautiful in its execution, All-Star Batman #7 gives readers a new angle in on Poison Ivy. While vines and pheromone-laced kisses are still at play, Scott Snyder eschews the normal seductress angle in favor of a botanist who is still very much at work in her field. Tula Lotay’s vivacious colors breathe life into Poison Ivy – never have the more subtle powers in her arsenal looked so impressive or inviting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Feb 8, 2017

    In All-Star Batman #7, Scott Snyder delivers a superlative character piece about the often poorly-depicted Poison Ivy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Feb 8, 2017

    So yeah, I liked a Poison Ivy story. Kind of loved it, actually. Considering that next month's issue features a villain I already like, All-Star Batman may finally be starting to take its place as my go-to Bat title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Mark Delaney Feb 8, 2017

    Overall, whether you were left impressed with last week's introduction to the second arc, or, like me, just confused, this week's follow-up is a worthwhile and aesthetically intriguing step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Feb 8, 2017

    With this being the 2nd comic into the new arc, it's hard to not be pulled in by it. While Snyder does have a tendency to get a bit wordy in the stories, it never seems to be a fault. Add in the All Star artist rotations that are on these books and if anything you have something pretty to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 8, 2017

    All-Star Batman#7 concludes witha wonderful Francesco Francavilla-drawn backup story featuring Duke Thomas' continuing efforts to come to terms with his own relationship to Batman's villains (The Riddler in this case) that continues to be laid out like a crossword puzzle. ButAll-Star Batman#7 is truly Poison Ivy and Tula Lotay's party as shecaptures the beauty, intelligence, and passion of this complex scientist/antihero/nature goddess, whose abilities are more blessing than curse for once. This is all handled through her gaze (Not Batman's) with many panels of her eyes conveying different emotions in different colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Feb 9, 2017

    Overall, All Star Batman has cruised from awesome to good. I like the direction Snyder is taking the book with a "different villain every month", yet starting to tie together something much bigger. I hope it's a great payoff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Feb 8, 2017

    All-star Batman just keeps getting better and better. The way Snyder takes old characters and creates fresh, original stories while still making you feel at home is incredible. When each issue ends I'm aching for the next one to come out. I'm kind of hoping with this virus that Mr. Freeze let loose, we get a Batman zombie story. One can hope! The art is fantastic. I wouldn't have a problem if Lotay stuck around for awhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Feb 10, 2017

    A gorgeous issue that manages to find new things to say about a classic character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Feb 8, 2017

    Overall, probably my favorite issue of this series so far, though if you take the first arc into consideration there isn't that much to beat" We're seven in and it seems to be improving with each issue but it has a long ways to go until I can truly say that this is Batman at an All-Star level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Feb 8, 2017

    Backup Analysis: Scott Snyder's backups just aren't doing much for me. Maybe as a complete story they will work, but it's too chopped to tell a cohesive story. He's be better off giving us a brief character moment from Duke, as opposed to giving us an origin for his crimefighting. Francesco Francavilla's art is as bold and beautiful as usual. The simplicity of the style, coupled with the select few colors and the heavy black inks make every page pop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 8, 2017

    In this issue of All-Star Batman, we got ourselves a really interesting look at Poison Ivy and the desperation that Batman's feeling when it comes to the events of this story arc.  Yeah, I had some problems with some of the art and the backup this issue, but for the most part I had a really good time reading this and find myself looking forward to what's coming next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Feb 8, 2017

    "Ends of the Earth" continues with a slower installment that, in some ways, is just as terrifying as its predecessor. The main story is a bit expository, but it's a great example of Batman being human, and it may be the best Ivy has been characterized in years. While the backup leaves a lot to be desired, this is still a worthy installment of All-Star Batman, and a true showcase of Tula Lotay's great artistic talent. While it's not perfect, this is a desperate Batman, a human Batman, and an engaging Batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 8, 2017

    Despite a weak chapter in the backup storyline, the main story was strong and deepened the mystery of this strike force that is attacking Batman's villains. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Feb 9, 2017

    At $4.99 All-Star Batman #7 seems like an overly expensive book. However, the end result is totally worth the price. Snyder gives us an action packed issue that features fighting and explosions, while at the same time there is a subtle story being told that will make you want to reread the issue more than a few times to take it all in. Tula Lotay's work is brilliant in every page and panel, and again will draw you back to previous pages just to see how great it looks. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Flickering Myth - Chris Cooper Feb 15, 2017

    I figured we'd begin to see how the arc will tie together and there are hints of it, but overall this issue falters. It's not overly interesting bar getting a ‘Rebirth' look at Ivy, and doesn't do much that can be considered new. It would be unfair to expect every issue in this series to be a masterpiece so I don't. But Snyder and co have set a very high bar and this month they can't match it. Read Full Review

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