All-Star Batman #8

All-Star Batman #8

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Mark Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 15, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 23
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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"Hats and Bats"! Underestimate the Mad Hatter at your own peril. Batman takes on one of his most dangerous and deranged foes in a mind-bending tale from the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Mar 16, 2017

    A different villain and artists every month teamed up with Scott Snyder, who is arguably the best contemporary comic book writer. Comics do not get better than All-Star Batman. Do you really need any more reasons to be read All-Star Batman? This issue is just another notch in Snyders Batman utility belt. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - husseinwasiti Mar 15, 2017

    Scott Snyder crafts yet another incredible issue, with even the back-up story impressing me greatly. Camuncoli's art was beautiful and Snyder's writing proves once again why his Batman is going to be remembered for a long time. The tease of the big bad of this arc kicks into high gear, as we will find out next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Mar 15, 2017

    On the surface, this issue serves as the vehicle to let us know that everything has been connected and planned out since the very beginning, when Harvey and Bruce laid in the grass speculating about a future technology, that All Star Batman is more than just a vanity project. More fundamentally, it makes explicitly clear how integral the cosmetic elements have been to the overarching plot since the very beginning. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Mar 15, 2017

    This book will make you feel things. Not necessarily emotions like happiness, anger or sadness, but confusion, anxiety and a feeling of not being in control. Also, Batman has Wolverine claw gadgets for a second (!). Read Full Review

  • 10
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Mar 15, 2017

    Mesmerizing and mind-bending, surreal yet thoughtful, All-Star Batman #8 might just be the best issue yet of an already very high quality comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Mar 15, 2017

    Not many single-issue comic books can take your breath away, but All-Star Batman #8 is a masterpiece that deserves a spot in everyone's collection. Snyder's creating something special here, and you'd be a fool to not get on board now. There's simply nothing else quite like it. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 15, 2017

    As usual, All-Star Batman delivers an entertaining product. With the tease of Batman finally learning the identity of the architect of his latest problems, I'm all set for next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nation Of Nerds - Tim Montoya Mar 15, 2017

    All-Star Batman is quickly becoming my favorite title, with Scott Snyder is solidifying my man crush along the way. This is simply one title you cannot miss and will, just like his New 52 run, be in some of the best Batman stories ever told. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Mar 15, 2017

    All Star Batman #8 gets us back on track with the book's first story arc. It's exciting, true to character(s), surprising and just a pleasant read. The backup continues with Dean Thomas' "The Cursed Wheel". The art is again done by the fantastic Francesco Francavilla but if you've read my earlier reviews on this arc, nothing new here: meh. Overall, the whole issue is definitely worth the purchase. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Mar 15, 2017

    With the constant rotation of All-Star artists, paired with the consistently great Snyder and Wands, makes this book live up to its name. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 15, 2017

    It's a great time to be a Batman fan because we keep getting books like All-Star Batman #8. Capped off by another moody installment of "The Cursed Wheel" from Snyder and Francesco Francavilla, this latest issue continues the title's offbeat hot streak and stands as a true testament to the thematic and artistic malleability of this series. If you like your Batman comics to be a little more Grant Morrison and a little less Doug Moench, then All-Star Batman #8 is the issue for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Mar 19, 2017

    Snyder is clearly enjoying being able to let loose in a way that previous Bat-titles wouldn't really allow for. He's taking some risks that other writers might not be able to get away with and it's really working out for him. All Star Batman proves to continue being a solid home run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 15, 2017

    All-Star Batman #8 is a comic that you don't want to miss. Scott Snyder writes Batman like no one else, and with the help of artist Giuseppe Camuncoli's illustrations, this is one hell of a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 16, 2017

    This issue finds a strong emotional hook in the way it explores themes of anxiety and self-doubt and forces Batman to question even fundamental truths about himself and his past. Giuseppe Camuncoli's art matches the story well, as he's able to transition from a relatively straightforward superhero style to something far more twisted and surreal over the course of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - A. Chowder Mar 15, 2017

    The latest Bat-villain in Scott Snyder's "Ends of the Earth" story arc has us and Bruce questioning reality. The engaging story and the surreal art makes this issue a must read as it sets up the upcoming finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Mar 15, 2017

    Visually inventive, narratively bizarre, and an overall weird ride, this was so strange I couldn't help but love it. Snyder is having a blast playing around with narrative structures and styles and he's bringing along some A-list talent to realize the visual side of his scripts. If nothing else, this got me wanting to read more Mad Hatter stories, just to see how a character I saw as one-note could be used in different ways. This issue of All-Star Batman may not be a typical clear-cut superhero comic, but it's certainly unique and weirdly beautiful in all its surreal madness. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Mar 15, 2017

    Overall the addition to Tetch lets All-Star Batman #8 be inflated with Batman being trapped in Wonderland but is quickly deflated with an ending that does little but set up the next issue. I am interested to see where the Duke subplot goes after being escalated in between the Mad Hatter. The art comes into save the day with varying art styles suited for the ever changing mood of Tetch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Mar 15, 2017

    I'm really enjoying this story arc. I love the way Scott Snyder brings mystery into it. Every issue keeps me wanting more as more clues are given. And the art is fantastic, Giuseppe Camuncoli is a perfect fit for this series. Some of my favorite panels are when Batman seems to be hallucinating and everything goes all trippy. Really looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 15, 2017

    The main story was great as always, and the backup storyline is back on track. Both stories have ramped up the tension as they head into their finales. We readers are in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 20, 2017

    Very interesting take on Mad Hatter, but with a very confusingly organized backup story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Mark Delaney Mar 15, 2017

    The most exciting part of this issue, however you feel about Mad Hatter, is the dangling thread that sets up the next issue with another (possibly teased?) villain reveal. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 19, 2017

    All-Star Batman #8 continued Batman's journey through his Rogues Gallery in a fascinating way that elevated Mad Hatter's stature as a villain. Scott Snyder's choice of storytelling was unique for this one issue, as he provided us with greater insight into Batman's mind. At the same time, Duke's back-up story continues to add value to this series as a whole with Snyder and Francavilla giving us more of a reason to get behind whatever Duke decides to become in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 13, 2017

    I havent seen Giuseppi Camuncolis work in years. Im glad that hes back. His characters are always expressive and their grins are his signature. Mark Morales inks hims here. Its thicker lines and coarser than Sandra Hopes inking of his work in the Intimates. But its still remarkable and leads the story in directions easily. The page with the brain maze is one such gem. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 15, 2017

    While Mad Hatter fans will be happy to get the villain front and center in this issue, the overall feeling of this story that I walked away with was just confusion as we move closer to finding out who the real person is behind the events of the last few issues.  The art was decent though and I enjoyed the backup, I just wish that the stylized nature of telling this story was a little bit more up front so that I could finish this book not feeling like a big dummy about the events that went down. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Mar 15, 2017

    A stylishly executed, but ultimately predictable story. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Mar 15, 2017

    But the backup is a small portion of this issue, and everything else about it is far from great. Its written into oblivion, and for all the words I digested, I dont think I took anything out of it. It wasnt even particularly fun – I came away feeling like my time had been utterly wasted. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Mar 21, 2017

    I never thought I'd say this but come back Grant Morrison all is forgiven. Read Full Review

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