Arkham Manor #5

Arkham Manor #5

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Shawn Crystal Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The insanity of Arkham Manor floods the streets of Gotham City!

  • 8.3
    The Latest Pull - Thomas Harbaugh Feb 28, 2015

    Along with humorous little moments from characters like Mr. Freeze,and a nice cliffhanger on the final page, Arkham Manor has truly carved out its own little place among all the Batman titles. Something of interest to note, is the how much the Joker has tied into this book, not only in his role as Eric Border, but also with visual references to the “Death of the Family” arc, as well as a joker card appearing early on in the issue. How big a role he will play in the final chapter remains to be seen, but so far, these little hints seem to indicate something big is awaiting us all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Feb 26, 2015

    It's too bad that just as all the elements of Arkham Manor are pulling together into something coherent and interesting with really compelling potential, that we will soon have to say goodbye to this mini-series. With the addition of the Endgame tie-in, we get a bonus and that's a small consolation. In spite of (or perhaps because of) its quirkiness, this book has been a real treat: one of those rare bridges between other books (Eternal and Endgame) that actually works for the most part. If you've been skipping it month-to-month, you might want to pick it up in the trade eventually; but I'll let know its overall value once it's finally done! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Richard Giraldi Mar 11, 2015

    Arkham Manor has been quirkier enough to separate it from many of the darker Batman titles, and the series' slow burn definitely made its narrative more effective. And yet Batman was barely seen. So, when Arkham Manor #5 unleashes its Batman-fueled, action-packed penultimate issue, it really brings the series to its apex after what was a fascinating take on the dark knight and his connection to home. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 5, 2015

    And just like that, we have merely another Bat-title on our hands. This is why people get cynical about Batman comics; DC releases yet another series starring the Dark Knight, promising it'll be different from all the others, and it ends up being Bruce stalking and beating down some madman with a shtick. Some might protest that all Batman stories are like that, with such reductive thinking. My rebuttal: then we should seriously reassess how many Bat-titles we're willing to support. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 26, 2015

    While the hunt for The Spider comes to a close, Batman goes after what should have been the focus of this series all along with the deteriorating mind of Seth Wickham........ Which I'm all about.  For this issue though, the conclusion of the killer in Arkham comes off a bit anticlimactic and I just hope that in the final issue next month we find out more about The Spider because as it's been left, it comes off unneeded and really just a filler to get Wickham to be the main focus of the story.  Even with my complaints though, Arkham Manor still manages to be entertaining and if you've been reading so far, there's no reason to stop now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 25, 2015

    The end of "Arkham Manor" #5 sets the series' future upon the notion of a procedural by placing a hit list in Batman's hands. This becomes an interesting parallel to what could be on a television series set near Gotham City with a tighter, more personal feel in its scope. With stories that are fairly light on continuity, solid on action and briskly paced, that future should be worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Feb 25, 2015

    The Meek from Batman #34, which Duggan co-penned with Scott Snyder, makes a cameo in this issue. Its setting up something Endgame related but it really just made me want to go back and re-read that stellar Batman issue.The big bad in this issue doesnt have any dialogue other than occasional grunts but he still has one of the most memorable and disturbing moments of the series.Mr. Freeze throwing snowballs at the Batmobile is my new favorite thing.  Read Full Review

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