Batman #10

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 13, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 53
9.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

BATMAN takes the fight to THE COURT OF OWLS!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 13, 2012

    Scott Snyder continues to deliver the insane levels of storytelling he is now known for. Reading this will open your eyes to how the entire series (since the "New 52" started) has been laid out. Whenever Snyder lays his cards out on the table, you can see and appreciate how far back the story elements go. Snyder doesn't do things for shock value or on the fly. You can really see the intricate details he puts into his stories. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Clark Bullock Jun 26, 2012

    This is by far the best Batman issue to date. It contained such a large twist, that I had to go back a few pages and read them again. Snyder just continues to deliver. If you have not had a chance to be blessed by this book yet, than you need to do some soul searching. Capullo and Snyder make one of the greatest duos in Batman history. The art and story walk eerily hand-in-hand. Issue #10 leaves us with many unanswered questions and a cliffhanger to mark down in Batman history. This really could be the end of Batman. I give this issue a 10/10. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Anupam Sarkar Jun 18, 2012

    If you are looking to buy the perfect comic to indulge in, this issue is tailor made for you. Though I would advice the buyers to buy the one with Rafael Albuquerque's variant cover, it looks much more awesome than the way-too-dull Capullo cover. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Jun 15, 2012

    As the days roll, do expect us to talk more about this new development in the life of Batman plus some negative comments we've been getting about this new “retcon”. However for this post, let's celebrate. Because things just became a lot more exciting than what it normally is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Agent Burgos Jun 21, 2012

    Lastly we get another beautiful backup story written by Snyder, Co-written by James Tynion IV and Artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire). Piecing the backup with the main story really adds fun to overall experience. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 13, 2012

    What else is there to say? This is the single best Batman moment of 2012 and nothing could top it, unless of course next issues conclusion does exactly that (oh and a little summer movie called The Dark Knight Rises too). The Fall of the House of Wayne is written by Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV. Illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire). From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 13, 2012

    With this, and the back up, Scott Snyder has really just made a huge impact in the universe of the Bat. The core tenants remain the same, but you can't get around how huge this addition is. Prior to reading this, I talked to Scott briefly, as he teased how big this would be. Now, I mostly believed him, but there's that jaded part of me, that was sitting there thinking "I've read a lot of Batman comics… how can something be THAT big" but man… I got proven wrong in a big way. This issue was flat out, amazing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Jun 15, 2012

    This really is the worst issue to pick up if you haven't been reading Batman since the New 52 relaunch. While the writing and art remain very tight in this issue, a lot of the impact of the payoff is lost if you haven't been along for the ride for the past ten months. I'd recommend getting the first trade and then catching up with back issues from your local comic shop. If not, make sure you're there for the next arc because Snyder has promised to top even this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jun 15, 2012

    It looks like DC is fully committed to the New 52, so Snyder's story is going to be canon moving forward - providing March's story isn't a lie. Batman #10 could be the issue that collections are made on. Scott Snyder delivers a story that had me engaged the entire time, and Capullo's art sealed the deal - this is a book to own, earning 5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Jun 20, 2012

    At it's core Scott Synder is giving on heck of an epic story that gets bigger with each issue and always keeps me guessing, all the while Greg Capullo and the whole art team only get better. It's not a mystery at all why this is one of the best selling books in comics right now, it's just good. Better than good, it's freaking great. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 18, 2012

    If all comics could have a conclusion this well-conceived, we would be celebrating a golden age of storytelling. At the very least, we can celebrate a vindication. For those who doubted Scott Snyder " and yeah, I counted myself as one of those skeptics, for sure " this is the comic to watch. Because deep in the dark streets of Gotham, hidden away beneath secrets and scars and lies, a bona fide comics superstar is being born. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jun 13, 2012

    It was a pretty bold decision to not only introduce Bruce's brother, but also to revamp him as Owlman, a character that has traditionally been an evil, alternate version of Batman from the parallel Earth-3. I'm not sure how much I like these decisions yet, but they're HUGE nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 16, 2012

    The Owls are the best new villain Batman has faced in some time. What a welcome thought! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Jun 21, 2012

    The scenes were awesomelyportrayed, which adds to the intensity of the plot. This series is like a psychological thriller, which just gets better with every issue. This issue answers many questions about the court of owls. And the last few pages were so awesomely awesome!. I have no words to describe how awesome it was! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 13, 2012

    Batman #10 is an issue that's got it all; great characterization, the answers to an intriguing mystery, haunting artwork, and a tragic new villain to add to Batman's rogues. There's still one issue to go in the Court of Owls story; if Snyder and Capullo have proven anything during the course of their run, it's that a lot can happen in the span of one issue. Personally, I fully expect even more exciting twists on the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 13, 2012

    The additional story by Snyder, James Tynion IV and Rafael Albuquerque does a solid job of adding to the mystique and confusion that still exists about the Court within the few pages it runs. I have enjoyed how they are creating some ‘fresh history' that we have never seen before and acknowledging the part that Alfred's family has played in the life of the Wayne family. Tynion definitely seems to be warming up for his newly announced Talon series and based on this small sampling of his work there is definitely potential there. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Jakob Jul 2, 2012

    It's a strong improvement from the last issue, which is something that can be said for most elements of this extremely well made comic book. Do yourself a favor and buy it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Jun 12, 2012

    It's been almost a year since the relaunch of DC's publishing line, and Snyder was a good fit to lead the way and give this book a proper direction. Capullo is certainly a breakout star because of it, and the two work great together and have brought us something definitely new to Batman. I love the approach that there are certain things in the Batman mythology that are deemed unchangeable " well, Snyder here may have just laid a game-changer on us all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 13, 2012

    Most will say I’m just a Scott Snyder fan boy and I give him carte blanche to do whatever he wants. To that, I say check out my review of Batman Annual #1. The reality is that Snyder has shaken up the Batman world in a way it needs to be shaken up. I can only sit back and wait to see what he has in store for the Dark Knight next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jun 24, 2012

    My skepticism aside, as well as Bruce's, this is truly a dynamite issue! Is this really going to end next month? Say it ain't so! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 15, 2012

    Next issue promises the finale to what has become one of the best Batman stories in a long time. Snyder is poised to go down in the books as one of the all-time great creators on this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 14, 2012

    Snyder has done a masterful job adding depth to Gotham and to Batman. Having such wonderfully talented collaborators as Capullo and Albuquerque certainly helps. Next month wraps up the Court of Owls storyline in the pages of "Batman," but this penultimate chapter really should not be overlooked. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jun 16, 2012

    There is a damn good reason that Batman is one of the highest selling New 52 titles at the moment " it hasn't missed a step since it began. With both a superb main story and a supplementary story that does not disappoint, this issue is everything you want from a Batman comic: action, intrigue, and the culmination of everything that has gone before. With one more issue (and an epilogue) to go, the Court of Owls storyline deserves pride of place on every comic fans bookshelf. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 16, 2012

    Another great issue. Not sure how this twist on the Wayne family will play out in the future though. Of course, there's always a chance that Snyder is pulling our chain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jun 18, 2012

    The creative team brilliantly laid this out as the suspense rose with each turn of the page. In the end, Lincoln being Bruce's brother could all be a ruse. However, the events in the back up story “The Fall of the House of Wayne” makes it difficult to believe the vengeance filled March is lying. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jul 26, 2012

    All in all this issue stood up to the rest of this series and hit us with a mind blowing ending that we all really should have thought of. If you didn't buy this today, shame on you. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 15, 2012

    Batman #10 takes the Night of the Owls event to another level as Scott Snyder delivers big revelations to both the reader and Batman. There is no point to predicting what is going to happen next with this Court of Owls Saga. This is one of those stories that has just been incredibly fun to just sit back and enjoy the intense ride Snyder has us on. I just wish we got Batman #11 next week because I am on the edge of my seat to find out how this story ends. If you have not been reading Batman I highly recommend going back and picking up this comic in trade format. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicville - Chris Blackwell Jun 13, 2012

    We are not completely done with the story arc yet, but we are definitely in the concluding stages. Great writing and great artwork will continue to keep this series as one of DC's finest. Knowing what we now know, how will Bruce Wayne and Batman handle themselves in the next issue? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jun 14, 2012

    The last act had some definite problems and I have major issues with big reveal, but this is an absolute must-read and in that way it's a 10/10. If you've been reading the Owls storyline this long then you might as well see how it wraps up and if you haven't, then you'll want to give this a gander just so you can see what everyone is talking about. The artwork of the main story combined with the back-up story's art by Albuquerque might be worth the price of admission alone. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 18, 2012

    However, Batman learns the truth as he discovers Lincoln March is alive and responsible… and claims he is Bruce Wayne's brother?? And, given the back-up story (which appears to support his claim) it might even be true. Stop the merry-go-round, I want to get off. Snyder better have one hell of a twist up his sleeve to try and salvage what, apparently, this whole arc was leading up to. Pass. Read Full Review

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