Batman #11

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 56
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The stunning conclusion to THE COURT OF OWLS epic! All is revealed in THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WAYNE.

  • 10
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jul 13, 2012

    In the end, this creative team has outdone themselves. This is the best Batman story since well, since last years The Black Mirror in Detective, which itself was the best Batman story in years. In short, this truly is Scott Snyders era for Batman. Hes doing better work with this family of characters than anybody else has in a very long time, and we can only hope he doesnt go anywhere any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Jul 13, 2012

    Overall, I enjoyed Batman # 11; for the story for the art and most importantly for how daring Snyder is when it comes making big choices and painting a fresh coat of history over Bruce Wayne's long storied past. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Jul 16, 2012

    In the backup, Snyder and James Tynion IV does a nice job of finishing up the story. They conclude Jarvis story but also give us a bookmark final real ending to the whole Court saga. Rafael Albuquerque deserves more work on the series, and hopefully gets more because his rendering of Batman stories is quite excellent. He has a tone to his art that defines everything he draws. Hopefully, another storyline akin to this comes soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 11, 2012

    Now we can finally catch our breathe. It's been a crazy ride and the action and revelations really amped things up these last couple issues. Scott Snyder made a bold move with the direction of Lincoln March. I won't comment whether or not there's a clear and definitive conclusion to his claim but there is plenty to make the argument for both sides. There was also a touching scene between Bruce and Dick that plays out nicely. The two of them have been through a lot and we don't often see them able to simply talk. The conclusion to the back up story further sheds light on the past and brings about another touching scene. There is a grand feeling of closure despite certain questions still hanging in the air. If DC ever felt they needed to cancel BATMAN, this would be a fitting and appropriate way to end the series. But clearly that can and never should happen. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jul 16, 2012

    A great capstone toan all-time classic Batman story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jul 13, 2012

    Artist Greg Capullo particularly shines in the main story, from the intense and hair-raising sequence involving the jet engine of a plane to the more intimate moments back at Wayne Manor. He's easily established himself as one of the premier Batman artists with this series. His style is certainly unique and his determined facial expressions add much to the emotional impact of Snyder's writing. While this is the end for Night of the Owls, it's a sure bet that the case is far from closed. This also isn't the end for Snyder and Capullo, who surely have more great Batman stories to tell in the coming year. With the new movie coming up and the future looking bright for the Batman books, it's a great time to be a Batfan. I give this issue a 9 out of 10! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 15, 2012

    Here's hoping their next story arc lives up to this one! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jul 11, 2012

    The Court of Owls is poised to be a major part of the DC universe moving forward. Scott Snyder has done what many writers only dream of doing - making a significant impact on a character and their universe. If all comic books were this good, there would be a whole new mainstream appreciation for this form. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jul 11, 2012

    The Court of Owls ends as it began: with a bang. This is a definitive end to the epic, but leaves Batman in a place that will surely inform what's to come from Snyder and Capullo in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Jul 10, 2012

    Batman #11 gives its readers the finale to something nobody was really expecting: a year long arc that establishes not only a new villain, but a new premise about Gotham City. Bruce has been pushed to the edge and he still fights another day. It's a strong book and one certainly labeled a can't miss one to read. This might be the finale to "The Court of Owls," but it's not an end. Kudos, Team Batman. Kudos. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 16, 2012

    It will be interesting to see what the August and September's #0 issue will bring since The Joker will makes his return to the series in October. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 11, 2012

    The end of the Court Of Owls story arc is not without controversy but things that really expand a medium usually are. Snyder has, once again, blown open the dark corners of the Batman mythos and added depth to a world that was already incredibly rich. Snyder and Capullo prove that they not only understand Batman, but also storytelling, sequential art and comic books as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 11, 2012

    I've enjoyed the heck out of this Batman story for the past year. With the excitement around the character building due to "The Dark Knight Rises" as well as the impending Joker story coming soon in the pages of "Batman," it's easy to lose sight of stories that don't involve recognizable foes, but that's part of what makes this story all the more enjoyable. The Court of Owls and the Talons are not linked to Bane, Catwoman or the Joker. They're freestanding new additions to the city of Gotham, brought to you by the imagination of Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and the entire creative team. After this issue, Bruce Wayne, Batman and Gotham will never be the same. In my opinion, they're all better for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 12, 2012

    Batman #11 was a nearly perfect ending to what has been one of the best stories of the year. Scott Snyder truly creates an epic ending to the Court of Owls Saga that leaves you wanting more. Even with one misstep there was enough character work and action delivered that you can overlook that because the story is so much fun. With the announcement of the story for the series involving a certain Clown Prince of Crime this is a series that no one will want to miss out on reading. It is a must buy comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 12, 2012

    This entire Batman run was a total thrill ride from #1 to #11, which for me, makes this the finest New 52 series DC has to offer. This issue gets a 4 star rating & the entire story arc gets a 5 star rating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Jul 11, 2012

    The vision for Batman has certainly changed, but the reflection in the mirror is still very easily identifiable. Aided by the light of a new publishing period, a much longer narrative style and a distinct artistic style, this Batman has become a showcase for the possibility of the literary and the explosive to be paired as equals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jul 11, 2012

    In the end though, this issue was great, and this arc was fantastic, so whatever faults I may have with this issue, are greatly outweighed by the bigger picture. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 16, 2012

    Does Bruce have a brother? Well, when you consider the owls can revive the dead then doesn't it seem reasonable that the owls raised the infant as their own after the Wayne's presumed he was dead? I'm sure this going to come back down the road. For now, this is a good arc to read and the conclusion is in line with how the best Batman comics end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Jul 12, 2012

    With this arc over, I think the next issue is the perfect time for new readers to jump on. If you've been reading my reviews and thinking that Scott Snyder's run on Batman sounds awesome - you'll want to jump on before the next story arc which will feature Joker. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jul 11, 2012

    Now that it's over and I can look at these 11 issues as one big whole, I think it's a Batman story that we're still going to be talking about years from now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jul 14, 2012

    Go pick it up, quick quick quick! I was lucky enough to have it on my pull list at my local comic book store, because this issue was SOLD OUT on Wednesday. Don't waste time! Despite its weighty beginning, its still enjoyable and fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Jul 15, 2012

    As a single issue this isn't the best of the series, but how does that saying go, "it's about the journey, not the destination?" Part of what has made this creative team so fun to watch is that even an issue that might not be on exact par with the rest is still heads and shoulders above most of the other superhero books on the shelves right now and this is just a part of the web they're weaving, it is a conclusion of sorts but it's also a bridge to the next thing this team has in store for us. None of which this has made me any less excited for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 16, 2012

    The back-up feature concludes as well, with the fate of Jarvis Pennyworth revealed and a coda for Bruce and Alfred that reflects back on it all. Again, this isn't very clear about anything in general, and adds to the mystery surrounding everything that has happened in the past eleven issues and this does weaken its impact just a bit, but it's still an enjoyable conclusion to the feature, with more superb art from Rafael Albuquerque " the scenes set inside the flaming Wayne Manor are exquisite.The Court of Owls have been defeated for now, and this final issue is a serviceable finale to the storyline, if not as solid as I would have liked. The air of mystery detracts a little from the overall conclusion, but the sentiment is there and you can tell that this storyline will affect Bruce Wayne going forward. Now Batman must rest and recuperate, because in a few short months, the Joker will be back, and if Bruce thinks he's ready for that, he hasn't seen anything yet… Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jul 13, 2012

    And so, yeah, this issue isn't going to win any awards, nor is "The Court of Owls" storyline exactly the next 'Year One,' but it is still a fine arc that firmly established the Snyder/Capullo team as the bar to reach for when writing Batman in the New 52. However, with John Layman and Jason Fabok taking over "Detective Comics" and Gregg Hurwitz writing "Batman: The Dark Knight" (not to mention "Batman Inc" by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham), the Bat books seem to be in a pretty healthy place for the next year or so. Let's just hope that the next arc doesn't sputter out at the end like this one did; as fine as their work has been Snyder and Capullo can do better. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jul 12, 2012

    Okay, some of you may disagree but this issue seemed really lackluster to me. The ending was kind of lame in my opinion, and we knew they wouldn't give us a definitive answer on Thomas, which they couldn't, due to wanting to make us wonder. But the fight between the two, the stuff with Dick and Bruce, all just seemed slow and kind of boring to me, not the payoff I expected after a year of building, but like I said, that's my opinion. It wasn't a bad comic, I just expected a lot more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 15, 2012

    However, there is a certain sense of familiarity to this ending, a story that promised to be one of the most original in decades, yet failed to live up to its otherwise impeccable development. Buy this just to see the story through to the conclusion, some nice stuff between Bruce and Dick and perhaps for the future significance of this March character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outer Realm Comics - GastonJacques Aug 2, 2012

    Uneven art and weak story choices works together in bringing this issue down in "OK but ultimately disappointing"-territory, which is not where this series belongs. The problems this issue left readers with might be addressed later, but as of now they are quite glaring. Hopefully the upcoming done-in-one issues will give Snyder and Capullo time to breath before they dive into their next big story arc. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 17, 2012

    Not surprisingly, the issue ends with Batman knowing that March was likely lying but unable to prove for certain. We also get scene between Bruce and Dick to smooth over the whole Batman cold cocking him thing and another chapter in the truly awful back-up story involving Alfred‘s father. Pass. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...