Batman #24

Event\Storyline: Batman: Zero Year Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Danny Miki, Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2013 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 31 User Reviews: 59
9.3Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Zero Year Part Four! In this amazing, double-sized issue, Batman is on the trail of the Red Hood Gang and their mysterious leader, secret origins are revealed, and a major surprise will change the course of Zero Year and Batmans life!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Oct 11, 2013

    What a great issue to bring me back from my Batman drought of Villains' Month. Synder, Capullo, Miki and Plascencia truly delivered on every level. So do yourself a favor when you're done reading this, get off the chair, go to your local comic book store and pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Oct 10, 2013

    Buy it, then buy another so you can frame the art. "Batman" #24 stands with #5 and #17 as the best of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's incredible run. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 9, 2013

    With each chapter of Zero Year, I find myself surprised at how much I crave to see a story in this time period be told. This is supposed to be the main Batman title and it might be a little odd not to be taking place in the current time but that's perfectly okay with me. There is a great sense of isolation as Snyder and Capullo are able to tell the story they want to tell without having to worry about other events or crossovers. We all know Batman's origin, or at least we thought we did. Snyder shows that there is more to tell. He's giving us a story that is filling in the gaps when we didn't even realize there were these many gaps that could be filled. This is an issue you'll want to read over a few times to take in all the tiny details in the text and images to make sure you don't miss anything. Thankfully Zero Year is not over. Even with an oversized issue, I'm still craving more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 15, 2013

    A rare perfect 10 and worth the extra money. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 10, 2013

    Batman #24 is beyond exceptional in what it has managed to accomplish, against all odds, to give us a distinctly different take on Bruce Wayne than weve ever seen before. Far from a retelling, Zero Year is truly a tale that could only have been told in 2013, by these top-flight creators, who are obviously pouring everything they love and hold dear about Batman and comic book super-heroes into it. As a weighty single issue, this chapter feels as momentous in your hands as it should, but once you peel back the cover and are bombarded by the color and brightness of Batmans new world, you cant help but drop your mouth in awe. This is a masterpiece in the making, and thankfully, were only one third of the way through. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Oct 9, 2013

    Has anyone said "an unfamiliar take on a familiar story" before? I like that" I coined it! There, we're done! But really, that's what's so enjoyable about this issue. This is the pivotal Batman moment in this new continuity, and is seeing Bruce Wayne become Batman anything new? Not in the least bit, but there are enough cool twists and changes to the formula to make it extremely entertaining to read. From the costume, to Bruce being reckless, to the increased threat of the Red Hood Gang, it's like having a new spin on your favorite food dish. This issue takes that big moment and shakes things up a whole lot to keep things interesting, but makes sure to keep certain elements (see: The Joker) of the classic continuity intact to preserve elements that need no change to them. Just a fantastic issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Oct 17, 2013

    Batman 24 is very good. If there was one DC book to pick out of the pile, pick this one. The $6.99 price tag is more than worth your money"Zero Year is going to be the book we will talk about years from now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Oct 9, 2013

    Overall, Batman 24 is the best issue of Batman in the New 52. There are so many iconic moments and character driven dialogue that this will be remembered for a long time. The ending conversation between Bruce and Alfred was very fitting for this moment in the story. Alfred is probably one of the most important characters in the Batman universe and this issue really shows the reader why. Chapter one of Zero year is now over, but it was rewarding. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 9, 2013

    While the seven-dollar price tag is a punch in the wallet, "Batman" #24 is worth the price, giving readers everything they could want in an origin story. It's a richer experience for readers who have been plugged in to the "Zero Year" tale from the beginning and an even deeper experience for longtime Batfans, but this comic book is top-notch simply taken on its own. "Batman" #24 serves as a nice Bat-sorbet to cleanse frazzled Batfans' palettes of the Affleck and Villains Month aftertaste. With tributes and tinges of "Batman Year One" and "Killing Joke," "Batman" #24 delivers an ultimate primer for Batman in the current DC Universe and an incredibly enjoyable story to boot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Oct 9, 2013

    Batman #24 is a masterclass in storytelling. It is a fascinating alternate take on Year One, and cannot be missed by anyone reading comics this week. In Snyder and Capullo we trust. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 9, 2013

    Snyder and Capullo continue to redefine Batman. Strengthening the mythos, adding to the legacy, and allowing Batman to grow in new directions without sacrificing what we hold dear about the character. This era of Batman is something very, very special. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Oct 12, 2013

    Both sections of this novel were jaw dropping and fantastic. I can't even think of the proper words of how awesome it all was. I literally have NO idea what these creative teams have up their sleeves next! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Z Oct 12, 2013

    Batman #24 is one of the greatest single issues of Batman in a long, long time. The issue features the first appearance of Batman in the New 52, The creation of The Joker, and the prelude to the next section of Zero Year called "Dark City". All of this and more is jammed packed into this $6.99 beast of an issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 12, 2013

    Snyder ends the first half of Zero Year on a high, with this issue quite possibly being the best in the storyline yet. It had a lot of excitement, as well as tons of drama and suspense, and was overall a fantastic read. It also did a lot for the Batman mythos, and giving him a fresh new origin that pays homage to previous stories. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, and the story so far, and can't wait to read the next issue Read Full Review

  • 10
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Oct 19, 2013

    Whenever an extra sized issue is announced for no apparent reason, there is always cause for concern " it's probably just a cash grab, right? But this equates to almost three issues of Batman in one go, and that alone is well worth the price tag that this issue comes with. Snyder, Capullo, Tynion IV, and Albuquerque are performing to the best of their ability, as usual, and it means that this is one of their best issues yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 9, 2013

    Batman Zero Year has gone from "Why do we need this again?" to "I can't believe I ever got along without it!".  With nods to the past and new wrinkles to make it their own, Snyder and Capullo have fashioned a story that already stands with the best of them.  What's even better is that this is only the beginning. I can't wait until next month, but at least it gives me time to pour over this issue again and again. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 14, 2013

       Excellent work all around! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 10, 2013

    A STRONG return to top-of-the-stack status for Batman. Do more of THIS. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Oct 9, 2013

    Forget what I said last time, this was the best issue of Batman all year long. Great buildup and conclusion to the first part of the arc that really leaves you wanting more with fantastic art to complement it. Maybe a bit too wordy at points that it slows down the pacing, but still really worth your time. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 10, 2013

    While this marks the conclusion of the first Zero Year story, I can wholeheartedly recommend it to any Batman fan. It's a great finale but oddly enough a great stand-alone issue as well that I think many fans will read over and over again. It's incredibly exciting and the artwork is some of the best you'll see this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Melissa Grey Oct 9, 2013

    Thus far, while the Red Hood Gang has proven to be convenient in terms of establishing a thematic foil a budding Batman, they haven't quite lived up the level of iconic villain we might expect from this title. Their plot line, at least, is wrapped up (not as neatly as I'd like) in favor of a new adversary, who, in the last few pages of the book ushers in the next chapter of Zero Year -- Dark City -- with a very real bang. I don't know where this Zero Year journey is taking us, but I'm thrilled to be along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 10, 2013

    Batman is a great book. This individual issue is a great read because it takes the reader on the journey that transforms Bruce Wayne into Batman. It's not a holistic victory and the novice Batman probably should have some subtle failure early on. The book is simply a great read and I recommend picking it up for anyone that has any interest in the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Oct 11, 2013

    So getting over the initial shock of the double-sized (yet double-priced) issue, it's still fantastic work. The backup story might have been something that could have been trimmed down to cut the cost, but there wasn't a single frame wasted in the main story. A few big hiccups in the editing and marketing department kept this from being my book of the week. But when it's all said and done, this is going to be one of the highlights of the overall storyline. And like I said before, this is going to be the storyline to watch. All five of you not reading it, take note. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 9, 2013

    Aside from a few niggles, this really was a great issue and it has definitely established the origin of one of Batman's greatest villains, and also moved the entire story forward very significantly. And the art continues to rock. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Oct 9, 2013

    Overall, this was a phenomenal issue that delivers both immediate answers to questions raised in earlier issues of this series all the while challenging readers to really think about what Gotham " and Batman " really means to them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Gilbert Rivera Oct 10, 2013

    Batman#24 is an exciting issue thatis filled with so many great moments, both new and old. Snyder and company continue to add their own touches to the Bat-mythos and truly do something great with it. Dark City: Part Oneis a true example of how you can take familiar elements and not only incorporate them, but also use them as a launching point for a new tale. With the state of Gotham in a very different place than we've ever seen during a Batman origin story, it is easy to look forward to the next issue, as Dark City continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 10, 2013

    Now Zero Year is entering a new chapter, Dark City, the origin journey is far from over. Hopefully this is the story where Snyder mages to tell a tale of how Batman becomes the legend he's supposed to be. And hopefully we get to see the post-acid Red Hood One. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Graig Kent Oct 11, 2013

    Coming back to the question that we started with" is it worth it? For me the answer is yes. If you've been enjoying the ride so far, then yes. If you're on the outside ready to come in then yes. Even if you've missed the previous chapters of Zero Year, this still gives you enough of a bang to be satisfying. Even for $7. It's the max limit mind you, but yes it's worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 14, 2013

    Batman #24 is by far the strongest issue we have had during this Zero Year arc. Even though the seven dollar price is jarring at first once you dig into the meat of what Batman #24 is youll find an engrossing reading experience that you will want to find out how it all ends. The oversized nature of this issue actually helped Scott Snyder execute the best ending to this first chapter in the career of the Batman. Snyder was able to move every character involved in Zero Year so far into the role readers are familiar with them being in. At the same time, he is able to present everything in a way that will appeal to new and older fans. So rest assured Batman #24 delivers on everything that is expected from a Batman comic with moments that will have you grinning when you see it inside the comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 12, 2013

    I am very much enjoying Scott Snyder's Batman opus, but there's something fairly standard about the whole affair. I think I've felt this way for a long time, but Batman #24 really underlines my feelings. Snyder isn't really trying anything overly daring or shocking with the franchise. He's just writing some really good Batman stories. Don't get me wrong, the writing is top notch and Capullo's art is absolutely spectacular. But it's all just very plain. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Oct 10, 2013

    Despite the nitpicking, this is a good issue; its just not a great one, like it should be. Whats worse, the issue has extra pages, demanding a $6.99 price tag. Would it be worth $3.99? Absolutely. $6.99? Well, not as much. Read Full Review

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