Batman #27

Batman #27

Event\Storyline: Batman: Zero Year Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Danny Miki, Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 32 User Reviews: 22
8.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

"ZERO YEAR" reaches an all-important crossroads as Batman and Jim Gordon try to turn the lights back on in Gotham City. This issue leads directly into the final arc of Zero Year, which begins here next month!

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Feb 1, 2014

    As much as it seems like I'm just paying lip-service to a creative team, this issue really was great from start to finish. There were no loose ends and a few questions from the last issue were tied up in pretty bows. The character development, art and homages to classic Batman canon and past story lines do nothing but help make the issue better. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jan 23, 2014

    So there you have it. Another quality issue into the storyline. But don't get too into the story because next issue, Zero Year is taking a month off. Again. But that's okay because we're getting an entire issue that takes place not in the past, but right now. That's right. Batman: Eternal starts (or rather, is previewed) next month in the pages of Batman 28. As much as I'm enjoying Zero Year, it'll be nice to get a little break and a reminder that though Batman's origin is awesome, he' still kicking ass in the present (and into the future) as well. I'll be here. Will you be checking it out? Or will you be taking a month off and coming back for 29? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Jan 27, 2014

    This story will read as well in trade as it does in single issue, but single issue has the advantage of highlighting the character moments at which both Snyder and Capullo excel. Those moments are making the entire Zero Year arc stand out as a story that respects the Man as much as the Bat. Im the High Priestess of the Church of Pennyworth, thank you for listening. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Jan 24, 2014

    Batman #27 is another great installment in the Zero Year storyline and promises to send the reader head-first into the climax between the Riddler and Batman as Dark City concludes in Issue #28. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 22, 2014

    This is Batman like you've never seen. We're used to Batman being prepared for anything and able to take on anyone. We all know Scott Snyder loves Batman but, man, he is giving him the beating of a lifetime. The whole Bat-team of Capullo, Miki and Plascencia are in top form, as usual. It's great getting a different kind of Batman story. There's plenty of mysteries being laid out and revealed. Reading Zero Year has been a blast. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 22, 2014

    I still think Batman is consistently DC's best foot forward when it comes to telling superhero comics today, and Issue #27 is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jan 22, 2014

    Overall, Batman #27 was the perfect calm before the storm. It answered some questions and really allowed several characters to grow into the heroes they truly are. The hard part will be waiting two months for the finale to Zero Year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Z Jan 26, 2014

    Batman #27 is definitely one of the better Zero Year issues. We get tons of Batman action, as well as some great character moments from Gordon. Solid art and writing all around. The only bad part is waiting until March for the next part of the story! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 23, 2014

    In the end, I don't think it's possible for Batman stories to get much better than this. Simply glorious… Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    GoCollect - @mikebiyad Jan 22, 2014

    Overall, Snyder and Capullo did it again, with a great issue to continue a long with Zero Year. I recommend this series as a whole, however Zero Year is a great place to start off. If you're reading Zero Year you won't be disappointed with Issue 27, if you aren't reading Zero Year, well, you should just be disappointed with yourself. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Guilherme Jacobs Jan 23, 2014

    Batman #27 ends the Dark City storyline in Zero Year, and as expected, all roads lead to the Riddler. I'm all on board, wherever Snyder and Capullo take us next, I'm with them. Batman is arguably DC's best book since the New 52 relaunch, and it's thanks to these men unique vision. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 22, 2014

    Batman #27 continues the Zero Year story and this issue begins to lift the curtain on Snyder's master plan. Readers there from the beginning will be rewarded this month.  Capullo continues the awesome art that combined with the story are making a book that may not be flashy, but is just plain awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Jan 22, 2014

    Zero Year has been nothing but a major success, and though we are two months away from the conclusion…this issue serves as the ultimate appetizer to hold us over until then. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jan 22, 2014

    Thus far, Dark City is a cleverly designed narrative that hides its true purpose behind a smokescreen of blackout-inducing, bone-crushing villainy. What Snyder and Capullo are doing isn't telling a story about good against evil, or about the villain of the week (or months, in this case); they're laying bare the psyche of one of the most intriguing and enduring characters in contemporary American folklore. It's a lofty goal, but so far, we're pretty pleased with the results. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Gilbert Rivera Jan 24, 2014

    Batman #27 is a great issue. Snyder, Capullo, and Miki continue to orchestrate an exciting take on the Dark Knight's origin, with twists and turns that have never been seen before. As Zero Year's third arc approaches, one can only be excited to see what they do next. For now though we'll have to continue to wait, as we take a detour into the future with next issue's preview of Batman Eternal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GoCollect - @Ice_pick Jan 23, 2014

    Batman #27 is great issue and if you enjoy movies like I do you will enjoy the pacing of this issue.I highly recommend picking this issue up and if you haven't picked up any of this run now would be good time to hit the back issue bins. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 26, 2014

    This continues to be one of the best of the New 52 books - and while it's not a book for kids, it's one mature readers will love. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jan 22, 2014

    Next issue will be a break from Zero Year. Once again this issue was light on The Riddler but the cliffhanger promises more of him. Actions fans may be a little disappointed here but Batman #27 is a fantastic issue and ties up some loose ends that needed tying. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 22, 2014

    Batman #27 is definitely good and a step in the right direction after that misstep last issue, even if it is slow going in the middle of the book. If you are in this far, you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 23, 2014

    Issue #27 will definitely get readers excited about the climax of “Dark City,” it's just too bad that it'll take 2 months for that finale to get here. Yes, this chapter gets too wordy and I have a few other nitpicks here and there regarding Gordon and a certain villain, but this was a really rich comic with jaw-dropping artwork, great action, and a number of noteworthy references to classic stories from Year One to The Dark Knight Returns. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 23, 2014

    Other than all that though, I definitely enjoyed this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Jan 27, 2014

    So"Batman is effed, and Riddler thinks it's great. Things can only get worse from here, but in a good way, because it's Riddler, and Riddler's the best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 22, 2014

    Surprise! Zero year is still great! In the midst of all the crazy things going on, this issue gives the solo spotlight to two of Batman's biggest supporting characters, really educating Bruce on what Batman can be, and what he'll eventually become in time. As the penultimate chapter for "Dark City," it sets up some crazy stuff for the finale in March, but I just wish the Riddler was woven in a little more carefully, rather than the "twist" at the end. That said, it's hard to find anything to complain about, because the different and crazy take on Batman's origin is still a really fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Jan 24, 2014

    Scott Snyder has proven once again that I shouldn't doubt him. His script in this issue is full of emotional beats, if a little dialogue heavy, and despite the last few issues seeming to be out of place, they do in fact make sense in the big picture of Zero Year. As always, Greg Capullo and company turn out a beautiful issue in terms of artwork, with dramatic action scenes and subtle expressions that compliment Snyder's emotional scenes very well. Looks like this series is back on top, and for the first time in a few months, I can't wait to read the next issue of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Jan 22, 2014

    This issue mainly focuses on developing the relationship between Batman and Jim Gordon, some other important things happen in this issue but the main focus was on character development. While there is a good amount of action in the beginning it does become a little slow in the middle. While this is definitely somewhat of a lull on the larger plotline of Zero Year this issue tells a very compelling story and offers a lot of really deep character development. Definitely pick up this issue to keep up with Zero Year and if learning about the origin of the Batman/Gordon relationship isn't enough for you there's a great cliffhanger at the end that points to next issue being action packed and climactic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jan 22, 2014

    Batman #27 is a beautiful issue that has some wonderful characterization that we have come to expect from Snyder. Its not a perfect issue, but there is enough juicy bits to make you forget some of the past Zero Year nonsense. Good job, gentlemen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Jan 29, 2014

    Zero Year continues to have a mixed affect on me, as despite my overall opinion being very positive, I question the necessity of the length. I do however still highly recommend this and can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jan 23, 2014

    With this issue, another chapter of the 'Zero Year' arc nears it's conclusion, but the story keeps getting bigger and bigger. It's not just about how Bruce Wayne put on the cowl, but about how the Bat-family first started to evolve, and how Gotham became the city of the Bat. Scott Snyder has weaved a multi-layered tale that encompasses many different elements of the Bat-universe, and Greg Capullo's art just keeps getting better and better. 'Zero Year' takes a one issue break next month, but it will only serve to heighten anticipation for the story's world defining climax. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 22, 2014

    Greg Capullo continues his tour de force with Batman. I’m not only a fan of Capullo’s work, his signature style and interesting, complex pencils, but I also love his scope. He presents his work with the eye of a cinematographer, which really helps Batman pop. Hats off to inker Danny Miki, too. Inking the type of detail-oriented work that Capullo does is not easy. Too little and the pages seem unfinished, too much and they become muddy. Miki hits the nail on the head. Same with FCO Plascencia’s colors, which are muted, but still exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jan 22, 2014

    "Batman" #27 is a solid effort by all creators involved, even letter Steve Wands, who likely had to put in some long hours to get this one to the printer. "Zero Year" continues to expand the history behind Batman's origin, as well as that of the supporting cast, and it continues to be a fresh story that surprises. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 25, 2014

    The story jumps ahead in the end, and it's fine, but the real strength of this issue were the speeches from Gordon and Alfred. Both are strong, and both add a lot more depth and interest into these early years of the Caped Crusader. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 25, 2014

    Batman continues to be a compelling read every month. This is the comic book series to pick up even if this issue isn't up to the usual high level of storytelling all the way through. This issue has too much focus on other's lecturing Bruce. It's good stuff, but perhaps split up would have made the difference. There's something to be said for pacing I suppose. Anyway, you can't go wrong with this comic book. Read Full Review

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