Batman #32

Event\Storyline: Batman: Zero Year Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 36
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The penultimate issue of ZERO YEAR is here! Batman gets one step closer to the endgame with The Riddler as the final chapter of ZERO YEAR: SAVAGE CITY draws closer to its stunning finale!This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jun 28, 2014

    The penultimate chapter of the final act of Zero Year has arrived, and much like every issue of the epic so far, writer Scott Snyder has displayed his greatness in the form of witty dialogue and artist Greg Capullo has established his dominance by giving us a fast-paced way to tell a fun story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 28, 2014

    Batman is DC's best comic book. There is no question about it. This issue brings the long storyline closer to a finale but each issue has been as great as the next with all the drama, action and surprises that you want in a Batman book. I recommend this title very highly. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jun 29, 2014

    What we're witnessing out of this creative team is something that only comes along once or twice a generation in comics. The early days had Lee and Kirby, and then we were blessed with writers like Claremont and artists like Byrne"this generation has Snyder and Capullo. Zero Year is nearing in its conclusion, but in this case, the end is just the beginning and I can't wait to see how it all began. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 25, 2014

    Snyder and Capullo have become a team that will be remembered for decades to come and stories like Zero Year are why. Issue #32 is a fantastic single issue built upon a brilliant run of them, driving toward a conclusion that I can't wait to read. This is as good as comics get, and anyone who has been reading Batman to this point will be very satisfied with this issue. Zero Year is primed to have one hell of a finale, and I can't wait to get my hands on it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 25, 2014

    Zero Year, how much do I love thee? This has been a long running and fantastic story. I hate to see it end next issue. Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, and FCO Plascencia have been doing a stellar job in deliver a fantastic Batman story completely separate from everything else. With Batman, in particular, it's often difficult to see the character not pulled into other storylines and events. The showdown with the Riddler is heating up and this is yet another issue you'll want to immediately gobble up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hero Nuggets - Val 'Brolossus' Benidze Jun 26, 2014

    Batman #32 is a prime example of a great comic book. Snyder dominates each page, backed by Miki, and Capullo's standout art styles! Year Zero is an important read for any Bat-fan, and Batman #32 is a must Buy issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jun 26, 2014

    Seriously, if you aren't reading Batman right now.hell, you'll read it in trade. Now, two months from now, five years from now, this run will be one of the greats for the character, of this I've got no doubt. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Chase Magnett Jun 26, 2014

    This is how you prepare a great conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 25, 2014

    Batman #32 is a great issue, setting up Zero Year's finale with flair. Snyder and Capullo continue their storytelling mastery, aided again by the surreally brilliant colors of FCO Plascencia. The stakes have never been higher, and anticipation has never been greater. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Jun 28, 2014

    There really isn't anything bad with the issue itself. Its beautifully drawn and well written, as always. Sure, some of the twists were things we have seen before, but it was still done well. The problem with this story line is and forever will be the necessity of it and whether it was worth halting an entire year's worth of current Batman stories for this one origin story. That's an argument for a different column, though. Here I am just supposed to tell you what I thought of the issue at hand and I say its a good read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 25, 2014

    "Batman" #32 is a superb showcase of collaborative comic book storytelling and an excellent lead-in to the finale of a highly refreshing and imaginative storyline. "Zero Year" has been the standout of all Bat-titles over the past year and this issue is the latest example of why. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jun 26, 2014

    Savage City and Zero Year have been an epic story in the making. Snyder, Capullo and team are doing amazing work in telling a Batman origin story that is still unique but true to the characters roots. This issue sees Batman actually outsmarted for a second time by the Riddler and has great action. Capullos art continues to be a knockout and makes the book a fun read by itself. The pacing has felt a tad slow but things are picking up and the final chapter is next. Im tired of waiting for the end. I want it now and Im dying to see where it leads us next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Jun 30, 2014

    With one more issue to go, Batman keeps its winning streak going with a penultimate issue that sets up the finale with ease. There's a lot riding on this one, and the main complaint I've seen from other critics with Scott Snyder's Batman run so far is that he can sometimes flub the finale a little. Personally I don't see the problem most of the time, I especially love the ending to Death of the Family, but let's see if he manages to please everyone else instead of just me as he and his cohorts reunite to bring us the long-awaited conclusion to Zero Year later in the month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 30, 2014

    I suspect Scott Snyder's story will "read" better as a collection - the story has been cruising along for months now, and some elements (I must admit) have slipped away from me. (Your mileage may vary.) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 25, 2014

    Overall, fans of the series will continue to enjoy seeing Batman, Gordon, and Fox come together even if these stalwarts of Gotham aren't achieving the results they eventually become more accustomed to later on in their continuity. We often take for granted Batman's fallibility, and this extended story arc underscores this point repeatedly, which the Riddler reminds Batman about in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jun 26, 2014

    I've thoroughly enjoyed "Zero Year", and I am excited for what's coming next when we move back into "modern day" Gotham, but next month's finale should be the icing on the cake. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jun 25, 2014

    Issue 32 has it all. It has solid character work, stunning art, and Batman. Batman is always a great thing to have in your comic. Who's pumped for the Zero Year finale? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jun 25, 2014

    From the beginning of the New 52, Batman has been a top notch, fireball of a comic. It’s been passionate, lively, and insular all at once. It’s been everything I’ve wanted out of a Batman comic and more. That hasn’t changed in 32 issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jun 25, 2014

    Batman #32 is alright overall. It's not the big exciting lead in to the finale like some are probably expecting and it's a bit slow at points. However, it's still a decent read overall with plenty of good moments, good artwork, and a nice cliffhanger ending to get you pumped for the finale. Hopefully the big finish for Zero Year can live up to hype when we see it next time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jun 26, 2014

    It totally delivered an entertaining roller coaster of a ride but at the same time something I can't put my finger on was missing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jul 6, 2014

    A good, solid issue in a somewhat longer than it needs to be arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 28, 2014

    I just don't know how to best explain my feelings about this comic. Read as a whole, I bet Snyder's run is going to be amazing. But there's just something about each story, each issue, that doesn't really connect for me. And that's on me, not on them. Capullo is doing an amazing job. And Snyder"man, I don't know. I want to like his work, but something about it has always felt empty to me. It's why I stopped reading Superman Unchained. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jun 27, 2014

    Side note: Batman cost $3.99, a dollar more than the usual comics and inside I got 21 pages of Batman #32… and 5 preview pages of GRAYSON! It's a comic I have no interest in reading whatsoever, yet I got screwed because I had to pay the extra buck for crap. A dirtymove by DC nonetheless, capitalizing on their hottest title with the hottest team, to try and plug a new series. Not surprised, just don't like being taken advantage of. Ick… I need to take a shower, I feel all dirty. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 26, 2014

    Zero Year has become the coming out party for the Riddler.  Scott Snyder has made him so badass and dangerous.  This issue continues Nygman's rise as he outwits Batman over and over again.  Unfortunately, even with Scott Snyder's great writing and Greg Capullo's awesome art, I'm no longer enjoying myself.  I can't wait for next month, but mainly just to wrap up this story and get on to something new and exciting. Read Full Review

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