Batman #35

Event\Storyline: Endgame Writer: James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Danny Miki, Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 8, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 36 User Reviews: 44
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

From the superstar creative team that brought you a new start to the Caped Crusader comes the story that could end him. Be there in October for the biggest, deadliest and most epic story yet from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo Batman: Endgame begins here!

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Nov 13, 2014

    he Batman title in its New 52 phase has produced plenty of great moments that have kept fans coming back month after month. It's been a consistent top-10 seller and for good reason. The creative team has hit a stride that continues producing quality issues that set the bar for what superhero comics should be. Some may argue it's the title itself that sells the comic, but I'd be the first to stand up for the names in the credit section. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 8, 2014

    DC Comics and Scott Snyder have managed to keep the focus of Endgame a secret for months. It's rare to be able to read a comic with a big shocking twist and not have any elements of it leaked out before you get a chance to read. Snyder and Capullo are setting up a pretty big story, even if it's only a six-issue arc. For a 'part one' issue, there's a lot going on. It's crammed with action that should bring a smile to any Bat-fan's face. The reveal at the end will make your smile grow even more. If the main story wasn't enough, we get a back up written by James Tynion IV with art by the legendary Kelley Jones. Just when you think Scott Snyder and the rest of Team Batman couldn't top the previous story they gave us, they manage to blow us away all over again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 9, 2014

    A great issue with great actions. Batman #35 debuts yet another promising story arc for Batman, and it's exciting to see what the creative duo have for us next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Oct 10, 2014

    Look, you pretty much know what youre going to get when you pick up an issue of Batman; after three years, at least, youd better. The fact that the team keeps getting better and keeps stepping up their game is something you might not except. Some creative teams can get complacent or lazy as their run drags on, but not this one. Its hard to believe that these guys can still blow you away, even with just one issue, but they do. Theres a reason this is the one of the top books month after month and all credit goes to the names on the cover. If you arent reading Batman (and youd be stupid not to) start here with Endgame; I guarantee you wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Oct 8, 2014

    The bottom line is this is one of, if not the best superhero book out, and this arc looks to be yet another step up for this creative team. It's a brilliant move. So stop reading and get to a comic shop, or download the issue digitally, but get this book in your hands now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Oct 8, 2014

    I am VERY excited to see a major character make his somewhat return in this issue. This issue did a fantastic job of setting up the next 5 issues to this arc. This issue is full of action and little story progression but that's okay. The final page of this issue is enough story and left me wanting more RIGHT NOW. Kudos to DC and the internet for not leaking the final page reveal as it will for sure be a hit with several Batman fans wanting more stories containing a certain character.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Joey Garces Oct 9, 2014

    Snyder and Capullo start off "End Game" with a bang in BATMAN #35. A fresh take on the Batman mythos which pairs him up against his closest allies. It's a great package that exciting battles, clever concepts and a crazy conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 8, 2014

    This is a story I can get behind.  The action is so great and is a fanboys dream come true.  How can you go wrong with Batman versus the Justice League?  I hope we get to see the other members duke it out, but I think the story will be shifting to the main villain next month.  It's a bit of a shame, but I wouldn't blame anyone and I can't wait to see it either.   Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Oct 10, 2014

    Get ready for an adventure that could be Batman's most deadly. This is not the end of Batman, but the end of the grand game this villain has had with him for years. The gloves are off, no one is safe. Time for the Dark Knight to fight back. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Oct 8, 2014

    Endgame, as with all of Snyder's run of Batman so far, is a story that simply should not be missed. The transition from Batman's past in Zero Year to his future in Endgame is incredibly slick and accomplished. Snyder's themes are boldly stated yet again with an intent to add even more to the Batman mythos. The fight between Batman and the Justice League is electric and full of action, and the conclusion should leave fans pleasantly surprised even if some Leaguers are missed here. Finally, the backup story proves to be extremely creepy, but, most importantly, relevant. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    We The Nerdy - Roshan Krishnan Oct 13, 2014

    That I loved the issue is an understatement, but I hope that the story arc can maintain the level of action, exposition, foreshadowing, and anticipation. I would hate to see such a brilliant idea take the same route as Zero Year. Wytches might be great, but it seems that Scott Snyder might have outdone himself with Endgame. Batman #35 is definitely worth picking up, and is easily accessible for newer readers as well, as it marks the beginning of something special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Sam Roche Oct 9, 2014

    Yes. Batman #35 gave me so much promise for this arc and for Joker's future as a character. I am thrilled to read the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Oct 8, 2014

    If "Zero Year" was about overcoming trauma and dealing recasting Batman's origin in a contemporary setting, then the start of "Endgame" sees Snyder pushing the other end of the spectrum. Batman might ultimately be confronting his own death, or at least brushing up against it, and with those closest turning against him, this is setting up to be a killer arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Oct 8, 2014

    Batman is one of the top selling comic books for a reason. This issue is one of them. Though the result of the plot may be inconsequential, the story and art are top-notch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Oct 10, 2014

    So to everyone getting excited about the big return, my word of advice is don't. Let's see where this goes, but I think Snyder and Capullo have some tricks up their sleeves for us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Oct 8, 2014

    Batman #35 kicks off the next big Snyder and Capullo production in bombastic and unexpected fashion. The back-up story by James Tynion IV and Kelley Jones is a creepy and dark follow-up to a satisfying reveal. It's Scott Snyder week in the world of comics, and the superhero component more than satisfies. This looks to have the makings of yet another memorable story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 13, 2014

    Creepy is the only word needed to describe James Tynion IV backup tale and Kelly Jones' artwork is an eerie sight to behold. I often wonder when Scott Snyder and company will be unable to top themselves and the first installment of Endgame looks like that won't happen anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Oct 9, 2014

    All in all, "Part 1" of this new arc is off to a chilling start" and will surely put a smile on that face. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Oct 9, 2014

    Is it November 12th yet? Seriously, I can't wait a month to find out what happens! This really isn't a story that you're going to want to pass up. If my instincts are correct, it is going to have lasting consequences. Keep in mind that if you are attempting to have an unspoiled Eternal experience, you may want to hold off on this, for a little while at least. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Oct 14, 2014

    Scott Snyder has built up the potential to tell the ultimate Joker story. This issue represents what this story could bring. There are so many ideas flowing through my mind right now… Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Oct 9, 2014

    The final few pages of the comic, as has been done with some of Scott Snyders Bat-comics before, focuses on a side-story, this time one written by James Tynion IV with a (intentionally?) strong Halloween-vibe. The idea of a group of escaped Arkham inmates all telling their stories about a famous Bat-villain is a creepy concept, one made even more macabre by the art of Kelly Jones. While the comic itself seems to be a build-up for the stories these inmates will be spending the next five issues telling, one series of panels horrifically depicts a Bat-villain in a way never before imagined. With some retrospective, readers might also draw some ghoulish parallels behind the images in this side-story and the final image of the main book itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 13, 2014

    After all the tooth-gnashing and grumbling about the price on the cover for this issue, "Batman" #35 proves to be worth every penny. As the Dark Knight detective continues to revel in his seventy-fifth anniversary, the creators working on his adventures weave new stories that add even more facets to the character. I'm sure there will be additional moaning about the fact that Batman fights the League, but Cyborg and Green Lantern are absent; or that Aquaman gets taken down like a punk; but there is simply no denying the passion and excitement this creative team brings to every panel of "Batman" #35. Part one of "Endgame" hits the ground with a dynamic explosion, letting readers know right away that this saga is going to be every bit as dynamic as "Court of Owls," "Death of the Family" or "Zero Year." I'm all in, regardless of price point, especially since every single contributor on this book brings their absolute best. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Oct 10, 2014

    Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo dispel any notions of a 'Zero Year' burnout, and immediately jolt "Batman" right back to the center of the DCU. The pacing is excellent, the dialog flows and avoids narrative traps, and Snyder has designed the kind of contingency plans that would flow from the brilliant and semi-deranged mind of Batman. Capullo brings his own unique look to the Justice League, and it fits perfectly with the distinctive style has created for the series. The whole issue really subverts expectations. If readers were expecting a nice simple story filled with exposition that would spell out the new status quo after 'Zero Year', they won't know what hit them. Whoever said there was a status quo in Gotham must have been joking. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 9, 2014

    Batman #35 is the perfect jumping on point for new readers, as though there are some confusing elements, the issue leaves us with so many intriguing questions, as well as one awesome revelation. The issue itself is also extremely exciting, with the post Eternal setting working extremely well. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4 - Chase Magnett Oct 8, 2014

    Batman #35 is a great package. From the first page of the feature to the last page of the backup it manages to be consistently engaging and is always well told. Theres no doubt that Batman would sell well no matter what creative talent was attached, but Im skeptical that it would garner this high of sales and this much acclaim without creators like Capullo, Snyder, Miki, Plascencia, Tynion, and Jones. Month after month, they bring their absolute best to these pages, making Batman one of the best superhero comics on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Oct 20, 2014

    Going from strength to strength, Batman launches into its next high profile storyline with a bang, with great artwork, a storyline that everyone can get behind, and a villain that everyone loves to hate. Aided by a great back-up story, if this issue is setting the tone and quality for Endgame, readers of Batman (which is basically everyone at this point, right?) are all in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Oct 10, 2014

    The end result is a beginning that doesn't flow nearly as well as it wants to, with too much information being introduced that doesn't pay off. As part of a larger whole I'm sure this will make sense, and it's a relatively small part of what is by and large a very enjoyable well-crafted issue, but it was a bit of a rough take-off for me. I have no doubt this team can right itself and stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 8, 2014

    Besides the minor story hiccups, however, this is a great way to dive back into Batman, after months languishing in the past with "Zero Year." For the first time, Scott Snyder gets to bring in other elements of the DC Universe into his street-level, tough-as-nails Gotham, and the fireworks are about as big and fun as you'd expect. As far as first chapters go, "Endgame's" super-powered brawl shows this arc has the potential to be a knockout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 10, 2014

    Not sure why they added the extra pages - frankly, the story doesn't justify them or the extra cost. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 11, 2014

    Batman is DC's very best comic in their publishing line. This issue kicks off the next big arc and it brings the action first. Batman uses his brains to defeat many of DC's best heroes. It's a fun book that obvious leaves the reader wanting more, especially after the cliffhanger. Well worth the price. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Oct 14, 2014

    This ish is getting a lot of perfect scores around the interwebs, but I just can't do it. It's a great start to what should be an amazing Batman story, and, OMG, that surprise ending was worth every penny. Some looming questions, a price hike, and some boring back-up material bring things down a notch or two. okay, just a single notch. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Oct 8, 2014

    There are therefore some drawbacks to this issue in its presentation and subject matter, but the end result is still worthy enough. The backup story is completely different in tone, but probably wont stay as the backup story for long as the characters will be incorporated into some future story arc (maybe this one?) After all is done here, the issue still is decent enough, but it is more a feast for the eyes than it is for the brain. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Oct 9, 2014

    Because the book is awashin war shouldn't suggest thatBatman #35 is all slug-fest, all the time: Snyder wraps his mega-brawl around a small sequence with Bruce, Alfred, and Julia, where Bruce is still shrugging off the after-effects of a fear toxin administered by the Scarecrow. The hallucinations fromDr. Crane's toxins repeatedly putBatman through a myriad of hispotentialfinal moments, an ominous foreshadowing that only further drapesEndgame in dread. During this brief, quiet scenewe get a very rare moment of levity between Alfred and Bruce, where a couple of quips are tossed around, and a good laugh is had between the old friends. Having that small, lovely moment surrounded by the bricabrac of the Court of Owls bodes sinister intimations for the future ofBatman.What impactEndgamewill have on the wider Bat-booksis left for usto discover in duetime, but if this issue'sfinal page is any indication, the future of Bruce Wayne will be no laughing matter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 11, 2014

    This issue was basically just one big fight scene as Snyder narrates the individual ways he thought up to take down the Justice League. This is classic Batman. In fact, we've already seen it once or twice in the New 52 already, so this issue is nothing new. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Nov 5, 2014

    So the question you should ask yourself is, “Can there be an better single issue to read, than Batman #35, on the morning you wake up to find the GOP having retaken the Legislature, and now needing to work with a sitting Democrat President?” Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Oct 13, 2014

    At the end of the issue, we still have absolutely no idea why everything that's happening is happening. Sure, we understand that the Joker got to the Justice League, but the fact that we're just as in the dark as Batman is frustrating. It's fine if Batman, Alfred and Julia are completely clueless, but we should have some inkling as to what's going on. By the end of the issue, you don't feel inspired to read on and figure out the rest of this mystery - you just want to toss the book aside and wait to get some answers. The awe of seeing Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Aquaman will wear off; that fantastic imagery of Superman descending down from the heavens, tying back to the deep and thoughtful metaphor at the beginning, becomes second-thought. While there were absolutely successes in this issue where Snyder, Capullo, and the rest of the team were on point, the overall core of the story isn't strong enough to carry an idea of this magnitude. Read Full Review

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