Batman #6

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 65
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Trapped far beneath Gotham City and hunted by the Talon the Court of Owls' unstoppable killer Batman lies bleeding and broken. With no way out and no one to help, is this the end for The Dark Knight?

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Feb 23, 2012

    There is a similarity between this story and Grant Morrison's “Batman, R.I.P.” As this arc has progressed, the reviews have been flooded with how Snyder is simply copying what Morrison did with One of DC's better selling event miniseries. However, Snyder's take on basically the same story isn't muddled with confusing dialog, contrived plot lines, and non-existent consistency. Of course, this will be a hard issue to pick up for those of you who haven't been following Batman since issue #1, but I wouldrecommendthat everyone start picking up this series next month because it is a DOOZY! Enjoyable with every page turn! (And don't forget to pick up the first trade once it's available!) Read Full Review

  • 10
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Feb 15, 2012

    Maybe I have Downton Abbey on the brain–okay, I definitely do–but I heard Dame Maggie Smith's voice in those final pages. I think we've got the makings of Snyder's scariest villain yet. Which is, ya know, saying something. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Feb 16, 2012

    This was one of the best issues of any Batman-related books I've ever read, and it's one of the best issues I've read ever. Keep up the good work, boys. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 15, 2012

    BATMAN by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo is becoming an addictive read. You'll find yourself slowly savoring each and every detail on the pages and will regret when the final page arrives. Since Snyder and Capullo joined forces on this series in "The New 52," each issues has been amazing. I've found myself saying, "This is the best issue Snyder has written. There's no way he can top this." And then what happens? He somehow delivers an issue that's more of a killer the next month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 18, 2012

    Snyder is mastering Batman in ways I didn't think possible. He's got a new villain and a new angle on the threat. You add in that Capullo is telling a stunning visual story and you have one of the best Batman stories I've read in the last 25 years. I definitely recommend checking this book out. Read Full Review

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

    Batman is almost defining it's own grading scale for me. I actually think this isbetterthan Batman #5 because it lacks gimmicks and succeeds purely on its comic brilliance. This is the best superhero comics I'm reading right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 20, 2012

    Capullo's art work captured this moment brilliantly as Batman looked as big as the Hulk, which is obviously a mental depiction of how mad he was since we all know he is not really that big. The price is going up a dollar in May with eight more pages of Bat-Insanity to sink our teeth into. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 16, 2012

    For the first time in a long, long time, this title is at the top of my reading list. That's the best compliment I can give it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Feb 19, 2012

    The panel layouts are frenetic and hard to keep track of, just like it's hard to know exactly what's happening and what's a fevered delusion on Bruce's part. Follow that up with Batman exploding himself, escaping, and returning to the point of death, and you have a roller coaster of an issue that is filled to the brim with excitement. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Examiner - Adam Bernstein Feb 15, 2012

    It's hard to imagine seeing this book lose its momentum in the coming months, particularly with the expansion of the Court of the Owls storyline getting ready to spread into the other Bat-titles, but we won't dare be upset with the talented team behind this title if they take a moment to breath. In a nutshell, this new title is delivering one of the finest crafted Batman stories to be written in recent years and we applaud Snyder, Capullo, Glapion and FCO's skills for delivering such a feat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Mar 28, 2012

    This felt like the start to the summer Court of Owls crossover event coming up; it looks like were going to see more Talons, Bruce has escaped the labyrinth (Kinda. Unless you believe he dies at the start of the next issue) and I couldn't be more excited. I only hope that DC gives us a long and meaty run of this Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo team up because I'm not sure I'll ever get tired of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Feb 18, 2012

    I dont have the words to tell you how much Im enjoying this book or how much Im looking forward to the upcoming Batman-family event spinning out of it. This the Dark Knight at his finest. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 15, 2012

    There are only so many ways I can express how "Batman" continues to impress with issue #6. Scott Snyder is playing longball with the plot, but he doesn't elongate the story. Instead, he packs it full of details and developments, making the issue well worth the price of admission and rewards the reader with each successive read. "Batman" is consistently a quality book in DC's relaunch, showing no sign of letting up as the story continues to build toward the "Night of Owls" crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 15, 2012

    Like Snyder, Capullo is at the top of his game. Batman #6 is not just a beautiful book to look at, it moves effortlessly with high-octane action. The battle between Batman and the Talon soldier is epic and brutal. Capullo has a style reminiscent of the work Frank Miller did on The Dark Knight Returns. I’m impressed with his representation of Snyder’s ideas. The way he made Batman look and see the rest of the world, it was dark and primal. Capullo’s art doesn’t leap off the page as much as it slowly draws you in and holds onto you. Batman #6 might not be the most original story ever told, but Snyder and Capullo are still head shoulders above their competition. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 15, 2012

    Another fine issue that everyone should read. Everyone. It's intense, the artwork is top notch, and its final pages mark a very big step toward the upcoming Night of the Owls crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 20, 2012

    Batman #6 was another phenomenal entry in Scott Snyders epic. The whole story with the Court of Owls has been refreshing because as a reader I have been able to just read the story without knowing what is going to happen next. I am looking forward to what next crazy twist Snyder is going to throw at us instead of predicting what will happen. Heading into the big Batman crossover I am now looking forward to it even more because of how big of a threat the Court of Owls are to the Batman universe. Now if you are not reading Batman I highly encourage you do because this is a title that is a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Feb 17, 2012

    Despite my small issues with the way Batman wrangles his way out of this mess, I think this continues to be the TOP storyline of the past six months and may end up being the best story of the year. Part one of the story wraps up next month, so if they release a trade with the first seven issues and you haven't read it yet, it will really be worth the money! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Feb 15, 2012

    Batman #6 is, for lack of a better term, a "fight" issue, but one that doesn't sacrifice plot progression (however slight) for a brawl. It's not my favorite of the series, but there's no doubt that it's a step above most other comics that I read this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Feb 17, 2012

    The struggle continues as Batman fights for his life against a formidable enemy. The Talon is turning out to be one tough hombre. Hes right up there with other hand to hand, fighting/killing machines like The KGBeast, Bane, Deadshot & Deathstroke. Plus: The last page proves that theres more to The Talon than meets the eye. Written by Scott Snyder (Batman: Gates Of Gotham) & illustrated by Greg Capullo (Spawn). Fro DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 15, 2012

    Also... I kind of wish they didn't do that whole "did Bruce just drown sort of thing?" at the end, it seems kind of pointless. Just let his broken ass body float away and get discovered by Alfred or someone. That was sort of a weak cliff hanger, but no big deal, really. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Feb 19, 2012

    The vast majority of Batman #6 is a physical battle. While Snyder certainly reveals more about the make-up of the Court of Owls, the story is essential a wrestling match between Batman, his will, Talon and the Court's sinister plot. Does this detract from the epic Snyder and Capullo are telling? Does it call into question the substance of this particular issue? Absolutely not. It actually shows the deeper connection this story has with the whole of popculture. It connects as pro-wrestling does with this hope we all have in our moments of seeming defeat: we can overcome. Just as one wrestling match can be the whole story or a small part of a larger story, Batman #6 reflects a short narrative being complete within the context of a longer storyline. All of the Bat-Maniacs better stay tuned because this Dark Knight is saying his prayers and eating his vitamins. But thankfully he's not ripping off his bat-suit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Jakob Feb 18, 2012

    Batman #6 fails to surpass the mark set by the show stopping #5, but while not every opportunity is seized it's still a strong, action packed issue with just the right blend of moody noir, suspense and superhero action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 15, 2012

    Um, what the hell just happened here? Seriously, I wasn't sure what was real and what wasn't in this issue... The first Court of Owls had to be fake since they, you know, literally looked like owls. I have no idea why Batman suddenly looked like a demon, especially since it was Batman who had been drugged... I guess he saw himself as a giant demonic bat? For some reason? I don't know... For as much as I liked the originality of the last issue, I disliked the insanity of this one. Read Full Review

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