Batman #7

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 21, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 63
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Batman may have survived the Court of Owls' first strike (barely), but even as he recuperates, the Court is preparing to launch its most deadly and sweeping attack yet. Plus: The secrets revealed in this issue will change Batman's world forever! You won't want to miss the issue everyone will be talking about!

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 26, 2012

    The games are over and the Court takes flight to begin their reign of terror. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Mar 27, 2012

    I'm on board with this storyline and hope it keeps pushing forward for another five issues. I want to find out what exactly the Court hopes to achieve and what their long term goals are. They're quite unclear, But Snyder's writing is so good that my intrigued continually discovers new peaked levels and leaves me wanting more. Batman is delivering some really good stuff so far, and it's only going to get better. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Mar 28, 2012

    Next issue officially begins the Night of Owls crossover event, this title bumps from $2.99 to $3.99 with extra pages and a backup by Snyder and his American Vampire partner Rafael Albuquerque and I couldn't be more excited. To DC Comics and the team behind this book all I have to say is… Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 21, 2012

    Month after month Scott Snyder delivers an amazing issue of BATMAN. At the end, we're left in awe and start to wonder, is it possible for him to top this issue? The answer since the "New 52" started is 'yes.' Snyder has been unraveling an epic story. Reading each panel carefully gives the feeling as if there are layers and layers hidden beneath the surface. Each issue of BATMAN is what comic books are supposed to be about. The story exists on so many levels. You'll find yourself reading and re-reading each issue to make sure you don't miss any hidden clues. And then you'll find yourself re-reading the past issues once again to see that there were many clues in plain site. To make it all even better, Capullo attacks each page with his art. The worst part of this issue is it means we have to wait another whole month for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Anupam Sarker Mar 28, 2012

    Issue 7 brings the creative team to its peak. Snyder's brilliant story, Capullo's masterful visuals and FCO's awesome colors. The issue's got it all. Read Full Review

  • 10
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Mar 21, 2012

    Snyder and Capullo haven't so much changed the face of Gotham. No, they've altered it's brain chemistry. Batman will eek out a kind of victory, but there's very little promise for celebration. This is going to leave a mark. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 21, 2012

    Let's focus on Greg Capullo for a minute. When I swiped to that second page, I nearly cried at the sight of such beauty. The splash page of the owl and bat is soon to become my iPad's background, which is usually reserved for attractive women, it's that god damn good. I don't know how I can give a better compliment. But Capullo continues just to draw some of the best Batman I've seen in years. He was meant to draw Batman, and damn it, he needs to keep drawing Batman. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 23, 2012

    Take my advice: buy this series. Pick up the back issues if you can. You can thank me later! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 21, 2012

    Batman #7 takes the already iconic Scott Snyder and solidifies him as one of the truly great storytellers in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 21, 2012

    "Batman" #7 is a great conclusion to the first portion of the Owl storyline, serving as a launching point for what's still to come. I'll admit I'm a little uneasy about the upcoming crossover/tie-ins with the other Bat-family titles, but this issue of "Batman" was so strong, I feel like even if the other books don't quite mesh I'll still get a strong story here. For those of you who are waiting for the collection that this issue concludes, you've got quite a treat ahead of you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Mar 21, 2012

    Batman #7 is yet another solid, ominous chapter in the Court of Owls saga that holds a significant turning point for Bruce Wayne and those around him. With Bruce finally accepting his place within Gotham, perhaps we'll begin to see him take charge and stick it to the Owls. It's going to be an exciting ride as we head into the coming crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 22, 2012

    Another very strong issue. Probably not as powerful as issues 5 and 6, but for the sake of drama we needed a calm moment before whatever crazy finale the guys have in store for us this summer. Isn't it splendid to justknowthat it'll be awesome?!? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Examiner - Adam Bernstein Mar 21, 2012

    Bravo, sirs".bravo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Matthew E. Jones Mar 22, 2012

    Even though Grant Morrisons Batman Incorporated will be back in May, Im more excited about what Snyder has been doing and I know Im not the only one. The man has been on a massive role with Batman. I hope Scott Snyder stays on Batman for as long as Geoff Johns has been on Green Lantern. Just so long as the quality remains top notch, it seems like a no-brainer to me. All hail Scott Snyder, the new savior of comics! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 23, 2012

    My feeling for Batman #7 can be summed up in one word Excellent. In more than one word, I have to say Scott Snyder just continues to get better and better with each issue. There is no wasted time with Snyder making every scene and every panel feel important. This whole issue provided a lot of great revelations for all the characters involved. The story further strengthens the Court of Owls as absolutely menacing villains that Bruce needs to bring in the whole Batman Family to tackle. If you did not pick up this story arc in the single issue format I highly encourage you to pick up the eventual hardcover to catch up because Batman is the best series going for DC Comics right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 21, 2012

    It's another entertaining issue and it looks incredible, but whereas issue #6 felt like a dark conclusion to “The Court of Owls” arc, this issue, seemed to serve as a prologue setting up “Night of the Owls” and as a jumping-on point for new readers who need to know the events so far. And if you enjoyed the twist at the end of this issue, then you should probably check out issue #7 of “Nightwing” as well. That book has the same final pages as “Batman” but it's all taken from Dick's perspective. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 1, 2012

    The best New 52 title continues to dazzle us as we get ready for next months The Night Of The Owls crossover featured in several Batman related titles. Written by Scott Snyder (Batman : Gates Of Gotham) & illustrated by Greg Capullo (Spawn). From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 23, 2012

    Batman is really in trouble. This issue gives him a breather and allows him to piece together what his new adversary is all about. Armed with this knowledge does he realize what he is up against? We shall see. Snyder and Capullo represent the best of the New DC and this issue is no exception. I can't emphasize this enough: if you want in on this title then this is the issue to jump on with. I definitely recommend reading this comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Mar 26, 2012

    Batman #7 is a strong enough issue that showcases properly the Court as a legitimate threat without repeating what's already been said. It's the perfect calm before the storm With the Bat-verse leading DC's first major cross-over, it's going to be a wild ride and I'm holding on the best way I can. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Jakob Apr 4, 2012

    Batman # 7 is (as usual with this title) a solid entry made with supreme craftsmanship, but the sparks doesn't really fly due to the unnecessary amount of talky exposition. That doesn't stop this from being one of DC's absolute top titles though, and it still comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Mar 24, 2012

    In a way, this is both epilogue to the previous issue (seeing Bruce get home with his new knowledge/recognitions of the situation) and prologue to the coming story (the revelation to Dick and the Court's initiating the next phase of their plan). So, whether you've read the previous arc and want to continue on; or if you're looking to jump in now in prep for the coming crossover, this is a worthwhile purchase. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Mar 21, 2012

    Next month's Batman and Nightwing both act as prelude issues to May's giant "Night of the Owls" event, and from the looks of the last few pages of issue seven, things are about to get a lot more messy for Batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 22, 2012

    See, now this was a comic with a fantastic cliffhanger. The ending here saved this one for me, as most of this comic was Bats explaining to Dick(or more accurately, the readers) the events of the past few issues, dating all the way back to Dick being insinuated in that murder in the first issue(Grayson DNA was present due to Talon being his great grandfather). Basically, Batman told us how everything we've seen these past few issues happened. If that was all we would have gotten here, I'd have been mildly annoyed. As it is though, we got a great ending, which apparently heralds the start of the Night of the Owls storyline. So yeah, ending good, beginning not so good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 22, 2012

    This story is great from a plot perspective, as it ties in Nightwing and Gotham City's hidden past far better than, say, Snyder's architecture-based Gates of Gotham. But after the rock 'em, sock 'em pace of the past six issues, this much denouement is a little bit like whiplash. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Mar 27, 2012

    And therein lies the difficulty in grading a comic book like the rebooted Batman: love or hate certain aspects of the manner in which this series is handled, but you can't deny the formidable overall quality of this book, Greg Capullo's gorgeous artwork included. Batman, triumphs, shortcomings, and all, is simply a blessing for many discerning fans of the legendary vigilante. This just so happens to be an issue that doesn't do enough to help readers suspend their disbelief, in effect showing its ass a bit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 27, 2012

    There was no real reason to tweak Dick's to include the Court of Owls (which is further explored in this week's Nightwing #7), but it's how Batman informs him (by backhanding him so hard he looses a tooth and nearly conciousness) that I found troubling. Like much of this story arc, the latest issue of Batman is a mixed success with many more Court of Owls stories on the way. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Mar 25, 2012

    Does any of the last two points damage the quality of Batman #7? No, it is still a good comic issue. Dick Grayson's characterization is a rare miscue that is more than likely the results of a strict page count. The point about the “Yes Father, I will become a bat” scene is indicative of where we are in the history of the character and symbolically underscores that which we have come to realize. The weight of this story will have far reaching consequences going forward. The seeming care that Snyder and Capullo have used to build the Court of Owls within the mythology of Batman is welcome. But, we must understand that no matter the similarities to previous understandings of the character, this is a new Bat and a new period of his publication history. The first page of this issue tells us that. Read Full Review

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