Batman #106

Writer: James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson Artist: Jorge Jimenez, Gleb Melnikov Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 64
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Following the tragic events of Infinite Frontier #1, Batman and his new ally, Ghost-Maker, must reckon with a new gang operating in Gotham City-but are they connected to the reemergence of the Scarecrow? Meanwhile, shadowy billionaire Simon Saint pitches an advanced law-enforcement system to the new mayor! The creative team behind the epic “The Joker War” returns with a thrill-packed, dangerous new storyline called “The Cowardly Lot.”
Plus, the backup story “Demon or Detective” begins as Damian Wayne is on the run! After everything Damian has gone through, can he escape Gotham and find his way back to where his journey sta more

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee Mar 2, 2021

    Dark energy runs through this one, my friends, and it is beautiful. A strong and sometimes unsettling opening to a new chapter in Batmans life and adventures with a corresponding new beginning for Damian in the backup. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Mar 4, 2021

    The main story is followed by an eight page short with Damian working with his mother Talia against the League of Lazarus. The art and action are fun but the story thus far is incredibly similar to what we have seen before, with Damian having to choose between the more tempered path of the Batman and the more murderous path of Ras Al Ghul. Hopefully future chapters of Damian's journey are more interesting as the false cliffhanger is just not enough to make this feel like anything more than a retread. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 2, 2021

    Jimenez is a master at bringing beautiful details together to make scenes with beauty and energy. Melnikov delivers some great panels that emphasize the characters through brilliantly done close ups and shadows. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 9, 2021

    Batman #106 is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers (but check out Infinite Frontier #0 first). Tynion already had my full attention, but this issue has me eager to see what Tynion has up his sleeve for the months ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ryan Perry Mar 2, 2021

    While not every kink is rolled out, Tynion IV and Jimenez are putting in the work to be a defining creative team for Batman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 2, 2021

    It's no surprise that one of DC's best books before the relaunch remains so now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Mar 2, 2021

    Batman #106 is a great read. After a break in the release schedule, Tynion hits the ground running here. Setting up an intriguing prospect for the next few weeks with the introduction of Scarecrow to the mix, one feels as though Batman has extremely dark times ahead of him. With friendships and family relationships at a tipping point, mixed in with a bleak future, times are about to get very trying… very trying indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 2, 2021

    When all is said and done, Batman #106delivers a pair of intriguing beginnings for its dual narratives. How Saint will worm his Magistrates onto Gothams streets is a story I look forward to seeing unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Mar 5, 2021

    James Tynion keeps churning out quality comic after quality comic. He's taken over after King's run, made it past issue 100, written an event, and bided his time during Future State, and come out swinging for the fences! Let's hope that this Batman run as well as Tynion's upcoming Joker book means there are great things to come for Bat-fans everywhere! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 4, 2021

    Batman #106 wasted no time in establishing what the new normal is for Gotham City after the events in Joker War and the Future State direction. James Tynion and Jorge Jimenez nail the tech-noir vibe Gotham City now has. That added to how Batman is currently in a spot were he has to much more creative with how he defends the city that villains like Scarecrow are looking to rise in power to take over. The quality of Batman #106 is further elevated by the excellent start to Damian Wayne's new arc as Robin that Joshua Williamson and Gleb Melnikov establish for his character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 21, 2021

    Batman #106 also features a backup story focused on Damian Wayne as he searches for his new place in this world. Writer Joshua Williamson, artist Gleb Melnikov, and letterer Troy Peteri show Batman's son venturing to Markovia to face his mother and battle the mysterious League of Lazarus. This is a great complement to the main story. I'm not entirely sold on Damian's new costume, but that mainly comes down to the mask, as it has these little ear flaps that kind of make his head look like a fish. The cloak and everything else looks great and it's even better in action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 9, 2021

    The Dark Knight returns to the present day in an issue that's an exciting story AND an artistic powerhouse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Mar 2, 2021

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  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Mar 2, 2021

    Batman #106 picks up right where it left off two months ago, bringing readers into a rich, vibrant world brimming with multiple subplots, new characters, and much more. Gotham feels alive, and that's a credit to the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 6, 2021

    Batman has some fun new directions in this soft relaunch, and they all work like gang-busters in this kick-off issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Mar 2, 2021

    With both stories getting started at the same time, Batman #106 works as a jumping-on point for anyone looking to get into the current era of the Dark Knight. The eye-catching visuals certainly help with that. However, the focus on setup means that neither story delivers a truly memorable moment that makes you desperate for the next issue. This isn't a hollow read, but it's not yet a compelling one either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Mar 2, 2021

    Our returning issue of Batman is a bit slow as much of the book is used to reestablish the setting of Gotham at the current moment. While it is a bit dull at times, the refresher was nice since we haven't been in this story for a while. There is also some great art to accompany this issue which is always nice. That said, this issue isn't going to set the world on fire. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Mar 3, 2021

    I really was hoping for the best with Batman #106, but it's quite clear we're just going to get more of the same. Actually, DC and Tynion appear to be doubling down, and they're ignoring general feedback in the process. A year from now, when people start asking how Batman fell from its pedestal, I'm just going to link back to all of my reviews. There'll be no need to add an "I told you so." Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Mar 3, 2021

    Batman returns this week after taking a brief break for "Future State," but if you're expecting Batman #106 to live up to the excitement and sheer quality that was Future State: Dark Detective or even Future State: The Next Batman, this issue will probably disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    LunaMoody Mar 2, 2021

    Ahh now I get it. Cat was pushed to the side ( Still PO'd about that ) so Bat and Ghost can have a bro-mance. Bat-Go

    The future state concept didn't really interest me so I can't say this issue was any better with it going back to how it began. At least that is the vibe that is being put out there about where this is all heading to. I got enough of this type of story over the years with Marvel and it's humans vs mutants crap. I'm really not interested in DC version of it.

    Damian running home to his mother was a let down. I was hoping for a stronger Damien in the background doing what he does and figuring out who he wants to be without everyone else. Instead he just runs home to mommy. I can understand her disappointmen more

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  • 5.0
    Quinn Mar 2, 2021

    What to say? I get what the author is doing, but I reject the premise of the story. We see Batman and Clownkiller track down thieves using hovermachines to steal stuff and Bats tell Clown not to kill or maim, they're just thieves.

    We see the latest villain saying Gotham is going to hell and why don't you, new mayor, buy my tech to save the city. It's the beginning of the Magistrate. The founder is a man called Mr. Saint and he grew up in Gotham before the Dark Times, before the (crime) Empire. He pitches that normal cops can't take don't abnormal crooks and that Gotham, once a shining beacon on a hill, is a national joke and no one wants to live there. (He has a point).

    We see reporters hanging out at Bruce's brownston more

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  • 5.0
    Afre Mar 3, 2021

    There wasn't anything to liek or dislike. I'm starting to get bored by this run.

    At least when I was reading King's run, I felt something. Anger and disappointment yes, but it was something.

    This is just eh.

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  • 4.0
    RedKSuperman Mar 3, 2021

    Main story is garbage. Secondary story should have been the main Tynion needs to go. Save your money kids.

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Mar 2, 2021

    This was kinda just slow and boring.

  • 5.0
    fenixalasnegras Mar 2, 2021

    It's good that all that Future State stuff ended. I didn't like it. Tynion since he took Batman every time he feels like he is less Batman, it was not a story that really caught me, there some intrigue but it was not interesting enough.

    Damian seems to be back in the game, I did not like his suit, rather he seems to have stolen it from some Aquaman character, it seems that he has gills and the cape looks as if he took it from some jester of some medieval court.

    Good ingredients but poorly baked. I hope this improves in the next issue.

  • 6.5
    Bats20832 Mar 4, 2021

    A relief to see a semi-"normal" Batman story again.

    But the continuing commitment to ultra-violence is just what public does not need.

    Batman does not need to team with someone whose stated "goal" is to "maim."

    I think part of the challenge for DC Comics is that a number of today's writers often genuinely DISLIKE Bruce Wayne, and more than that, they dislike the very idea of Bruce Wayne. In addition, they really don't like the idea of "crime-fighting" anymore. They really only want to write sci-fi stories, and use crime-fighting costumed characters in what they prefer to have as sci-fi plots, or as we keep moving into (as in Future State), "revolutionary" stories.

    In the second story, the cont more

  • 9.0
    Swift Planet Apr 18, 2021

    Nice to see James Tynion IV trying something new with Batman, and making good use of any additions to the supporting cast. Robin was really a don't blink or you'll miss it story, but a nice extra.

  • 8.0
    F.T. Wolf Mar 3, 2021

    Solid, enjoyable issue. Excellent art. The shots of Scarecrow in the background were especially striking, as well is the action.
    I like the dynamic of Batman has with both Oracle & Ghostmaker. The Magistrate isn't something I'm looking forward though. I found it the worst part of Future State so I'm not too thrilled to see it here.
    Robin backup is also good, though to short for any momentum to properly build up before its final panel rolled around.

  • 7.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 23, 2021

    Okay look I love Scarecrow. I love him and I’m not sorry about it. I don’t care that his new look is a whole Look. I love him, I will forgive anything for my spooky little boy.

  • 7.0
    TheKize Mar 8, 2021

    I really don't dig the Arkham games inspired aesthetics this series has used, so if the story doesn't really kick it into high gear, I find it too hard to enjoy issues of this run.

  • 5.5

    I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm already sick of Ghost Maker. These stupid bets he and Batman make are major yawners for what's supposed to pass as comic relief. It's amazed me how Tynion was off to a good start until halfway through the Joker War. He was doing better than he was in his Detective run. Too bad it's no longer the case. And to make matters worse DC is pulling the old "Add another 10 pages with a pointless backup story so we can raise the price a full dollar" trick.
    The main story was bland at best. The character of Simon Saint is a little interesting, but I have a feeling he'll also grow stale before his real purpose is fully revealed. I can't say i care for Scarecrow's newest look, but all comic artists have d more

  • 10
    GammaBurst Mar 2, 2021

    Outstanding beginning for the Dark Knight's new journey. Great writing art!

  • 10
    cincyfan Mar 8, 2021

    I absolutely loved this! The new scarecrow look is awesome! The story is fantastic and very well written I can't wait for the next issue. Tynion continues to be brilliant I hope he writes batman for as long as possible.

  • 9.5
    GEEKYTIME! Mar 3, 2021

    9.3!

  • 8.0
    Merlyn Mar 2, 2021

    The art is wonderful and I'm probably giving it this rating because I missed Batman as Batman in Gotham as it should always be.

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  • 8.0
    Klaushenna Mar 3, 2021

    The art is the true standout in this issue

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Mar 4, 2021

    Great cover. Absolutely great art. The story was not the best thing ever but it was good and the scarecrow looked great. I liked the hints to the future state books.

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Mar 9, 2021

    " I said bring it Down. Now."
    - BATMAN

  • 8.0
    nekizt Jun 15, 2021

    -Starts with an interesting tease
    -Great art.
    -Ghost-Maker is fun. Hope he keeps to be.
    -Unsanity Collective isn't exciting.
    -Tynion's Scarecrow is exciting
    -Harley Quinn page felt out of place and unnecessary

    -Robin backup issue is fine

  • 6.0
    Boudi Mar 29, 2021

    Jorge Jiménez is one of the best artists ever, this man has such talent. It appeares that we are taking Bruce in a totally different direction and creativity is always a good thing. The backup feature with Robin was also pretty nice. The bad things are the colours, the new villain because she seems lame and I am afraid of DC throwing Future State in our faces.

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