Batman #107

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Jorge Jimenez, Ricardo Lpez Ortiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 7, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 54
7.8Critic Rating
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Tensions are sky-high in Gotham City following the events at Arkham Asylum, and public opinion and unrest are starting to boil over. The Dark Knight has his hands full juggling the investigation of the reappearance of an old enemy and the rise of a new gang in Gotham called the Unsanity Collective...Gotham City is getting more dangerous by the minute!
Plus, in part one of “Legend of the Ghost-Maker,” James Tynion IV and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz tell the most insane tale of action and adventure featuring Batman’s frenemy Ghost-Maker! This one is not to be missed!

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 6, 2021

    Batman #107 is another stellar installment of one of DC's can't miss titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee Apr 15, 2021

    This run has been quite a ride so far, so strap in! This is a really exciting time to be a Batman fan! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 7, 2021

    From beginning to end James Tynion and Jorge Jimenez have your attention in everything that takes place in Batman #107. Every character from Batman to Harley Quinn to new characters that debut have their own stories going on. And each of them builds greater investment in what is going on in Gotham City after the events of A-Day. This is definitely a must have Batman comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail May 30, 2021

    Batman #107 is a high-intensity, drama-filled story that keeps the reader wanting more. I'm very excited to see how the story plays out and how Scarecrow and the Unsanity Collective's plans for Gotham interact with each other. Be sure to check out this issue on Tuesday, April 6, 2021! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 6, 2021

    This is very much a breather issue, but that's not a criticism at all. James Tynion's Gotham feels alive in a way the city rarely does, and that allows him to make issues like this"where we're mostly waiting for the chaos to break loose"as compelling as the big action set pieces. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 6, 2021

    Both Jimenez and Ortiz deliver beautiful visuals throughout the issue. Jimenez perfectly captures the gritty, detailed world of Gotham City and its inhabitants. Oritz delivers art filled with action and energy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ryan Perry Apr 6, 2021

    Tynion IV and Jiminez give readers every reason to come back to this series for Batman #108. The story is developing in interesting ways, the characters are becoming more interesting, and there's the promise of finally exploring the Unsanity Collective in a classic Batman way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 6, 2021

    Batman #107 is a solid comic that really feels like it moves the series forward. It balances the current story while setting up what's to come. It doesn't feel like it's just focused on the future. More impressively, it takes the concepts that we know are coming and teases them out. It dances around what's to come hinting at the future and doing so in a way that makes it all the more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Apr 7, 2021

    While the backup story isn't terrible by any means it's need to drown us in new characters bring my score down a bit. The main Batman story has me extremely excited for what's coming up in Gotham and the art makes this book a pure joy to look at! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Apr 9, 2021

    In just two issues this creative team has reestablished this title as DC's flagship. It's tense, engaging and totally worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 10, 2021

    This is bread and butter Batman comics. It's pretty much everything you could ask for, with gorgeous artwork and good, solid character work all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 18, 2021

    There's a lot going on in this book right now and it's absolutely riveting. With all this around to unpack, it's clear there's a ton in store for the Dark Knight and Gotham City. Starting off this next phase with the Scarecrow and the heightened tension of the city is a great choice. You really get the feeling that this place is a powder keg and that's the perfect place for fear to spread. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 6, 2021

    When all is said and done, Batman #107 delivers a finely paced story that builds its core narrative while also taking a couple of moments to deliver some great character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Apr 6, 2021

    Batman #107 is an enjoyable read. Whilst the pace is fairly sedate, the plot is involved enough to demand one's attention. With some tough times in the pipeline for Batman, the markers are laid down here. Hopefully the next couple of issues see them bear fruit. With a certain Mr Malone appearing at the issue's denouement, undercover fun beckons in #108! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Apr 6, 2021

    Batman #107 is heavy with exposition - that's almost the entirety of what this issue is - but boy is it gorgeous! Jorge Jimenez delivers a phenomenal Scarecrow, and we can be hopeful that all of this sometimes unnecessary worldbuilding from writer James Tynion will have an amazing payoff down the line. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Apr 9, 2021

    While the artwork on the two stories is interesting, it is hard to ignore that the primary tale feels a bit disjointed or at least too slow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Apr 7, 2021

    The post-Future State Batman is certainly giving the series a much-needed mystery, but in James Tynion IV's hands, that mystery is getting muddled thanks to an excessive amount of dialog and posturing, much of it which serves only to kick a dead horse, as it were. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Apr 6, 2021

    This issue of Batman is a long winded one as page after page of dialogue gets thrown at the reader, and not necessarily important dialogue. Sure, it will appease the fans that want every little thing explained, but most fans just want the important things covered. What is important to the story? That's all the majority of readers really care about. Overall, this issue is kind of dull but shows promise. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 8, 2021

    Batman, written under James Tynion's pen, is not good. Some of the plots sound awesome, but to say that the execution is question would be incredibly kind" Because the execution is terrible. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Merlyn Apr 6, 2021

    Wow, Tynion really must think himself so smart with the "strawman" metaphor that wasn't AT ALL super obvious to anyone. The Harley bits were cringe, even though I'm not against her role as sidekick to Batman, it's just that the writing was painfully bad. And again with the parallels to covid quarantine. What is it with these sadist writers that instead of helping us escape this nightmare we're living in, they're bombarding us with that stuff even in our comics? Also, the "unsanity" collective is another cringey idea, classic Tynion. I don't even want to think about what stupid idea he'll come up with for his next Punchline, Miracle Molly. The second story is bad too and I'm tired of him hyping Ghost-Maker just because he created him, there' more

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  • 4.5
    fenixalasnegras Apr 6, 2021

    Batman's story is slow, it's not bad at all. Batman now feels more like Detective Comics and vs.

    I don't understand why insistence in make to Harley a hero is an idiotic character

    The backup story is bad ends up ruining the number, if this number feels ambiguous and slow with this it feels like a complete filler to only to justify 5 dollars where the story gives very little. Everything feels so messed up with all this new multiverse idea, the thankless FS.

    Put in the numbers characters that you do not want to read WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A FUCK, just to raise prices, I think it is unfair to buy a Batman comic that in itself the quality is not the best with Tynion in command and now this.
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  • 4.0
    Quinn Apr 6, 2021

    Let's see. Everything is a set up of the new status quo. Scarecrow is calling the shots with the guy who will make tomorrow. Harley tries to do good, but because she's nuts, she's hitting cops who surprise her with baseball bats.

    The Gotham police are actually doing their job, so they don't appreciate Bats contaminating crime scenes, and Barb is setting up mini-Batsignals across Gotham. Why not just text. Seriously. If Bats is on the outs, why be so public with contact protocols?

    Blind, new-old Friend of Bruce is doing - stuff? I don't know. The overall effect of the issue is just treading water. The new status quo could have been set up in three pages, and we could have had a kick-ass action scene. I can't say I'm a f more

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  • 2.0
    Svarietyy Apr 6, 2021

    WHY is Harley Quinn still getting featured on this book? Seriously, she was pretty much the main character of Joker War and she's still on this

    Only redeeming thing about this book is the art, which remains as fantastic as ever with Jimenez. The writing is strictly sub-par and should not be the norm for DC's premiere title.
    Please get Zdarsky or someone of that calibre to write Batman, Tynion clearly isn't cutout for it and introducing tons of OC's every arc isn't gonna make readers anymore interested.

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  • 4.0
    Bats20832 Apr 8, 2021

    The issue has a story for The Batman moving onward to the "Future State" and an embarrasingly bad second story with the criminal Ghost-Maker fighting a "rich" Madame Midas ("the richest woman on Earth") hiring assassins to stop criminal Ghost-Maker, setting up a fight on "Devil Skull Island." (not even worth an eyeroll). Oh and plans for "mini-Batsignals" to be used like burner cell phones.

    The Batman storyline is an exposition story of flashbacks, while he is tortured by the Scarecrow. It sets up more of the "Future State" groundwork, for those who like that (I don't). The idea of writers pairing The Batman to appear with criminal characters, such as criminal Ghost-Maker or criminal Harley Quinn is designed to further blur (rede more

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  • 7.5
    Spacey Medicine Sep 16, 2021

    Main story good, backup so-so.

  • 7.0

    Better than last issue, I'll give it that. It should be interesting to see where Scarecrow's connection to Saint goes. I smell conspiracy of vast proportions. Someone's playing this unstable city like a game of chess (and this time let's NOT have it end up being the Joker). The question is whether Tynion will make this develop into an intriguing mystery or if he'll continue to focus on his creating of a new cockamamie seventh-rate character every other issue. Sadly, I have a feeling I already know.
    I didn't even bother to read the Ghost Maker story. That's how tired of and uninteresting I find him. I won't expect his eventually inevitable regular ongoing series (Which will be written by.....His creator James Tynion IV, well who'd have more

  • 5.5
    Afre Apr 6, 2021

    I really liked the art. It was great.

    As for the story. There is one. It moves like a snail would. So it makes this one hard to recommend. Since nothing happens here.

    Again, very "meh" issue.

  • 9.5
    cincyfan Apr 10, 2021

    I enjoyed both stories especially the Batman one. I like the ghost maker character a lot and am excited to read more

  • 8.5
    daspidaboy Apr 7, 2021

    Pretty great story with engaging dialogue from Harley Quinn and artwork

  • 8.5
    Mout Aug 8, 2021

    Matches Malone!!!!

  • 8.0
    F.T. Wolf Apr 7, 2021

    While a bit long-winded this issue is still as enjoyable & well drawn as #106. While I don't agree with every direction this run seems to take (e.g. Renee Montoya) its moving the story forward in an intersting way.
    The Ghostmaker backup is enjoyable.

  • 7.5
    Harold Apr 9, 2021

    I think it was a nice ıssue. It was fine, if not as good as the first issue. All I want is a little more action

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Apr 16, 2021

    " Hi ! My name is Stabbo ! Doctor Harley says i need my meds !"
    - HARLEY QUINN

  • 7.5
    nekizt Jun 15, 2021

    -Same tease with the first issue, without moving the story further is unnecessary and boring
    -Great art
    -Not much has has happened

    -Ghost-Maker backup issue is dumb fun. Pointless but I am ok with it.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Apr 7, 2021

    The main story deserved a little higher grade bit the back up story brought it down. Ghost maker just doesnt seem like a likable character to me at all. Hes way too brash and explains what hes doing more than a villain. The main story was pretty good. I really like the art and they do a good job with the scarecrow.

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  • 7.0
    TheKize Apr 13, 2021

    If you missed out on last month's issue, this one almost makes for a better intro to the current arc. The opening montage of media talking heads briefing the reader on Gotham's latest set of troubles is very well done. Unfortunately, there's little here to advance the plot. Slow burns are well and good, but a monthly comic that feels like it's not moving forward gets frustrating pretty fast.

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Apr 16, 2021

    You know, I really liked the mood at the beginning. The art, the coloring, the writing, all came together to create what was essentially a horror story, and I like Batman in horror. Unfortunately, that mood isn't maintained. Things went downhill with Harley and Ghost Maker. That whole part stuck out, in a bad way. And who is the rose woman? Is that an Ivy acolyte or something? Can we please slow down with the subplots and tell a coherent arc. I like those. I genuinely like the Scarecrow stuff, so the Unsanity Collective just drag the issue down for me. More Scarecrow and his strawmen, please. As for the back up, I didn't like it. The art isn't really my style. The lettering, which is something I don't really talk about, is also bad. It's so more

  • 6.5
    PopeKheris23 Apr 7, 2021

    The art was fantastic, but not much happened in this one. I'm excited to find out more about the Unsanity Collective but there wasn't much progress on that front in this issue. Harley's writing was so-so. I feel like she's being written a lot dumber than she is.

  • 5.0
    Batman Jones Apr 6, 2021

    Jimenez is always incredible. Tynion’s introducing a new character about every issue, apparently hoping one will stick and he’ll get that sweet IP money, but that’s pretty much all he’s doing. And I’m about out of the rope I’d been giving him hoping it would eventually get better.

    Which is all disappointing. His run on Detective was special.

    Man, I hate writing bad reviews.

  • 4.5
    Boudi Apr 7, 2021

    Jimenez is always amazing. But man, Tynion needs to go faster or I'll think about dropping a title that I usually love. And it's a shame because I mostly like Tynion, his Detective Comics run was great, I like his JLD and all of that, but this is just lame man. Let's hope the next issue has a better story than this.

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  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Apr 15, 2021

    Honestly get Tynion off this book. He's made a mess of things and it's going to take a real good writer to undo the damage of it. I don't know what this story is but it's convoluted and not interesting. Also, what is with the causal swearing in the dialogue? If I wanted to read a Black Label book I would. DC needs to sit their writers down and flush out any writer who can't tell a story without their personal bias's or political beliefs seeping into the story. The sooner this happens the better DC Comics will be as a company.

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