Batman #111

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Jorge Jimenez, Ricardo Lpez Ortiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 48
7.5Critic Rating
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Mayor Nakano announces a crackdown on masked vigilantes just as the Magistrate moves against the Unsanity Collective. Batman attempts to avert a bloodbath, while the Scarecrow makes his final move..."Fear State" is about to begin! Backup: Ghost-Maker faces his most gruesome adversary yet...the horrific Razorline!

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Aug 3, 2021

    James Tynion IV continues to push Gotham in new and exciting ways, redefining the city and its denizens for the foreseeable future. Batman 111 is a largely transitional issue, moving Batman and Gotham toward the incoming 'Fear State" event, and Ghost-Maker toward the conclusion of his backup story in the 2021 Batman Annual later this year. While that does make it light on resolutions for a book that technically ends two separate features, it does deftly accomplish what it is trying to do: prepare the world, the characters, and the readers for "Fear State"... and Gotham's terrifying future. As it happens, Fear State has me more excited than any Bat-title crossover has in years, so if that's what we're here to do this month, that's fine by me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 3, 2021

    Ghost-Maker's ascent up the tower continues to be highly entertaining, and I'm looking forward to him finally facing Madame Midas. It's superhero comics by way of Korean martial arts films. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Aug 3, 2021

    Batman #111 is another highly consistent release that crams in a lot of content into its pages. We get art that explodes off the page, violence that packs a huge punch, plotting that's enticing with a page-turning quality, and a real sense of peril and high stakes. As this arc enters its home strait, anything could happen to any of the characters. Issue #112 needs to be at the top of everybody's pull lists, as there's no sounder investment to be made! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 4, 2021

    Batman #111 is the culmination of Tynion's build-up to Fear State. Given how amazing Joker War was, I expect that Fear State will prove just as great. I will be eagerly watching to see if Tynion can deliver with this event story. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 3, 2021

    Jimenez has a brilliant eye for both detail and movement in the Batman story. There is an energy to the visuals that helps drive the story forward. Lopez Ortiz has does some great work with the Ghost Maker story. The visual style of the story is great and I love the anime influences. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Aug 9, 2021

    The Dark Knight's latest adventure is drawing to a close with a hell of a twist. The art from both Jimenez and Morey is some of the best in comics right now, and Tynion proves that he's one of the best writers in comics today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 4, 2021

    Batman #111 sets everything into place for the upcoming Fear State story be an event I am entering at the maximum hype level. James Tynion and Jorge Jimenez do an excellent job making the unknown something to be excited about. In the process they turn Scarecrow into a top-tier villain with how terrifying he comes across. Everything else that goes down in Batman #111 creates a lot of questions for how the Batman Family will deal with the rise of Scarecrow and the Magistrate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 7, 2021

    Art, storytelling and characters come together nicely for another solid, enjoyable chapter in this ongoing Batman saga. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Aug 3, 2021

    James Tynion IV and Jorge Jimenez wrap up the first arc of Batman to follow "Future State" with a series of action set pieces and a third-act betrayal that sets up the next big Gotham crossover: "Fear State." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 3, 2021

    Tynion might be getting too ambitious with this story arc, but it's certainly keeping Batman from getting boring. It'd be nice for a break between these extended arcs though if for no other reason than allowing Batman to recover and assess how things have played out. Tynion hasn't really done much with the vast potential of Bruce Wayne losing his fortune and with the constant battles flowing into the next one, it doesn't feel like as big a change to the status quo as it should. Hopefully Tynion can allow things to cool down soon to spend more time on Batman and his supporting cast when they're not in action 24/7. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 5, 2021

    Batman #111 makes it quite clear that James Tynion has been building to Fear State under the guise of Future State/ the Magistrate. The issue reveals a number of plot threads that will unfold in the upcoming event, and they're executed well enough that I'm interested. Incredible artwork from Jorge Jimenez and Tomeu Morey " along with some entertaining and engaging action " makes this a worthy read. That doesn't mean the issue is without its problems though. James Tynion still has opportunities, namely his depiction of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Aug 3, 2021

    Batman #111 ends as one would expect, laying the groundwork for the upcoming Fear State event. It's fun, albeit predictable. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 3, 2021

    Batman #111 is an okay issue that gets everything in place for Fear State. Because of that, the excitement is what's coming, not what's happening, and while the art was good,  there wasn't anything that stood out.  Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andrew Roby Aug 8, 2021

    An amazing Batman book, but I'm getting tired of these intrusive Ghost Maker bonus stories. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 4, 2021

    The current core of Batman's story isn't serving to tell a Batman story. It's designed to back fill "Future State," just with Tynion dressing things up with flash and gimmick characters. When you realize that, when the whole of Simon Saint's plan is laid out completely bare in the issue, it takes the shine off of everything else. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Lal Aug 3, 2021

    This story has potential, but right now it's just too frustrating to read with this never-ending influx of new characters, and the fact that the current Batfamily is basically just Harley and Ghost-maker.


    The art is still absolutely stunning and is one of the redeeming qualities of the book.

  • 8.0
    Gavan Aug 4, 2021

    Solid issue. Not much more to say. Good set-up for ‘Fear State’ as well

  • 7.0
    sHaMalAm Aug 3, 2021

    While I do miss the more grounded and "depressing" Batman stories, I don't really mind how fun, well paced and action packed this storyline has been.

    Is it the best thing ever? No, not even close but it's fun and sort of cheesy in all the right ways. That being said, this does somewhat cheapen the Fear State event and I probably won't be taking it as seriously as I should be.

    The art is fantastic and does wonders to elevate this middling story. The Future State continuity never strongly resonated with me and I definitely do not want it to be rehashed in canon. Here's hoping to a better next arc because this feels way less serious than I wish it would be. I miss the drama and the gravity that I'm used to from Batman, more

  • 3.5
    Quinn Aug 3, 2021

    Again, an issue where nothing really happens. It begins with Facist Dum-Dum Dugan lookalike holding a gun on two video characters with clown colors. The evil corporation has gotten the drop on the Tynion anarhcist group. His third such group he's introduced into Batman mythos, if I am not mistaken. (If I am, forgive me). Facist Dum-Dum blathers on and we actually see him shoot one of the prisoners. Well we see a shot of him firing his gun. He is positioned about three feet away from the prisoners, calling her a hippie (No one uses hippy anymore except Eric Cartman). She ducks. Which is fair enough. But while she is crouched down, she pulls out a cable from her belt, Attaches one end to the other girl's necklace, which is some sort of tech t more

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  • 3.5
    Merlyn Aug 3, 2021

    Another boring issue from Tynion, I feel like fanfic would be better at this point. At least in fanfic most people use the characters from Gotham that people know and love, not the Unsanity Collective (still an idiotic name, btw) and Ghost-Maker, who is the lite and boring version of Red Hood. The whole issue is pretty bad with Molly escaping ridiculously from situations Batman would have trouble with. If his objective is to create an even more annoying character than Punchline or to make PK-01 sympathetic, he's doing a great job with Molly. Btw, Tynion, we get it, the whole "they" thing, no need to repeat that pronoun five times until we get you're woke. Even the art wasn't that great this issue and the second story is as bad as it's been more

  • 7.5
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Aug 4, 2021

    Não irei dizer que estou adorando esse run, mas essa edição foi uma leitura agradável, apesar da Harley.

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Aug 3, 2021

    This is just set up for Fear State, but I still like this story due to its action, art style, and the upcoming crossover event. The dialogue is a bit weird but whatever.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Aug 4, 2021

    The main story was pretty good. I really don't like the unsanity collective so as soon as the focus shifted from them it was pretty good. But the parts with Miracle Molly were just not every good at all and kind of corny. The back up story was ok but not worth the extra cash.

  • 10
    cincyfan Aug 7, 2021

    Wow! This continues to be my favorite book. I can't say enough about how much I have loved what James tynion has done. The Batman story was incredible! I'm really into the miracle molly charecter and I really dig the unsanity collective. The artwork in the Batman story is fantastic as well. I also really enjoy learning more and more about ghostmaker the more I read of him the more I love that character as well.i would score this a 10+

  • 8.0
    TSMack Aug 10, 2021

    I thought the artwork was great & Tynion's story kept me interested to the end. One thing though. The media is viewing the situation, and they are too dumb to see that the Magistrates are trying to massacre the Unsanity Collective? Again, I don't care about the tedious White Deadpool story.

  • 8.0
    UxasIs Aug 13, 2021

    Batman - 8.5/10

    Ghost-maker - 7.5/10

  • 7.0

    So here we have Batman with The Joker's equally out of her head groupie and the poorest Deadpool Rip-off of all time against A mentally unhinged Robocop wannabe with a pointless group of freaks that bring nothing but filler material.
    I'm not holding much hope for Fear state, but at least Tynion will be gone when it ends. So goodbye, good luck and take your poor characters with you. I swear everything's been downhill since Future State and its $7 each issues.
    As always I didn't even browse at the Ghost Maker story. I don't know how Tynion isn't facing a multi million dollar lawsuit from Marvel over ripping Deadpool off-badly. But he's going to learn when he sets out to make up his own stuff he's going to need to do a lot better at more

  • 6.5
    Psycamorean Aug 3, 2021

    The problem with this book is that despite having great art, and competent writing, it is slow and dull. This entire arc has been nothing but set up for Fear State, while not really having a cohesive story in and of itself. The ending to this issue is a great example of my problem with this arc. It's such a whimper non-ending. The back-up continues to bore me. I do not care about how cool and awesome Ghost-Maker is. Make him do something cool and awesome, don't just tell me about it with a bunch of hypeman new villains. Also, can we just talk about how Razorline is just Pinhead from the Hellraiser films? I was so hoping he'd say, "I have such sights to show you," just to know that Tynion is aware of how much of a copy his new OC is, and emb more

  • 5.5
    KFuqua Aug 6, 2021

    I typically don't mind Tynion and like Jimenez, but Batman is just not good right now. This is a terrible story and it make no sense to have it going this way.

  • 4.0
    Afre Aug 4, 2021

    The art is just so good in this book. And it is completely wasted in this.

    And that is the only good thing about this. I am currently so bored and annoyed by this. I do repeat myself by saying that "nothing happens, I am bored, etc..." But it is what I mostly feel by reading this.

    I loathed King's run. But at least I felt something when I read it. At least it felt like one writer's vision.

    This one feels just so generic that tries to please everyone but pleases no one. I don't know what happened to Tynion but this just isn't it.

    Each issue we are introduced to a new character that the readers forget by the next issue. I really don't remember what is going on currently. But I do remember King's run more

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