Batman #112

Writer: James Tynion IV, Brandon Thomas Artist: Jorge Jimenez, Jason Howard Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 8, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 42
7.5Critic Rating
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A story over a year in the making and set into motion with Infinite Frontier #0, Fear State begins! Batman played into the hands of the Scarecrow, who has unleashed a coordinated attack on Gotham City through his manipulation of Simon Saint and Peacekeeper-01! But there are other forces at work with the emergence of an Anti-Oracle spreading fake news across all channels and inciting terror and violence on the streets of Gotham! Backup: Clownhunter has turned down help from Batman, Leslie Thompkins, the Red Hood, and everyone else who has offered it to him, thinking that he can handle being a vigilante on the streets of Gotham City by himself. more

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Sep 7, 2021

    "Fear State" is shaping up to be the most exciting Batman-line event in years, elevating an underrated and underused villain to A list status while setting the stage for a new Gotham to emerge from this latest trauma... for good or for ill. Clownhunter is constantly falling into these problematic situations, and this time could be the worst of all, at least for him. For me its great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 7, 2021

    Much of the cast is split around Gotham without too much to do this issue, but coming off the jam-packed Alpha issue, it's a good break that shows us just how much Gotham's fabric is collapsing in only a short time. Read Full Review

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

    Batman #112 marks the end of Tynion's set-up for the major event that will conclude his run on the title. The potential is there for this to be an all-time classic story, but it remains to be seen if Tynion can deliver. I'm hoping he can. Thomas' Clownhunter backup story shows some potential too. But it's an interesting beginning and I look forward to seeing where he's going with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 7, 2021

    Jorge Jimenez delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. There are so many great visual moments to be found throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 8, 2021

    Batman #112 is a really solid start to “Fear State”. It amps up Scarecrow so he feels like a real threat to everyone. Tynion does is best to give us a new take on what we've seen before over and over. The visuals too give a slightly different take to what we've seen before. And, most importantly, it doesn't feel like a distraction from the direction the Batman titles are moving when it comes to “Future State” and a possible future Gotham. This is a great example of an event tying into the greater meta story. More of this please. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Sep 7, 2021

    Batman #112 is another highly consistent issue that adds more weight to the current storyline. Gotham City feels like a ticking time bomb now, with combustible elements ready to explode in a big way. I implore all readers to get on board for the Fear State arc, as all the early signs point towards it being something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 11, 2021

    This issue is a bit too much of a retread of last week's Alpha issue, but there's still enough new story " and some continually amazing artwork "to make this issue worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 7, 2021

    In a lot of ways this felt like a retread of what Tynion has already established. Fear State is off to a slow start, but there's enough moving pieces that this should be the final prelude before the mini-event really gets going. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Ben Morin Sep 7, 2021

    Fans of James Tynion's run thus far will find a lot of enjoyment here. All of the new characters and seeds he's planted are slowly coming to fruition. Fear State holds a lot of promise for the Bat-titles, but the jury is still out on how game-changing this event will turn out to be. As it stands,Fear State is off to a steady start backed by brilliant art. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 8, 2021

    Batman #112 works well as an extension for how Batman: Fear State Alpha #1 set-up the latest big event that is taking over Gotham City. This issue emphasizes how Batman is going to working from behind as Scarecrow and the Magistrate are several steps ahead of him. Which all sets a strong foundation for a Batman event that I am fully invested in from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Sep 9, 2021

    Batman #112 is available now at your local comic shop so make sure you pick your copy up today and let us know what you thought about this issue by leaving a comment below! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Sep 7, 2021

    Batman #112 treads water. While the artwork is beautiful and haunting, the narrative barely moves forward. Hopefully, James Tynion IV can regain momentum for this event as it moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 7, 2021

    After feeling let down by the Fear State Alpha issue, I was hoping Batman #112 would get me pumped up for this crossover event.  It did not.  The issue looked great, but Tynion gives readers more recap (and recap of recap) and meanders around a bit instead of much forward progression.  I know it just started, but I have not enjoyed this start at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Sep 7, 2021

    Batman #112 is a retread of Batman: Fear State: Alpha #1. However, whereas Alpha was a bit of a snooze, this issue brings a stylish and visually engaging tone that makes it much more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 8, 2021

    James Tynion proves, once again, that he's not only the king of exposition but that he's the king of regurgitating exposition. This issue does nothing to move the needle and fails to deliver any excitement unless the final page does the trick for you. But even then, Peace Keeper X is nothing more than a copy of a copy, which is just an individual representation of a very tired idea. Jorge Jimenez's art is fantastic, but also completely wasted considering there's literally nothing for him to do here. I was excited for Fear State, but this first chapter was nothing more than a massive letdown. Oh, and skip the Clownhunter backup. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Quinn Sep 7, 2021

    More of the same from Tynion, which is just basically a rehash of previous Batman stories done in the past. In this it's Knightfall. Batman is replaced by a more violent version that kills and hears voices.

    Batman has to, through shear force of will, fight off the attack that was meant to cripple him. In Knightfall, it was his back, here it's Scarecrow's mental games. You may say that's different, but I am declaring variation of theme.

    Calling in Ghost who wears white bed sheets is just like how Batman called in Azrael. It's not a one to one parallel, but it's pretty close. All the actual action took place in another side book. So this issue is all exposition setting up the new paradigm. St. Simon Says wants to go thro more

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  • 6.0
    Afre Sep 7, 2021

    It's not like this is bad. But after Alpha being mostly setup, this issue being just recap and more setup really isn't a good thing for this series' pacing.

    I've reread Tynion's Batman run and while I do like it more now when reading it back-to-back, this series really has poor pacing and plot progression.

    But Jimenez's art is still wonderful.

  • 8.5
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Sep 7, 2021

    Arte maravilhosa, o problema da edição é que 80% já estava em Alpha.
    Mas a cena da Cass derrubando o Batman me ganha uns pontos.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Sep 7, 2021

    I am probably one of the minority bit I really enjoy the beginning. The art is great and even though it's recap I feel that at least the story is finally progressing for once. We actually know the purpose of magistrate for once and the exposition isn't that bad

  • 8.0
    Loafy Trophy Sep 9, 2021

    Jimenez is really doing some top notch work here. I stopped on multiple pages just to admire his art and Morey's colors just sing. And while the issue was a bit exposition heavy, I think it worked as we continue to see Tynion's pieces move into place. The general sense of paranoia the writing exudes permeates each character and really lends to the overall theme of the event. I'm a bit worried about event bloat, but so far we're off to a pretty great start.

  • 7.0
    Mout Sep 7, 2021

    Nice issue, but that ´´unofficial`` Peacemaker with with a Saint logo on his chest was dumb as fuck. Loved seeing Cassandra drawn by Jimenez.

  • 6.5
    Merlyn Sep 7, 2021

    I thought the first story was ok, again very great art from Jimenez, the second was just unnecessary and bad.

    + LikeComments (4)
  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Sep 8, 2021

    Drivel, pure drivel. Is it a race to the bottom for DC at this point?

  • 10
    cincyfan Sep 12, 2021

    This continues to be my favorite book. Unbelievably great writing and artwork. I love everything about this one

  • 8.5
    UxasIs Sep 13, 2021

    Batman - 8.5/10

    Ghost-Maker - 8/10

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Sep 16, 2021

    Really not sure what folks are asking for. This is a high stakes story with a classic Batman villain and new ones, a lot of toys to play with and storylinrs running snd it never skips a beat.

    Im having a good time reading this.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Sep 12, 2021

    I actually liked this one. It was a little redundant but kept me entertained. I also didnt mind the back up story either.

  • 7.5
    Rohan Sep 7, 2021

    A lot of dialogue, mostly which is recap. The writer does ramp up a little bit since the "fear state" event has started with this issue and it does excite for the next issue but its sill nothing special.

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