Batman #113

Writer: James Tynion IV, Brandon Thomas Artist: Jorge Jimenez, Jason Howard Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 22, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 67
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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Ghost-Maker reveals a dark revelation about his past connection to Jonathan Crane while Batman puts together the pieces of Scarecrow’s master plan. Using the Unsanity Collective’s technology, the villain plans to detonate a “Fear Bomb” in Gotham City! Backup: Clownhunter has been dosed by the Scarecrow with a deadly fear toxin and is now traveling through his greatest nightmare of Gotham City. Will the Clownhunter center himself and strike back at Scarecrow? Or will he succumb to all his worst fears?!

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Sep 21, 2021

    Batman 113 continues to advance the Fear State plotline, sending the characters careening toward a decisive answer to the question: Is there a place for the Magistrate in Gotham City? It is big and thrilling and still manages to maintain its humanity and the inter-character dynamics that have made the Gotham titles such a pleasure. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 21, 2021

    This issue, like the last, is mostly prelude before a coming massive showdown, and it's a testament to just how good Tynion's writing is that it hasn't lost a step. Read Full Review

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

    With Batman #113, Tynion has brought us to the point where the real fun begins. As Batman says, "Scarecrow's turned the city into a powder keg. Peacekeeper-01's the match that's going to blow it all to hell". And now we will find out if Tynion's story will live up to this explosive promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 21, 2021

    Jimenez delivers some beautiful imagery. I really enjoyed the scenes with Batman and Montoya where the character seemed to be connected directly to the shadows in the room. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 27, 2021

    The Dark Knight's darkest hour gets intense. It's a great chapter for one of the most interesting creative teams working in comics right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 22, 2021

    Batman has been an excellent series and Batman #113 does a good job giving us a slight break for new readers and laying out the challenge and what might be ahead. It's a slight pause to the flow but it's still not bad and does answer at least one issue, how did Scarecrow mess with Batman's head. As a slice of the overall story, it's solid. On it's own, it's a bit wobbly though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Sep 21, 2021

    Batman #113 is a nice contrast to previous issues, as it's Slightly slower-paced, but not to its detriment. It's an issue with lots to digest and enjoy. As this arc continues over the next couple of months, we will no doubt get more bang for our buck, but this is perfect for right now, and this installment is certainly one that fans should really enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Ben Morin Sep 21, 2021

    Batman #113 rectifies some past problems while continuing others. The action beats are the high points here especially with the artwork. Yet at the same time, the issue continues to feel the need to over-explain/re-explain the plot and somehow still leave the end goal ambiguous. This issue is a step in the right direction for the arc and continues to be one of the best illustrated books on the comic rack. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 21, 2021

    Fear State isnt gaining much momentum and so far hasnt been as edge of your seats exciting as The Joker War. Tynion clearly still has time to end his Batman run on a high note, but its coming off the blocks very slowly so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 23, 2021

    Batman #113 solidifies the foundation for Fear State created by the two issues that proceeded it. Now that all the set-up is out of the way Fear State could quickly match and exceed the scope of a story we saw in Joker War. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 25, 2021

    Another fine issue of Fear State, with solid writing and art; though one rather silly retcon really pushes credibility. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 21, 2021

    Fear State continues, and while I want to see how the Scarecrow's plan is working in a big picture sort of way, Tynion narrows the view even more.  This issue looks great, but the story only moves inches on all fronts and needs to pick up asap.  Hopefully, the tie-ins lend a hand because the main book has been a dud so far. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Nicole Drum Sep 22, 2021

    Ultimately though, the closer we get to the end of Tynion's run, the more it seems like the real plan is just to keep repeating things and hope no one notices there's no "there" there. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Sep 21, 2021

    Batman #113 is an exhaustive exercise in repetition with incredible art. Your eyes will love the visuals, but the lack of story and repeat exposition will make you weary. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Sep 25, 2021

    I'm so tired of being told about what's going on instead of seeing literally anything happen. This is incredibly boring, albeit flashy and pretty to look at, but I can't wait to move past it. I was really excited for Fear State as well, I'm disappointed. Read Full Review

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