Batman #115

Writer: James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan Artist: Jorge Jimenez, Jorge Corona, Bengal Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 20, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 52
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Batman and Miracle Molly are all that stands between Gotham City and absolute insanity! But an unhinged Simon Saint brings all the resources of the Magistrate to bear on the Dark Knight...is victory at hand for the Scarecrow?
Back-Up: Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown have each other's backs no matter what-even if it means punching some Magistrate soldier butt, and putting an even bigger target on their backs. Meanwhile, a mysterious Anti-Oracle character finally makes contact directly with Babs and has a few things to say about the unethical nature of Oracle's powers, and what they think should be done about it.

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 19, 2021

    This story has been giving just about every member of Tynion's larger Bat-family the chance to shine, and the end of the issue escalates the threat to a new level. Scarecrow continues to be a terrifying presence in the background, but one who prefers to let others do his dirty work. And that makes this story feel very different from past Bat-events. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Oct 19, 2021

    Bright, fun, and fresh, Batgirls serves as an excellent introduction to what looks to be a promising run on a long-awaited team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 2, 2021

    Batman #115 is another great chapter of Tynion's ambitious Fear State event. Tynion has positioned all the pieces on the board, and now it remains to be seen how the endgame plays out. Hopefully, the ending lives up to the buildup that he has given it. In any case, it will be an exciting blowout of a battle as Batman fights to save Gotham from the Scarecrow's Fear State. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Oct 19, 2021

    Batman #115 is a more sedate issue than its predecessor, but no less enjoyable. Pulling on the various threads, and giving them all a bit of their time in the sun, it feels like each one is building up to a violent crescendo. As the Tynion era starts to approach the final furlong, all parties concerned are going to be feeling the after effects for some time to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 23, 2021

    This remains an exciting storyline, even if this issue leans a little too heavily into new, hastily-introduced characters being the key to everything. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 19, 2021

    Bengal and Jimenez deliver some solid art throughout the issue. The contrasting styles are fine on their own, but together they contribute to the disjointed nature of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 19, 2021

    Fear State is coming to an end along with Tynions tenure on the title. So far it hasnt been the grand finale expected given the tremendous start of his run. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 19, 2021

    Batman's Fear Statestory carries on here, but it progresses in a much too slow way. Bouncing from multiple plots with little action makes for a rather boring fourth chapter. Expect to find some table setting in an okay chapter that could have used the zing of Jimenez's art a lot more. Still, the backup is enjoyable which makes the overall package worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Oct 19, 2021

    Batman #115 further expands upon the Scarecrow plot at the heart of Fear State, and it feels far smaller than the grandiose promises of an event book. It's not necessarily bad, but it's far from what this event was advertised as. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 19, 2021

    This book looks good, but there is barely a story going on and what little we do get is boring.  Tynion can't decide who the main villain should be, and almost all the significant plot developments get forced in.  Fear State keeps becoming more and more a mess as it goes on, and that is not a good trend at all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 20, 2021

    There is just too much going on and anything important feels poorly jammed in. This is not a good Batman story. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 8, 2021

    At this point, I'm checked out on Tynion's "Fear State." It's not offering anything " other than Jorge Jimenez's art " to keep me interested or invested. Once again, Tynion is writing around his story, and despite a solid set-up to the arc, there's just no substance here. Because of that, I can't recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Merlyn Oct 19, 2021

    This book should honestly be called "Miracle Molly" since Batman is just a sideshow for Tynion's pet character. Not even the art could save this because the art was also shitty. As was the backup. As is this whole event, Tynion can't go away to Substack faster.

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  • 7.5
    Robin Oct 19, 2021

    Kinda better then previous one still to much dialogue to the point it's not interesting sometimes, plus the book has little to do with Batman, I don't know what it is about writers writing 'Batman' but not about batman. It is not a like couple or like even a six issue arc thing, all Tom king wrote was Batcat in every story he did like all he knew about batman was his relation with Catwoman and not Tynion only writes about the new characters he has created, I get that writers earn money for characters and it might benefit him but it doesn't benefit the story or the character whose book it is. I really didn't want to say this but I can't wait for Tynion to leave and Williamson to take over.

    just like the issues all year it focuses more

  • 2.0
    Quinn Oct 19, 2021

    They have a new artist and the style is a bit jarring from what came in the past. I don't blame the artist. I always feel this way when one artist does eight issues for an arc and they then bring in another for the nineth. It's sort of a me thing, but it does affect how I enjoy the story. Sorry.

    Now to the meat of the issue. There's no meat. It's all healthy vegetables that explain what's going on. All tell and now show. We get, by my count, Simon Says, Batman and Ecstasy Girl, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow, all saying what the next step of their plans are. What little action is Batman and Club Drug taking down a 400 pound brute but not actually accomplishing anything.

    We also learn what brain machine does. It erases memori more

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  • 4.0
    Stormwrath Oct 19, 2021

    This issue was really bad.

    Too many characters, plotlines and none of them work well, Tynion is a great writer, but his Batman is just mediocre and lacks soul. Bengal's is not great and has no impact.

    Batgirls was fine, Jorge Corona is a great artist and the writing was okay, but not great

  • 5.0
    Lal Oct 19, 2021

    It's a batman book with way too many side characters taking the lead and Batman himself as a supporting character.
    The art is inconsistent, and overall the plot is just mediocre. I'm just waiting for this event to end.

  • 1.0
    Dc Fan of Sorts Oct 19, 2021

    Boring nothing of a story pawned off as an "Event". Batman is nothing but a bit player as Tynion tries to push his own characters before leaving DC

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  • 6.5
    Gorr Oct 20, 2021

    You can tell the artwork was rushed this issue. I am a fan of Tynion, but honestly, it feels like he's focusing more on his indie titles, substack, NHOTL, and joker. However, I do find that I am enjoying Miracle Molly more with each issue. 6.5/10.

  • 6.0
    Mout Oct 22, 2021

    at least batgirls seems nice...

  • 5.0
    Afre Oct 19, 2021

    It's not bad. It just isn't interesting at all.

    This whole storyline feels very crowded. Batman feels like a side-character in this storyline. And worst of all, I don't care about anything. There just really isn't much to care.

    I reread Tynion's run a while back. When collected, it's actually pretty good. But when there are so many players and very little happens, it's hard to stay invested.

    I mean, this whole Fear State and it's prequel Cowardly Lot has been going on for over 7 months. That's a long time for one storyline. And it shows. So little happens in each part.

  • 5.0
    daspidaboy Oct 19, 2021

    It's not bad but it's not good either. Yynion has a lot of exposition here and it's the worst issue. Too many side characters as well

  • 5.0
    King-Maker Psycamorean Oct 26, 2021

    This is a super bloated and boring event. I don't understand why Tynion put *so much* into this arc, with such little payoff storywise. At least, thus far. Tynion has two issues to make this all come together and my hope for that is extremely low. Jorge Jimenez isn't even drawing all of it anymore.

  • 4.5
    egonnn244 Oct 23, 2021

    "Pretty sure he could punch Superman and he'd feel it"

    The title of this book should be "Miracle Molly #115 featuring the appearance of Batman" because the story in this issue would go in the exact same way whether the Dark Knight is or is not in it and Molly is the one doing all the heavy lifting.

    The first thing I noticed is the art. There must have been some script changes, probably to accommodate Tynion's departure, because the majority of the issue is in this bland, weird, manga-ish style that doesn't mesh well with Jorge Jimenez's pages.

    I also can't get over the fact that all of Tynions derivative characters have links to the originals and the villains in the story. Ghostmaker (discount Batman) has t more

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  • 3.0
    Batman Jones Oct 22, 2021

    When Tynion prepared to take over the main Batman title, he promised to make Scarecrow into a major villain. I'm only a fair to middling fan of his writing but giving Scarecrow his due? I was thrilled. Fear and dream villains like Scarecrow or Dr. Destiny give us insight into our heroes' unconscious minds, which is where the action is at with all fictional characters and all human beings as well. So those characters aren't used enough. They can't be used enough. And Scarecrow has been the most overlooked and underused villain in all of Batman's gigantic rouges gallery.

    So great, I thought! Finally, I thought! A run that focuses most of all on Scarecrow? I wanted to buy every issue twice. Jimenez is my favorite DC artist in a long more

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  • 9.5
    cincyfan Oct 24, 2021

    Tremendous as usual! The dialogue and the depth and multiple layers of tynion's run. I'm very excited to see more of one my favorite characters Cassandra Cain as well

  • 8.0
    UxasIs Nov 8, 2021

    Batman - 8/10

    Batgirls - 7.5/10

  • 7.0
    TSMack Oct 22, 2021

    There's not a whole lot that's exciting or interesting going on in this issue. Scarecrow is going to mess with PK-01's head to forward his Fear State. Bengal is definitely not on the same level as Jimenez. Jimenez does pencil the panels featuring Scarecrow. The Batgirls backup story was OK.

  • 7.0
    KFuqua Oct 22, 2021

    I typically enjoy books written by Tynion, but this run has been torture. It's really time to move on from all of this Fear State garbage.

  • 6.0
    imderekreide Nov 27, 2021

    So close, but so far to the end.

  • 5.5

    This is mostly just a filler issue with nothing real to add to an already bland story. If you miss it you don't miss much. I figure I could read #114 then #116 and not wonder what happened between at all. And all it cost was $5.
    I'm not really in suspense to see what happens next. I remember when I would be back when Part 1 ended in a cliffhanger. Then part 2 wrapped it up nicely. These days it's part 27, not much. That'll be $5. Part 28, nothing interesting, $5 please.
    I'm not following Batgirls so the backup story was of little interest. The only plus side is no Tynion original character in the spotlight.
    Save your money. If #118-121 don't improve things, I'll be doing exactly that.

  • 4.0
    DDJamesB Oct 21, 2021

    I really cant say there was much to like with this issue. Just more of the same and not on a good way. Its getting old and kind of boring.

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