Batman #120

Writer: Karl Kerschl, Joshua Williamson Artist: Mikel Janin, Karl Kerschl, Jorge Molina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 2, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 41
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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“Abyss” part three! The new Batman Inc.’s heinous crimes have landed them in a high-security prison. Batman believes the only way to help his old allies is to break them out…but they don’t want his help! Meanwhile, Batman Inc.’s mysterious benefactor uses the chaos to enact their plans, but finds themselves lost in the dark against Abyss! Backup: The mysterious disappearances being investigated by Maps and Batman take a violent turn...Could this missing persons case be something much darker?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 25, 2022

    While I enjoyed James Tynion IV's run on Batman, Joshua Williamson's take is still a refreshing change from the Joker War and Fear State events. And Karl Kerschl's backup story with Maps is a delightful treat. While it's probably too much to hope for a permanent backup series with Maps, maybe DC should consider giving us a revival of Gotham Academy? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 1, 2022

    This arc has felt fresh and reinvigorated Batman when it was needed most. This was another solid issue that keeps the mystery going forward with some intriguing plot development paired with exceptional art. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Feb 1, 2022

    Batman #120 is a heavy hitter with a clever, atmospheric lead and a magically charming backup. While I wouldnt necessarily say that Abyss is a compelling character thus far, the story that surrounds them is, and Abyss themselves is likely to follow once we know more about them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 1, 2022

    Three issues in, this continues to be a strong addition to a great streak of Bat-runs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 1, 2022

    Molina and Janin deliver some great visual moments throughout the issue. I love the use of shadow and darkness in the art and the moments leading to the finale are visually thrilling and tense. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 5, 2022

    Some really great twists, some really great story developments, and another banger of a back-up feature make this a real quality Batman comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 1, 2022

    If you're looking for a Batman story that has a B-movie edge Batman #120 is for you. There's a grit to this story as it builds towards a superhero showdown while developing supporting characters well too. This is a Batman that's got a primal edge well worth investigating. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 2, 2022

    Batman #120 is another issue that just nails down the fundamentals of this character so well. It also delivers some nice twists and turns building to that last page reveal. While a lot of the comics' reveals aren't surprising, they still nail the moment in their delivery. To do that when it's expected is impressive. For those who might have been turned off by Batman's recent escalation of events in recent years, now is a time to give this series a new look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Feb 1, 2022

    Batman #120 is a great new installment in the Williamson era, as it sets the table for some explosive moments to come. Robbing Batman of his sight is a bold move, which works on multiple levels. The issue is a potent mix of macho behavior with a couple of moments of real vulnerability. Issue #121 simply cannot come quick enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Feb 1, 2022

    Josh Williamson has achieved a hat trick, with his third outing on Batman maintaining the quality of the previous two issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Feb 2, 2022

    The bar wasn't terribly high, but Batman #120 as an issue is wildly better than anything in the previous run and the "Abyss" arc just keeps getting better. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 1, 2022

    As far as Williamson's run goes, this is by far the least exciting issue hindering the scope of the story in order to move the plot forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 1, 2022

    Batman #120 expands the mystery of both Abyss and Batman Inc.  Joshua Williamson is taking his time, and while I am still intrigued, I was hoping to get more from this issue.  It looks great, but I hope we get some answers to what is happening before readers lose focus or interest in this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Feb 1, 2022

    Batman #120 is an absolutely gorgeous issue, but good luck making sense of the mystery so far. The Maps Mizoguchi backup, however, is pure joy. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Feb 9, 2022

    The art is fantastic. The issue has that going for it. However, the plot has just gone off the rails to the point that I don't know if it can get back on track. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Stormwrath Feb 2, 2022

    Fantastic issue, Abyss is growing in every single issue, his presence is thretening, Williamson's voice for Batman and Luthor is great and the plot twist was interesting. Great art by Jorge Molina and Mikel Janin

  • 9.0
    Afre Feb 3, 2022

    So, it's nice to read a ongoing Batman book I actually like.

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Feb 1, 2022

    Another solid issue from joshua williamson batman with great art and an interesting plot

  • 8.5
    UxasIs Feb 3, 2022

    Silly twists but I am really enjoying this run so far and it may be the best ive read from Williamson

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 5, 2022

    This is solid. I feel like I'm on a roller coaster, but not in a fun way. Like, we're headed up the hill and the drop is when Williamson fails to deliver and I go back to seeing this title as a chore rather than something I enjoy. I understand this is a very cynical take to have when my score is an 8/10. It's just a dreading feeling I've got. You notice a couple peculiar things in this issue and it's like the calm before the storm. I hope I'm wrong, seriously. I'd love to keep enjoying Batman. But yeah, something about this issue just rubs me the wrong way. The backup was a thing that existed.

  • 8.0
    Hydro-Man Feb 5, 2022

    Still good, though a little weaker than the first two issues.

  • 8.0
    DaloneDuarte Feb 3, 2022

    Okay, this issue was very interesting. Williamson's run is getting better week after week, and the mistery do make me curious. Abyss is quickly becoming a great villain, an excellent addition to Batman's rogues gallery. And it's interesting to think about his relationship with Batman Inc., as he probably sees himself as a hero and maybe he's seen that way by the rest of Batman Inc. And I really liked the armor that Lex is wearing.

    The art is also great.

  • 8.0
    Skywolf Feb 2, 2022

    Amazing art and a solid story with an interesting twist. Like it.

  • 8.0
    Nox Crawler Feb 1, 2022

    Fabulous. i relly like the voice of Luthor here. and the art is amazing. if there's something that i have a little problem with is Batman being blind and it's effects. i was hopping for it to have a bigger role and effect here but still enjoyed it.

  • 7.5

    This is probably the dullest issue of this arc. I'm hoping the conclusion is better, and that it doesn't leave nothing resolved so we'll have to deal with more as comic arcs tend to do these days. There just wasn't much to the main story except the revelation at the end. As for the backup story I'm getting tired of Batman mysteries that are better suited for Dr. Who. Batman's supposed to fight criminals, not unnatural creatures. And let's face it, he's been doing a lot of that lately.

  • 7.5
    Loafy Trophy Feb 7, 2022

    Some really uneven pacing brought this issue down. I'm not sure if that was intentionally done, to mimic whatever Abyss has done to Batman and 'disorient' the reader but it had the effect on me either way. The actual mystery behind Abyss still has my full attention and the addition of Luthor to the story has brought some much needed levity to the title.

  • 7.5
    Robin Feb 1, 2022

    It's a nice issue, amazing art and the voice of Luthor was interesting. I did not see the Batman Inc working for abyss coming (I was surprised) but since we know nothing about abyss its hard to understand what to make of this twist, this issue falls behind a little from the previous two because it changes batman for no reason; he is screaming and yelling at people and jumping on conclusion really quickly. This issue falls into a weird place because there is just one issue left next month before the Shadow war event starts so they had to do something big in this issue to solve in the next issue to somewhat complete the abyss arc. In the next issue, either we are going to know a little about abyss like his/her identity or motives and mostly f more

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Feb 1, 2022

    I'm sorry but I don't feel this. The dialogue is all over the place, I'm not sure if the twist at the end will make any sort of sense, at this point it doesn't. I wasn't impressed by this, to say the least. The backup is also very boring. I liked the way he writes Luthor and what he's trying to do with him and I also liked the art, that's about it in terms of strengths. And Cayha, coming right after Wong from the Imposter, comes across as a shallow copy of that. I really hope next issue will explain some stuff and we'll see some team-up between Batman and Luthor because the book needs a big win at this point. It's better than Tynion's run but that's not very hard, to be honest.

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  • 6.0
    SONOFBATMANN Feb 1, 2022

    The pacing of this book is jarring and the dialogue is completely stilted. Some of the lines the characters speak leave me confused; I don't think anybody talks like that. Williamson is trying to do a Morrison impression, but it comes off as braindead.

    These are mostly the same problems I had last week with Deathstroke Inc, which leaves me conflicted since his previous work was cohesive and well put together. I do believe the strain of tackling 5+ books at the same time is getting to Williamson, which is really unfortunate.

    The art is still great, but Josh needs to get his ideas (which are interesting and have a lot of potential) and develop/present them with more finesse. I'm all for compressed storytelling and gettin more

  • 5.0
    RedKryptoSuperman Feb 5, 2022

    Meh. Middle of the road comic in terms of story. AT LEAST it has Batman in it unlike Detective Comics. The back up story was pointless and waste of paper.

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  • 4.0
    Quinn Feb 1, 2022

    Again, this all setup. Batman escapes from morgue by being transported in a body bag. Police are so stupid that they don’t look for a body sized man in a body bag. That’s bad writing. Batman and the female detective talk about Bat’s weakness and we learn he is aware of some problem with his eyes. That sounds dumb to me, jumping to a conclusion without evidence. It be his brain or some sort of spell.

    Given all Batman has experienced, jumping to a conclusion without evidence is dumb. We learn Lex believes there must be a Batman and it might as well be him. I guess he got tired of saying there must be Superman and it might as well be him.

    Bruce does a lot of yelling at Bats Inc. TELL ME!! That strikes me as being l more

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  • 3.0
    myconius Feb 10, 2022

    this comic has degraded from mediocre to just plain terrible. this is an absolutely awful depiction of Batman, as well as Batman Incorporated. Batman comes off as a screaming moron in this.

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