Batman #124

Event\Storyline: Shadow War Writer: Joshua Williamson, G. Willow Wilson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 17
7.6Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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In the aftermath of the Shadow War, Batman has returned to Gotham! But when he hears word of strange develop-ments in Badhnisia, he's forced to question...has Abyss returned? Or has a new hero been born in the dark?
And in the backup, Poison Ivy uncovers the troubling ramifications of the Gardener and Harley Quinn's actions dur-ing Fear State in this prologue to Poison Ivy drawn by Dani and written by Poison Ivy series writer G. Willow Wil-son.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jun 7, 2022

    Batman #124 is a wonderful issue that captures the essence of Batman, and with this, I hope Williamson returns to the title one day. And the added peek into what lies ahead for Poison Ivy is too good to miss. Writing and art are excellent, and you should not pass over this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Jun 7, 2022

    Doubling as both a one-issue story and a coda for an earlier arc, Batman #124 is a welcome and satisfying breather after a long chain of multipart issues and crossovers. The Poison Ivy backup serves as an enticing appetizer for the new Ivy series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Jun 7, 2022

    Batman #124 wraps up the current era in a hugely satisfying fashion. Whilst I would've liked Joshua Williamson's run to have been longer than it was, there's no question that it's been high quality throughout. As he now moves into the much anticipated Dark Crisis crossover, his stock is at an all-time high. If he ever comes back to writing the main Batman title, I for one will be delighted to see him return. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 7, 2022

    Batman #124 is a solid done-in-one tale wrapping up Abyss in some capacity while setting up Poison Ivy's new series. Porter's excellent rendition of Batman combined with Williamson's reminder of why Batman never kills makes this a winning issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 7, 2022

    Overall, this is more of a quiet epilogue to the explosive events of the recent crossover, but it does a solid job of closing the book on this chapter of Batman's story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 7, 2022

    Porter and Fornes deliver some great art throughout the issue. The style is beautiful with great character designs and a gritty, dark feel to the environments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 8, 2022

    Joshua Williamson's run on Batman wraps up in Batman #124 and it does so in a satisfying fashion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 7, 2022

    The title is in a good place for the incoming creative team and this was a solid conclusion to Williamsons tenure. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 8, 2022

    Batman #124 works well as a conclusion to Joshua Williamson run on this series. Williamson was able to wrap up all the loose ends with the Abyss storyline in a satisfying way. Along with the back-up story by G. Willow Wilson and Dani that does a great job selling the new Poison Ivy series Batman #124 is a solid read all around. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 7, 2022

    Batman #124 was a forgettable issue that ends a forgettable run by Joshua Williamson.  Whatever the circumstances surrounding him taking over the book, he barely had a story to tell, and it shows with this weak finale. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jun 7, 2022

    This is not a terrible comic, but it is entirely skippable. I don't feel that either the main story or the backup really have that much to say and some parts of the main story are outright boring to me. The art is pretty good throughout, but even the good art doesn't make me recommend this issue. My advice is to just wait a month for Zdarsky's run to start. Keep your money in your pocket and sit this one out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Jun 7, 2022

    Batman #124 is yet another tie-in to the upcoming Batman Incorporated series launching this fall. It carries some heart, but it's not enough to give this Abyss-centric follow-up some legs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    imderekreide Jun 8, 2022

    The finale of Williamson's short run on the Batman title was a fun conclusion. But we're onto much better things with Zdarsky.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Jun 7, 2022

    Honestly dont know ehy ppl arr so critical about batman these days. This was a fun and enjoyable read. While joshua williamson run on batman wasnt memorable. I am just happy shadow war was good and gotbpositive reviews from critics. Also had nice art and story

  • 8.0
    Afre Jun 7, 2022

    For someone who skipped Shadow War, this was a nice epilogue to Williamson's Batman story. It was a bit pointless and looking back, just a placeholder for Zdarsky, but I still enjoyed it.

  • 7.5
    cincyfan Jun 11, 2022

    The Batman story was decent. I really liked the poison ivy backup story setting up the new poison ivy book that I have been really looking forward to and shall read next. omg I am so excited for the next issue when chip zdarsky takes over!!!!!

  • 7.0
    Stormwrath Jun 7, 2022

    Art is fantastic, but in the end Joshua Williamson's run was just a simple plot until Chip Zdarsky takes over. It was fun, but in the end nothing special...

  • 6.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jun 7, 2022

    in the end it will be a run just forgotten

  • 5.5
    Loafy Trophy Jun 10, 2022

    Williamson's brief run ends with a whimper as he spends most of his finale setting up the new Batman Inc title and wrapping up a loose end or two. I'm also a huge Jorge Fornes fan, but the juxtaposition between his art and Howard Porter's was just a step too far for me and made for an incredibly jarring read. There's really nothing too terrible here though, just bland, and at least it's cleared the way for Chip to come in and (hopefully) deliver something great.

    The Poison Ivy backup was honestly really good and has me wanting to check out the #1 next time I'm at the shop.

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  • 3.0
    Quinn Jun 7, 2022

    This issue represents all that bothers me about modern comics. Nothings happens and characters have no voice of their own. They are pawns in a plot.

    Basically Bats is in fake country where he was fighting Luthor’s Batman Inc. The character Abyss, about whom we have been told nothing, is scaring villains to get info. It turns out that this Abyss is a fake and is the female cop who was helping Batman in previous issues before the story was interrupted by the big crossover. The cop has parents who were killed and she captures some guy to get him to tell her where the bodies are buried. Abyss has such a rep that she gets the info.

    It appears that she is going to kill someone and asks Bats if he is going to stop her. He more

  • 2.0
    Robin Jun 7, 2022

    The writing wasn't bad but the story was completely useless, like this cannot be recommended to anyone because its a last issue before the writer changes and it is a one shot about another character going to similar situation as Batman him tell her hay killing isn't the answer. like they just got Batman & Robin together but I guess they could not even spend one issue of them together before separating them again to go on a collision course with each other again in "Batman vs Robin" in September. this was going to come before robin 15 still they kept the story after robin 15 spoiling that batman and robin again go their separate ways.

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    RachelSummers84 Jun 10, 2022

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    Joresti Jun 13, 2022

  • 7.0
    ComicFan0703 Jun 8, 2022

  • 6.0
    Watchtower022 Jun 11, 2022

  • 5.5
    TruthHurts99 Jun 7, 2022

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