Batman #127

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 71
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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With brutal efficiency, Failsafe hunts the Dark Knight, leaving a trail of injured heroes! Batman retreats to the manor as he prepares for a final assault...will the last few surprises he has in store be enough? And in the backup, Catwoman reaches a shocking conclusion in her search!

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Sep 7, 2022

    Zdarsky and Belen Ortega both bring their A-games with the story and the art with the entire book feeling richly satisfying. Simply put, this isn't just a good issue; it's a great one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Sep 7, 2022

    If you need help finding your local comics shop, you can head over to, Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 6, 2022

    Zdarsky and Jimenez's Batman run is cruising with a strong pair of issues that suggests the book is in the right hands. With this creative team locked in place, Batman's future looks bright regardless of the outfit he's wearing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Sep 6, 2022

    Batman #127, all in all, this issue was fantastic dark fun that rolls out a blockbuster story. I highly recommend it. Grab it. Enjoy its grim modern energy lovingly mixed in a pot of Silver Age manic sunshine. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Sep 6, 2022

    Batman #127 is an essential read. The expansion of the Batman mythology is engrossing, the action is first rate and the final panel is inspiring. I cannot recommend it enough, so I implore you, add this title to your pull lists as soon as you can. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 6, 2022

    This is a bigger, weirder, and wilder Batman story than we've seen in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Sep 6, 2022

    Theres no getting around the fact that this is well-covered ground. Fortunately, it is also ground covered well, in this case. As an opening tale and presumably a way of establishing what Zdarskys approach to the title will be its a strong statement with beautiful artwork and a thoughtful and well-executed premise. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 6, 2022

    Jimenez delivers some beautifully detailed and thrilling art throughout the issue. The action is fantastic and Jimenez beautifully nails the visual tone of the characters as well as the backgrounds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 6, 2022

    Batman #127 offers satisfying explanations, a new look at Zur-En-Arrh, and a conclusion to the backup story that gives readers a bit of closure. Throw in some excellent references to modern classic Batman tales, and you've got a comic honoring the past while barreling full steam ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 6, 2022

    Batman #127 keeps up the rock-em-sock-em action from the previous issue as Zur-En-Arrh Batman tags into the fight with Failsafe with mixed results. Zdarsky's pacing and rise-and-fall in the action make for an engrossing read, while a ton of exposition and flashbacks fill readers in on how Failsafe came to be. The art is gritty and kinetic, and the backup story drops a tidbit with big implications for the main story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 10, 2022

    This comic is pure fun Batman and Robin goodness, the exact sort of thing I love to read. Zdarsky takes some classic ideas and adds some new twists on top of them, and it totally works for me here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 7, 2022

    Batman #127 is a great examination of how Bruce Wayne has built so many different contingency plans. Seeing how the idea that Batman is prepared for any scenario has made this entire Failsafe arc such a fascinating read. This is definitely a can't miss story for Batman fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 6, 2022

    Batman #127 continues Zdarskys creative juxtaposition of a few classic Batman stories and uses them as the backdrop for a new tale that will help fans forget all about the past half-decade of the series. Its fun, exciting, clever, and filled with action. With only a few minor questions that dont completely ruin the narrative, Batman #127 continues to push this series back towards the top at DC Comics. Sure, the story is pretty wild but its the art team thats truly made Batman exciting and fun along with the Zur-En-Arrh persona. If youve been off Batman, you need to get back on right now. If these past couple of issues are any indication, Batman fans are in for a treat! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Sep 11, 2022

    I've generally liked the new direction and creative team but the story feels like it's mining a bit too much in Batman's history as opposed to charting a new course. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 13, 2022

    This new run is finally starting to do some interesting things. It looks stunning and the story seems to be catching up with the art. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Sep 6, 2022

    Some of the things that I enjoy in the main story are also things that I end up criticizing, hence I'm having mixed feelings. This issue is well-drawn and technically well-executed, but I think Zur-En-Arrh is introduced way too early and some of the inner monologue is overcooked. As for the backup, well, it just ain't it, chief. As such, I can only recommend this issue for the main story, because at least there's still fun to be had there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Sep 6, 2022

    Batman #127 is a bit silly, but it serves well enough as a vehicle for asserting Bruce Wayne as the ultimate Batman while also making Superman the ultimate safeguard for Bruce's missteps. Read Full Review

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