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: 52
8.8Critic Rating
8.1User 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
    ComicBook.com - 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

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  • 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

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Sep 27, 2022

    Super dope.

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    Atomichound Sep 6, 2022

    Instant classic

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    Hex Sep 6, 2022

    There isn't much more to be said about this issue that hasn't already been said by others who loved the book. It has everything. Morrison callbacks, Waid callbacks. When ZEA calls Robin, "Chum" I just started hearing a more gruff Adam West in my head. The action is there for the people who don't like to actually read and it's beautiful. Batman and Robin with lightsabers! Never have I known I needed something so much until I witnessed it. Even if people criticize this for being unoriginal or simply playing off of the ideas of older writers it's just so much fun and is exactly what those people have been clamoring for. Older Batman. Batman with flaws. Batman with a family. Sons and daughters that actually have meaning. And how could you not g more

  • 10
    Stormwrath Sep 6, 2022

    If anybody ask me if this book is worth it, the perfect answer is "if you like awesome stuff, then sure".

    Holy shit Zdarsky is doing some insane dope shit here, his voice for Batman is amazing, always great having a title that goes back to previous similar stories and tie them together. And Jimenez is destroying on art.

  • 10
    Tony Sep 6, 2022

    My first contact with Batman in its continuity was with Morrison's Batman, from that moment I followed the character in form, going through the stage of Dick in the mantle, the Snyder/Capullo era, King's Batman and later without to move away completely I separated during the stage of Tynion, he never managed to fully capture me, what Williamson did seems acceptable to me and now with Chip in command of the controls I think that a great time can come for the character, something that over time will become a cult, or at least I hope so, because CZ's previous and current works are of great quality.

    As a fan of Morrison's Batman, seeing Chip explore the myths created by him is very pleasing to me and the mastery with which he does i more

  • 10
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Sep 6, 2022

    It's always good to see Frank Miller's Batman parody

  • 9.5

    Fantastic! Great story, great art, great allusions to previous key stories in the Batman ethos, this is the best single issue of Batman that I’ve read in a long time. Even the side story, which is usually a throwaway, was better then normal.

  • 9.5
    ICC Sep 7, 2022

    Don’t adore the cat woman side story, but the main Batman story is so great. Got genuine chills from the last two pages. Also it’s great to see the relationship between Bruce and Tim being so loving, it’s always been one of my favorite things about the characters but it’s not very often that a writer explores it.

  • 9.0
    Brannon.44 Sep 7, 2022

    Love it

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    SONOFBATMANN Sep 6, 2022

    Just read it!

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    daspidaboy Sep 6, 2022

    Holy cow, I love this issue. Chip Zdarsky keeps this up, his run is going to be one of the definitive Batman runs out there, behind Snyder's Batman and maybe above Morrison's Batman. Great art, action, dialogue, characters (I love hte main difference between Regular Batman and Batman of Zur-En-Ahh) and hte ending gives me goosebumps. Jorge Jimenez is killing it with the art.

  • 8.5
    Mout Sep 6, 2022

    holy shit that last page

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  • 8.0
    Nick Sep 23, 2022

    Jorge Jimenez is absolutely incredible.

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    fzanca Sep 9, 2022

    If you're looking for a Batman book that's full of action, then this is it. I'm still looking for some substance to this story and not finding much. I know this was established before - that there's an alternate personality within Bruce that's like a humanity switch, but I didn't like it then and I don't much care for that now. I appreciate all the callbacks to previous runs, but all we have at the core is a killer robot. I do like that he calls Tim his son and that's what brings Bruce back. Now that Superman has shown up, he should be able to tear the bots limbs off, but I guess we'll see what happens.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Sep 17, 2022

    Ah, yes, it makes sense that Batman would have a plan to take out himself as well as a backup plan.

  • 7.5
    Jawsh Sep 8, 2022

    I feel as though this issue is being propelled by the stories of others.
    It's entertaining enough and feels like progression. But if the first issues felt THE BATMAN inspired, this one feels like such a tonal shift to a more weirder era of Batman, that I wish the transitions were a little better.
    I have faith this will all lead to something Zdarsky and team can call their own, as it is now, it's a reference fest.
    A very good-looking one.

  • 4.0
    Quinn Sep 6, 2022

    The art was good, but the story makes one critical mistake. By flashing back to previous stories where Batman’s backup plans go awry, the author is showcasing that he is repeating stories done by other writers.

    We start with a flashback to the end of Mark Waid’s Babel storyline, where Batman talks with Superman about Supes being the Ultimate Batman backup. We flash forward to the present where Tim and Bruce fight the evil robot, but Bruce is Zuranahr. Again going over old ground. Bruce says Tim is his son, a nice touch. I never bought Frank Miller’s good soldier Robin bit. There was a reason writer for 45 years had Bats call Robin old Chum, and not soldier. They were friends and their relationship was built on genuine affec more

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  • 2.0
    myconius Sep 8, 2022

    Zdarsky clumsily over-explains what Zur En Arrh is, and my eyes couldn't roll any harder.

    Jorge Jimenez's art no longer looks like Jorge Jimenez. It appears that he's trying to become Dan Mora, but not successfully.

    This is such a poor quality fan fiction of Tower of Babel, Batman RIP, and Bruce Wayne: Fugitive, it's not even funny.

    I'll laugh next month if Failsafe is equipped with Kryptonite on the change that if Superman ever tried to stop him.

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