Batman #35

Writer: Tom King Artist: Jo?lle Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 25
8.3Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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"Dream of Me" part three! Has the Caped Crusader passed the point of no return? Turns out he's going to need a little help from his friends, but this help comes with a downside: Batman's true intentions will be exposed.

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Nov 15, 2017

    Overall this Batman arc has been a breath of the fresh air after the epic events of all the other chapters, and it is a must read for fans and non-fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Nov 17, 2017

    Batman #35 was a great read and I'm looking forward to Selina meeting the rest of the family with the news of the engagement, thanks to Alfred. The conclusion is pretty funny with the brief conversation between Selina and Damian as well and I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of them interact with her in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Nov 15, 2017

    A clever play on a simple set-up by the ever-clever Tom King. King is already making strides and changing the status quo with his Batman run. He's introduced new characters, altered old ones, and possibly changed some of Batman's relationships for all time. There are some monumental moments in his run and Batman #35 continues that success. With two of comics best working artists bringing hisvisionto life, Tom King is one lucky writer that readers are lucky to have. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 18, 2017

    Rather than just be a stunt storyline, the engagement of Batman and Catwoman has opened this series up to some really solid character exploration. Coupled with amazing art, this is probably my favorite story arc Tom King has done yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Nov 15, 2017

    Powerful, poignant characterization, top-notch dialogue and superb art combine to make Batman #35 a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 15, 2017

    Batman #35 might be a case of style over substance, but when it looks this good and the payoff so rewarding it's hard to complain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Nov 15, 2017

    I'm interested to see how the proposal continues to affect the Bat-family and what it means for the future; what this comic does is shine a light on what drives the pair together and on how Bruce may just be trying to grasp happiness for himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Nov 17, 2017

    This was a blast to read, start to finish. It may have some problems, but King really brought in the fun with the short story arc. The tone is noticeably lighter than the rest of the series, even with a very serious subject matter. It's works great, and the last issue didn't disappoint. Overall, I'm very pleased with how it all turned out, and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Nov 17, 2017

    King and Jones produced a satisfying conclusion to a brief, yet enjoyable storyline. It both perfectly articulates why Catwoman and Batman should be together and why their romance is doomed. That makes for a sad and highly emotional drama. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bad Manta - Jeff Nov 15, 2017

    The 3 issue story came and went and I quite enjoyed it. I hope this art team stays together and handles some more big stories because frankly, they produce beautiful imagery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Nov 15, 2017

    Even though I didn't much care for part one of “The Rules of Engagement”, the two followup chapters were extremely entertaining. There's nothing bombastic or over the top about them. Just simple straightforward fun. And sometimes, that's all you really need to have a good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Nov 15, 2017

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Batman's world is drastically changing in the coming months. The storyline is heading toward an eventual wedding, but I posit a theory here"I think with issue 1000 looming for Detective Comics DC needs a milestone moment for the caped crusader. I think that Bruce will get to enjoy the married life for a short time, but all of this is building to the death of Catwoman. I could be way off, but for a character that is driven by revenge, the idea of losing a new member of his family could be the new motive for a character that has been around in comics for so long. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Cruz Nov 15, 2017

    Where Batman and Catwoman go from here is a journey we all can't wait to read and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 15, 2017

    While there are still parts to this issue that don't make any sense to me, the majority of the issue was really well written and gave you a deeper look at how the people closest to Batman see him, all with great art the whole way through.  Hopefully, this can continue so that I can finally feel like I'm a Batman fan again........ Even if it doesn't though, I had a decent time with this issue and what it gave us. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 16, 2017

    Regardless of how you feel about the Batman/Catwoman engagement, it's clear that Tom King has found some space to explore family dynamics in the Bat-titles that we haven't seen before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Nov 15, 2017

    In conclusion this is a solid ending to this short arc, and also does give me hope in seeing that Tom King will handle this engagement and marriage well. Next is Batman, Selina, Superman and Lois interacting which should be really intriguing to see. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Nov 15, 2017

    This was a fairly strong mini-arc, all things considered. Tom Kings dialogue was on point, the story had a lot of heart, and the art was some of the best weve seen on the title since the Rebirth relaunch. I need more Joelle Jones in my life. She is ready for a monthly book, be it Bat-Family or elsewhere in the DC Universe. Next up we have an arc featuring Superman and Batmans relationship that has the opportunity to be really interesting and undoubtedly follow up on Batmans violation of the Leagues agreement that Batman flagrantly disregarded. The dichotomy between the two characters can allow for some great moments. Tom King has been his best when hes focused on the moment at hand, and not building a larger overall narrative for the story. So long as he focuses on that more moving forward, I expect great things. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 15, 2017

    Even great comic book runs hit a few bumps in the road, and Tom King's Batman was probably overdue for a misfire. This issue does some solid work exploring and fleshing out the current Batman/Catwoman dynamic, but there's a general lack of closure to "Rules of Engagement." Even at a mere three issues, this story seems longer than it needed to be. Hopefully the next storyline can put this usually dependable series back on track. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Steve C Nov 15, 2017

    In my opinion, this is the best single issue in Tom King's run. Amazingly paced, and the back-and-forth between Selina and Talia, set against the back-and-forth of Dick and Damian really makes this a special issue. The dialog is tight and understandable (there's not a bunch of stammering and stuttering, which I find King likes to use in his dialog), and during the battle, I see why Bruce would choose Selina. She's a cool Cat (pun intended).

  • 7.5
    TheGeekWonder Nov 15, 2017

    Talia could beat Selina in 2 seconds any day of the week, but overall the best issue in a while.

  • 10
    RaisingBlack Nov 16, 2017

    I really enjoyed part three of Rules of Engagement. In the past, a book like this would have devolved into a sexy catfight between two barely dressed female powerhouses. That is not the case. Both women have their historical sex appeal but we really get a chance to delve into their motivations and attachments to Batman. Talia and Cat are an amazing pairing and there is a lot of potential there for a future story. King has really shined with this issue. He used a well-drawn sword fight to underscore the conversation that needed to happen between dynamic characters. This is also a great issue for Damian and Dick. It fully shows the brotherly relationship that has bloomed over multiple stories. We are exploring the possibility that Batman can be Batman without being an angry man in a cave, or completely isolated from romantic love. We have the ability to explore a Batman story about a man who is happy, dedicated to family, and who will fight to the last breath to end crime and exploitation. The last moments of the issue give us a glimpse of the Gotham family that King is building. Batman, his sons, and his longtime love riding out together. The new first family of Gotham that is willing to put it on the line for others. Pick it up

  • 8.5
    Herushalaim Nov 15, 2017

    This was the best issue of this mini arc. I liked seeing how everyone sees Batman, which is something we haven't gotten enough of in this volume. And it gave Selina some sort of depth, thankfully! The dialogue suffered a little from its repetitious nature. The art was good, throughout.

  • 8.0
    Sherman The Wonder Dog Nov 15, 2017

    Good issue. Not stellar. Not anywhere near as good as the Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo Batman run, but it's entertaining and action packed. The art is pretty good. Not Joelle Jones best work and not Tom King's either. But then you have to realize that's pretty much because they've had such stellar series before. If you were excited by the prospect of this story arc, you may be disappointed. If you weren't you will be pleasantly surprised.

  • 9.5
    bucswin611 Nov 15, 2017

    "I'm getting there." I literally dropped my tablet because that page was so arresting. The two settings were almost so good as to warrant separate issues, but it came together wonderfully. Jones and Bellaire are at the top of the art form here.

  • 9.5
    Haand Nov 15, 2017

    My favorite issue, so far, of King's Batman. Great pacing, action that drove the story, humor, emotion, and resolutions to things that have been building for a while. We're getting to see a more vulnerable Batman through the vulnerabilities of those around him. All of this brought together by Jones' stunning (as always) art: perfect lines and layouts that never leave a doubt as to what's going on.

  • 8.5
    Bloodraven Nov 15, 2017

    Huge improvement from the last issue

  • 8.5
    The bad who Nov 16, 2017

    Tom King continues being one of the most polarizing writer in comics, but being on the good side of this, I can't help but impatiently waiting for each Batman issue. This is basically a issue-long fight between Talia and Selina, with Batman being no the sideline yet again. This is starting to look like a Catwoman fetish, but is does not make it less good by any mean. The art by Jones is perfect for the setting and the action and she draws women extremely well, giving a good deal of punch to an overall simple scenario. The Damian and Dick's story is well integrated and feels like a much needed "coming of age" for Damian who had mostly been a dick (no pun intended) in the past issues of Batman related comics.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Nov 16, 2017

    Finally, a story I enjoyed in this Batman run. To the artist of this book: you made this whole arc. The art was some of the best I've seen in my entire life. Great fight scene and a nice wrap up to this mini-arc.

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    that dude Nov 17, 2017

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