Batman #35

Writer: Tom King Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 68
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User 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
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 15, 2017

    While the action segments as drawn by Jones are brilliant, it's King's character work that steals the show. I don't know what King's master plan for the run is, but I can't wait to find out. 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

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Dec 9, 2017

    This is not the traditional story that you would read in a Batman comic. Especially since the main Character was Catwoman for the most part. The story was a great bridge from the Joker Riddler war,and King took the time to do what most Batman writers have missed in the past twenty or so years. He has humanized the icy facade of Bruce Wayne and Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Sadowski Nov 20, 2017

    Batman takes a backseat to an epic showdown between his ex and his betrothed as DC celebrates this 800th issue hinting at a more optimistic outlook for the Dark Knight. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Nov 26, 2017

    Joelle Jones' sleek pencils are an excellent addition to a title that already has a great roster of artists. Her work does a great job portraying fight scenes and characters talking to each other. She is paired with colorist Jordie Bellaire, whose various shades of dark hues keep the artwork from looking too monochromatic. Their combined effort on Batman #35 makes one hope that they will make a return to the title at some point. 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

  • 8.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Nov 16, 2017

    Every comic book series can't be excellent for 35 issues. 34 is apparently the limit. While this may have been my least favorite of King's arcs in the title, it's only fair to point out that I still enjoyed it. Which says a lot for the overall quality of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 20, 2017

    While the two women squaring off provides the action, and why Selina is so willing to fight for the man she loves, the conversation between Dick and Damian provides some insight into Bruce and where this proposal may have come from (and the opportunity for Dick to enjoy playing big brother). Worth a look. 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
    Comic Book Corps - 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

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 19, 2017

    Batman #35 does a very good job further developing the Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle's relationship. The fight between Selina and Talia Al Ghul was well executed to be a balance between quick sword fighting and emotionally impactful dialogue. By the end Tom King and Joelle Jones were able to have Bruce and Selina's engagement take an important step forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    On Comics Ground - 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

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