Batman #64

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 50
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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"THE PRICE" part one! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League's past has mysteriously re-opened, and Batman and the Flash-the only two heroes who stand a chance of cracking the case-are at each other's throats! Our heroes must combat a demon from the past while burying their own inner demons in the process...and neither the World's Greatest Detective nor the Fastest Man Alive will ever be the sam more

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 6, 2019

    A strong mixture of interwoven plots that's sure to entertain fans new and old alike. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Feb 10, 2019

    Batman #64 is a great read, especially if you enjoy Batman and the Flash team ups. Also it's good to see some tension between Bruce and Barry as well. It seems that Gotham Girl is set on bringing her brother back from the dead, but I'm wondering if this is linked to Sanctuary at all? If it is, I'm pretty certain that Bruce and Barry will find the connection"that is if they can work together again on this case! I can't wait to read the next issue of Batman! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Feb 6, 2019

    The balance between the anger stage of grief in Flash and Batman's guilt and desperation makes for a deeply meaningful story, and it's one you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - lizzylynngarcia Feb 6, 2019

    I wish this comic had been completely separatefrom the ongoing Batman comic but I also understand the decision to make it intersect since it ties so heavily with storylines from King's run. Nonetheless, this is a must-read for Batman and Flash fans alike, and that should mean a lot from someone who so far has been very disappointed in Heroes in Crisis. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Feb 7, 2019

    Williamson and March create a fun, fast-paced opening act of the Flash and Batman crossover. It is breezy, fun, while providing a sufficient amount of action and drama. It is still annoying that it interrupts the flow of King's story and the art is a little odd in some places. But for the most part, this is a highly enjoyable issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Kelly OneShot Feb 6, 2019

    Overall I think this is an excellent and exciting chapter in the ongoing story of Batman and The Flash that pushes the journey forward toward a path that is filled with all the answers we've been waiting for and wondering what mysteries have been kept hidden from us. My favorite part of this issue has to be Batman and Flash's interactions, as the two drop the smiles and bs and get right to the point. It was very rewarding seeing them confront each other so they can get past their hang ups in an effort to find the answers they've both been seeking for several months. As a first chapter in a four part arc I'd say writer Joshua Williamson has truly hit the ground running, and I, for one, cannot wait to get to the location this journey will take us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 8, 2019

    The end of the book reintroduces two characters from the beginning of King's run. It's super cool to see them handled this way. While I hate an interruption of a storyline in progress with fill ins, at least this is of a good quality. I'm happy it isn't just a throwaway and it seems they did something really cool instead. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 6, 2019

    Guillem March's art is great. I enjoyed the details and the beauty of the splash pages. Other than a few too many open mouth screams, everything was visually solid. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 6, 2019

    Entirely written by Joshua Williamson, the man behind last week's exceptional Flash annual, "The Price of Justice" seems to be a good fusion of psychological drama and high-octane action " but so far it doesn't seem to have all that much to do with the main plot of Heroes in Crisis, and even more surprisingly it draws its biggest plot point from the early issues of Tom King's Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 6, 2019

    A strong first part in a story that should bring in fans from different corners of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Holden Feb 9, 2019

    Setting the scene for the The Price of Justice, Batman #64 is expository, but never feels drawn out, or devoid of action. The creative team works wonderfully in tandem, providing layered, engaging characters, a stunningly beautiful world, and a nuanced tale about coping with loss. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 6, 2019

    Joshua Williamson gets this series back on track while simultaneously kicking off a Bat/Flash crossover event that shows promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 6, 2019

    The Price of Justice continues next week in The Flash #64. I'm intrigued to see where it goes and how Williamson will further the story next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Feb 6, 2019

    BATMAN #64 kicks off a thrilling team-up between two characters that undoubtedly deserve the focus in the midst of HEROES IN CRISIS. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Feb 7, 2019

    BATMAN #64 begins a two-issue Batman/Flash crossover, tying in to Tom King's ongoing HEROES IN CRISIS limited series. It's a well done chapter, though the visuals can be a little overly-energetic for the nature of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 10, 2019

    Batman #64 provides a good start to a story that is acting as a tie-in to Heroes In Crisis. Joshua Williamson is able to highlight how much weight is on Batman and Flash's shoulders with all the events they have been involved with the last year. If it wasn't for the timing and odd choice in villain for this story, Batman #64 would've been a much stronger read. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 6, 2019

    Batman #64 kicks off an awkwardly timed but still engaging crossover with The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Feb 6, 2019

    Joshua Williamson kicks off a four-part arc about the cost of doing justice for superheroes. In this first issue, we learn all about the tension between Batman and the Flash and get hints as to the cause: a recent tragedy involving one of their own has both characters cautious about their roles as defenders of the people. We've seen a lot of guilt and self-flagellating between the pages of Batman lately. By introducing the Flash, there's a strong opportunity for Williamson to work with his powerfully positive personality to shine some light into Batman's deepest and darkest recesses. Let's see if he takes advantage of it! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Feb 6, 2019

    The reward in being a day one reader of the series comes towards the end, as we're given a chance to catch up with some characters that were very important to the earlier issues of this run but have been left alone to their own devices. This helps ground the story a bit more in the Batman mythos and gives hope that the next three issues will find the Batman/Flash balance that this issue missed the mark on. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Feb 8, 2019

    Glad to be taking a break from King's current story arc, for the start of another enjoyable team-up with Batman and Flash, brought to you by Joshua Williamson. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Feb 10, 2019

    Incoherent dialogue, a rushed pace, and a flimsy plot cannot, it turns out, be redeemed by good line art. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Feb 6, 2019

    This issue is a good one and ties into not only Heroes In Crisis but Detective comics as well. Worth knowing this level of depth between Flash and Batman. Perhaps not worht the cost of the direction of Batman's self titled comic. Especially since it ties into Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 8, 2019

    Williamson's work differs so greatly in tone from King's that this almost doesn't feel like a Batman book. That's not so much a knock against Williamson as one against an odd editorial decision to set this before the "Knightmares" arc concludes, instead placing it directly in the middle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 7, 2019

    As much as I've loved Williamson's work on The Flash, even he can't make me care about the trappings of Tom King's Batman run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 6, 2019

    Joshua Williamson and Guillem March begin a dark crossover, probing at the heros weakest spots. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 6, 2019

    This whole thing screams shenanigans to me and I don't like it. The art is good but the story didn't do much for me in the way of properly justifying its existence. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 10, 2019

    Batman is pushed to his breaking point and The Flash has had enough of his crap. It's at least more successful in addressing trauma than the series it's crossing over with. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 6, 2019

    This issue is recap and forced setup and not much more.  Guillem March does his job making it look good but the story is slim pickings and by the end, I can only guess this was thrown together to fill the gap while Tom King is away.  I have seen DC pushing this as something huge...someone better tell Joshua Williamson. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Feb 6, 2019

    While this Batman/Flash crossover doesn't capture my attention and imagination nearly as much as The Button did, I can't say it's bad. At least so far. It's readable, and that's certainly an improvement over regular Batman comics written by Tom King, but being readable isn't enough for me to recommend it.

    For the most part, the comic tries to be a sort of duct tape, sticking previous events together, giving us insight into what's happening to our heroes, and how it all may be connected. And while it most definitely was much needed, taking to considertion how shallow Heroes in Crisis and Batman are, is it enough to fuel an entire crossover event?

    I'll give it a try. After all, it's nice to see Claire back, albeit being more

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  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Feb 6, 2019

    This was fine, I guess. I was expecting much worse. Not much happens here. It's nice to see these characters actually suffer ill effects from the things they've gone through. Something that is mostly ignored in Heroes in Crisis.

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  • 5.5
    waltgator93 Feb 6, 2019

    With a new writer on Batman for couple of issues, we see what Williamson is all about. And from the start, the dialogue with the rest of the league feels a bit off. The art in this issue is gorgeous! Though does Central City fully remember Kid Flash (Wally)? The cliffhanger definitely has me excited for next issue however really hope she is working with someone on this bringing her brother back. Surprised how much Bruce already knows of what she has been up to.

  • 7.0
    bucswin611 Feb 6, 2019

    It lacked focus. I think Williamson could be a solid Bat-writer, but maybe the combination with March led to disjointed scenes/dialogue that took away from an otherwise interesting and potential-to-be-heartfelt connection. We'll have a better sense after all 4 issues.

  • 6.5
    RBL Feb 6, 2019

    Sudden storyline change was unexpected but it’s a welcome change as the “Knightmares” arc is a mess all around and the definition of “filler”. Overall a slightly above average story with the potential to improve in subsequent issues, the end reveal explains a character’s motivation in King’s overarching narrative and is not as Shyamalan-esque as others seen in other dc titles (every bendis superman issue).

    In-depth review to follow, spoilers ahead. Took me longer than I would have liked to update this.


    To start off I must admit I was caught off-guard by the sudden change in storyline. But as I mentioned before I believe this change was ultimately benefici more

  • 5.0
    Quinn Feb 6, 2019

    I found this issue . . . confusing. In that it does not take up from last issue and all it says is that Flash and Batman are considering the notion that there are too many mysteries.

    For that, we get some Justice League action and Flash and Batman talking about said action and how it seems to lead them to some thoughts about too many mysteries.

    I felt no emotional connection to characters or story. Rather I felt disconnected from everything going on.

    The art is nice, but Batman needs a shave. He's not a damned hippie. Razors aren't expensive and how Alfred lets him go out of the manor groomed like that is beyond me.

    There's not a lot of "there" there. So I give it a 5 - neither good or bad, just more

  • 5.0
    Talon1load Feb 6, 2019

    Soooooo, this sucked. It's like Tom King couldn't figure out how to connect all of his poorly written stories so they called someone else in to do it and they had to make due with what they had. While this Batman has shown more emotion in this issue that King's has in maybe the whole run, it is still poorly executed. The ending was a nice surprise though.

  • 2.0
    myconius Feb 6, 2019

    what the hell is going on?

    this has absolutely nothing to do with where the last issue left off.

    Guillem March's art is always nice, but this series has zero consistency as far as story.


    points had to be subtracted after finding out this was going to be a cross-over.

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  • 6.5
    Darkseid24 Feb 8, 2019

    Overall I liked this issue. It had way better dialogue than Kings run, so I think HIC actually would work, if it was better written.. Not that much new happened here, just Gotham Girl returns. I guess we’ll find out next issue, since it ends when it just became interesting.

    I have the feeling this story was done due to Detective Comics run getting 1000 issues. This way DC doesn’t have to leave Batman our for a half month.

  • 6.0
    egon244 Feb 6, 2019

    "Too many mysteries"

    The first part of the crossover The Price is here and... it's just OK. It's alright.
    I was hoping we would get a little break from the tortured Batman but no such luck. It also rubbed off on Flash a bit, but at least he's keeping a smiley facade for the people.

    The issue opens up with the League fighting a bunch of Amazos and doing something I'm not a big fan of which is having a casual conversation mid-battle.
    After that, we jump to the Flash museum that has been attacked. We are treated here to a short, but nice, flashback showing the Dynamic Duo and... (is there some name for Flash-Kid Flash team?) working together. It was good to see something like that, it reaffirms that moments li more

  • 6.0
    Afre Feb 6, 2019

    That was better than Knightmares.

    But not that good. It was okay. A bit odd and out-of-place, but still, not bad.

    But it is too early to recommend this no idea what's happening, but not in a good way where Iam invested what happens next. Now I am just confused and I feel like since this can go anywhere, it can go pretty bad too...

    Art is nice though.

  • 10
    Jung BBoab Feb 17, 2019

    최근에 톰킹배트맨에서 배트맨의 심리부분이 자주나왔지만, 그래도 평소에 무뚝뚝한 배트맨이 월리와 영웅들의 죽음에 대해서 얼마나 슬퍼하는지 잘 공감될 수가 있었다. 그리고 결혼식 유머도 내 취향ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • 8.5
    Antonio Feb 7, 2019

    Cover: Ok.
    Art: Ok.
    Color: Ok.
    Story: This first part is an interesting introduction for this arc. Sometimes it feels like nothing really happens at least nothing relevant for the story but I supose nothing is what it seems. The relation between Batman and Flash is the best part and all fits perfectly with everything Batman has lived and is living. I think that as the story progresses the following issues will be more interesting.

  • 8.5
    Soul Assassin Feb 8, 2019

    Not a fan of who is revealed at the end, but I like the hero’s in Crisis tie in

  • 8.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Feb 8, 2019

    This is going to be good. Love the Heroes in Crisis tie-in and also finally using Gotham Girl and the thread from Batman #50.

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Feb 13, 2019

    I mean, this is technically less annoying in the sense that it’s not endless repetition and basically pointless psychodrama, but I’m already so not interested. Just... let things stay dead. Come up with a new idea for once.

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