Batman #91

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 60
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To save Gotham City, Catwoman will have to commit the greatest heist in the city's history! But hot on her trail are the Penguin, the Riddler, a horde of assassins, and the master criminal called the Designer! And the most dangerous person standing in her way is the man she's trying to save: Batman. And what complications will his arise from his new sidekick, Harley Quinn?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 18, 2020

    Tynion's run on Batman is proving to be an action-packed, fast-paced story that is the kind of Batman story that I love reading. He is especially making great use of Batman's classic rogues gallery. I have no doubt that “Their Dark Designs” will be acclaimed as a classic Batman story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Mar 23, 2020

    I'm pretty hyped to see how further this develops, this arc is in uncharted territory for the landscape of Gotham as a whole. Bruce is still super sensitive after Alfred and now people won't let him build the place up. He's made to many lifelong enemies. With a trio of great artist all with their hands in this and a great mind like Tynion IV, I'm very much excited for more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 18, 2020

    Considering Tynion has The Joker Wars lined up after this arc and its safe to say Batman is going to have an amazing 2020 and maybe one of the best years of this era. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 18, 2020

    All of the artists bring their unique styles to the art in this issue. While some of the panels showcase beautiful backgrounds and details, some focus on energy and movement as the action picks up. Each page brings something great to this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 18, 2020

    Batman (2016-) #91 hits hard and moves at an impressive, breakneck speed that cements this current story arc as one of the most exciting Batman stories to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Mar 22, 2020

    Whenever Batman faces a villain team-up, it's a high-stakes confrontation. I always enjoy those, and Mr. Tynion is doing a terrific job with them now that he's the regular writer on this series. He's learned at the feet of the master"Scott Snyder"so I can't wait to see what he's got coming for us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Mar 18, 2020

    Oh what a magnificent web this creative team is weaving! Batman #91 delivers a multi-layered storyline in a way that very few manage to pull off. Bravo! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 18, 2020

    Like any story involving a villain who somehow knows every step, there is certainly some convenient plotting going on. This is Batman though, and a fun action-adventure title at that, so it's hard to dismiss it for something so conventional in a series like this. Overall this is a fun sixth chapter in the story arc that should keep our minds off the real world as it's as entertaining as any Batman story you'll read this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 18, 2020

    Joker War is getting all the hype, but Tynion is coming out of the gate on this title as strong as Snyder did. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Mar 20, 2020

    By balancing several elements that make the caped crusader such a seminal comic character, Tynion and the creative team seem to be building up to something truly special on Batman's mythology. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 18, 2020

    Batman #91 is the best issue so far of this opening storyline. It delivers so much packed into one issue from interesting discussions to great action. While it's not the best starting point, it is one hell of a comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 18, 2020

    Batman #91(Tynion, Albuquerque, Pagulayan, Jimenez) inches us closer to "The Joker War" as the team pivots The Joker towards a deeper darkness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 19, 2020

    "Their Dark Designs" is a story that has gotten better with each passing chapter. The Designer now being a fully realized villain has helped tremendously in the improvement of "Their Dark Designs." Because of that James Tynion begins paying off the character development for everyone involved in this story, making Batman #91 the best chapter of this storyline thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Mar 18, 2020

    Tynion's first story is ramping things up to it's conclusion and there are plenty of hanging threads still around that an occasional reveal is a welcome sight. There is a ton of action in this book and the writing just has a lot of heart in it. The art team has quite a few artists in it this time around but you can tell that they all really put a ton of effort into this book as it has some of the best art in the comic book industry today. Can't recommend this issue enough. Hopefully the rest of the story will continue to have things at such a high quality. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 21, 2020

    All the characters and plots continue to work very well as the story continues to ramp up excitedly. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Mar 18, 2020

    The story finally moves forward, but buckles under the weight of its multiple artists. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Mar 19, 2020

    Yes, I did just spend my one chance reviewing the mainline Batman comic to be negative " but I promise my intentions are constructive! I like this book " genuinely like it " and want to see it keep momentum, and to see it improve as it continues. While Tynion's Justice League could get a bit exhausting from the constant high stakes, I'm hoping he can take the lessons he learned from that book and apply them here: if it pays off, we might have something special on our hands. Thanks so much for paying attention to me for a little while " back to Josh! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Mar 18, 2020

    Overall, I like Batman #91'sstory. I do not like its art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Mar 19, 2020

    Batman#91 is weakened by having the Designer be the main villain. He is broadly written and his motivations and methods are still vague. Unless Tynion is planning on paying off plots next issue, it seems like “Their Dark Designs” will be regulated as forgettable in a few years. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Mar 18, 2020

    The real star of the issue is both the art and sense of subtle vulnerability that Tynion gives Batman"an unexpected treat in a fairly average issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 18, 2020

    It looks like the pair is going up against the Riddler by the end of the issue. It doesn't end strong and I felt left with a feeling of detachment. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Mar 17, 2020

    Batman #91 was a weak entry in the Their Dark Design story line. I don't see the need to rush it and it might be worth going monthly to allow the artists to relax and not rush to meet deadlines. Sadly this issue falls flat and hopefully with the hype of upcoming books they don't suffer the same fate. Read Full Review

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