Batman #92

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 48
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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The greatest heist in history is underway in Gotham City, courtesy of the mysterious crimemaster known as the Designer! Batman knows what he needs to do, but in order to stop the plot, he must first escape the most ingenious death trap the Riddler has ever devised!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 9, 2020

    Tynion and March are creating one of the more memorable Batman arc in years and its yet to disappoint. Next issue seems poised to pay off a big part of this arc and its all but assured to be another immensely satisfying read. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 9, 2020

    Tynion's first arc has been an exciting ride so far, and Batman #92 shows the Batman at his best. Riddler stories are great for demonstrating Batman's prodigious intellect, and this issue is no exception. I am eager to see what Tynion and March have in store for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 27, 2020

    Batman has been a non-stop thrill ride since this arc began. It has continued to grow in size and scope. We're in the middle of the crazy roller coaster ride now, hurtling down steep drops and plunging into the unknown and I could not be more excited. The horror elements are blending perfectly with the super hero aspects to make a real powerhouse comic. This is awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 9, 2020

    This is a knock-down, drag-out fun time. The dialogue is richly layered and entertaining, the plot moves quickly, and the action is intense when it needs to be. This is about as fun as comics can get. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 10, 2020

    Guillem March delivers some gorgeous visuals throughout this issue. There is a beautiful blend of visceral action and glorious details throughout from the characters to the backgrounds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 12, 2020

    The title hasn't missed a step, though, as we plunge right back into James Tynion IV's high-octane thriller. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jun 9, 2020

    While there are certainly a few continuity issues with this book as well as logic issues, this issue of Batman is extremely well done. It's a lot of fun and is really well done as far as storytelling goes. Batman is constantly overcoming his enemies while at the same time is being introduced to new obstacles and revelations that give the reader a sense of “what's gonna happen next?” and that's exactly what a book like this needs. Add some beautiful art to this already great issue and you've got yourself one hell of a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 10, 2020

    Batman #92 is a fantastic balance by providing a story that can be enjoyed on its own and tying into the bigger story-arc. It entertains with lots of action, some humor, and thrilling moments. Batman #92 leaves the fighting to others and focuses on the intelligence of Batman as he battles a nemesis. It's a nice change from previous issues. Tynion is nailing it on his run and this only makes the upcoming "The Joker War" even more anticipated. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 9, 2020

    Batman #92 (Tynion, March) is dominantly a groundwork issue setting up later development but does feature some of the most fleshed out Punchline development to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Jun 14, 2020

    Batman #92 continues the build up of Batman versus The Designer by pitting the detective against the Riddler. We also get Harley Quinn and Catwoman meeting Punchline face to face. A great continuation of the story after a long wait, with amazing art to top everything off. All arond a fantastic issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jun 11, 2020

    Overall, though, this is a good story -- or rather, a good chapter in a larger story (comics having long ago abandoned the idea of telling a single story in a single issue). "Their Dark Designs" has the benefit of an interesting plot device propelling it; let's see if Tynion can bring it over the finish line with the wheels still on the axles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Jun 17, 2020

    This is gearing up back to where things were. Seeing a bit of these dark designs come to the surface to give an idea of what's going on. The wildcard here is the Joker as always. I am counting on him to crash the proverbial plane and thrive in the ensuing chaos after. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Jun 9, 2020

    Even though this issue isn't as exciting as I had hoped it would be, Tynion and crew still were able to deliver an entertaining story that really gets readers back into the flow of Batman and now we know for sure we should be super excited to jump into the next issue based off of the events in this one and the amazing final page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 13, 2020

    The big picture story lost some steam because of the shutdown, but this individual issue is a lot of classic fun with Batman versus the Riddler! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Jun 9, 2020

    If youve been enjoying James Tynions run on Batman thus far, this is a refreshing return to the hyperactive fun hes been consistently delivering since taking on the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jun 16, 2020

    In terms of cliffhangers; Batman #92 doesnt disappoint. It goes all out, tying into the larger arc whilst also acting as a returning point for fans who have been missing the adventures of the caped crusader. It mostly just about works as a standalone issue, minus a few panels, succeeding in keeping fans coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 10, 2020

    Batman #92 is easily the best issue of "Their Dark Designs" storyline thus far. James Tynion did a great job writing the battle of the minds between Batman and Riddler, and how that ended up setting the stage for the final showdown with the Designer. Further elevating this issue was the first big meeting between Harley Quinn and Punchline. That meeting builds further anticipation for all the plans that Tynion has in store for Batman fans in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 16, 2020

    Meanwhile, Catwoman and Harley Quinn battle zombie cops in the sewers, Harley meets the Joker's new squeeze Punchline, and Selina does some negotiating with the Underbroker. Between Catwoman and Batman, our heroes score victories on multiple fronts, but heading into the next issue the man behind all chaos, the Designer, still awaits. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Jun 12, 2020

    Surprisingly accessible at a late point in the story, and the Harley-Punchline meeting works. But devoted readers looking for more tension to build to that promised explosive climax will feel let down. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Jun 9, 2020

    Outside of a few positives, most notably the Riddler's riddles, the issue isn't interesting. The Designer is meant to be a terrifying force but the stakes don't seem that high. Deathstroke being played as a pawn and distraction as the series as gone on is also incredibly disappointing. Every aspect of the story that had me intrigued for more has been pushed aside for more Joker and more Designer. I have no doubt this issue will sell well because it is still a Batman book, however, I don't think it is worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Jun 9, 2020

    While Batman #92 has a lot of slam-bang fun, it's still structurally a mess. There are too many things happening, and it's taking too long to get anywhere. This comic is both too fast-paced and padded at the same time. Not even amazing art by March could hide the issue's weaknesses. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 9, 2020

    I'm sure there are some folks out there that will love this book and despite flat writing and art, I'm sure Punchline has just become someone's favorite character. But this is an issue that was so poorly put together that it negatively affects the reading experience. It's certainly not of the quality expected from one of DC's flagship titles, and that poor execution makes it clear how much this arc is just treading water getting to a big reveal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 10, 2020

    The bottom line is this: while the amount of time fans have had to wait for the issue thanks to the coronavirus pandemic make things feel a bit more special in the immediate term, the issue is only average at best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Jun 9, 2020

    Batman #92 isn't the best in "Their Dark Designs" . It might be due to the hype involving Joker's newest partner. Punchline has been the reason copies of Batman #89, Year of the Villain Hell Arisen #3, Joker 80th anniversary and this issue has sold out and is hard to come by. So does the hyped encounter in this issue live up to the speculations? Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 9, 2020

    Batman #92 is fine. It's not terrible, but it's far from satisfying. I feel like the core concept of what Tynion has dreamed up has some value, but the execution fails to live up to that potential by a good margin. At the end of the day, Tynion's craft just isn't strong enough to let Batman pack the punch that it needs to, and a mediocre Batman is never a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 10, 2020

    Hopefully this book turns around, but I found it to be a difficult and trying book to get into. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SONOFBATMANN Jun 9, 2020

    I really do love Tynion on Batman. He nails the character interactions (Bats and Slade especially).

    And I am really digging Guillem March's art style!

  • 8.5
    Gorr Jun 9, 2020

    I have been looking forward to this issue for quite a while, and it does not disappoint! The story begins to ramp up with Tynion showing us more of the Designer's plan. The artwork is solid. For those waiting to see more of punchline, we get more of her here, and she finally gets to meet Harley Quinn. One thing I really enjoyed about this issue was the dialogue from all the characters, especially some of the exchanges between Batman and Deathstroke. This issue is exciting and ends on a cliffhanger, and I am sure many fans will be even more excited for the next issue. 8.5/10 and I am happy to be excited about the Batman title once again. In my opinion, this is definitely much more exciting and feels more 'Batman' than King's run.

  • 8.5
    Tony Jun 9, 2020

    Tynion knows what he is doing, he knows where he goes, maybe his era began with some doubts but this issue is the proof that story goes from less to more. Each panel counts and when you read this issue you really feel this is a Batman story. March's art is 10/10 and the colors are just beautiful.

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Jun 10, 2020

    It's always tough to return to something unfinished after a longer break. Try to start reading a chapter in any book, put it down for a month and then figure out where exactly you've left and proceed like nothing happened. And now, granted, it's my fault I did not revisit previous issues to get up to speed on the series' events, but I honestly don't think remembering thee exact context of everything would change my rating much. I remember the general layout of the plot and thus had no problems understanding who's where and what they're doing... but I can't say what they're doing is super engaging. It's all okay, with few scenes making me invested (Penguin and Bullock conversation especially, but exchanges between Bats and Deathstroke were f more

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  • 9.0
    YourGreenMuse Jun 9, 2020

    I really liked this issue for all the Riddler parts. The stuff with Harley and Catwoman was not quite so interesting. For all the build up, Punchline is a bore. But man, the Riddler stuff was fun.

  • 9.0
    Liem Duong Jun 9, 2020

    This series is getting better and better.

  • 7.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 15, 2020

    Oh Riddler, honey, stop this, you’re embarrassing yourself.

  • 5.5
    Quinn Jun 9, 2020

    I can't say I was excited about this issue. For one thing, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it's been so long since the last issue, I've kind of lost my place in the story. No one's fault. Who could have predicted this?

    But Punchline is not actually an interesting sidekick. She just likes killing people. Harley Quinn started out as a cartoon character, so the voice actress brought real pathos and emotion to the story of her.

    Punchlike just strikes me as a cynical attempt to catch lightning in a bottle a second time. Her "origin" is in the Joker 80th anniversary issue and she apparently is just some college chick who wants to be a killer and auditioned for the Joker. Whatever. Doesn't work for me.

    So having Harl more

  • 9.5
    cincyfan Jun 14, 2020

    This whole story arc has been fantastic! It continues with this one

  • 9.5
    M1sf1r3 Jul 19, 2020

    Prelude:
    I've been loving Tynion's Batman so far so let's jump back on the train so I can catch up.

    The Good:
    Enjoyed Riddler here.

    The Penguin and Bullock scene was nice.

    March's art was rather good this issue.

    I'm really starting to like Punchline more and more.

    Intrigued to see where next issue goes.

    The Bad:
    Nothing.

    Conclusion:
    Another wonderful issue from Tynion. It really is working for me in all the right ways.

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Jun 17, 2020

    Finally, Tynion's run is starting to pick up. Hopefully it will keep the momentum going.

  • 8.5

    I've enjoyed this story. Tynion's outdone himself with it. It's even better than anything he wrote during his Detective Comics run a couple of years back. I see this as a future collector's gem, as it features the debut of the new Joker groupie Punchline. What is that clown's appeal to sexy psychotic women? Seriously though, I feel this is a great beginning to a new run for Tynion. Especially since he didn't get to show much talent for stories with many classic villains before.
    It's good to see the Riddler in a question mark-covered costume reminiscent of his much-missed classic costume. I've never been a fan of his new 52 look (Especially those God-Awful sideburns). When he gets back in shape maybe he'll consider keeping this new loo more

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Jun 10, 2020

    "You're kidding me. A Bat-Train ?"
    - DEADSTROKE

  • 7.0
    Sky788 Jun 10, 2020

    Ok. So...the big takeaway is that this is the first Punchline major-role in any story and if this wasn't the most underwhelming intro to a character I've seen in sometime. Her couple of lines serve to only show us that she is not Joker's girlfriend, just a partner...maybe, and she is real edgy. That's how she comes across. Idk her role was so minor she might turn out to be a fun character, I just see nothing interesting yet. Speaking of that the Batman plot is just Bruce effortless solving a Riddler puzzle. I was expecting more giving than the setup than just a puzzle Batman can easily trounce through. I was hoping for less effortless from Batman in Tynions run. The ending is the most interesting thing. I have been waiting to see what the d more

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Jun 15, 2020

    Is it much better than Tom King yes but I think I'm just coming to the realization that I dont find Batman comics that good. Batman's just always too prepared or makes dumb simple mistakes depending on who writes him. We all know he will figure something out for the designer and although most super hero books work out this way its just more obvious in batman books. It just never feels like a daredevil where his backs against the wall and you wonder how they will get him out. Also the riddler and his scheme was just so on the nose it was pretty cringe.

  • 5.5
    Gizmo Jul 11, 2020

    Honestly, a pretty lackluster introduction to Punchline.

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