Batman Annual: 2021

Writer: Ricardo Lpez Ortiz, James Tynion IV Artist: Ricardo Lpez Ortiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 1, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 16
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6.8User Rating

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Batman #107-111 have featured an epic, brutal tale of Batman’s frenemy Ghost-Maker in the backup stories…and the senses-shattering conclusion to the saga is here! Ghost-Maker has fought his way across Devil Skull Island, and he’s about to face every single villain from his rogues gallery…at once? Can even this legendary warrior survive the onslaught?

  • 10
    COMICON - Tito W. James Dec 17, 2021

    Ghost-Maker's backstory is revealed in the most bombastic and badass way possible.This level of action Is what I'd love to see more of from Superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 23, 2021

    Batman 2021 Annual #1 serves as a solid conclusion to the Ghost-Maker backup story that's been running in the regular series. Hey DC, forget about Punchline. Ghost-Maker is the breakout character you should be focusing your attention on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 30, 2021

    There's nothing left by some loose ends for James Tynion IV, and one of those loose ends is filling in the blanks on Ghost-Maker. The mysterious villain who started as Batman's deadly rival and seems to have become his snarky partner in crime has been kept in the shadows until now, but this issue finally peels back the curtain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Nov 30, 2021

    Overall, Batman Anual 2021 is superb and hopefully brings Ghost-Maker his own series. Tynion has been on a roll with creating new characters with the potential to be new favorites. Lopez and Tynion's balance for the issue works to help develop who and why Ghostmaker was created. The only knock on the issue is how long it took to be concluded. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Dec 5, 2021

    A satisfying and long-awaited end to the Ghost-Maker saga from Batman backup features earlier this year. Ghost-Maker as a character has a great deal of potential and this annual has only just started to really explore that. As it stands, it is an effective exploration of his history and abilities, with additional insights into his motivation and his dynamic with Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Dec 1, 2021

    The Batman Annual 2021 is a worthy addition to the recent canon and serves as a nice exit point for Tynion. As a method of filling in the blanks of a key character's past, it's a thoroughly enjoyable and eventful read. Ghost-Maker's a character with a lot of creative fuel left in the tank and it's surely only a matter of time before we see him appear again. I, for one, do hope that we get him back fairly soon due to the side of Batman that's unlocked by his very presence. Until then, enjoy this book and start the waiting game. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 30, 2021

    Batman 2021 Annual #1 gives Ghostmaker fans one last bit of information before Tynion leaves DC Comics, and while I'm not sure we needed an Annual to do this, time had run out. The issue looks good and has some good action and interaction, but I'm just not sure it was necessary. I guess that depends on whether you needed more Ghostmaker in your life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Nov 30, 2021

    Batman 2021 Annual #1 is the finale to those Ghost-Maker backup stories found in Batman #107-111, and it's the origin story we should have gotten all along. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Nicole Drum Dec 1, 2021

    Batman 2021 Annual #1 is, generally, wildly better than the majority of Tynion's Batman work but it suffers from a lot of the same pitfalls, especially in that it feels more like an imitation of something else rather than an authentic creation. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 4, 2021

    I did not like Batman 2021 Annual #1 because it was nothing more than a conclusion to the Ghost-Maker back-up that ran through Batman that I despised. Read Full Review

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