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Batman / Spawn #1

Writer: Todd McFarlane Artist: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 14, 2022 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 47
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The event of the decade is here: Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo have reunited for Batman/Spawn!

Two dark heroes, cursed by tragedy, find their paths again crossing…but not by choice! What sinister foe is at work, pitting the Dark Knight against the Hellspawn? From the shadows of Gotham City to New York City, this epic event is the blockbuster you've been waiting almost two decades for!

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Dec 13, 2022

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  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 13, 2022

    Overall, Batman/ Spawn #1 is a MUST-BUY to any Capullo fan, Snyder Batman fan, Spawn fan, and anyone looking for a dark, violent tale. Don't wait to pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 13, 2022

    Greg Capullo delivers beautifully detailed art on every page of the comic. The art brilliantly showcases the characters as well as shows blistering and visually engaging fights and action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Dec 15, 2022

    Batman/Spawn is an excellent package of dynamic storytelling and intricate, detailed art starring two of comics' biggest characters. It's a real shame that the creators can only do one issue, as opposed to a full mini-series, because the story could have benefited from letting the ending breath. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Dec 13, 2022

    Im sure there are plenty of folks that will roll their eyes at this book and thats fine; to each their own. But as Ive said before in my reviews, comics are supposed to be fun; and thats what Batman/Spawn is. Its nostalgia, its filled with familiar faces and tropes, and its exactly what it needed to befun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Batman/Spawn #1 is a one-of-a-kind crossover event, with gritty artwork and a connection between the characters overcoming a byzantine story. Whether you're a fan of the Dark Knight or the hellish antihero, this is worth a read. And the last page teases that the two may reunite in the future - so one can only wonder how McFarlane and Capullo will top themselves. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 14, 2022

    Batman/Spawn #1 is very much a remnant of the 90s. It has some great ideas that are never fleshed out and what's presented is a choppy narrative that never flows. The art is the driver and even that isn't quite as good as we'd expect from this team. Overall, this is one for those who are hooked on nostalgia and not much more than that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Dec 15, 2022

    This is like a fun 80's action movie. Ths story has its flaws, but the art is just a blast. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Dec 12, 2022

    Overall, Batman Spawn falls short of the grandeur that has been built up around it, but it still delivers a unique story blending these comic giants worlds together with the art being the real hero of this comic, making it worth picking up for the visuals alone! While not hitting where I would have liked it to, as a lifelong Batman and Spawn fan, I felt satisfied with what this team has delivered and I would recommend it to other fans of these characters, either together or separate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Dec 13, 2022

    Batman / Spawn #1 is a surprisingly creative story about a plan by the Court of Owls to trick Batman and Spawn into killing one another. While creative, the plan takes a couple of read-thrus to figure out, so some readers may need help with it. That said, the art is simply stunning, so if you don't enjoy the story, you'll probably love the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 13, 2022

    The art is great, but this issue suffers from feeling much more like a Spawn issue guest-starring Batman than a DC comicthe writing style is very distinctly McFarlane and can be a little ponderous, and Batman's dialogue sometimes feels distinctly offbeing willing to sacrifice Spawn to the Court at one point, for instance. This works best as a fusion of Greg Capullo's two most famous properties, and a brilliant showcase for his art. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Andrew Isidoro Dec 13, 2022

    If you're looking for a visually stunning book, with variant covers up the wazoo, then Batman/Spawn is the perfect book for you. Just try not to expect too much of the plot or think too hard about it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Spencer Perry Dec 14, 2022

    As was the case with their previous collaborations, the only reason to read a Todd McFarlane-written and Greg Capullo-drawn comic book is for the artwork provided by the latter. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Dec 13, 2022

    Batman/Spawn #1 is an utterly beautiful, gorgeous, stunning book with no soul to it. The story's dumb, but that's probably not why readers came here, is it? Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Dec 13, 2022

    I didn't enjoy this but I am still planning to buy a copy, if only for the art and because I want to see more projects like this. I can't say I'm surprised at the outcome. McFarlane has never been a good writer. His strength lies in not only art but ideas. Spawn is conceptually brilliant. His development of the world in the early days was great as well. McFarlane just doesn't have the writing chops to execute it. To a certain extent, I feel the same way about this story. Lurking somewhere below the surface there is a good idea here. Read Full Review

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