Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #4

Writer: Marc Silvestri Artist: Marc Silvestri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 27
8.1Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

TRAINing day! Batman and The Joker’s ability to function as a team is put to the biggest test yet as they are dropped out of the sky and into a moving train! Will their alliance hold together, even if the speeding locomotive does not? Meanwhile, the Dark Knight has enlisted the help of Nightwing and Catwoman to help with his investigation, but with more pieces of Gordon being shipped to GCPD headquarters, by the time they find any clues, will there even be enough of the commissioner left to save?

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 7, 2023

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #4 was the best issue in the run to date. Silvestri put all the pieces together and readers can tell we've finally made it to what we've signed up for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 6, 2023

    Silvestri brings the same intensity to the art that he brings to the story and it shows in some beautifully detailed pages and panels filled with great energy and darkness. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Feb 7, 2023

    I'll keep it simple. There's no reason any Batman fan should be avoiding this book. It really is worth your time and money. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Feb 9, 2023

    Batman & the Joker: Deadly Duo #4 has shown off just how unlikely a team they can be. Their methods will always contrast, and they're never going to get along. The threads of story context are finally coming together, and we're getting a real sense of the secrets to unlock. All of this is set to immersive and stylish artwork that will draw in anyone. Batman and the Joker Deadly Duo is set to become a definitive Batman story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 7, 2023

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #4 breaks from the plot progression to fill in Simms's backstory and add more detail to the monster-making process. The details are interesting and give the story texture and death, but the story's forward momentum loses steam. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Feb 7, 2023

    Things are starting to become clearer in Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #4, but things are certainly getting messier. The bodycount is adding up and Batmans hands aren't clean, but its apparent that hell do whatever he has to in order to save Gordon. The title of the series feels so appropriate because the dynamic between Batman and Joker really is deadly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Feb 8, 2023

    Batman & the Joker: Deadly Duo #4 is an interesting book, but I don't mean that in the sense that it is intriguing or fascinating. Instead, I mean that it is interesting in that it should be intriguing and fascinating with Batman and Joker weirdly working together to deal with a dialed-up-to-eleven take on the Trolley Problem and it has good visualsthe Gotham bullet train is absolutely gorgeous and a sight to beholdbut the whole issue feels overly burdened with trying to out-grimdark itself on nearly every page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 7, 2023

    The visuals are good, but there is little plot advancement and the overtly bleak tone makes it hard to get invested in what's going on. Read Full Review

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