Batman '89 #5

Writer: Sam Hamm Artist: Joe Quinones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 13, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
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Harvey Dent enacts his plans for Gotham! He'll overthrow the Batman and assume his rightful place as its guardian. As Batman works to stop his friend Harvey, he finds himself vastly outnumbered by the forces at Harvey's disposal. He'll need to turn to some unlikely allies if he's going to turn the tide in his favor to protect his city and save his friend!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Apr 20, 2022

    Sam Hamm and Joe Quinones have found quite the medium and I really hope they team up again as they could literally "right the wrongs of some of the other filmsnotably Val Kilmer and George Clooney's runs as Batman. Ahem. guyscan you rewrite/redraw/reimagine some history? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Apr 21, 2022

    Sam Hamm and Joe Quinones have found quite the medium and I really hope they team up again as they could literally "right the wrongs of some of the other films notably, Val Kilmer and George Clooney's runs as Batman. Ahem guyscan you rewrite/redraw/reimagine some history? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 12, 2022

    This has been a fantastic series fully recapturing the spirit of the Burton films in a fresh and relevant manner. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 12, 2022

    It's been a while since we got an issue of Sam Hamm and Joe Quinones' thriller, and the return doesn't disappoint at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 12, 2022

    Quinones crafts some entertaining and visually engaging art in the issue. I love the look of the bat-cycle and the energy in the action scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 12, 2022

    Batman '89 #5 feels most like a proper Batman adventure with a grand crime, dramatic action, and the main criminal pushed past his limits of sanity. The art is excellent, and the writing is even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 13, 2022

    A lot is packed into Batman '89 #5 and the action sequences are fast-paced while still presenting a thrilling adventure for fans of the Keaton Batman films. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu May 8, 2022

    We may be able to see Michael Keaton back on screen in a Bat-suit, but we will never be able to get this cinematic masterpiece in pre-pandemic multiplexes. That's a shame, but wow, to make that work as a comic book is no small accomplishment in and of itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Apr 13, 2022

    Despite some muddled storytelling, the overall vibe remains intact and this series' most significant asset. If you've come this far with Batman '89, this issue won't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Apr 12, 2022

    What began as a book I wanted to love has turned into an obligation. Batman '89 is aimless and uninvolving. It looks nice even if it doesn't capture the actual mood and feel of its source material but worse then being bad, it's just dull. I wish I could love it, or even like it, but with its penultimate chapter, I can barely muster any enthusiasm for the few things that actually work. This should have been great, yet it will ultimately be forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean May 9, 2022

    A four month delay does a lot to kill the momentum of a comic book story. I went into this issue having completely forgotten the plot beyond vague memories and, while reading this issue did bring everything back into focus, I can't help but feel disconnected from where this series is going. There's a lot to be said about the tone and pacing here. Things feel off, and I trust myself enough to assume that these problems became more prevalent with this issue, and I wasn't just blind to them before. The story suddenly has a ton of speed and ramps up while previous issues were methodical and built Harvey's turn to Two Face up. I mean, there was a whole issue that basically took place in Harvey's head. But suddenly, we're on issue five, and thing more

  • 6.0

    This is the best issue so far, but that's not saying much. The story is probably at its biggest here. Hard to believe it's written by the same guy who made such a clever showdown at the parade and church building in the original movie. There's only one issue to go and I'll mostly be glad when it's out just so I can say this mini is over.
    This movie continuity comic thing has reminded me of the All-Star comics. Batman was more anticipated, but Superman stayed on schedule and finished first, and is still a fan favorite today. Meanwhile Batman was slow and lost interest and was forgotten soon after. History is repeating itself.

  • 9.5
    Comic Dreamer Apr 15, 2022

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude May 16, 2022

  • 5.5
    ICC Apr 13, 2022

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