Batman And Robin Eternal #18

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 15
5.9Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

Everything that can go wrong does in both the past and the present! Batman spent years believing Mother was deadand when you see their blood-soaked confrontation, youll know why! Now that shes returned in the modern day, Batmans allies will find themselves under siege from a world-destroying weapon they never saw coming! And on top of everythingHarper Row learns a devastating secret that will change her life foreverand potentially make her the most dangerous foe the Robins have ever faced!

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Jonathan Helmke Feb 5, 2016

    Overall, I liked this week's book. It hasn't strayed off its path like BATMAN ETERNAL did. BATMAN ETERNAL would take place in Gotham with Batman and then the next issue, without any warning, would switch to Saudi Arabia with Red Hood and Batgirl. Instead, BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL switches between the past and present, still telling the same story and not multiple ones which eventually converge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 6, 2016

    On the flip side, and this may be more of a critique of the series itself, the issues leading up to this point haven't been all that enjoyable with appearances by Azrael, Scarecrow and others that have slowed the series' momentum and created a much larger threat that isn't nearly as compelling as the "smaller" story of Harper Row, Cassandra and the series' main antagonist, Mother. As a single issue this was a great read, but it's tough to review this issue on it's own since the weekly releases doesn't allow any easy jumping-on points, and I don't think the past three to six issues have been nearly as strong. I'm hoping that this series can end on a high point and still have some big reveals. Since I'm this far in, I'll be staying till the end, but I don't see this as a series to jump onto in the middle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Feb 4, 2016

    A deep issue that cranks up the run to an 11, Batman & Robin Eternal #18 isn't an issue to miss. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Feb 5, 2016

    We finally get the “big secret” behind Harper, but for me, the Batman/Mother sections completely stole the show. While this issue excels in a lot of technical aspects, I found it hard to invest in the Harper section of the story. But seeing as that preference is steeped in a lot of personal hangups I presently have with DC's chosen direction, I can see where another reader wouldn't have anyquibbles with this issue at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 3, 2016

    While it provides some important backstory, and the character moments are competently handled, theres still a sense that this issue is merely transitioning from one point of the story to the next, instead of providing as satisfying narrative on its own. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - John McCubbin Feb 5, 2016

    Batman and Robin Eternal #18 may have given us some major developments, but as a whole it felt little more than an info dump. That said current readers of this weekly should still find this somewhat insightful, with the action and tension around this allowing for a touch of engaging storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 4, 2016

    Ultimately, the need to wrap things up makes this comic feel less like a story and more like a Wikipedia entry. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Feb 5, 2016

    Issue #18 of Batman and Robin Eternaldoes well to expand on the story of Mother, both the past and present versions of it, but once again leaves the story void of the humor that's made issues before so much more enjoyable. Each character is handling the events in their own way, some of them cracking under the pressure, some staying quiet (Red Hood!). The artwork delivers the punches, but falls short when it comes to some of the facial expressions and appearances of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 3, 2016

    While I haven't been the biggest fan of Eternal up until now, this issue makes me want to give up reviewing this book, travel to Tibet and become a monk. In fact, I want to do anything and everything to avoid reading another issue like this ever again. I now officially hate Batman and Robin Eternal. Read Full Review

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