Batman: Battle for the Cowl: The Network #1
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Batman: Battle for the Cowl: The Network #1

Event\Storyline: Battle for the Cowl Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 6, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
5.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

  • 7.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 6, 2009

    All in all, though, Battle for the Cowl: The Network manages to tell an entertaining story that also succeeds in filling in the crevices of the main series' cluttered plot. Despite a few significant flaws, I'd call it another pleasant surprise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 7, 2009

    Fairly entertaining, albeit predictable read. Quite satisfied with the purchase even though I know this isn't the best book I'll ever read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Addiction - Michael Smith May 6, 2009

    In the end, the issue was entertaining but again not necessary as an overall part of Battle for the Cowl. I would have expected a little more from Fabian Nicieza but I also understand the editors have limited the amount of detail and story that can be told in these one-shots as to not spoil the end of Battle for the Cowl. If you are somebody that feels like you need every second of event then grab this issue and you will enjoy a few brief moments of a decent story. However, if you dont fall into the completionist category, I would say this is one worth skipping. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Frye May 11, 2009

    Overall, this book is only for the diehard Batman reader who must know everything that is happening in the Bat-verse. Otherwise, I recommend steering clear of this book and looking elsewhere for your Dark Knight fix. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad May 12, 2009

    Maybe this story could have worked better with fewer characters. As it stands, many of the characters in the story came off as uninteresting. This was a good effort but they just overreached. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 13, 2009

    "The Network" isn't the worst "Battle for the Cowl" tie-in; in many ways I think it's actually one of the better efforts. But in general, this event feels like a failure, with so many characters and stories scattered far and wide that there's almost no way it can all come back together in the conclusion. Nicieza, Calafiore, and Kramer try their best here, but I think in many ways the biggest problem isn't what they're doing, but the set-up of the event itself. And in the end, that's a shame, because this could have been a lot of fun. Read Full Review

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