Batman: Black & White #5

Writer: Jamal Campbell, Kieron Gillen, Jorge Jimenez, Mariko Tamaki, Lee Weeks Artist: Jamal Campbell, Jorge Jimenez, Emanuela Lupacchino, Jamie McKelvie, Amy Reeder, James Stokoe, Lee Weeks Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 24
9.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The penultimate issue of the acclaimed return to Batman Black & White is here with a look at some of Gotham City’s most twisted and compelling souls.
• Superstar Batman artist Jorge Jimenez writes and illustrates a story starring Bruce and Damian Wayne as they try to prepare for a sting operation as Batman and Robin, with Damian questioning Bruce’s methods every step of the way.
• Multiple Eisner Award-winning writer of Detective Comics Mariko Tamaki and fan-favorite artist Emanuela Luppachino show what’s become of Gilda Dent, former bride of Two-Face and current scourge of super- villains.
• Jamal Campb more

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr May 28, 2021

    This is a must-read issue of Batman Black & White. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 5, 2021

    Obviously the medium works perfectly for telling Batman stories. Everything from the duality of his identity to the lurking in the shadows of Gotham, nightlife in the city, and in the corners of the Bat Cave. Short stories that satisfy in the nuggets they are intended to. Art that is worthy of a gallery, and stories that are timeless. That is what everyone wants out of a comic, and that is what this issue delivers! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Apr 28, 2021

    Batman: Black and White continues to be the best, most worthwhile showcase of talent in DC's circulation today, and this issue is absolutely no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 27, 2021

    Yet another great collection in an anthology series that blows you away with its art, clever tales, and great writing. Every story is incredible in its own way and the only downfall of this issue might be how many stories aren't focused on Batman. Batman: Black & White is five issues in though, so it gets a pass on focusing on other characters like Nightwing or Commissioner Gordon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 29, 2021

    While I don't feel that any of these individual stories pack the punch as some of the stories from the first two issues, I do think the is the best issue overall! Every story in this collection was an absolutely delight to read, and worthy of praise. I was losing hope in this title after watching the quality slip the last few months, but this issue restored my faith. Hopefully, it will close out just as strong next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 27, 2021

    Once again, a near-perfect issue of excellent stand-alone tales. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 27, 2021

    Even beyond these highlights, Batman Black and White #5 delivers nothing but strong stories that combine skillful writing, unique art, and clear, precise lettering that come together to land every story with an execution that even Batman could appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 6, 2021

    “A Father and Son Outing” offers a glimpse at Bruce Wayne's struggle to teach patience and the craft of making Batman larger than life to criminals. “The Man Who Flies” gives us a look at the city through the eyes of Nightwing, whose upbringing as a circus acrobat still colors his personality flying through the air with the greatest of ease. “Blue” offers a tale from the perspective of Harvey Dent‘s wife Gilda, examining her life both before and after the tragedy which created Two-Face. In “Signals” Commissioner Gordon chooses to act on a case personally rather than turning on the Bat-Signal and asking for assistance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Apr 27, 2021

    Batman: Black And White #5 is an interesting collection of stories that aims to give us themes or social issues to consider, as well as a unique "game" of sorts with an inspirational finish. It's both challenging and fun, adult and gleeful. This depiction sounds like the issue is all over the place tonally, but it mostly works in delivering a solid assortment of Batman tales. Read Full Review

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