Batman: Cacophony #1
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Batman: Cacophony #1

Writer: Kevin Smith Artist: Walter Flanagan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 12, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kurt Taylor Lane Nov 16, 2008

    For someone who writes stories of less then average slackers achieving their dreams, Kevin Smith does wonders with a timeless comic book icon. My only gripe with this series is the length (i.e., its too short). If this initial issue is as good as the rest of the series, I can only hope for a well-done sequel series sometime in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 12, 2008

    Crown's Score: 8.7 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Nov 16, 2008

    The good news about the series is it is complete, so we won't have to wait three years for the final chapter to arrive. I like the general set up of the issue and look forward to seeing where everything is going. I'm giving Batman: Cacophony #1 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Nov 24, 2008

    The art is adequate but unspectacular. This could be just another issue of BATMAN or DETECTIVE COMICS. The characters are recognizable but there is nothing special about their depiction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex Rodriguez Nov 16, 2008

    All-in-all, Batman: Cacophony is a bittersweet issue. The dialog and art are good, but the story at this point is not as strong as I was hoping it to be, and well see how well some choices play out. If your comic shop has copies on hand, check it out, but dont really go out of your way to find it if your shop doesnt have it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Nov 14, 2008

    More Onomatopoeia and less Joker would have earned this book a higher score. That said, I liked what I read (and saw) and am interested in seeing where the story goes from here. Also, I'm pretty sure that this story will be best suited for casual readers as opposed to hardcore fans… but I could be wrong. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 12, 2008

    In the end, "Batman: Cacophony" feels like a massive sine wave of peaks and valleys, never quite succeeding or failing for more than a couple of pages. Hopefully things will level out in the remaining two issues; right now, this is truly an example of the proverbial mixed bag. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    RedHoodie Jan 13, 2022

    What I liked is the subtleties, like Fountainhead being one of Deadshot’s favorite books, Deadshot having a contingency to play dead in case he’s taken out, and Batman’s duality of wanting the villains to die but not wanting to kill them. These aspects are pretty good. Unfortunately, the only characters that are even somewhat consistently well-drawn are Deadshot and the other masked man. The interviewer is drawn alright but kind of lazily, Batman’s body proportions just seem off, and the Joker is a monstrosity for most of the issue. His facial expressions are consistently just kind of gross and unappealing, and not in a good way. There’s gross sex joke after gross sex joke, the Joker’s ok with being paid for sex, there are just more

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