Batman Confidential #31

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Andy Clarke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 1, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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A new five-part arc begins with an international bang! When a powerful Russian mobster sets his sights on Gotham City, Batman thinks he's ready. But this isn't any ordinary mobster, and he's bringing backup in the form of...a bear? These unexpected foes might just be able to take control of the Gotham underworld and then the whole city. Can Batman stop them?

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jul 4, 2009

    Even though I keep considering dropping the Batman Confidential series from my pull list, DC ends up delivering stories that I find engaging, and The Bat and The Beast is no exception. Tight writing, solid art, and the modern day reintroduction of a cold war villain earns Batman Confidential #31 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 5, 2009

    Back when "Legends of the Dark Knight" shed its original "very early stories of Batman" mandate, I remember being sad to see that idea go. Once it became clear that the quality of the stories wasn't going anywhere, though, it actually ended up being a good thing, freeing up the creators to tell all sorts of good Batman adventures. Hopefully the same will be true here with "Batman Confidential." Regardless, Clarke's art alone is reason to come back next month, although the potential of Milligan's story is certainly there to boot. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen Jul 3, 2009

    As of issue #31, Milligans story seems uninteresting and uninspiring. However, the story could pick up and become great. Perhaps this will best read in one bulk, but since this series is not consistently collected in trade, it may not even be worth the hassle. The pretty pictures and the Guillem March cover cannot distract from the poor quality of this arc, so I wouldnt pick this up just yet. If the story improves then you might want to think about getting interested. Read Full Review

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