Batman: Eternal #11

Writer: Tim Seeley, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Ian Bertram Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 16
6.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

The trial of Jim Gordon begins!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jun 20, 2014

    Whether its Scorpiana practically leaping off the page, the crazy eyes of characters being chased across Rio, or the Edward Gorey-esque scene graveside with Batman and that final daughter figure that I just cant bring myself to spoil (I think this is going to be important, folks), this issue is a work of pure and unbridled beauty. A narrative so perfectly entwined with art that makes you want to savor every page, Batman: Eternal #11 is by far the best issue of the series to date, and my absolute favorite of the week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jun 18, 2014

    Seeley scripts a great issue from the story by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and is only pushed to greater heights by the artwork of Ian Bertram and Dave Stewart. The beginning scene tying up with the ending is a proper call back to the events in earlier issues, but does well to not disrupt Batgirl's story taking place. This time around Batman Eternal hits a high note, it rips doorsfrom their hinges, and throws scorpions (really…scorpions!) with a story that brings the funny and action all wrapped into a wonderfully drawn comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Jun 19, 2014

    Batman Eternal #11 is chock full of awesome writing and art that is reminiscent of the Morrison era of Batman, making this issue a must-read. Seeley's is scripting two more issues in this arc, and if they are anything like this one, they will be a blast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 18, 2014

    “Very Special Episodes” are a time honored tradition around the holidays and Batman Eternal #11 may be the most unlikely one that we’ll receive. Batman titles have always carried a deep underlying theme of family underneath all the derring-do. Batman Eternal #11 embraces this and succeeds for it. Everyday people have complicated relationships with their fathers imagine throwing double lives and super-villainy on top of that. When DC Comics gets a book right, it is hard to touch them, and from the looks of Batman Eternal #11 it looks like DC might finally be on the road to becoming untouchable again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 23, 2014

    Where has DC been hiding Ian Bertram? A mix between Ramon Villalobos and Frank Quitely, Bertram's art is a welcome change of pace for Batman Eternal and that he gets a good script to draw is a bonus. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jun 18, 2014

    Batman: Eternal produces interesting development points with the father them being a fitting addition following fathers day. The conflicting tones on the other hand meant that this wasn't one of Eternal's best issue to date. Still however I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 19, 2014

    Ultimately, issue #11 feels like filler--good filler, sure, but filler nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jun 22, 2014

    You can't judge this book by it's cover so your just going to have to check this one out and decide for your self. I can see some people loving it and others hating it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 20, 2014

    "Batman Eternal" #11 has a dramatic change in artwork. Bertram's work is strong and distinctive, and in terms of originality and innovation, he's ahead of his predecessors. However, he's an odd editorial choice. The shift feels abrupt and even distracting, even though Bertram's style adds atmosphere and tone. It's not that Bertram is just wrong for drawing a "Batman" story, but slotting him in like this for a weekly, when his style is not at all interchangeable, is only going to throw off readers who will feel that he is ill-suited to the material because his work viscerally alters the experience of the existing story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Darius_DC Jun 19, 2014

    I believe that I expect so much good, scratch that great, quality from this series now that anything less would be disappointing for me personally. I have to say BATMAN ETERNAL #11 is by far the weakest issue of the series so far, despite the 3 out of 5 rating. However, it is still a solid issue because of Tim Seeley's script and because of the fact it was a female-centric issue. If you find the artwork good and you love a female-lead issue, then I recommend this issue for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 18, 2014

    BATMAN ETERNAL #11 contains three stories, two of which are good, and one of which is a bit bland. On top of that, the art can be pretty rough in places and doesn't mesh well with the overall issue or its characters, even though, without a doubt, this artist has a great amount of talent. Once again, it's a decent issue from this series, but it doesn't really "wow" the audience. The biggest drag on this particular issue is the art though. If you're enjoying the series, keep reading it as it does well as a weekly series. However, chances of it being one of your favorites is very slim. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 21, 2014

    Insane. That is the only word to describe the latest issue of Batman Eternal. It's like something snapped off in the minds of the creative team and they decided to put out the craziest possible chapter imaginable. And they hired the craziest possible artist to draw it. You've got to see it to believe it, and I'll post some pictures in a moment. But jeez"this one is just"so weird! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jun 20, 2014

    Overall, this issue was a little disappointing after a few really solid issues. Hopefully they can get back on board next week. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge Jun 19, 2014

    To be honest Ive gotten kind of tired of talking about this book but its Batman, does consistent sales, and I wanted to cover it for this site. But my patience for this story has worn out, it doesnt seem like its going anywhere anytime soon and I think if youre asking your readers to invest $3.99 per week for a comic book youd better deliver something mind-blowing awesome. Even average would be a step up for this series currently. Poor planning, poor execution and a poor product make me a bored boy. I know this score seems harsh but think about how much money youve spent on getting this far in the series, and compare it to nearly any other comic on the market, Id be shocked if this wasnt near the bottom of your list in terms of return on investment. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 19, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #11 is my least favorite issue so far.  Tim Seeley's story is fun, but forgettable and I hated Ian Bertram's art.  I can only imagine what newcomers would think of this issue and even  series readers could skip it and not really miss much. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jun 20, 2014

    The problem with Batman Eternal is that it's becoming incredibly inconsistent, and issue #11 is the perfect example of this pattern. The book jumps back and forth between different subplots, but none of them particularly interesting. Read Full Review

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