Batman: Eternal #13

Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley Artist: Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 15
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

A demon from Jim Gordons past comes to haunt him in Blackgate while the Gang War threatens to rip Gotham City apart! Can Jason Bard keep the order without coming head to head with Batman himself?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Darius_DC Jul 3, 2014

    As said before, even though Batman has had a diminished appearance in this issue, and issues before, the story keeps you entertained. You see Gotham function on its own without Batman always having to save the day as usual. The visuals will keep you entertained and the story, pace, and dialogue will have you enticed. This is another solid outing by Scott Snyder and company. I highly recommend this issue! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 5, 2014

    Not losing a single ounce of momentum from last issue, the creative team of James Tynion IV and Mikel Janin (with story assists from Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley) continues to take the world of Batman up a notch. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 2, 2014

    Batman Eternal #13 is a rock solid comic book from start to finish. Thirteen weeks in this comic is currently as strong as when it began, and skilled writing has brought it to this point. This group of writers is in sync and are delivering great stories. When you throw a rock star artist like Mikel Janin into the mix, magic happens and issue #13 is proof of that. Eternal is a can't miss book right now, and I'm glad I only have to wait a week for issue #14. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Michael Cantrell Jul 4, 2014

    Overall, the book was very well done and an enjoyable read. I continually look forward to reading Batman Eternaleach week, and this issue is only keeping the fire stoked. If you haven't been reading this, buy the back issues and get caught up, especially if you love crime stories sprinkled with a dash of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jul 5, 2014

    That's it. Another solid effort from the team, and we only have to wait a few more days to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 7, 2014

    Eternal has rebounded from a few duller issues and is delivering solid story at an exciting clip. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jul 2, 2014

    This issue is another great installment in a series that's been promising all the way through so far. The tensions are building on the force, and Gordon is left with a decision to make. This time around we're given a lot to think about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Jul 3, 2014

    This isn't necessarily bad, but just something that annoys me. Is it just me, or do James Gordon, James Jr, and Lt. Bard all look pretty much the same? I get James Jr. looking like his dad. That makes sense. I just think that if you put James Jr. and Bard in a lineup that you could not tell them apart. Minor complaint. That's all I got for this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 8, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #13 is a good issue that pushes the story forward while setting up some good stuff for the future.  Lt. Bard steals the show, but we also get some great Stephanie Brown and Jim Gordon moments as well.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 2, 2014

    Batman: Eternal continues to be a must read for Bat fans as though it may be creeping along development wise the overall tempo and content of the series remains at a high level. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 4, 2014

    "Batman Eternal" #13 theoretically hits the 25% mark for this weekly series, and it's moving along quite nicely. We've had some real progress on some storylines, while others are continuing to gather steam. Tynion, Janin, Ortego and company are entertaining us week in and week out, and this is probably one of the strongest issues to date as everything surges forward. It's a good a place as any to jump on board yourself and see what you're missing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 9, 2014

    Azzarello, Lemire, Jurgens and Giffen are doing their best to try and make this story as cohesive as possible and although there were doubts at the beginning of this series, it looks as though over time they've begun to find their groove together. Frankenstein is investigating the death of the Stormwatch team while Mr. Terrific is learning that he may not be the smartest man on the planet after all. While the art isn't as much to my liking as the art of Batman Eternal, artist Patrick Zircher does an adequate job with the huge roster of characters involved. Overall, this book is getting better with each issue and if it's something you've been staying away from, it may be a book you want to give a second chance to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 7, 2014

    Still, I have to give Batman Eternal credit where it's due, in the fact that this book has really been good at fleshing out Gotham as a character - something, I would argue, that Scott Snyder in particular has tried to do ever since he joined the Bat-books back on Detective Comics. With some strong art and a lot of ambition with its cast, Batman Eternal is definitely starting to shape up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Brandon Stines Jul 2, 2014

    Batman Eternal #13 is not the best issue of Batman Eternal, but it is by no means a bad issue. A lot of important things happen and Tynion does a very good job balancing all of these plots in a way that feels tight and flows extremely well. Despite not having much to draw other than people talking Mikel Janin does a superb job as always. Hopefully DC will be utilizing him on more issues of Eternal in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jul 3, 2014

    It's nice to see a Gotham that can actually function without the constant assistance of Batman. While there are those of you out there who are going to bedisappointed that we didn't get to see Batman do anything, it is still a nice change of pace from the tried and true. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 5, 2014

    Big picture, this series still isn't very interesting. Little picture, this issue was somewhat enjoyable. And further team up between Red Robin and Harper Row is definitely how the creative team can win me over. Read Full Review

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