Batman: Eternal #18

Writer: Tim Seeley, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Andy Clarke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Batgirl, Batwoman and Jason Todd race to find evidence that may save Commissioner Gordon!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Darius_DC Aug 7, 2014

    As I said before, I loved this issue! The writing was superb, the artwork was good and detailed, and the pacing was excellent for a much longer issue. Nothing really felt forced except for that scene with Julia, but, other than that I thought this issue delivered a solid, interesting, and very character driven experience for the readers. Highly recommend! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Aug 9, 2014

    This week's issue does right what the past few weeks have done wrong: stick to a story, steady build-up, and deliver… without losing the reader in the process. I put my faith back in the team behind this title when great issues like this one come out on Wednesdays. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Aug 7, 2014

    This issue hit that sweet spot for me. Exactly the right blend of action to dialogue, along with much better pacing than the last few issues. The feeling of overcrowding I had been experiencing recently evaporated with the tighter storytelling on display here as well. This is one issue you should definitely pick up. Can't wait to see where this is headed, next issue is sure to be good! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Herald - Drew Narayanan Aug 14, 2014

    "Batman Eternal #18" was an amazing issue because it went beyond a mundane storyline. Rather it provided some very interesting social commentary. Social and philosophical commentary is not uncommon in DC comics and when done well, can actually be really amazing (take the Joker's monologue in "The Killing Joke", or Lex Luthor's epiphany in "All-Star Superman"). So without giving too much away, I want to look at this rather unique issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Z Aug 7, 2014

    Batman Eternal #18 is a very tight issue. Seeley provides a highly enjoyable and entertaining script, while Andy Clarke delivers very solid artwork. Here's to more thoroughly exciting and fun issues of Batman Eternal. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Latest Pull - Eric Tillirson Aug 7, 2014

    Really solid issue of Batman Eternal this week! The last few issues have been very light on Batman himself. It was nice to have him come back into focus and to have the record set straight on a few questions the audience may have had concerning him and Bard. One of the better reads from the series in a while. It leaves some good hooks in there, provides more clues and mysteries for the readers to puzzle out while we wait for next Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2014

    Batman: Eternal turns things around, once again being the exciting series that we all love. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 11, 2014

    Tim Seeley changes things up and gives fans the funniest issue of Batman: Eternal yet.  The overall story doesn't really move forward, but I had a blast anyway.  Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 7, 2014

    Batman Eternal #18 isn't the most dynamic issue in the series so far, but it is a solid comic. This weekly series has been phenomenal on the whole, and issue #18 drives the book forward nicely. Seeley's scripting is tight and entertaining and Clarke's art is of a consistently high quality. Some elements will be interesting to see going forward, and I'm glad I only have to wait a week to read #19. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Aug 6, 2014

    This series successfully brings new elements to the forefront each week as some threads are left behind to explore new ones. It doesnt have an overwhelming amount of sub-plots going on, and is able to reintroduce you to character personalities and motives with each issue. This week were given a strong story coming from Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV that Tim Seeley is able to script out in a manner befitting to his artists talents. Scenes shoot back and forth from one another with fitting visuals as this story continues strong on its journey to one of Batmans biggest clashes yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Aug 7, 2014

    Andy Clarke's pencils are always a welcome one, and this is especially true in Gotham City. His illustrations are full of a grit and texture that make the action wonderful to behold. His acting is also spot on with a wink of humor throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Norrin Powell Aug 12, 2014

    Overall, the story is acceptable for a weekly DC published title, and one of the better issues in this series so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 9, 2014

    Batman Eternal continues to hum along at a relatively solid pace. I like some of the plots and I dislike others, but none of them rise to the level of truly enjoyable or especially deep. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Aug 6, 2014

    One of the weaker issues in some time, but hopefully will be back on track next week. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 7, 2014

    Eternal keeps adding pieces to this puzzle but it feels like we're no closer to any sort of resolution. Read Full Review

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