Batman: Eternal #20

Writer: Tim Seeley, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Emanuel Simeoni Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 20, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 10
6.9Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

James Gordon takes on Falcones crime army from inside Blackgate!

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Aug 20, 2014

    Batman: Eternal continues to amaze with the developments of this latest arc coming to a sensational climax. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 20, 2014

    Of course, the main talking point of the issue is easily the book's final pages. Stephanie Brown has been flitting in and out of the series for a while now, and while it was always assumed she'd be taking back the Spoiler mantle, we've still been waiting for it to actually happen. Well, happen it has, Seeley scripting the scene in a way that fits the story and serves the character well. Batman Eternal has been gaining momentum for a while now, and if the issues to come feature more arcs like this one, we're looking at some good stuff ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Darius_DC Aug 22, 2014

    Like I said earlier, I enjoyed this issue because of the writing. I loved how all the supporting characters stories were handled by Tim Seeley. I love that a fan favorite in Stephanie Brown finally starting to take a bigger position in this BATMAN ETERNAL arc. I was disappointed by the artwork and I've been disappointed for the last couple of issues and I think it is a problem that can be fixed. However, it still bring the issue down. Ultimately, BATMAN ETERNAL #20 feels like a mid-season of your favorite show on tv. You know how it takes a break, leaving you anticipating for what the rest of the season has. That's what this issue is in my opinion. So I recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Aug 20, 2014

    This week is another successful installment to this growing story. Some closure hits in this issue, as well as some new points for future issues (the last page!). Batman is going to need all the help he can get! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 26, 2014

    Tim Seeley does a good job of pushing the Eternal story forward, but It still was my least favorite issue of his.  I just didn't have as much fun reading it and the art pulled me out of the issue.  The ending was a long time coming cliffhanger that should prove very interesting and will make a bunch of fanboys happy, but overall I can't recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Aug 20, 2014

    And we close with Stephanie Brown suiting up as the Spoiler to ruin her father's plans herself, since no one else is responding. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Aug 21, 2014

    I couldn't help but feel like I got cheated out of seeing major confrontations unfold . There were showdowns I had been looking forward to seeing, and it seemed as if every character was robbed of said moment. That's not to say that things aren't adequately wrapped up in a action packed manner, just not quite in the most satisfying way possible. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 23, 2014

    Overall, the issue was entertaining, and that gives it a higher grade than just being mediocre. I still don't think the stories are all that great, and the writing isn't anything special, but it's a relatively entertaining Batman comic. I liked Batman teaming up with Killer Croc. I liked the reveal of Rex Calabrese. But Batman Eternal still isn't living up to its potential, not by a long shot. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Aug 21, 2014

    The Bat Family continues to be stretched thin across the world in an issue that does nothing to address the series' weaknesses. Because of the need to address the many irons in the fire, scripter Tim Seeley has to over-explain, which means his usual strong dialogue is buried under lines like "Liquid nitrogen canister from the basement where they held those owl zombies." Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 21, 2014

    "Batman Eternal" #20 is a comic that is all right when everything evens out, but it should have been great instead. I'm not sure why the art came across so much more jumbled than last week, but in the end it just doesn't come together. In a weekly series, this sort of event is going to happen from time to time; here's hoping it's a while before the visuals fall down on the job again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhiteLantern Aug 26, 2014

    This issue of the story (and the point where the first trade will end, as a piece of trivia) was fantastically done. Tim Seely's scripting work on this series has been fantastic, and this is no exception. Seely manages to bring the small Batgirl arc to a close in a nice, emotional way (and manages to write Jason Todd in a way that's not annoying), shows the true character of Jim Gordon, and that Jason Bard and Batman can work together, even with differing tactics in some areas. Emmanuel Simoeni's art on this issue knocks it out of the park, giving the entire book a dark, dirty look that perfectly fits the story. I'm excited for what comes next, especially with the reveal of the Spoiler at the end. (Hopefully, we'll finally see some developm more

  • 8.5
    Batfan Aug 21, 2014

    One of the Stronger issues till now. The climax of the Batgirl arc was as underwhelming as most of the arc itself, especially because the only dude making the arc interesting, Todd, was not the focus here. I liked the Batman arc till now, but the resolution felt kind of like an unsatisfying wrap up, just like the Batwing arc a few issues back. The real reason this issue was so good was the Gordon arc's climax. We see Gordon be a badass, we see a new badass character, and neither of them overshadows the other in their awesomeness. And the last few pages, man, those last few pages... One of the best story arc setups EVER. Also, [SPOILER ALERT!]

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