Batman: Eternal #29

Batman: Eternal #29

Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seeley Artist: Simon Coleby Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
5.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Hell is bursting out of Arkham Asylum, and the only being that can stop it is The Spectre but first he must stop himself from razing all of Gotham City!

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 23, 2014

    Batman: Eternal is continuing to be an amazing series, with Ray Fawkes producing his best script on this series to date. Between the drama, suspense, and character depth there's a lot to draw readers, with the art also appealing. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 22, 2014

    Overall, I would have to say that this was a decent issue, although it suffers slightly because of the timing of the return to the Arkham storyline. You see, we just got Arkham Manor this week and it reveals the ultimate outcome of what happens to Arkham Asylum in the story, so you already know how this all ends. There's not as much tension as there should be, sad to say, but the rest of the story and writing here is still pretty solid. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 31, 2014

    Plot advances to keep the ball rolling, but mixing of genres may make Batman Eternal a tough nut to crack for some. If youve made it this far no sense in stopping now. The emergence of the Spectre is much anticipated, and teasing him is the way to bring the reader back for the next issue. 3 1/2 Daily Planets. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 28, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #29 was not a good issue.  The focus below Gotham usually has me psyched, but this issue just bored me.  Ray Fawkes does set up the beginnings of Arkham Manor which is nice if not ill timed, but the art and everything with Joker's Daughter let me down.  I did like the cliffhanger ending and the promise it entails, but this is an issue that you could actually skip and not miss a whole lot.  I almost wish I had. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 23, 2014

    This issue sets up Arkham Manor but does little to be a satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Oct 22, 2014

    Corrigan is being used by Blackfire to release the Spectre so that he can open up the portal to Hell. He succeeds, and Arkham Asylum explodes, and sinks into the ground. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 25, 2014

    There doesn't seem to be much logic to the story progression in Batman Eternal. It's being pulled in so many different directions, and possibly for so many different reasons, that this whole adventure remains a big mess. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Oct 24, 2014

    Overall, skip this issue as you won't get that much out of it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Oct 23, 2014

    This is, hands down, the worst issue of Eternal in my opinion. Believe me, I take no pleasure in saying it either! I wish I could give glowing reviews for everything. I want to read good stories, but if they aren't putting out worthwhile material, I'm not going to lie about it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhiteLantern Oct 22, 2014

    After a couple of weeks of people saying that "Eternal" has been spinning it's wheels, the creative team this week comes in with a strong issue, that feels like it's starting to set up the final major arc of "Eternal". Ray Fawkes is on scripting duties this week, and takes the time to remind us that Batwing and Jim Corrigan are in this book too. While the Arkham story hasn't gotten much attention, Fawkes is able to deliver a script that continues that story, and starts to set up the eventual conclusion that we know has been coming for months. Simon Coleby is on art this week, and he manages to deliver a lot of gruesome imagery, although there are some depictions that make it difficult to understand exactly what we're seeing. All in all, after a few rougher weeks of "Eternal", it's nice to see the series getting back to what it did well for so long: telling not just a great Batman story, but a great story involving the rest of the family. This book comes highly recommended.

  • 6.0
    Batfan Oct 22, 2014

    There were some cool beats in this issue, but they all came from the side plot, and the Arkham plot is as boring as it has ever been. So if you've enjoyed Ray Fawkes' issues till now, you probably won't have much trouble enjoying this one.

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Oct 26, 2014

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Nov 2, 2014

  • 7.0
    SwampyCA Nov 9, 2014

  • 7.0
    Serverarbengan Nov 24, 2014

  • 6.5
    MatchesMalone Feb 4, 2015

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