Batman: Eternal #34

Writer: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
7.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Is this the end of Wayne Enterprises?

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Nov 29, 2014

    Whatever the shortcomings of the series, the issue must be judged on its own merits. Kyle Higgins delivers a satisfactory conclusion to the Hush arc while deepening the overall mystery surrounding the catastrophes striking Batman and Gotham. Most impressively, he does this while giving one of the best and most effective deep dives into the psychology of heroism and the Bat Family in years. When the series is done and the final reviews prepared, this will stand as one of the pivotal episodes of the entire epic story, a moment when the failings of the tale faded in an instant of resounding, and memorable, success. To appropriate Batman's language, in this story it has often seemed we all deserved better. This time, courtesy of Kyle Higgins, we got it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Nov 26, 2014

    This week we continue to see the fall of Gotham. Bards smirk needs to be wiped off once more as he finds humor in the plan coming together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Nov 26, 2014

    The storyline appears to be turning another corner, and now would be a good time to grab a few back issues and get into this book. Its seemingly found exactly what it wants to be and how it wants to get there, eschewing the more globetrotting, bombastic storylines for some real intimate, smaller-scale stories. Too many cooks sometimes spoil the broth, but thats of no concern here as the consistent quality of this book hasnt significantly wavered in several issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Nov 27, 2014

    This was a very solid issue filled with engaging dialogue, riveting action, and its share of twist and turns. Eternal continues to deliver a strong and entertaining reading experience. While this issue did not wow me like the one from two weeks ago, it is still an engaging book worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Nov 26, 2014

    So Hush isn't behind this after all… Was that deciphered Riddler code more than we thought it was, or is there more to the title of this series; Batman Eternal. Right now, I'm thinking it's either Riddler or Ra's Al Ghul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 28, 2014

    Again the smaller cast this issue and the tighter plotting make this issue feel accessible to the new reader even if it is picking up in medias res. The set up for the next act is daunting enough to draw a new reader in. Batman Eternal continues to be a great Batman series with big ideas and quality execution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 26, 2014

    The unfortunate fact surrounding Batman Eternal #34 is that we all knew how this was going to end for Batman since we all have seen Arkham Manor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Nov 29, 2014

    Eternal continues its long trek to what should be an epic finally. How will we catch up to this? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 2, 2014

    Batman: Eternal #34 sets the next big story in motion, but it's a bit more than just setup.  Batman and Hush battle it out and another young person finds out how dangerous it is to hang with the Bat.  Everything pushes the story forward which is good, but also doesn't allow it to breathe on it's own.  Most reader's will already be invested in the story as a whole and should find a couple of things they like here and be excited to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Nov 28, 2014

    This issue just let me down. I you are going to speed months building up this confrontation, then don't make it last only four pages, guys. I just feel cheated. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 29, 2014

    We've spent so little time with Batman in this series that nothing in this issue lands with any kind of emotional impact. Not him losing his company, not his boring fight with Hush. This is all just 'Paint By Numbers Batman', and it's just so boring. Read Full Review

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