Batman: Eternal #36

Writer: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
7.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The Batmobile is in flames, and Batmans enemies have wonbut reporter Vicki Vale has learned the secret that could turn everything around!

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 16, 2014

    While the pacing was a bit off this issue, it ended with another huge cliffhanger.  While Bard id fighting for personal reasons and the nanobot problem remains unsolved, this issue ended with a huge cliffhanger and peek at one of the major behind the scenes players.  James Tynion's story and Fernando Blanco's art are both really good and I can defiantly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Dec 10, 2014

    The story and how it wraps up this arc is pretty good, the dialogue and characterization felt much better, there were plenty of good moments, and the ending was really great. Plus the artwork by Blanco was great like in the previous issue and I wish he would be drawing more issues of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Tres Dean Dec 11, 2014

    Nonetheless, this is a heck of an issue of Batman Eternal. If you've been keeping up with the book, there are twists in this issue that you simply can't miss. And twists aside, it's a really good comic in its own right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Dec 10, 2014

    This week were given a bit more of Bards background and whats been truly driving him to make war upon Batman. Were also shown how much Batman hasnt figured out yet youre not even close! But whos this at the issues end? Perhaps someone else will figure it all out first Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Dec 11, 2014

    This story was a lot of fun! For me, the most enjoyable aspect of this issue was the interplay between the characters and the onslaught of all the Batmanesque moments. While nothing here was overly groundbreaking, it is nice to have a smattering of the tried and true. It makes you feel comfortable and at home" right in time for the holidays! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Dec 10, 2014

    So what are your thoughts? Who do you think is behind all this? Have we seen them yet? Let me know in the comments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Dec 12, 2014

    This book has been a great story and we still have a lot to go… with one of Batman's best villains now calling the shots. If you have yet to get on board with this story, now is the perfect time to jump in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 17, 2014

    This was an exciting finish to one of the larger parts of the Batman Eternal story, and with just a little more over a quarter of the way to go, it feels as though we're heading into the final part. Batman Eternal has built up quite a bit of momentum heading into this issue, and although it concludes quite a bit, there is still a way to go to the end. There's plenty of Batman and Batman related books on the stands right now and Batman Eternal is one of the books a Batman fan should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Dec 10, 2014

    While Batman Eternal #36 may be centered on Bard's one man crusade against the Bat family, it is still the family that remains at the end of the issue, still grasping at the unseen hand behind it all and struggling to parse through the cryptic ramblings of the newly returned Hush. Serialized storytelling lives and dies by its characters, but thankfully, readers are still more than happy to spend week after week following the exploits of our favorite Bat themed warriors, but Batman Eternal #36 casts them almost as utility players in their own story. Focusing instead on Bard and his, frankly, justifiable hatred for the Dark Knight and his ilk. Unforeseen consequences and the fallout of superhero action, albeit an poor imitation of that action, is something we rarely see in comics, because, if I'm honest, most of the time the plots don't land as hard as they should. Batman Eternal #36 lands assuredly, and tells a compelling human story amid the masks and the mayhem. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Dec 13, 2014

    Overall, this issue is not as fun as the last one, but it is still alright and does a decent job of wrapping up Bard's story. Plus, it is always nice to see the entire Bat-family together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 11, 2014

    Another enthralling installment of Batman Eternal puts Lt. Bard a a crossroads, reminds us that Harper Row is a character and gives us another moment to reevaluate just how far-reaching the plot has been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Dec 13, 2014

    This issue does what it needs to. It wraps up the second act of this series, and begins the third. Unfortunately, it achieves this task in a manner more workmanlike than inspired, and more entertaining than interesting. Now that the Bat Family is reassembled and the plot threads laid out, it is time for acceleration toward an end that will hopefully prove more rewarding than this transition. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 13, 2014

    I'm telling you, the Batman in this comic is just a big idiot and a slave to the plot. Read Full Review

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