Batman: Eternal #39

Batman: Eternal #39

Writer: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Ramon Perez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 31, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Someone has pieced together the mystery behind the plot to crush Gotham Citybut its not Batman! The Riddler knows all and hell never tell!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jan 2, 2015

    This week Fawkes broughtus a dark and gritty story featuring the worn down Batman of recent weeks. Wayne has lost everything, but still he pushes on in order to save Gotham. This week makes it clear however that things are going to get far worse for Batman before they get any better (much worse!). Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 31, 2014

    Act 3 of this book, if it wasnt already introduced, is surely in full-swing now. Were coming up on the beginning of the end and there are still a few tantalizingly teased out mysteries to solve as well as a few more hanging threads to tie up. This book has been a perfect example of controlled chaos: seemingly disparate parts coming together in organic, interesting ways. This book wins the unofficial award for Biggest Surprise of 2014 and I STILL, after 39 rapid-fire issues, cant wait to see how it all ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jan 1, 2015

    As I mentioned earlier, there will be a Batman: Eternal-sized hole in my reading after this book concludes. However, I did get a chance during an interview with Mr. Tynion to ask if we might see another year of this title somewhere down the road, and he hinted that it could happen! I sure hope it does! Batman's flying high right now, and that's such a pleasure for a long-time Bat-fan like me. I was sorry to see Arkham Manor bite the big one, but there are so many other excellent Bat-titles out there now that it's lessening my pain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jan 1, 2015

    We have movement and revelation at last. But is it too late? Can the narrative move swiftly enough to deal with the tangle of plot elements, characters, and conundrums before April? This issue is a fine example of the challenges inherent in this series, with its potential to triumph and disappoint, probably at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Jan 5, 2015

    You can also feel that this book is gearing up for the big finale. Characters have been put into place, now the action just needs to start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Dec 31, 2014

    So overall I am confused, it was still a decent issue but everything seems to be getting convoluted as we get closer and closer to the end. Who is this mysterious mastermind? And what does he have planned for Gotham City? Clearly it isnt good if he has let a bunch of bad guys have access to all of Batmans toys. Guess we will have to wait until next week. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jan 5, 2015

    Despite my issues with the art, Batman Eternal #39 tells a great story. Fawkes weaves his plots with skill and style, and the comic delivers a great reveal while also building its overarching mystery. Plus, we know now that Gotham hasn't reached its darkest point yet. Reading this issue, it's easy to make many parallels to "Knightfall," the famous arc that saw Batman broken by Bane. Clearly, something as sinister is in store for the Dark Knight, and I can't wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jan 3, 2015

    I've read better, and I've ready a LOT worse inEternal‘s epic run so if you have a few bucks to spare go ahead and give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jan 1, 2015

    For the third week in a row, Eternal provides us with a rather bumpy ride. Fun at times, but also wrought with its fair share of problems. While this issue is very important to understanding the narrative of the ongoing story, I wouldn't necessarily say it was structured as well as it could have been. Often, technical issues, such as flow and function, were outweighed by necessities and style, providing a less than ideal reading experience. I think people will get a lot more out of thinking and talking about the issue than in reading it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 31, 2014

    This issue continues with the same problems I've had with Baternal for months now.  Nothing ever gets resolved.  Instead, more plot points are thrown in to dangle on the plot point dangling tree.  I did like why the Riddler continues to mess with Batman and what Batman's Rogues have gotten their hands on, but I'd give a hundred Bat-Mechs to get some answers soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 5, 2015

    Ultimately, "Batman Eternal" #39 has better artwork than plot developments, but the confrontation between Batman and the Riddler hits a high true note when they are face-to-face on the mountain. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 3, 2015

    By all accounts, I should have given up on Batman Eternal a long time ago. I don't like it, it doesn't live up to the hopes I had for the series, and it's just a bargain basement Batman comic. Read Full Review

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