Batman: Eternal #40

Batman: Eternal #40

Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins Artist: Davide Furn, Paolo Armitano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
7.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Its three-way battle for survival between Batman, The Riddler...and Mother Nature?

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 7, 2015

    Not a bad issue overall, bringing us closer and closer to where Batman #28 was last year. The story is really heating up now more than usual and I'm curious to see how this all plays out, especially with the rogues gaining control of Batman's weapons and Selina's plan of action. Hopefully we get some more answers as time goes on, since we still have no real idea who is pulling the strings in this mess. The writing and character work here was solid and the artwork was rather nice looking. Quite scratchy in areas, but the style did fit the book more than recent artists' work did. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jan 7, 2015

    Batman Eternal #40 is heading toward the finish, but is still full of thrilling tales and well-developed characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jan 13, 2015

    We have two fine stories combined with teasers for three more fine stories. But they don't yet add up to one great story. With time rapidly slipping away, one wonders whether they ever will. But hope, like Batman, is eternal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Jan 7, 2015

    Overall this was definitely a step up from last week and I am looking forward to our big bad finally being revealed in the coming weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jan 7, 2015

    This week shows us once again how much turmoil is brewing in Gotham, but with the bat-family running around out there is there still hope for Batman? And which side is Catwoman on? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jan 10, 2015

    Another fine issue from the folks behindEternal. This week that includes Ray Fawkes behind the script and Davide Furn & Paolo Armitano with art duties. Each member does a great job this issue, as it moves along at a quick pace and plenty of nice scenery along the way. There are a lot of characters to get to in this issue, and yet it's done in a way that's not too overwhelming. Great work all around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 9, 2015

    Davide Furno and Paolo Armitano's art really stands out here. There's a grittiness to it that tows the line between a regular capes book and a noir title that really works for the smaller machinations of the script. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 12, 2015

    This is another solid chapter in the Batman Eternal saga. No reason to jump ship at this point. For a new reader it might be a bit confusing to start this late in the game. There is a sense we are on the verge of figuring out the big bad very soon. 3 1/2 Daily Planets. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jan 8, 2015

    The best thing about this issue is that it looks like it is almost time for something eventful to happen again! The last month has been a real drag for me, here's hoping that Batman Eternal #41 can break this rut. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 11, 2015

    This issue continues the up and down nature that this book has suffered from since it started.  Ray Fawkes gives us a fun issue that just felt like setup at best.  With twelve issues left, this book better buckle down and finish strong.  I really liked the art team of Davide Furno and Paolo Armitano as long as they promise never to draw Scarecrow again.  Overall, this was yet another forgettable issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 10, 2015

    Batman Eternal whips off another transitional issue this week, moving various storylines along at random intervals. The issue lacks focus, stretching itself so thin, but then focus hasn't exactly helped the previous issues. Read Full Review

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