Batman: Eternal #41

Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins Artist: Joseph A Quinones Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 14, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
7.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Nanites are tearing The Narrows apart! Can Red Robin stop them while the rest of the city burns?

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 17, 2015

    This week's issue may have been mostly setup, but it was also a ton of fun.  I loved what Kyle Higgins did this issue mainly because of who is involved.  Couple that with awesome art from Joe Quinones and this was one of the better Baternal issues in a while.  Yes, the story better pick up the pace with the end in site, but I enjoyed smiling while reading this book for a change. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jan 14, 2015

    This week featured another great story alongside fantastic artwork. This series has gone through so many shifts in the artwork style and it's been great to see each style take on a life of its own. This issue doesn't disappoint! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Jan 14, 2015

    Overall this was a nice issue, and I am looking forward to seeing what happens now that the Hatter has control over Batgirl, Red Robin and Red Hood…does Bluebird get to rescue them right away? Or does that not happen until the end of Eternal? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 15, 2015

    A good script, great art and a bunch of fan-favorite characters place this issue of Eternal firmly in the win column. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 14, 2015

    Only three things were learned and not a lot else (heck, we only focused on two separate storylines this time around). Kind of weird since we are getting closer and closer to the end. On the plus side, the writing was pretty good overall (though Batgirl seemed to be in a bad mood for some odd reason) and the artwork by Quinones was quite lovely to look at. I don't believe he'll be drawing anymore of the issues, but at least we got this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 15, 2015

    Focusing mainly on the rampant nano-bot infection tearing through Gotham's young and restless, Higgins deftly explores the changing dynamic between Harper and the Bat family, intoning that with great costumes and great abs comes great responsibility. This focus on choice is given further gravity as the book's events spiral out of their control, leading to Harper finally committing to the cause in grand, Bat-garbed fashion. It's fun stuff, made even better by Joe Quinones' emotive art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jan 15, 2015

    While not much happens,in the hands of Kyle Higgins, an issue such as this can still be entertaining. Joe Quinones also chips in, bringing some life to the page with his highly animated antics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jan 15, 2015

    "Batman Eternal" #41 is one of the better recent chapters of this title, as it picks some of the series' less utilized characters and gives them a unique dynamic by bringing them together, delivering a clean and attractive looking issue that has some emotional power. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 14, 2015

    Sometimes comics succeed based on their plots, and sometimes they succeed based on their execution. Batman Eternal #41 is a mixed bag in that regard, as it's got just enough "important" plot points - and surprisingly strong art - that people will likely feel vindicated buying it, if only because it feels bigger than many of the issues that came before it. That's the real struggle behind Batman Eternal - there are so many storylines that are picked up for only a few issues before being lost in the next subplot, and with magic, technology, action and criminal politics all fighting for the spotlight, it makes this book a schizophrenic sort of read. Still, clarity does come when you least expect it, and moments like these are ones to cherish in a book like this. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 17, 2015

    Batman Eternal #41 also highlights another weird fact about this series: it has so many seemingly pointless and minor plot threads. Read Full Review

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