Batman: Eternal #46

Writer: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 18, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
6.2Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Is Batman eternal? Perhapsbut only one of the Dark Knights foes truly knows the meaning of the word!

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Feb 18, 2015

    Overall this was a truly intriguing story, and we even got to see the return of Lord Death Man as well as Doctor Darrk who first appeared in Detective Comics #405 as a member of the League of Assassins. Darrk was responsible for kidnapping Talia who then had to be rescued by Batman. Only downfall of this issue was the changing art every other page or so…definitely a bit of a distraction. And when will we get to know the identity of our big bad!!! How many villains are left?! I guess we will need to wait and see…but this is a question I hope they answer soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Feb 20, 2015

    This week brings Batman to his knees! He also breaks a knee! But while Batman was out looking for clues…what was happening in Gotham? Christmas time is coming! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Feb 24, 2015

    Is Batman eternal? No, but he is likely as close to it as any of his colleagues in the DC universe. In a narrative so heavily influenced by the traditions of Morrison, it is appropriate to make the metacommentary that Batman is eternal so long as the readers' interest remains steady, and there is little sign of that waning. Within the close bounds of the story, Seeley may be playing with themes to be explored later by Snyder. Or perhaps he is just playing with words. In any case, whether Batman is eternal or not, this particular book is soon coming to an end, and we still have no sign of a conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Feb 19, 2015

    The strongest element of this issue is the dialogue delivered by Ra's Al Ghul. Being that as it may, the issue still ends up feeling like filler or a detour meant to prolong our wait till we get to see the finale! For whatever reason, DC has decided to arbitrarily force the number 52. If they didn't have enough worthwhile content to present a strong story of this length, I would have preferred a shorter run of this title, trimmed of the fat. Instead of being relevant, it feels like another script was just thrown together in order to get us to the magic number. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Feb 18, 2015

    Yet again, we are nowhere closer to figuring out who is the person behind everything and at this stage of the game, and with so few issues left, it's starting to become inexcusable. We keep going around in circles and dodging the answer, when it feels like we should already be told who it is (there are only a few suspects left at this point, like Dr. Hurt or crazy Owlman from Court of Owls). The story is just feeling padded out now, which is a shame since the rest of the writing is great and characterization is very strong here. I also would have preferred there not being three artists on it (it lead to some awkward changes between art styles), since any of the artist would have been fine.Best Moment Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Feb 19, 2015

    It may not be time to write Batman Eternal's hot streak off, but this week is the first not-great issue of the weekly series in quite some time. It's not that it's bad so much as it's inconsistent. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 21, 2015

    This issue has some of the best dialogue this series has seen so far, but there isn't much else.  We get no closer to finding out who is behind it all and with a handful of issue left, things better pick up quick. The art is a mixed bag and with three artists on board also has some awful transitions.  The cliffhanger points to some fun next week, but I want more answers and less fun although both would be nice. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 19, 2015

    Each interesting concept that has been broached by the Batman Eternal creative team has (mostly) been marred by poor execution, and the plot is starting to feel more like a wild goose chase than a compelling narrative. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 21, 2015

    I think we've finally hit the low point of Batman Eternal " and as you'll see, I mean that literally. In what should be a heart-wrenching scene of Batman hitting rock bottom, is actually a painfully awkward and pathetic rock bottom for Batman Eternal as a whole. It's time to close up shop, folks. Read Full Review

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