Batman: Eternal #50

Writer: Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Ral Fernndez, Alvaro Martinez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 18, 2015 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

This month in BATMAN ETERNAL: The epic Bat-story over a year in the making comes to a stunning end! Gotham City is in flames! Villains are running wild in the streets! Bat-tech has been corrupted! And the mastermind behind it all has put a knife in Batmans ribs! How will the Dark Knight put an end to this nightmareand how will it shape the face of Gotham City to come?

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Mar 21, 2015

    The team of James Tynion, IV and Alvaro Martinez handle the script and art duties for this week's issue. It's a fine job by both, as we take off from the opening page and never really slow down until the end. That's the sign of a great combination of dialogue and pictures, which Eternal has never slacked on in its run. Though we have seen a variety of artists (great artists mind you), the team behind the story (Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim seeley, James Tynion, IV) have really constructed something special. This is a huge story, perhaps the biggest in Batman's history, and it has been a great run. So now the pressure is really on, with only two issues left. How will it end? I haven't got a clue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 19, 2015

    Taut, gripping, and fantastic, Batman Eternal #50 sees a Batman on edge, a city in ruins, and a mastermind revealed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Mar 20, 2015

    One of my favorite issues to date of the series thats speeding toward its end on perfect pace, Batman Eternal #50 has given the final two issues a set-up that leave me itching for next Wednesday. Heres hoping season two launches with the same crew on creative sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Latest Pull - Waylon Piercy Mar 18, 2015

    The art is solid, if unspectacular. We've had a lot of artists working on this series, some better than others, and Martinez/Fernandez team falls somewhere in the middle. Chung's colors serve the art just as they should, and always set the proper mood. This is a solid issue with a genuinely surprising ending, and I recommend it. Realistically, however, it's pretty obvious that anyone who has stuck with the series to this point won't be abandoning it two issues before the finale. Whether or not the mastermind reveal is legit, we won't have to wait long to find out! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 18, 2015

    As slow-moving as Batman Eternal has been in the past, this final month is finally paying off on all that setup. This issue includes a number of memorable moments featuring our heroes triumphing over evil. It also sets the stage for the final confrontation between Batman and the architect of Gotham's misery. Even the art contributes to a sensation of Batman being run ragged. With two issues remaining, hopefully Eternal will be able to stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 21, 2015

    Batman Eternal has run almost a year and Batman has been put through nearly everything. Trying to find out how it was all orchestrated seems like a story for another series. As this title concludes it seems hard to imagine explaining it all in the short time left. Amazingly, this book was accessible to a new reader. Despite being at the end of a year run, anyone could pick this up and appreciate the character moments even if the reveal at the end was not anticipated for the past 50 weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Mar 18, 2015

    Things aren't looking good for the Dark Knight or Gothamdid he take too long solving the puzzle? Is it too late to save the city? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Mar 23, 2015

    There is a principle of intelligence work, or maybe one should say of common sense, that states you never keep a coded message in the same briefcase with the code book. That amounts to locking a door and leaving the key hanging on a book in plain sight and easy reach. Now, if you want to create delay and confusion, you can always package the message with the code book for another code entirely, which is like leaving a key to another door beside the lock. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 19, 2015

    Batman: Eternal #50 was a fun, action packed issue that ends with the series biggest reveal...the main villain.  I've been yelling for answers so it feels wrong to bad mouth the biggest one, but I didn't like it.  Maybe the last two issues will change my mind, but right now, I'm lukewarm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 18, 2015

    This is still an enormously satisfying issue in a phenomenal run of a great story. This will likely read incredibly well in trade as the cohesion will be even more apparent, but this issue manages to keep ramping up both the stakes and the players. The series isnt over yet, and this issue drives that point home with still another gloriously suspenseful cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Mar 18, 2015

    Solid writing, great characterization, and good artwork did keep this book from sinking. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Mar 19, 2015

    Definitely one of the more enjoyable issues of Eternal I have read in the last 2 months, filled with great character moments and a level of intensity that has been missing from these pages for awhile now. The last dozen or so issue, I have flipped through at a casual pace, but this one was a real page turner. The only real drawback this issue had was a that too much was trying to be crammed in, and it left some things feeling slightly more disjointed than they could have otherwise been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 23, 2015

    At the end of the day, what will really make or break Batman Eternal #50 is the big reveal of the mastermind behind this plot against Gotham - and to be honest, that's probably the biggest point of contention for me, personally. It's almost a sure thing that Tynion and company will explain this mastermind's rise from D-lister to man of the hour, and while it certainly affects a few other members of the Bat-family, I can't help but feel like it's a retread of "Hush," only with an even more implausible character. But with two issues to go, the Batman Eternal creative team will likely work hard to sell their plot twist. While readers and creators alike may be eagerly awaiting the finish line, this is one last sprint that feels breezy and fun - but time will tell if it ultimately comes off as satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 21, 2015

    Is it awesome? No, not at all. I'm actually very underwhelmed. But James Tynion IV has been this comic's best writer, and at least he keeps things tight and mildly entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Mar 18, 2015

    Overall I am being generous in regards to my rating, as I dont know how this fits in to the story as a whole. However…if this turns out to be another wild goose chase I dont know if can safely say that I think Batman Eternal was a good story. Read Full Review

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