Batman: Eternal #9

Batman: Eternal #9

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 13
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

As the weekly Batman epic continues, the questions continue to mount. In this issue, find out why Batman is in Hong Kong teaming up with Mr. Unknown!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Darius_DC Jun 5, 2014

    I loved this issue! BATMAN ETERNAL #9 continues the weekly tradition of great quality I am expecting this weekly arc to have and it help grow the story as far as it can with it being a weekly series and all. With beautifuland immersive art by Guillem March mixed with John Layman's wonderful script and Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV's dynamic writing, issue #9 is one of the best issues of the series! This is a must have and a must read! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jun 7, 2014

    This was a great issue. I'm usually one for consistency and am not on board when they switch artists, but Batman Eternal has made fine decisions, and Guillem March this month is awesome. Oh, and John Layman? Nails it! Though Batman was the main character in the issue (as he should be), there was a great balance between his story and Catwoman's. Oh, and let me tell you about that twist at the end… Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jun 4, 2014

    Batman: Eternal continues to thrive with the latest developments giving more intrigue and suspense to the story. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 10, 2014

    Batman Eternal #9 is another good issue from John Layman.  Any issue with the Batman from Japan is a winner for me and the rest lives up to it/  Interesting setup and great art by Guillem March has me looking forward to continuing what we get here.  Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Jun 10, 2014

    With a ton of shocking events that are definitely taking their toll on the Batman universe, Batman Eternal is a must read. The only problem with the book is that it is very slow paced, even with the big twist at the end of each issue. Unlike The Futures End, the characters aren't being developed much and it feels like the events in the story are too padded, rather than flowing at a natural pace. This could be due to the fact that there are multiple writers taking over the book in chunks instead of an issue a piece. John Layman did a great job on this issue, but it's upsetting to know that he's leaving the book very soon. I still can't wait to find out what happens next and neither should you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 4, 2014

    With the all-consuming grind of a weekly story, it can take a lot not just out of the exhausted creative teams producing it, but for the overworked and overstimulated readers struggling to consume it all and make it all make sense. Sometimes a vacation is all you need to recharge your batteries and start fresh. Maybe Batman: Eternal #9 was the getaway this series needed all along. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 4, 2014

    BATMAN ETERNAL continues to prove it's a worthwhile, weekly book. It has a strong writing team and strong artistic team behind it. While there were some bumps in the road in previous issues, issues #8 and #9 make this book feel like it's right on track. The big reveal with this issue is very interesting and promises some interesting changes in the book coming down the road. The big question is whether or not to put this book on your pull list, since it's technically 4 books a month. It's pretty easy to say that this book is worth your time and money, since it's a pretty strong Bat-title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jun 4, 2014

    This week keeps up with a great story as Batman takes a trip around the world, makes some cool friends, and serves up what Jiros been dreaming of (google Jiro). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jun 5, 2014

    This issue is full of fun, frenetic action, and it's got some interesting revelations and a shocking introduction too that is sure to change the life of a very important Bat-ally. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - spicytoilet Jun 5, 2014

    This is easily one of the strongest Bat titles out there, with an amazing strong writing team. It would be nice if the super talented art team could match too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Jun 5, 2014

    Guillem March does an admirable job providing the art for this issue. Specifically, he does a great job in shifting his style to match the needs of a given sequence. For example, as the setting shifts to fight in Hong Kong, the artwork becomes more fluid and kinetic. When Batman and Jiro are reviewing intel on a computerized screen, he uses a scratchier style to better portray shadows to great effect. Again, it's this attention to detail that makes this issue of Batman Eternal one of the stronger issues of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 4, 2014

    With the series firmly underway, "Batman Eternal" #9 makes a strong case for its existence by continuing to grow the story in a manner that only a weekly would allow, telling a story that's clearly relevant to the other Batman titles. This is one of the series' best issues so far, in large part due to the concentration on specific elements and the surprises contained within. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 4, 2014

    Batman Eternal has really hit its stride these past two issues, and with this week's, goes into some truly unexpected places with the reintroduction of a character long lost to DC's other continuity reboot. While it's sad to know John Layman's time in Gotham is coming to an end, at least he goes out with really kickstarting Batman Eternal into gear, having it starting to deliver a great, compelling story, that reaches all ends of the Bat universe, providing unexpected twists along the way. Real good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jun 22, 2014

    There are some important plot progressions and plenty of satisfying action. Sets up the next issue quite nicely. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jun 7, 2014

    It would be easy for these weekly issues of Batman Eternal to get stale pretty fast, luckily 9 weeks in and things are still going pretty strong. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 5, 2014

    John Layman lays a good groundwork for future issues and the twist is actually surprising, something of a rarity in the modern age of Big Two comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Fanboys Inc - Dave Buesing Jun 9, 2014

    In all, though, if you've been enjoying Batman: Eternal, issue #5 will continue that streak. This is a fun weekly series if you're a fan of the Bat-verse, and it's a welcome return to modern Gotham for those of us locked in Snyder's Zero Year within the pages of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Jun 6, 2014

    My patience with Batman: Eternal ran out two weeks ago and it's dangerously close to being culled from my pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 7, 2014

    I know a few weeks ago that I said I was determined to read each issue and chronicle the whole adventure in these Hench-Sized Reviews, but man oh man, that task just gets tougher and tougher with each passing issue. I legitimately dislike this comic. It's just a poor representation of Batman. Read Full Review

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