Batman: Gates of Gotham #4

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 3, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
6.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Batman, Red Robin, Robin and Black Bat are all thrown into a race against time as The Architect's true plan is revealed! But what does that mean for Oswald Cobblepot and Tommy Elliot? And just how does the first Super Villain of Gotham City factor into The Architect's plot to destroy the city's first families? Be here for the exciting penultimate issue!

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Aug 8, 2011

    I enjoyed this issue, probably more than any other issue of this mini-series. The pacing was quite good, the story was solid, everything moved along at a nice, brisk speed. Yes, the Robins getting beaten up by a no-name new villain was kind of wrong, but it didn't bug me as much as it probably should have... I guess I was in a good mood when I read this one. I'll admit that I was glad that the flashbacks wrapped up this issue, while I get why they were there and all, they did hurt the flow of this mini for me, especially early on. Um, that's about all I've got to say about this one... Let's move on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Aug 10, 2011

    This is a fun issue, with snappy dialogue, solid art, and an intriguing plot. It does a good job of setting up for the conclusion to the series that will come out later this month, and doesn't spend too much time lollygagging like some penultimate issues do. If you've been reading the series already, you'll absolutely want to get this issue, whereas if you haven't, you could probably start with this issue and understand the gist of what's occurring pretty quickly, but would be better off buying the previous three issues as well-they're absolutely worth a read. I give this issue four stars-it's one of those nice, light-hearted bat-titles that are needed every now and then. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 3, 2011

    While there's a slight drop in quality this issue, it's hard to keep from still being excited about the conclusion around the corner. The Architect looks wonderfully creepy here (almost like a Guy Davis creation), and it's nice to feel like anything could happen in its final issue. With so many comics from DC sputtering to conclusions this month, it's a pleasant sensation to still be interested in the final issue about to be published. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Aug 3, 2011

    I still believe Batman: Gates of Gotham #4 is worth your time and money. It might not be the most important chapter in this story, and the art definitely has its faults, but you're not going to want to miss the setup for the big finale. I guess there had to be a point where such a wonderful series stumbled a bit. This is that moment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 3, 2011

    When collected, these five issues will be superb, and I am sure the pacing will be perfect. However, because this issue is separated, it feels a bit drawn out. I would have liked to see Snyder and Higgins deal a bit more with the relationships and interactions within the Bat family considering this will be one of the last times we will get to see all of these characters interacting before the relaunch of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 3, 2011

    Whether this is a case of too many cooks, or too few, or simply not the right cook, this series has gone from promising one of the best storylines of the year to most deteriorated. Read Full Review

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