Batman: Killing Time #4

Writer: Tom King Artist: David Marquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 21
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The bodies are beginning to pile up as the hunt for Catwoman and the Riddler intensifies...and they finally meet face to face with their shocking buyer! Batman and the mysterious Help join forces in what will go down as one of the more memorable team-ups!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jun 9, 2022

    Tom King's leaving his stamp on the Batman universe. This intense pace of narration back and forth with time stamps, battles, and name-dropping galore is repainting the Batman landscape. You may need to take a hit from an oxygen tank as your heart flutters with every turn of the page! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 7, 2022

    Marquez delivers some beautifully detailed art on every page of the issue. The visual style of every moment draws the eye. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 7, 2022

    Batman is always noir-inspired, but it's rarely this much in the groove of the crime thriller/farce, and it's a tone that works perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Jun 7, 2022

    Overall, while Batman: Killing Time isnt high art, its still one of the most fun and intriguing stories that Batmans had in recent memory. Tom King, Clayton Cowles, David Marquez and Alejandro Sanchez are absolutely killing it with this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jun 7, 2022

    Batman: Killing Time #4 is a spectacular issue if readers can get their heads around the jumps. If you arent prepared for it or following along, the constant switching from national park to diner to Ancient Greece to a hospital all in four pages will throw you off, like trying to hold on to a merry-go-round. But within this pace is a plot filled with fantastic fighting, dynamic characters and absolutely glorious art. Visually it is as good as it gets. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 7, 2022

    Killing Time has two more issues left. The shorter issue count is working in Kings favor even as some cracks are starting to show in the overall narrative. Hopefully King can successfully nail the final act and make this a worthy Batman mini-series worth a second read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Jun 8, 2022

    Despite some great action and developments, Batman: Killing Time #4, feels like it's starting to buckle under the weight of the plot. The writing in this chapter doesn't feel as refined as in the previous issues and the mystery is starting to wear readers' patience thin. However, it is still a solid comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 7, 2022

    Batman: Killing Time #4 continues to entertain in how it plays with time. It's such a strong element in the story it's practically a character in itself. This issue also offers some intriguing new information surrounding The Help, albeit this is a slower chapter with more explaining than breakneck action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jun 7, 2022

    I, for one, was pleasantly surprised by this issue. I feel like I'm starting to get into the story, especially now that The Help seems to get an interesting character arc, and Selina and Riddler's team-up is a lot of fun. The artwork is great all the way through. That said, this issue still has some shortcomings, particularly in the way that the nonlinear narrative is put together, and the narration can be too dry and/or detailed. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jun 7, 2022

    Batman: Killing Time #4 contains the most jaw-dropping art of any DC title on the shelf. Unfortunately, the best art in DC pairs with some of the most mind-boggling creative decisions that turn what can be an engaging mystery into a tedious, ponderous reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Matthew Aguilar Jun 8, 2022

    I'll hold full judgment until we see how it all comes together in the end, but aside from the book's visual splendor, this particular issue just didn't click with me overall. Read Full Review

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