Batman: Killing Time #5

Writer: Tom King Artist: David Marquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 6, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 20
8.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

The heist of the century has gone so far sideways that an all-out and very bloody gang war is imminent, with Batman, Riddler, and Catwoman caught in the crossfire. What is the mysterious object that so many are willing to murder so many for, and how does it connect to Bruce Wayne? As we reach the climax of this thrilling series, the clock strikes its deadly hour-the time for killing is here!

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 5, 2022

    Finally, this seems like it's rising to the level of King's other elite works. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 5, 2022

    Batman: Killing Time #5 surprises with another shining example of fantastic pace and timing. The opening makes you feel for nondescript characters through details about everyday lives, all of which build up the impending conclusion when the series cuts back in time. As far as penultimate issues go, you'll be on the edge of your seat for every second of Batman: Killing Time. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 5, 2022

    Marquez has a brilliantly detailed and energetic art style that works perfectly with this story. The style beautifully adds to the dramatic tension that story is creating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Jul 6, 2022

    Batman: Killing Time #5 demonstrates what rousing, fun adventure-mystery comic could be like when the creative of Tom King and David Marquez are firing on all cylinders. For the first time in the entire series, these creators are in top form, delivering high-quality entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 5, 2022

    Batman: Killing Time #5 is a beautifully brutal comic. It is this intensely explosive release from all of the tension that had been brewing since the start of the comic. The diatribes about Ancient Greece and the tiger brawling were all leading to this confrontation. Kings scripting is excellent but the art may just be some of the best in any book DC has to offer right now. The first several pages are highly detailed about extremely graphic things, which was definitely unexpected and may take many by surprise. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Jul 5, 2022

    This series just gets better and better with each issue. Tom King, David Marquez, Alejandro Sanchez and Clayton Cowles deserve a round of applause for how awesome this book has been. If you want high octane action and absolutely stellar writing, then you need to be reading this book! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine Jul 6, 2022

    It's clear that this series has a firm grasp on its characters and is a very enjoyable romp that definitely feels like the best Bat story running in DC Comics today. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Jul 5, 2022

    This issue of Killing Time pushes action over plot, but in a balanced way. The story presses forward less because the characters are talking and more because events demand it. King juggles the cast of characters well, keeping everyone true to their motivations, and readers entertained throughout. It's another strong entry into this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jul 5, 2022

    Batman: Killing Time #5 peels back the veil of mystery on the series' biggest questions. The answers, however, are most remarkable for giving readers no surprises or satisfaction. Thankfully, the art is phenomenal, so come for the answers but stay for the art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 1, 1970

    Killing Time felt like a welcome shift from Kings recent disappointing Batman stories, but its fallen into far too familiar patterns and likely a lackluster final installment. Read Full Review

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