Batman: Kings of Fear #6

Writer: Scott Peterson Artist: Kelley Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 10
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The epic finale! Batman must battle Scarecrow and his own mind to save Gotham City. If he doesn't, Scarecrow will turn Gotham and everything else Batman believes in into a nightmarish hellscape!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 9, 2019

    A fascinating deconstruction of The Dark Knight's damaged psyche! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Christian Ruiz Jan 13, 2019

    So many Batman comics come out every year, so many Batman comics blend into each other, So many Batman comics go unnoticed, Batman: Kings of Fear is not one that falls into any of those categories, it has carved its path to be a quick be decorated books with many twists and turns. The ending was, in my opinion, the exact way a Batman comic should end, with another call coming in, another problem to solve, another reason to put on the cowl and bring justice to the city he serves so well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson Jan 9, 2019

    Peterson and Jones Kings of Fear was a wonderful roller coaster of learning more about what makes Batman the hero he is and wants to be for Gotham. This arc is now one of my favorite Scarecrow stories (who is such an underrated villain) and falls in line with classics like Darwyn Cookes Batman: Ego. Any book that is so self reflective of the title hero and gives an honest look, for better or for worse, at if his vigilantism is a necessity is a series I would recommend to any Bat fan. The trade paperback is out this August and I cannot wait to pick it up to have in my collection. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 9, 2019

    The ending is especially wonderful because Peterson and Jones take Batman out of the toy box and they shake him around. Then, they put him back having been through the wringer and give us that one hero image to end with. Yet, the effects of the story are real and it's represented in that image very well. It's really some powerful stuff. This story needs to be in my collection as a hardcover. It's really that good and I commend the creative team for taking a chance and really just going for it. It paid off in an imaginative and creative way. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 17, 2019

    A fantastic conclusion to a great series. The visuals are the reason to pick this up, but my hat's off to writer Peterson for having such a perfectly executed conclusion for the characters and the reader. This was a fun series and I will repurchase it once it comes out in hardcover. This is a great series to give to non-comic readers to hook them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jan 9, 2019

    This series had been great. Still considering myself a noob when it comes to comics, I was skeptical about this book. But it's been a fantastic read. And I can't wait to see more from these creators in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 9, 2019

    It may seem like a minimalist story, but under the surface is one of the smartest Batman stories I've read in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jan 9, 2019

    Aptly titled "The Once and Future King," the final chapter ofBatman: Kings of Fearprovides an appropriate ending to what has proven to be one of the more entertaining, and, perhaps, most visually impressive, Dark Knight deconstruction tales to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 9, 2019

    While there were some clunky elements, namely the dialogue and plotting, this was still a solid finish to this weird little series. I think it'll read even better collected, and the art by Jones is some of the best I've seen in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jan 9, 2019

    On first reading this issue is a little slow, which is all the more evident after the thrill ride that made up issues 3-5. As a stand alone chapter I don't know if it's 100% successful. When reading the whole story together however, it's pure perfection. I wouldn't give this instalment a perfect 10 score, but anyone who reads the trade paperback/graphic novel collection most likely will. As a mini-series, when all is said and done I would definitely give Kings Of Fear full marks. As a single comic it earns a strong 80%. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jan 14, 2019

    Batman: Kings of Fear closes with a poignant rebuttal of the Scarecrow's anti-Bat thesis. There are a few inconsistencies in Kelley Jones's artwork this time around, but the team nevertheless manages to deliver what is an incredibly satisfying conclusion to what has been an enjoyable Batman tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Chris Showalter Jan 10, 2019

    Batman: Kings of Fear #6 is a fitting end to the mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jan 9, 2019

    The plot behind this story was good in small bursts with six issues falling right in the sweet spot between ending too quick and dragging on too long. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jan 9, 2019

    Peterson did very well with Scarecrow in this series. He forced Batman into this insane soul-searching experience that any reasonable person in his position could believe. (Maybe not the part about all the villains being great people, but certainly the part about Gotham thriving.) He's such a dangerous character and can easily be underwritten, but Peterson certainly didn't do that, which made this series a good a good read. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 9, 2019

    Batman Kings of Fear ends with a whimper that tries to show the reader why Batman is so great but does so in a way that has been done so many times already.  I loved Kelley Jones' art, but the story was stretched out, forgettable and didn't take advantage of the unique premise it started out with.  In other words, I didn't like it and can't recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Darkseid24 Jan 9, 2019

    This issue wasn’t as exciting& fun like issue 3,4&5, but that’s mainly because it’s the conclusion to this story.
    Batman finally snapped out of Scarecrow‘s fear gas& we learn, that everything, that happened since issue 4 was just an illusion in Batman‘s head. What makes this more boring for Scarecrow, but more interesting, when it comes to Batman, since nothing in this story could have happened, if there wasn’t any doubt in Batman.
    The final issue tries to prove Scarecrow ( or rather the illusion of him) wrong. A couple of people ( of course two of Batmans biggest fans) are thanking him for all he did& encouraging him in his crusade. While it’s true, that Batman also helped many people I don’t think it’s fully c more

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  • 6.5
    myconius Jan 9, 2019

    out of all of the stories written for Kelley Jones to illustrate, i've enjoyed 'Batman Red Rain' (and the Vampire Trilogy) the most. 'Gotham After Midnight' is probably a close 2nd, and 'Batman Kings of Fear' follows somewhere behind that one.

    the series was thankfully short. it probably could have been even shorter?

    this issue was ok. but the never ending moments of catharsis (one after another) got to be a bit much.

    i enjoyed this series mainly for the art.
    besides that there's not much else i can recommend about this series.

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  • 6.5
    YourGreenMuse Jan 10, 2019

    This wasn't as good as the previous issues and I think that's because the main attraction of this entire series was the art. I really want to buy the trade of this and put it on my shelf just to look at... And probably not read. The writing is fine, and some moments in this are really good, particularly the part with Alfred. But after such a fun string of quick issues filled with crazy art, slowing down and having the most dialogue intensive issue at the very end where the art can't really do much is kind of a let down, unfortunately.

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  • 10
    Khamul Mar 28, 2019

    Simply the best miniseries of the past year.Finally a real Batman story and one thats an instant classic.The art and story meshed so well it restores your faith that comics can be made with wonder and amazement as chief ingredients, not cop out stunts and mediocre one size fits all art.
    Batman at his most awesome, and the single finest Scarecrow appearance ever.EVER!
    Get this book. Highest recommendation

  • 9.0
    Br'er Lapin Jan 13, 2019

    This was really good. Not a lot of what was said is new, but even as a Tom King Batman fan, I have to admit it is just good having a traditional Batman story like this.

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    Zumba Jan 17, 2019

  • 7.5
    mrbrans Jan 9, 2019

  • 1.0
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