Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 40 User Reviews: 86
9.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane.
And...he was never Batman.
So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it...
From the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, the team that reinvented Batman from the emotional depths of "Court of Owls" to the bombastic power of DARK NIGHTS: META more

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 29, 2019

    It looks like the next issue is slated for a July release. Given the amount of effort obviously put into this issue that's almost a surprise we'll get #2 that quickly. If it's anything near this quality we might be looking at a strong contender for DC's best limited series of 2019. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Jacob Woolsey May 29, 2019

    Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo do it again, with another Batman book for the ages! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 29, 2019

    A master class in tension that deftly leapfrogs between genres, it never lets up and its 56 pages both fly by and leave you enough to pore over until next month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow May 30, 2019

    Weve only just begun to scratch the surface of this epic, and theres already so much to get excited about, and so much I didnt want to spoil in my review. Go buy it now and find out for yourself! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - lizzylynngarcia May 29, 2019

    I don't know if this is the best Batman comic ever because this is the first issue, but I do know this series has the potential to be the best Batman comic in modern comic history. The entire creative team has created something special and horrifying in the best way possible. Batman: The Last Knight on Earth #1is a beautifully told Batman story that while dipping into familiar themes still manages to offer a unique look at the Caped Crusader. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 31, 2019

    VerdictBatman: Last Knight on Earth is a fascinating experiment, taking one of DC's flagship characters and putting him into a different kind of story that we're familiar with. There have been an extremely vast number of stories in which this has been done before, but Snyder has done so in a way that is fresh and intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT May 29, 2019

    Snyder again brings us an new adventure where he pushes the bat to his limits of sanity, meanwhile Capullo, who doesn't need more presentation, continues to affirm his myth as one of the best artist of Bats. Now both bring us this bizarre and post-apocalyptic world where Batman faces old enemies (and friends?) And there are many questions that will surely be resolved as this new arc develops, and finally we discovered what what happens when Batman is away for 5 minutes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 6, 2019

    Comics mainly consist of the second act of a never-ending story. We've seen the beginning long ago and we rarely see an end. Batman: Last Knight on Earth feels like an end and it's an amazing one. With all that Bruce Wayne has been through, he deserves one epic sendoff and that's what this is. This is big, scary, and so very awesome. Plus, it's super accessible so anyone can jump in and enjoy, even if you only have a passing knowledge of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 31, 2019

    There is a revelation later in the issue that shows Batman where he really is. And it's something we have never seen before. Yes, it is the weird future we have seen in the advertisements. It also is much, much more than that.Snyder and Capullo just knock it out of the park, right out of the gate. This is the pair at their best. I'm sad it's only three issues, but I'm going to savor them while we have them. This is excellent. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer May 29, 2019

    Snyder and Capullo really do bring out the best in one another when they work together, and the lengthier page count helps as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Jun 9, 2019

    This may be one of the best comics I have read. Ever. Thats not hyperbole. Rarely have I ever been so amazed at the perfect collaboration between writer, artist, inker and colorist. Every panel leaves you wanting more. There is literally nothing wrong with this book except for maybe the fact that certain scenes will make more sense if youve already read the new 52 Batman. Which you should have by now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jun 1, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth then is a flat-out masterpiece that hits the ground running in the best way possible. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette May 29, 2019

    My expectations were high for this book, as they should be, and it didn't disappoint. I feel every Bat story this team has told has been something different. From the Court of Owls to Endgame, this team brings something different to the table every time. The Last Knight on Earth is a Bat story I have never seen before, and I can't wait to explore this world with Batman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece May 29, 2019

    After the controversy of Batman: Damned, 'DC's Black Label imprint needed a hit. Thankfully, DC Comics MVPs Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo were here to provide one. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 5, 2019

    I doubt that this will be the last Batman story ever told, but there's a great chance that it will go down as one of the best. Yet again, Scott Snyder has redefined the Dark Knight and has penned a story that possess the power to excite and unsettle bat-fans new and old. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 29, 2019

    I cant think of anyone else who could have brought this particular story to life visually other than Greg Capullo. From the character interactions to the action, the art perfectly captures the tone and epic scale of this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray May 29, 2019

    Overall, Batman: Last Knight on Earth is a fantastic addition to the DC Black Label lineup, taking its time to establish the characters and surroundings that make up this very different universe.  If you've read Snyder's previous work on Batman, it does nothing but add to the mystery and mystique at play here, however, doesn't exclude you at the same time if you come in fresh here.  This had to be the type of titles DC had in mind when the Black Label was thought of and I'm very happy to shout my recommendation for this title from the Gotham rooftops. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar May 28, 2019

    This series has the makings of a must-read for any DC Comics fan, not just Batman fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ari Bard May 29, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth is a complex narrative that transcends your standard Batman story. Buckle up for the gospel of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph May 29, 2019

    What more can I say? Run to your favorite LCS and buy this comic, already! It's wild, it's poetic, it has adventure and it has heart. This first issue immerses me in another world: an almost dreamlike, intangible world where nothing is as it seems. Issue #2 can't come out soon enough. Enthusiastically recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - William Pace May 27, 2019

    Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion have masterfully tackled the artistic chores on this book. I think we can all agree that Greg and Scott on any project is a winning combination for sure. The style and detail they put into every panel from cover to cover wonderful to behold, just a thing of beauty. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    411Mania - Steve Gustafson May 30, 2019

    To go into details and spoilers would ruin the book's impact and while I wouldn't want every Batman story to be like this, this is one book just about anyone could pick up and be engrossed by. Grab this one and get a glimpse of what the Black Label can offer DC's characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo May 29, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight On Earth #1 will give you goosebumps, and we could be on the cusp of a game-changing story that only comes along once a generation. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 29, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 provides an engrossing look at the end of Batman's long journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene May 29, 2019

    His journey is the stuff of cinematic legend. He punches his hand through the sand so we can all be blessed with that iconic shot of him walking through the desert. His lone companion is the severed talking head of his greatest enemy. Speed Force storms threaten livelihoods on each given day. Former Justice League powers fall into the wrong hands. It's all so beautifully dark and awe inspiring. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 29, 2019

    Often, when the anticipation and build-up for a comic is so high, one can often be disappointed by the finished product. Not this time. This is one of those times where everyone can believe the hype. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon May 31, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth derives its strength from two major elements: the skilled craft of its creators, and the timely nature of its themes and ideas. And found beneath the fear and uncertainty that such an ending provides: Hope. Hope for new beginnings once the end has past. With what promises to be their final Dark Knight treatise, Snyder, Capullo, Glapion, Plascencia & Napolitano are offering a symbol for that hope, one that we should all aspire to emulate in our days ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church May 31, 2019

    Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have really started something that feels unique and special withBatman: Last Knight on Earth. It's an interesting story that places Batman outside his element with the potential to examine why he's such a great character and one of the best heroes of the DC universe thanks to the themes on the nature of good vs. evil. The artwork from Capullo, Glapion and Plasencia is outstanding with its crazy visuals and focus on the characters. While it's a long wait for the next issue, Snyder, Capullo and company have made it well worth it with this introduction to their last Batman story for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jun 1, 2019

    I continue to say that the Snyder/Capullo Batman has set the standard extremely high for future creators to attempt to rival. I honestly thought that the villain in this "final" Batman story would be the Joker, but his disembodied head is in a jar being carried by the Dark Knight. And it's talking! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Eric Joseph May 29, 2019

    It's the beginning of the end for Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman run, and Last Knight on Earth is already shaping up to be one of THE books to read in 2019. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Ryan Easby Jun 4, 2019

    An exciting start, Batman: Last Knight On Earth sets the stage for what should be a brilliant future Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 29, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 is a wild ride of a debut. I'll leave you wondering what is real and what's a hallucination. It'll also want you to immediately come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geek'd Out - Brendan Hykes May 29, 2019

    What more can be said? If youre a fan of Snyder and Capullo on Batman youll love this. If you like superheroes wandering post-apocalyptic wastelands, youll love this. If you really liked Old Man Logan, but wished it was about Batman, youll love this. Batman Last Knight on Earth is shaping up to be a fitting end to an epic Batman run. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 29, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 is a good start to this three-part mini-series. If you like this creative team's run on Batman then there is nothing here you shouldn't enjoy. Snyder weaves an interesting new narrative for the Batman. And the series has a bit of a Head Lopper vibe (no spoilers, but look at the cover). The art team is, once again, fantastic. They catch the tone and feel of this series perfectly. A lot of times these “Elseworlds” stories are some of the best and it looks like this might be one of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark May 30, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 is on its way to being Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Magnum Opus on the character of Batman. One where their history allows them to create an unexpected future that can deeply explore the fundamentals of who Batman is and how he got that way. It may take a few more steps than necessary to get there but once the story begins to take shape you get the sense you reading the early beginnings of something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 30, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight On Earth #1 was a comic rich in content. Splitting the issue up in different chapters made the world Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo crafted around Batman be fully realized. For how many answers we get about Batman's surroundings there are even more questions raised for what really is going on with this Earth. It all comes together for a fascinating continuation of Snyder and Capullo's Batman run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal May 30, 2019

    Snyder, Capullo, and company have built an elaborate series opener that's promising and preposterous on many levels, but as the surreal narrative of "Last Knight on Earth" unspools, it's almost impossible not to trust their instincts with the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham May 29, 2019

    Snyder's script drags in some places, such as when Tank Girl Wonder Woman delivers a heavy exposition dump. Capullo's artwork looks good, apart from the unnaturally unpleasant Amethyst cave. Still, the premise and execution are interesting enough to make me curious about the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Jun 14, 2019

    Batman: The Last Knight of Earth offers a good start on a compelling storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund May 30, 2019

    There's potential here, but the prize of this story remains hidden for now. Read Full Review

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