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Batman: Legends of Gotham #1

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Karl Mostert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

With Batman preoccupied, his deepest, darkest, most dangerous secrets are about to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The guest list is strictly villains only, and the outlaw Red Hood fits the bill--putting him on a collision course with Batman's deniable black-ops team, the Outsiders! With Lazarus Island spawning wild-card superpowers across the globe, the stakes could not be higher. Jason Todd, Black Lightning, and Katana will have to put aside their differences to save Batman's legacy--and with it, the world. That's assuming they don't kill each other first!

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 31, 2023

    This is a well-paced one shot, packed with action, introspection, and a compelling plot. I hope that there's much more to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 31, 2023

    Fans of Red Hood, Bane, or recent DC continuity can't miss Batman: Legends of Gotham. Diggle has a great handle on the voice of these characters while the plot connects to recent stories and develops new ones in the process. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 31, 2023

    As a double-sized focus on some heroes in the Batman universe that don't always get the spotlight, this was a fun standalone worth checking out for Red Hood, The Outsiders and wider Batman scope fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 31, 2023

    When a random one-shot comes out, I'm usually not expecting muchit's often an inventory story. So I was pleasantly surprised by this issue by long-MIA DC writer Andy Diggle, which not only takes place in current continuity but feels like a really good pitch for a new Outsiders series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 31, 2023

    Batman: Legends of Gotham #1 is a magnificent comic. It is action-packed and energetic and filled with a dark soul. It uses the stories that have been told before to try and wrap some of them up, an epilogue for Jason Todds recent adventures. Diggles script is fantastic and intelligent, brought to life by a tremendous art team that really generates fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 31, 2023

    Great visuals across every page and panel of this issue. Mostert not only creates great visual character moments, but also awesome action. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 1, 2023

    Batman: Legends of Gotham is generally a fun comic that new readers can just pick up and enjoy. It explains what you need to know and if it left out the very end, it'd be so much better. But, it clearly leads into something in the future. I have no idea what as I haven't been keeping up with things, which is a bit frustrating. Because, without that little segment, this would have been a far better one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Jan 31, 2023

    All the characters in this book have a lot of promise, and it's in safe hands with Diggle and the art team. I was impressed with what I read and look forward to any further installments. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken Jan 31, 2023

    Batman: Legends of Gotham #1 is an adventure where Red Hood infiltrates a criminal lair. It's a fun premise that mostly works, but is brought down by long-winded dialog/exposition, some questionable narrative logic, and an unsatisfying ending that seems to be meant to tie into some other unnamed story. Pick it up if you want more Red Hood stories, but this doesn't do much to set itself apart for a character in need of a clear direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg Feb 1, 2023

    For a story about the Outsiders that is not written by Brandon Thomas, this is a surprisingly well-crafted and well-sequenced book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 1, 2023

    Batman: Legends of Gotham #1 offers nothing new and is ultimately best skipped by all but the most dedicated of completionists. Read Full Review

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