Batman: Lost #1

Event\Storyline: Dark Knights: Metal Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Yanick Paquette, Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 29 User Reviews: 35
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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Trapped in the Dark Multiverse, Batman must face his greatest fears!
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  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 8, 2017

    Produced by a talented team of creators, Batman: Lost (2017-) #1 is a sensational comic that takes readers on an epic ride through the Dark Knight's psyche; a must-read for Bat-fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 9, 2017

    Beautifully illustrated by different artists with a script by three different writers, Batman: Lost #1 perfectly replicates the sensation of a fever dream. I'm not sure if that was the exact intention but it's a glorious trip regardless. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 8, 2017

    Lost is an atypical tie-in as you dont have to read it to follow the Metal story, but it adds a level of suspense and drama that its almost a disservice to the experience to skip it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Nov 8, 2017

    In conclusion, both the writers and the artists did an unbelievable job with this issue. I would recommend re-reading it a few times as I had to read it again to fully understand the scope, but what Snyder and others are doing with Metal and especially Batman Lost is definitely building on a lot of Morrison’s stuff and blowing the Bat-verse wide open. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Jon Arvedon Nov 9, 2017

    A Metal-induced acid trip through the Dark Multiverse, Batman Lost is a journey those invested in DC's overarching event can't afford to miss. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Nov 8, 2017

    Snyder's METAL vision reaches horrific new heights as Batman journeys throughout his entire history and makes us honestly wonder whether he'll ever be free. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Nov 8, 2017

    Scott Snyder's rock opera continues to bleed its greatness across the heroes and villains of the DC Universe. This time, the tie-in may be better than the story from which it originates. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 7, 2017

    A tragic tale of an all-too human Bruce Wayne pushing against forces beyond his comprehension while dealing with the demons of his past, present and future. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Nov 15, 2017

    Snyder, Tynion, and Williamson craft an amazing story drawing from almost a century of Batman stories to take us into Bruce Waynes darkest nightmare. Its a story about losing all hope which is the running theme in the Dark Nights Metal story. Its engaging and horrific all at the same time. But if youre not up to your Batman lore, have an internet search site handy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Nov 8, 2017

    With Batman Lost #1, Scott Snyder and his co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, along with a trio of artists, might have delivered the strongest component of the event to date. I don't want to spoil any more, except to say that the story is strange, dark and very personal. Its placement at the centre of the "Metal" event is appropriate, as it puts the character's inner life front and centre among all the cosmic shenanigans, evil doppelgngers and world-shattering realignments of epic mythology. In an event that keeps getting better, Batman Lost #1 is among the strongest instalments yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 8, 2017

    The cynic in me wants to say that this book doesn't deliver anything to the overall story. In fact it keeps the story in a holding pattern of sorts. But the comic fan in me is happy to see a solid mystery of sorts being applied to Batman, with the biggest one being, what does he see? This type of book is what Snyder excels at and with Tynion IV and Williamson added to the mix, the book works extremely well, even if by avoiding any real closure dooms us to more Metal mayhem over the next couple of months. I just hope that this book is a big hit for DC as there is a lot of creators that will need a paycheque for this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Nov 8, 2017

    A multidimensional book set in the Multiverse, as Batman investigates Batman himself. Incredibly well woven, with enough power to send the reader searching for answers in the history of the Caped Crusader, diving into the psyche of the man behind the mask and the mask itself. If that sounds like Morrison, it was probably their intention all along. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Nov 8, 2017

    Apart from cosmically large and somehow claustrophobic storytelling and revolving but lush panels of art, this is a comic that manages to succeed in ambitions which would be lofty enough to crush the stories of lesser creators. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Nov 8, 2017

    My favorite Batman story isHush,by the way. I just dig it so much. Hush is a great villain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 8, 2017

    Batman Lost isn't an absolutely critical tie-in for those Metal readers who are trying to buy as few books as possible. But it does do a lot to enhance and flesh out the events of that crossover. It also works well as a celebration of the long history of Batman himself. And despite the massive creative team, this issue manages to tell a very cohesive, effective story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Nov 10, 2017

    The warm colors of this Hallmark like Christmas moment jumps quickly over to a war between two enemies in a bloodthirsty battle.Then the panels jump again through time and space never allowing Bruce Wayne get his bearings. The sketch artwork and coloring is spot on! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 8, 2017

    Well drawn puzzle of a comic that taps you into Batman's nightmare. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Scott Shuken Nov 8, 2017

    A non-linear story that has versions of Batman both old and new, this is not only an interesting chapter in the Metal event but also an excellent story for fans of Batman who want to learn something crazy and new. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Nadia Shammas Nov 8, 2017

    All in all, this was an incredibly fun read that has so much charm and heart that you can't help but be swept up in it. Long time Batman fans will find a lot to ponder over, and casual readers will just enjoy the badass battles, evil entities, and gorgeous art. You can really feel the Bat-love and fandom the creative team has put into this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn Warner Nov 8, 2017

    Once again I find myself praising a Metal tie-in or one shot, and while I do count myself among the more devout Batman fans, its much more than that. DC has really put their top-tier talent on these books and given them the green light to tell the story they have envisioned with Scott Snyder at the helm. The fact that the secondary books have been so good is also a credit to Snyder for imagining such a complex plot that it can support these fully evolved backstories and concurrent narratives, that and inviting the degree of talented collaborators he has invited to the party doesn't hurt at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bad Manta - Pierre Arnette Nov 8, 2017

    This book may come at a $4.99 price tag, but I believe it is definitely worth it. Batman: Lost has been one the better tie-ins to Metal, so pick it up and enjoy the awesome story.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr Nov 11, 2017

    This was a near perfect issue. There were only two flaws: beyond fleshing out the Metal story, it had zero impact on the greater story and for readers who aren't following the event, the issue makes no sense. If you're reading Metal, or just into a great examination of Batman, then it's well worth your time. Batman Lost #1 has a strong enough story to make the wait for Dark Nights Metal #4 not feel so long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Frida Kernen Nov 9, 2017

    Interesting and well illustrated but suffers from a slightly weak ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Nov 18, 2017

    There is a lot of homage paid to both Grant Morrison and the various continuity of Batman within the crossover and especially this comic. It really highlights the highlights of the Batman mythos, yet also seems to strip the character down to who he is and builds suspense as to the direction Bruce Wayne the batman will go in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 8, 2017

    Batman Lost felt more like a lesson on what Batman is going through than an integral part of the overall story.  The art was great and I give the writers props for the ambition of it all, but it left me feeling like it (or I) was missing something.  This is strictly for those who want to full Metal experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Nov 10, 2017

    Another well-written tie-in to the Dark Nights: Metal event. This issue gets particularly weird with its dreamlike sequences but it does so for the benefit of the story. As we dig deeper into Batman's psyche we get to see some of the most vulnerable aspects of Batman. Dream-state stories don't typically appeal to me, but this was well executed and anyone that enjoys those types of stories will definitely enjoy this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Nov 10, 2017

    If you are just looking for a fun time in the Dark Nights: Metal story, you might want to avoid this. On the other hand, if you want something to challenge you to interpret, then go out and pick this up. While the story itself is all forms of insane, the art takes advantage of this trip and gives us something nightmarish yet delightful to look at. It's not for everyone, but for the minority who enjoy such bizarre tales, they will certainly enjoy this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Nov 10, 2017

    I'm sure many people like this sort of thing, but I'm not one of them. Even objectively while I can admire the art and I very much enjoy the storytelling framework of Bruce and his granddaughter Janet, the rest of this just feels like a hot mess of "greatest hits" spackled together with a whole lot of mumbo-jumbo about the meaning of it all. It's pretty to look at in places; the use of a variety of artists to separate the "eras" is a lovely piece of piecemeal that actually works, but otherwise it's boring. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Nov 8, 2017

    I find myself conflicted on how I feel about the art style. On the one hand, I love the implied movement that comes with the more sketchy quality that Mahnke, Paquette, and Jimenez are using, but on the other hand, it feels unfinished in places. The rougher quality is effective in adding psychological tension; you can really see the strain on Bruce Wayne's face while he's coming up against everything he fears the most. Read Full Review

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