Batman: One Bad Day: Bane #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2023 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
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A PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE DESTROYED BY VENOM! Bane broke the Bat--he's one of the only villains to ever truly vanquish the Dark Knight--but is that all he's ever accomplished? Decades from now, Bane is a washed-up wrestler reliving his glory days in the ring, defeating someone dressed like Batman every day. But when he discovers that there's a new source of Venom in the world, he'll do everything he can to shut down the facility it's coming from for good and make sure that no one takes the poison that ruined his life. An epic saga set throughout Bane's life, expanding on the hopes, dreams, regrets, and failures of one of DC's most legendary more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 17, 2023

    Batman: One Bad Day - Bane #1 is another excellent addition to the one-shot series. It's a comic that truly matches the personality of its subject, filled with violence, pride, and venom. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Jan 17, 2023

    Another great addition to the One Bad Day series, a story full of darkness and sorrow that highlights the darkness that flows through Bane's veins, a definite recommendation to any fan of the Gotham world. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Jan 19, 2023

    Batman One Bad Day: Bane is a fascinating character study. Its a story about an old man (even if Bane is not old in years) who sees his life as a failure even though he did something incomparable. Williamson, Porter, and Morey have taken a villain who did what none had done before him and turned him into a broken individual withering in the light of his own success. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 17, 2023

    Of all the one-shots so far, this is the onealong with John Ridley's Penguinthat feels the most like an evergreen story giving a villain a much-deserved spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Jan 23, 2023

    It's a solid-one-shot story that showcases an ex-addict's battle with survivor's guilt after sobering up through the lens of a usual villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 17, 2023

    Porter delivers some beautifully detailed art in the issue. There is a lot of action in the story and Porter is able to give both the personal story and the action a great, unique look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Jan 17, 2023

    Batman: One Bad Day: Bane is more than meets the eye, sometimes the bad day that shaped our lives can happen on our best day. I recommend briefly re-reading more of Bane's early stories, and Batman: Venom. Then dive into this steroidal cocktail of Bane! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Jan 18, 2023

    Batman fans who have been following since Bane's initial introduction in "Knightfall" are well aware of how unevenly he has been used and the story does a good job of trying to encapsulate all the different aspects of the character from his early days as a calculating behemoth in peak physical and mental condition to his addiction storylines with the fictional Venom drug. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 22, 2023

    It's not bad but Bane is a character that really has so much potential and this issue breaks things down in a way to simplifies his pathos instead of building upon it to return him as the juggernaut character he should be. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Connor Boyd Jan 17, 2023

    'Batman: One Bad Day: Bane' #1 is one of the stronger additions to the One Bad Day series. However, some rushed story keeps holds it back from being a truly great standalone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Jan 17, 2023

    Batman: One Bad Day: Bane #1 is a great story that's paired with art that undercuts what could be quite the tearjerker of a tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Jan 18, 2023

    I don't have many complaints about the story itself and I enjoyed reading it in the moment. However, I don't think it's something that will stick with me. TheOne Bad Dayconcept is terrible and Howard Porter's art isn't my thing but I don't think either of those complaints break the story. Some people will love this comic and others will be indifferent, but I don't see anyone hating it. If it sounds like something that will interest you, I say give it a go! Read Full Review

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