Batman: Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01 #1

Writer: James Tynion IV, Ed Brisson Artist: Josh Hixson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 20, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 17
7.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Picking up after the events of Fear State: Alpha, follow Sean Mahoney, a.k.a. Peacekeeper-01, in the wake of his exposure to highly potent Fear Toxin at the hands of the Scarecrow! Now, dosed with terror and facing a lifetime of fear and insecurity, Mahoney has found himself frantically reflecting on his past as a GCPD officer, and then as a prison guard at Arkham Asylum-all while desperately attempting to keep his mind from fracturing. Will Peacekeeper-01 give into fear...or become terror incarnate?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Oct 19, 2021

    Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1 may be the best of the series. This is an excellent introduction for someone whose knowledge of Peacemaker-01 is limited. As a relatively new character, a standalone issue where they are the main character is a fantastic method of boosting their popularity. It has an awesome plot and Brissons script in both current and past timelines is sublime. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 19, 2021

    I'm not sure if Mahoney will meet his end in this story or not, but the creative team has slowly turned him into a genuinely terrifying threat"one that feels more real than costumed villains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Oct 22, 2021

    The character of Peacekeeper-01 is fascinating as we get to see his creation, and the journey of those impacted by Joker venom has to be a sad but captivating journey. This is a dangerous chemical that triggers severe psychotic symptoms. If you're a fan of villains and their origin stories, as well as a Neo-Gotham look, particularly if you've been following Batman: Secret Files, “Future State” and the current “Fear State”, then this is certainly an issue you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Oct 20, 2021

    While it might have a bit of a learning curve for readers who haven't yet dived into Peacekeeper-01's other appearances, this Batman Secret Files is a compelling and entertaining one, one that will make you want to follow the titular character to wherever he goes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Oct 21, 2021

    An interesting look at the past and present of a relatively recent Batman rogue, well-drawn and colored alongside a good script. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Oct 19, 2021

    Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01 #1 is a mostly successful backstory for Peacekeeper-01 that turns said villain into something of a tragic character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 19, 2021

    While I can't say that the art is my favorite part of this book, it became something that I got used to by the end. The story though felt odd because of how much we've dealt with Sean Mahoney and with this realizing that we really don't know anything about him and what we do learn here, while interesting is interspersed with stuff that we've already seen this character do throughout Fear State so ultimately we're left with an issue that's only half-interesting with art that wasn't that great overall. Read Full Review

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