Batman: Sins of the Father #1

Writer: Christos N. Gage Artist: Raffaele Ienco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Based on the acclaimed videogame series from Telltale Games, this new digital-first comic tells the story of events between the first and second seasons. Someone is killing people associated with Arkham Asylum during the time Thomas Wayne was forcibly committing people there. Suspicion falls on the families suing Bruce Wayne to pay for the harm caused by his father. Batman has other ideas, but his investigation leads to him becoming the target of a deadly assassin.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Feb 21, 2018

    This book is a must buy. If you haven't added it to your pull lists pick up this first issue and you will be convinced. One of the best things about these limited Batman stories is that even if you haven't bothered with the character in the past or find the Bat-family drama too confusing, these stories drop all of that away and focus on what is important to the character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson Feb 21, 2018

    As a huge fan of the Batman Telltale Series, Gages first issue to Sins of the Father is a fantastic extension of this universe and I can tell will be a great bridge between the past and current chapters. For anyone who has played the games or loves a good Batman story, definitely pick up this comic and dive into the already thrilling mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Aug 2, 2018

    Where does the truth lead? No spoilers from me on this one. From new Batfan to veterans alike this is a story that is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Justin Lee Feb 24, 2018

    This story (along with the game) really bring out something that really gets overlooked alot in Bat-titles. The psychology of Bruce Wayne. Christos Gage and the writers at Telltale have really crafted a world that contains everything I love about Batman. The mystery is very solid and is focused on detective work instead of spectacle. It's an emotional take on the characters that shows what truly drives the world's greatest detective. I cannot wait to see where Christos takes this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 21, 2018

    This is not the standard Batman title and even if you haven't played the game, which I highly recommend picking up, this is worth checking out if you want a fun twist on the norm. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 21, 2018

    All in all, if you need more Telltale Batman in your life, you really should pick this up. And if you don't know if you do, well, play the game and realize that you do need more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 23, 2018

    This series may not break any new ground but it's good for what it is " a solid Batman story that continues the story of the game universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Dan Chruscinski Feb 21, 2018

    Strong art and writing elevate Batman: Sins of the Father above what could have been a generic tie-in to a video game. The idea of Thomas Wayne as a villain helps to also make this a completely original story you want to follow to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Damian Fasciani Feb 25, 2018

    Don't let this deter you though, the action, story and end of the book leave you gasping for more, and if you haven't played the telltale series, then this book will entice you get in front of the console and have a go as the Dark Knight himself. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Feb 21, 2018

    Although the pains of being a high-profile billionaire slightly outstay their welcome, this is a promising first issue. A story that takes itself seriously, an appropriate amount of reference to the property that spawned the series and first class visuals make Sins of the Father's debut worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 21, 2018

    It's a bit of a mixed bag for the first issue's plots, but there's promise here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 22, 2018

    This isn't essential reading, but it might be your Batman vacation from Batman, if you need a break from the marriage and Dark Nights: Metal events. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Feb 26, 2018

    "Batman: Sins of the Father" #1 is a good comic with the caveat that you'll be missing quite a bit without having played the games it's attached to. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - C.J. Pendragon Feb 21, 2018

    There's hope, though. The plot thickens as the issue progresses, and the overall story promises to be at least slightly thrilling with a few interesting developments along the way. I'm not going to write Sins of the Fatheroff just yet, as Ienco and Gage are talented and come recommended, but I'll be holding my breath. Here's hoping I don't turn purple before they deliver. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Feb 21, 2018

    The writing is fine, the art is fun, but Sins of the Father is just a simple story that likely won't matter in the long run. Read Full Review

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