Batman: Sins of the Father #4

Writer: Christos N. Gage Artist: Raffaele Ienco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 21, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

With Batman unable to bring Deadshot to justice, Bruce Wayne decides to confront Deadshot's alter ego, Floyd Lawton. It's a high-stakes chess game between two men who are adark mirror images of each other: rich, orphans, men who've built themselves to the peak of their skills, but in drastically opposite ways. Can Bruce outwit - and if necessary, outfight - Lawton, or has he walked into his enemy's killing ground?

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 16, 2018

    Sins of the Father is expanding its source material nicely to the point its making a legitimate claim to validate turning this six issue series into an ongoing book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson May 16, 2018

    While I cant turn down a big action packed issue, Part four of Sins of the Father was driven by the pain of the men behind the mask and the cowl, adding more dimensions to their heroic and villainous characters. I cant wait to see how Batman will move forward after how he left things with Lawton and what Deadshot has in store for himself and the ones he loves. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 16, 2018

    Now, some qualms still apply. The emotional impact of the story is highly contingent on having an emotional investment into the first season of Telltale's Batman. This particular take on the Wayne family is a drastic deviation from accepted cannon and without the full story of Thomas Wayne's "sins" the story won't hit as heard. But for those who went through the game, Sins of the Father continues to be an exemplar side story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 16, 2018

    Even as a video game tie-in, it's a highly effective story that makes me want to see this rivalry play out over the coming issues. Much stronger than past Batman video game tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 27, 2018

    While I'm not fully on board with this series as I'm still adjusting to it without the background of the game, I am enjoying it so far. Christos Gage is handling the digital-first format pretty well here with ensuring that each issue has a good mix of story and action that helps to move everything forward while Raffaele Ienco is getting more and more comfortable with each issue in the layouts and the flow of the action with how it's presented. The story here doesn't get too deep as it's big on action and then working the detective side with hints of what's to come but it's a solid entry in the arc so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely May 16, 2018

    In a series that started off very bland, reading through this issue is effortlessly refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Damian Fasciani May 20, 2018

    The back story of Floyd Lawton was required as part of the broader series, intriguing and interesting in how he is tied into the Wayne Family. A highly recommended book, get your copy and you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Dan Chruscinski May 16, 2018

    The fourth issue dragged a bit by retreading the same ground covered in the last issue with regards to the origin of Deadshot. The saving grace was the continued fantastic artwork as well as the deeper questions posed by Gage as to what drove one man to become a hero and the other to become a villain. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman May 16, 2018

    Issue #4 treads water and builds up the series' villain by diminishing the faculties of it's hero. There's some tense conversation and dramatic revelations but the issue lacks the sophistication of previous instalments. Read Full Review

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