Batman: The Dark Knight #10

Batman: The Dark Knight #10

Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Artist: David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 27, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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Welcome new series writer GREGG HURWITZ!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Jul 3, 2012

    Batman: The Dark Knight is a title that has sold incredibly well, but has not fared well in reviews due to poor and inconsistent writing. This marks the dawn of a new era with an incredible writer and the same gorgeous art that the title's always had. DC Comics is putting out a bevy of fantastic Batman books right now, with Scott Snyder's Batman getting the most critical acclaim and Morrison's Batman Incorporated getting in gear, but I have a feeling the Bat-book I'm going to be most excited for on a month to month basis is Batman: The Dark Knight, issue 10 of which I give a full 5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicville - Chris Blackwell Jun 27, 2012

    This was a great start to the new story arc for the Dark Knight. This issue doesn't require any back story from the last nine issues, so if you were thinking about jumping into the Dark Knight, now is the perfect time. Gregg and the artwork team seem to be a fantastic combination, and are putting together a series that will rival DC's bigger Batmanseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jun 27, 2012

    But those are only nitpicks and they are small–as most nitpicks are. This is a great issue where we see a Batman who is both bad ass AND compassionate, an incredibly scary and threatening depiction of Scarecrow, and a Gordon done right! It's an issue that not only has me excited about the future, but it's saved this entire series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 27, 2012

    There are some great subtle moments here to. The exchange between Batman and the kidnapped girl is very effective and most of it is the art. The panel where the little girl gently grabs Batman’s finger is crushing. It shows how lost Batman is to help her, even with all his power and resources. Finch also blazes with the art once Gordon is drugged and kidnapped. His hallucinations of failure and horror are stunning, some of Finch’s bets work. I think Dark Knight has finally found balance with a team made up of two of the best at their craft. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Jun 28, 2012

    Batman: The Dark Knight #10 is truly one of the hardest reviews to write. There's so much Gregg and his collaborator (series regular artist, and filmmaker) David Finch have managed to jam into this single issue. There's the car chase sequence that opens the book for example. Once again we see Batman and Commissioner Gordon in pursuit of a criminal on the streets of Gotham. There's a riveting, vibrant kineticism to these panels. David's artwork crackles with life, Gregg finds exactly the right moments, the right images to capture in each panel. For just the briefest slice of time, you're lost in a Spielberg or a Buster Keaton or an Eisenstein. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 27, 2012

    Finch's art was pretty damn good as well. His scarecrow stuff from the first arc was a big highlight, so I'm glad to see him revisiting it now, and his redesigned Scarecrow is even more fucked up looking than before. If there was one artistic drawback, it would have to be the colors, here and there. Now, don't get me wrong, Sonia Oback is a greatly talented colorist, no denying that. It's just that at some points, her colors didn't seem as dark as they should be. A lot of the night time scenes, I never really got a night feeling, and the bat cave looked pretty damn well lit. Also, on page 10, it really looks as if some of the colors bleed over the lines so to speak. But, like I said... she is a great colorist, but relatively new to Gotham, so I'll give her some slack. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 27, 2012

    BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT is headed in a new direction courtesy of new writer Gregg Hurwitz. We are given a separate feeling dark and gritty story and it's a great feeling to be able to read a different type of Batman tale. As much as I'm enjoying BATMAN, BATMAN AND ROBIN and BATMAN INCORPORATED, I can now welcome this series if it means telling different sorts of Batman adventures. With the way this story arc begins, I'm almost scared to see where Hurwitz is going to take it. With Scarecrow involved, this goes to show that even characters that have been portrayed in a more silly fashion can still be presented in a creepy and intense way. Batman is about instilling fear in others it'll be a wonderful twist to see him have to cope with how fearful and dark evil can be. Hurwitz's story is creeping me out a little and that's just the way I want it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Chuckie Valdez Jun 30, 2012

    This issue was a breath of fresh air even though some art panels were hit or miss. I would have thought since Finch was off writing duties he would focus solely on art, but its falls short at times. But I believe he can pick up the ball and run with it! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 27, 2012

    David Finch's art takes a slight dip in quality this month, too. There is a rushed, unfinished feel to the artwork. If you are a fan of Finch and have followed his career, you'll definitely notice that certain scenes seem to get more attention than others. Batman swinging through a car window to kick a punk in the face looks amazing. Damian and Bruce talking in the Batcave looks boring and awkward. It's a bummer, since you'd hope that Finch would bring his A game to Gregg Hurwitz's much-hyped debut. The issue doesn't look bad, but as a David Finch fan, I know it could have looked a lot better. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Jun 27, 2012

    Overall, this is a great start to a new page in The Dark Knight series. I hope to see some new artistic teams come on board with future arcs. That would truly make this a fantastic book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 3, 2012

    Redeemable in places, but a very, very disappointing debut from a writer who seemed so much more capable of greater things. Let's hope this issue is a sample of growing pains more than anything else. Read Full Review

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