Batman: The Dark Knight #15

Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Artist: David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
6.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

• Batman's final fight with Scarecrow is here!

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Jan 2, 2013

    The cover of The Dark Knight #15, drawn by Finch, is a cool concept. It depicts Batman and Scarecrow sitting down to play a game of chess, except the chessboard is a miniature replica of Gotham. Finch has drawn the entire cover with wonderful detail and it is an intriguing idea. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Jul 17, 2013

    This was a brilliant end to a mediocre story. Although I've enjoyed the new origin for Scarecrow, it was stretched over too many issue, and I hope that Hurwitz doesn't do this with the next story. Although this was a good issue, due to it being the end of a story I'd only recommend it to people who have the rest, or parts of the story, or are considering getting the rest of the story. I'd also probably recommend the entire story, as it had a brilliant start, and ending, but unfortunately dragged in the middle. I'd probably overall rate this story a 4/5. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 2, 2013

    Overall, I had my fun with this issue, but if memory serves me correct, I found the final issue of Penguin P&P to wrap up a bit too quickly as well. Fun, but lacks that certain pay off. That and the two things I brought up above made me hold some serious reservations about this issue. Overall though, as an arc, I dig the villain psych profile aesthetic, and it had some truly great fun and art. Good start for Hurwitz, and hopefully EVS can continue the great art streak. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 2, 2013

    There's a lot going on in this issue as it hurries to tie up every loose end from the past 5 chapters and in the process it actually becomes one of the best paced issues Hurwitz has cranked out so far. If only the other issues had moved as quickly this whole thing might have turned out better. Those who have kept up with this arc from the start will want to see how it ends, but you could really just guess for yourself since it's not anything you haven't seen before. I found this to be a very disappointing and unmemorable arc and hope things improve in the upcoming Mad Hatter story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jan 2, 2013

    Batman: The Dark Knight #15 was a fun way to end David Finch's run on the series. It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 2, 2013

    The only good thing about the length of this story arc is that it gave David Finch lots of opportunities to draw the Scarecrow. Finch brings a sinister and dark feeling to the book. His art can be somewhat inconsistent, but he's firing on all cylinders here. The book looks good. There are a few moments when key story elements seem to happen off panel, but's hard to tell if that's a problem with Finch's story telling or Hurwitz's. Either way, let's hope the next arc improves and gives us something new and exciting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Jan 2, 2013

    Gregg Hurwitz races through everything and turns two issues worth of material into a lackluster sprint to the finish that cuts the legs out from under this otherwise decent Scarecrow arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 7, 2013

    Shoddy character work, a fairly straightforward plot, and insipid art combine to produce an unimpressive conclusion to an unimpressive arc. Most likely Dropped. Read Full Review

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