Batman: The Dark Knight #24

Batman: The Dark Knight #24

Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Now that he's locked up in Arkham, Gotham City is safe from the threat ofClayface. But what led Clayface to become the monster that he is? The answers lie here.

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 24, 2013

    Batman: Dark Knight #24 is really good.  In fact, this is the Villain's Month issue I wanted.  We get the promised Clayface origin and the touching story was worth the wait.  I haven't been the biggest fan of either Clayface or this book, but if Hurwitz and Maleev keep up this momentum, they may win me over yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 23, 2013

    After a slightly weak previous installment, "Batman: The Dark Knight" #24 roars back to life and then some. Hurwitz and Maleev's story is attention grabbing, and it's a genuine shame that this wasn't part of last month's promotion. Not only could it have steered more readers to this storyline, but it would have stood out as one of the top efforts in Villains' Month. All in all, a good showing from two talented creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 23, 2013

    This was a really good read. Clayface may not have a huge fan base like the Joker, but he can be an interesting villain when written right and Hurwitz and Maleev are doing a fine job so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 23, 2013

    Like the previous arc, the best stuff in this issue is courtesy of Alex Maleev. His style is perfect for Batman, which is way it's so damn pain that Batman isn't in this comic. The Clayface stuff looks great, and the flashbacks to the character's youth look even better. Maleev is seriously a master. Dave McCaig's colors are soft, and at times look odd when compared to Maleev's jagged line work. Again, the flashback scenes are the best, truly the moments where the creative team is really in sync. The story may not be very interesting, but Batman: The Dark Knight #24 is a damn fine looking comic book. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 24, 2013

    Not as bad as I had expected! (How awesome would it be if they put that on the hardcover's dust jacket?) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Oct 23, 2013

    Going into this issue, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect, and found that I was right for the most part. Sure there are some interesting changes to the origin, but the whole bad childhood trope has become far too predictable for this title. Luckily we didn't spend too much time on that, and this arc seems to be shorter than the last, so there's that. Was it a bad issue? No, I actually did like it more than I expected to, but it does nothing to separate itself from any other issues of this run, other than the fact that it's Clayface, and not Penguin, Scarecrow or Mad Hatter. Read Full Review

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