Batman: The Dark Knight #25

Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
5.7Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Time and time again, Clayface has proven to be one of Batmans most elusive adversaries. On the loose once more, its time for the Dark Knight to call in some back-up! Guest starring Black Canary and Condor!

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Nov 30, 2013

    Clayface is definitely the star of the show here, with Batman very much taking a backseat, being left to shine only in his interactions with Commissioner Gordon, and especially with Alfred. This isnt high action, and again, it isnt the most complex Batman story youll ever read, its not even really a Batman story, it is however, beautifully written and well worth the time. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Philip Suson Nov 27, 2013

    Overall, you should check this book out if you are a fan of Batman, or want to finish this arc. For new readers, I would say to skip this, and the Clayface arc as a whole, as there are some problems with the writing. The art is great, but it isn't recommended to buy it for that reason alone. From what the solicitations have said, next months looks like it is going to be a great one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 2, 2013

    "Batman: The Dark Knight" #25 doesn't hit the highs that this book touched earlier in the storyline (last month's issue was quite excellent, a solitary focus on Clayface), but it's a solid and good enough conclusion. If nothing else, having Hurwitz and Maleev team up as been a nice treat; hopefully we'll see it again before too long. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 27, 2013

    Batman the Dark Knight is a title that showcases the many foes that Batman has to face, and Hurwitz is giving them life on a monthly basis. Alex Maleev continues to draw art that fits the story being told, and he gives it a depressing and dreary tone. A quality book for any Batman fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Nov 27, 2013

    This was a middle of the line ending to a middle of the line story. There's nothing all that bad about it, but there's also nothing that great going on either. If you like Clayface or you like Alex Maleev's art, then go right ahead, but ultimately this is a very come and go type of story. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 2, 2013

    Batman: The Dark Knight #25 is a disappointing end to a mediocre story arc.  I was never a huge Clayface fan and Gregg Hurwitz has not changed my mind.  This has been the weakest of the Bat books and this arc didn't change that. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 27, 2013

    You should have walked out on this storyline the first time Clayface was locked away in Arkham Asylum. That was a fine point to leave off on because the do-over conclusion we have in this issue is pretty much the same. If you're a huge fan of Alex Maleev's art then sure, go ahead, but this is a tremendously forgettable finale to a story that should have been wrapped up 2 months ago. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Dec 2, 2013

    The art is half the story, and artists Maleev and McCaig did everything they could to make this bookworthwhile. However, until the writing improves, this book will just be a collection of pretty pictures. Read Full Review

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