Batman: The Dark Knight #4

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
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5.5User Rating

Batman must race against time to save a friend's life. But his mission may prove impossible as he reels under the weight of three hundred chemically enhanced super-criminals who stand against him. All clues point to one psychotic criminal, and all roads to a solution that will lead to one secret location... but will Batman arrive too late to stop the rage let loose on his city?

  • 6.4
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Jan 12, 2012

    Reading over this review, with many jokes about the "emo" Batman eating ice cream, you would think I despised this comic. The truth is, I loved it. It is my favorite Batman title. I love the story, the corny and great jokes, and the odd art hiccups as much as the beautiful moments. It's just a fun series with a serious story that can easily transmogrified by the reader into a series of jokes. Looking at it critically, Batman: The Dark Knight is the weakest of all the Batman titles. But I would not have it any other way as my guilty pleasure. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 30, 2011

    It's an over the top comic that features hulked-out villains showing up just because the artist draws them well. That's a bad thing if you're looking for a deep story that sparks discussion, a great thing if you just want to see new artwork featuring your favorite villains and lots of explosions and fist fighting. You get plenty of that in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Dec 31, 2011

    So far, Batman: The Dark Knight feels a lot like Hush, but not in a good way. My interest level for each successive issue continues to diminish, and if it wasn't for Detective Comics, this would be the Batman book at the bottom of the stack. The art is pretty to look at this go around, but the story is a jumble of scenes that don't connect well. Unless you're dying for something with Batman in it, I say pass on this issue. Batman: The Dark Knight #4 earns 1.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

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