Batman: The Dark Knight #6

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 22, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
5.6Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

Batman's darkest fears resurface in this stunning conclusion to the opening epic as the Dark Knight confronts the mastermind behind the toxin being injected into Gotham City's criminals. But the conspiracy behind the toxin runs deeper than he could possibly have imagined. Time is running out and the entire structure of Gotham City's society is at risk, unless Batman can find a path to overcome the man who once broke his back: Bane!

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Feb 25, 2012

    This issue for its audience is good. Paul Jenkins (his first solo issue with a dialogue assist from Joe Harris) does a great job with the issue. David Finch continues to pump out some great art. My only problem with this is that I would not have put Bane on the front cover. Reading the issue, I feel it would have been a better reveal that way. Thats just me though. Overall, it is a great issue, and the series continues to be good for what it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 27, 2012

    In my opinion, this series is the weakest of the four Batman books currently in circulation. This issue was a great step in the right direction as it appears to be finding its own identity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 22, 2012

    This was an okay issue. Entertaining, great art, cool fight. Little too much exposition, but whatever. Bane was treated well, and while it's not the Secret Six type Bane, it's definitely not brooding hulk dumbass Bane, which allows me to sigh in relief. The other stuff though, the sub plot with Gordon, like I mentioned... I really don't give a crap about it. I have a feeling that once Hurwitz takes over, this lingering plot of Dickhead Forbes trying to shut Gordon down for whatever reason that started in the first volume, is finally going to be put to rest... What I do hope gets continued on (but really, doubt it will) is the White Rabbit... I want to know more about her, for some reason. I like the way how they've mimicked her to be like her namesake's likeness... we'll see. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Mar 6, 2012

    There isn't a lot to say about this mediocre title. It is not the best because of its boring characters and slow pace, as well as the degrading storyline, but the intensity of the issue and sub-par art " with it's happily lessened tendency to favor two-page spreads - keep it from being the worst of the series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Feb 22, 2012

    This month's story is a different creature from its predecessors in that it offers some nuggets about the arc's greater plot; however, I almost wish that the creators had stayed with their earlier tactic. The excitement of previous issues' fight scenes is nowhere to be found, and what incremental plot progression we get is crammed down our throats without any integration with the images that we are shown. I haven't been able to identify with the sentiments of this series' fans, but I'm going to guess that even those readers will find this book to be a letdown. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Feb 25, 2012

    I'm thankful that--having spent my $3--I at least have a physical print-edition comic here. Had I paid $3 for a digital file, I'd be mad and wishing I could get my money back. As-is...I have no real intention of coming back for the next issue...I'll find some "classic" Bane material to read instead. Like this week's (Batman vs. Bane TPB). Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 22, 2012

    It tries to be big, action packed fun, but I still didn't like it. And it's not like I'm opposed to such things (Ask me about my love for Road House and Con Air). I don't see a story here, I don't like the characterization (can't even root for Batman. This is just a guy in a Batman suit who keeps stumbling into situations where he gets his ass kicked), the dialogue sounds unnatural…the only thing this book had going for it was the art and even that blatantly rips off the Arkhamverse design. It doesn't matter how good the art can be when it serves little purpose other than to polish a turd. Read Full Review

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