Batman: The Dark Knight #9

Batman: The Dark Knight #9

Event\Storyline: Night of the Owls Writer: Judd Winick Artist: David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 23, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
6.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

"NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here! Guest-writer JUDD WINICK joins artist DAVID FINCH for the return of RED ROBIN! Red Robin is back in Gotham City just in time to face off against TALON and THE COURT OF OWLS!

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Jun 4, 2012

    Judd Winick, the guest writer for this issue, does remarkable work with providing more scope to Snyders latest issue of Batman. Not only that but David Finch hammers home this issue with his dynamic art. With a poor issue last month, I am glad to see this series is back on track for excellence. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson May 25, 2012

    So not a bad beginning for a title I am surprised to be buying. The friction between Vibe and ARGUS's goals is going to be the big draw for me. The possibility of classic inter-dimensional characters showing up is some nice spice. And Gates' sensibilities on a young hero along with Woods' slick art. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks May 28, 2012

    A good issue from a book written by a writer and drawn by an artist. Who'd have guessed? Maybe DC should try it more often. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 23, 2012

    David Finch is a perfect Batman artist. He draws the character wonderfully and sets the mood in a way that few other artists can. It's refreshing that he is drawing a worthwhile story this time, because, let's be honest, this series has not been known for its writing. There are a few pages where the characters that aren't in a costume of some sort look a little awkward, but it's not much more than a small hiccup. Aside from that, the book looks fantastic. It's exactly what I hoped for when I heard David Finch was going to be drawing Batman. It just took a lot of issues to get to this point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers May 23, 2012

    Though, if you're expecting a Tim Drake story... yeah, no. Tim got the short end of the stick for this cross over. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 23, 2012

    Did Batman: The Dark Knight #9 deliver on the promised first adventure of Red Robin in the Batman universe? No. If that is what may have interested you about picking this comic up than save yourself your money and buy a different comic. What Batman: The Dark Knight #9 did is to provide a supplementary story to the current Night of the Owls event going on in Scott Snyder's Batman comic. Is this required reading? No. But if you want to see more of the Court of Owls storyline play out The Dark Knight #9 is not a bad comic to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart May 24, 2012

    Although not one of the strong tie-ins in the Night of the Owls storyline, the story does do a fine job of adding to the main story without being necessary to read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 31, 2012

    The focus is all wrong, the character teased on the cover isn't here (I was looking forward to a Bruce/Tim team-up), and there's just not enough here to justify picking up unless you simply want to grab all of the Night of the Owls issues. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 24, 2012

    "Batman: The Dark Knight" #9 makes me wish that Winick was sticking around on the title for more than this one issue; the difference between this comic and the previous issues is rather noticeable. Hopefully Gregg Hurwitz can continue to strengthen the title, but for now, "Night of the Owls" fans can rest assured that they can buy this issue knowing that they'll get a good comic out of the deal. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry May 24, 2012

    Basically, what I'm saying is that if you don't read this comic you will have missed out on nothing. Most of the events shown are from “Batman” #9 and those that weren't are either forgettable or detrimental to the overall Owls saga. Read Full Review

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