Batman: The Knight #5

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 18, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 28
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Young Bruce Wayne's global journey to become the Dark Knight continues as he finds himself deep in the heart of Moscow searching for Avery Oblonsky, the world's foremost expert in disguise and espionage! Finding this phantom will prove more difficult than expected, but is Bruce willing to die trying?

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 17, 2022

    This is another fantastic installment that takes Bruce a little closer to being Batman, and it's great that Zdarsky is setting up his own take on Batman long before he gets to write his main title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson May 18, 2022

    You don't want to miss out on this book, trust me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 17, 2022

    Now that's more like it. Batman: The Knight #5 is a great read, and has made me extremely excited for what's yet to come. Not only do I now finally want to read more of this series, set in Bruce Wayne's past, but I'm also a lot more interested to see what Mr. Zdarsky and the incomparable Jorge Jimenez have in store for us when they bring readers Batman's modern day adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 17, 2022

    If you like spy dramas, you're going to love Batman: The Knight. Bruce Wayne finally gets to learn about the art of getting what you want, manipulation and pretending to be someone else. This issue also does well to further explore Bruce's new friend Anton and his slightly gray moral compass. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 17, 2022

    Giandominico delivers some fantastic imagery throughout the issue. The art style is beautifully detailed and delivers on the thrills and drama of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken May 17, 2022

    Bruce learning the spy game is interesting and at times thrilling; it could just use more space to really flesh out the concept. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 17, 2022

    I like seeing an unconfident Bruce. I like seeing the mistakes, the apprehension, and the "unsureness as this book accentuates his journey. Somehow we now see Bruce through a crotchety lense where he is incapable of indicating he is wrong or even makes the slightest mistake. It is refreshing to see how Bruce is becoming The World's Greatest Detective! Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 17, 2022

    BATMAN: THE KNIGHT #5 was somewhat slower with a bit less suspense and thrills than the prior issues in the story to date. The action was more tame, the villainy was toned down, and the story beats seemed insignificant, especially as BATMAN: THE KNIGHT #5 came to a close for what appeared to be for nothing. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 17, 2022

    Batman: The Knight #5 was a decent issue that continued showing Bruce's training towards becoming Batman.  If you have enjoyed the book so far, there is no reason you won't like this issue.  I am still enjoying it enough, but I think I need something a bit more in-depth to recommend it. Read Full Review

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