Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #4

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 12
4.8Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Georges Jeanty joins Grant Morrison as the can't-miss Batman tale rolls on! Bruce Wayne's next stop on his amazing journey through time brings him to the Wild West--but will he escape alive? It depends on what Jonah Hex has to say about it!

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - James Leask Jul 30, 2010

    Make no mistake, this isnt just the story of how Bruce Wayne fought through time to return to his rightful place. This is Grant Morrisons love letter to the character and his place in our hearts and collective imagination. It doesnt matter if hes a caveman, pilgrim, pirate, or cowboy. Hes Batman. Hes always been there, and he never left. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 28, 2010

    Like each of the series' four installments, the issue utilizes the imagery, ideas and themes of its central time period without completely submerging Morrison's greater story and larger ideas in them. In other words, more than a case of Bruce Wayne playing dress-up in the Wild West, the story manages to enrich many of the mysteries at the heart of the story Morrison has been telling since he Omega-Beamed Bruce into the past in Final Crisis. Artist Georges Jeanty has a lot of fun riffing on the imagery of the Western genre, but also makes sure to bathe each panel in a dark, haunting atmosphere more akin to a supernatural horror film. It's not the best issue of the four, but it is damn good. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Aug 2, 2010

    That said, this issue feels like a misstep in a potentially great series. Morrisons script barely shows through the less-than-stellar art, but I keep faith that the remaining two issues will show the book getting back on track barring any other shocking artist changes. Cameron Stewart, you are missed. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 29, 2010

    At the end of the day, "Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne" #4 is an important lesson for future editors. Matching an artist to a script takes a little more care than one might think. Morrison and Jeanty each have proven themselves time and time again, but this is a bad final combination. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 29, 2010

    Return of Bruce Wayne has been full of ups and downs from the beginning, but this is definitely the lowest point that the series has reached so far. Between the unfocused writing and the unpolished art, there is little about this issue that works for me. I can't help but feel like this is a majorly wasted opportunity given the quality of the creative team and the strength of the premise. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jul 31, 2010

    After a really good first two issues, RoBW has really gone into a tailspin. This issue stinks. Unless you're committed to reading the entire series in issues, you might want to lay off and see if things improve. Read Full Review

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