Batman: The Widening Gyre #1
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Batman: The Widening Gyre #1

Writer: Kevin Smith Artist: Walt Flanagan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
6.6Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Derek Bowman Sep 3, 2009

    All in all, Widening Gyre is a Batman tale that is very much a lot of madcap Kevin Smith fun, but toned down just enough that it is just the right amount of madcap fun. Both Smith and Flanagan do what they need to and make this a nice place to catch Bruce Wayne in action in light of the 'Batman Reborn' line of books. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 26, 2009

    Widening Gyre is not going to be high art. The first issue makes that abundantly clear. What it doesn't make clear is what the overall story is truly about. But despite all this and some rather serious storytelling flaws, I'm willing to keep an open mind about the series. Smith and Flanagan display just enough flashes of brilliance that I'm willing to hold out hope for something better. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Feb 22, 2021

    I loved this! It was dark and gritty and has me really intrigued to see where it is going to go next

  • 8.5
    RedHoodie Jan 14, 2022

    The art is consistently good, not incredible usually, but good. There are some dynamic and exciting comic panel borders that are used and it adds to the experience and awe of what's going to happen next. I love the exploration of Bruce and Dick's relationship as they joke and smile with each other. The mystery of what's happening at Arkham is gripping, seeing the familiar faces of the Joker and Two-Face is a fun cameo. Etrigan is as brutal as ever, but his motives aren't always entirely clear, which only adds to the experience. Ivy's the same old Ivy, just not as subtle as usual. The mystery of the character who showed up at the end of the issue only makes me want to know more of what's happening. I think it might have been a little too pac more

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