Batman: Universe #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Nick Derington Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 6, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
7.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Available to comics shops for the first time! After being gunned down in Crime Alley by Vandal Savage, Batman is mysteriously saved by the power source in the Faberge egg Savage has stolen! That power turns out to be a White Lantern ring-and when Batman uses it to defeat Savage, its energy signature calls the entire Green Lantern Corps to Earth...and they are not happy! Originally published in Batman Giant #11 and #12.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 6, 2019

    Batman Universe #5 is one of those comics that make me proud to be a fan. In fact, I already pick this series up every month, but I'll also be grabbing the collected edition when it hits. If you want entertainment, then this is the title for you… just watch out for those alien spores. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 6, 2019

    This run feels like an entire event comic stuffed into a single miniseries and I mean that in the best way possible. Bendis understands the inherent chaos of the DCU better than most of his regular comics indicate, and if he brings this style to a regular Batman run down the line, I highly endorse it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Nov 7, 2019

    Albeit at times more reminiscent of a more silver age fun Batman compared to the modern takes, it still remains a breath of fresh air for the Caped Crusader who can't ever seem to escape his ongoing depression in other titles. Nick Derrington and Brian Michael Bendis deliver another exciting chapter to this mini-series with this penultimate issue leaving off on a wildly unexpected turn for the better. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 6, 2019

    Nick Derington draws some amazing action scenes. There's a great one page sequence that shows Batman and Nightwing versus ninjas and it is laid out beautifully. This is a great looking issue from start to finish and filled with gorgeous details. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Nov 6, 2019

    The twists and turns keep the story fresh.Surely, this series proves Bendis is a great talent even if his other work might suggest otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Nov 6, 2019

    So, to wrap it up, the story is great and a lot of fun that carries throughout the entire series and really makes you want to continue on into the upcoming issues. The art is wonderful and really helps bring the story to life with its tones and simple but brilliant styles. This issue is a great addition to the series and a must read if you have enjoyed this series so far. If you haven’t picked this series up, you are truly missing out. Batman Universe #5 is available today so make sure to run out to your local comic shop or order it from your favorite online retailer. Be sure to let me know what you guys think of it in the comments section below! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 6, 2019

    Even with some notable flaws, Batman: Universe delivers one of this week's best pages in a spread that details a submarine's innards and the adventure occurring within. It's the sort of storytelling that reminds you why you love superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Nov 6, 2019

    Much like the ending panels of Batman: Universe #4, Batman: Universe #5feels like an entirely different series than the remainder of the issues. This is something I mention in my previous review and while this is not necessarily bad, it does make the series feel disjointed. The series continues next month with Batman: The Edgeand, considering the climatic conclusion, there is no telling where the series will go next. If nothing else, Batman: Universehas at least proven to be unpredictable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 6, 2019

    My least favorite issue to date, but it's still plenty good. Some of Bendis' dialogue is starting to sound the same across every book he writes, not just this one, and it's… kind of twee. Still, there are some great lines here, and I love how he characterizes Bruce as a swashbuckling adventurer as opposed to a grim and dour creature of the night. Throw in the resplendent visuals from Derington, Stewart, and Peteri and this is one of the best-looking Batman books out there right now. And that's really saying something. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Nov 6, 2019

    A dire issue in an inconsistent series, this could be a new low point for Bendis. The art by Nick Derington is nonetheless magnificent. This is for completists only. Read on at our own risk. Read Full Review

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