Batman: Universe #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Nick Derington Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 4, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Available to comics shops for the first time! In the conclusion to Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington's DCU-spanning saga, Batman's mind is trapped in the unlikeliest of places- inside a White Lantern ring! That would be bad enough, but his physical body is stuck on Earth, completely vulnerable to attack from his enemies. Good news: Batman's freed when the White Lantern ring chooses a new recipient. Bad news: that "new recipient" is Vandal Savage. Originally published in Batman Giant #13 and #14.

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 4, 2019

    I don't know if Bendis is planning any more Batman stories in the future, but this arc indicated that he has one of the most unique and compelling visions for the character in a long time. DC printing it again in this format has been an essential step in making sure this gem gets the attention it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 4, 2019

    Nick Derington does some great work in this issue. The action is fantastic and I loved the Green Lantern splash page especially. There are some other great visual moments and panels with fun easter eggs and appearances throughout as Vandal and Batman fight through time and space. This is a great looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Dec 5, 2019

    Batman Universe #6 is an amazing final issue that concludes an astonishing Batman mini-series. This fantastic final issue marks Batman Universe as one of the best Batman stories out there and should be read by fans and newcomers a like. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Frankie Sciulla Dec 4, 2019

    This is sheer Bat-fun, and you owe it to yourself to give this a read Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 5, 2019

    If you haven't been reading Batman Universe, this finale might be the thing that convinces readers to catch up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 4, 2019

    This is one series that will definitely be revisited and re-read for years and years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Dec 4, 2019

    As a series, Batman: Universehas been a delightful and more light-hearted Batman book. It has elements that every great Batman story should and is reminiscent of the Justice League: Unlimited cartoon. While this final issue doesn't have a lot of the humor found in the previous ones, the series as a whole had a lot of "laugh out loud" moments. Overall, Batman: Universe #6is a solid conclusion to a great series that could easily serve as a solid entry point for newer fans to the DC Universe while also providing a more relaxed, less brooding story for returning ones. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 4, 2019

    This is a Batman story that recognizes why the character can go anywhere and appeal to almost anyone; it's incredibly fun and a fitting conclusion to the best Batman comic of the Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Dec 4, 2019

    There are lots of great ideas here, so while the book isn't ever bad in any way, Bendis' reach exceeded his grasp with the story he was wanting to tell. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Dec 4, 2019

    Overall this is a very average comic book story with beautiful art. It glides by on the surface, but is curiously unsatisfying and is still filled with trademark Bendis-speak that only drowns the material in an ocean of average. A middling ending for a middling series. This is for Bendis and Batman completists, but it does contain amazing art. Read Full Review

  • 10
    allenquanobi Dec 5, 2019

    Great ending and a great series overall. The reason this works even though it was written by Bendis, is because of the original length of the Batman Giant book. Each book could only be 12 pages, so Bendis could not rely on his standard decompression seen in many of his other books. That works with this series and hopefully it teaches Bendis how to write his other books better. The art of course is amazing, Nick Derington's visuals never disappoint.

  • 9.5
    Grifter Dec 5, 2019

    Good comic book from Bendis in 2019 sounds impossible, but here it is. But don’t even dare to give this man an ongoing, he is known for ruining own series after decent first arcs.

  • 9.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 7, 2019

    Prelude:
    I just read Batman #84, please Bendis give me a good Batman issue, please.

    The Good:
    Bendis-Speak wasn't bad this issue.

    The look into the White Lantern Ring was interesting.

    While confusing (See The Bad), I did like the Batman-less Bruce Wayne scenes. I just wish Bendis communicated these better.

    I loved Vandal and Batman's fight through time and space.

    I like that the entire series was tied together in this issue.

    Nick Derington's art was absolutely great, not only in this issue but throughout the entire series.

    The Bad:
    The story can be a tad confusing at parts.

    Conclusion:
    A great conclusion to Batman: Universe. An odysse more

  • 9.0
    Edgar Rubio Dec 4, 2019

    DC should give Bendis a chance with more Batman stories. I know we're living in an era of dark books, especially for the Bat, but this light-hearted story was great and Derrington's art was on point.

  • 9.0
    Azrael Dec 6, 2019

    Great end to a great series! I don’t think Batman says “Oh boy” but otherwise no issues.

  • 8.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Dec 7, 2019

    Aside from some things Bendis got wrong about lanterns, I am satisfied with it. It didn't close as strong as the earlier issues in terms of quality though.

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 5, 2019

    This was fine.

  • 8.5
    Zumba Dec 5, 2019

  • 8.5
    Dorival Dec 11, 2019

  • 8.0
    ActionCity Dec 9, 2019

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Dec 4, 2019

  • 7.5
    Justin Ray Dec 10, 2019

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