Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul #5

Writer: Neal Adams Artist: Neal Adams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
4.5Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Everyone knows that Gotham City needs Batman-but a shadowy group is running a competition to replace him. Will they choose a man with the necessary skills to keep the people of Gotham safe? Or do they have something else in mind? Either way, Deadman has his own idea of the next steps to take!

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Tom Caniglia Mar 25, 2021

    An artist's delight on every page, and a beautiful final page rendition of the Most Interesting Man in the World. An issue that would fit in well with Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams' stories from the '70's. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Mar 19, 2021

    I know some people who live and die by Neal Adams, as a writer and artist, and I respect that. This series, being my first foray into his work, is very likely the reason I'm so confused " and the unprecedented delays between issues certainly haven't helped. I would like to go back and read some of his earlier work (and perhaps all in one sitting) and then revisit this mini-series in full, once it's all available to me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Mar 17, 2021

    If Scott Snyder would pair with Neal Adams, the Batman book that would resonate from that pairing would rival anything in the canon. But alas, we find ourselves here. Buy this series knowing that you have art that is beautiful, but a story that is muddled. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Mar 19, 2021

    What can I truly learn if I dig beneath its wild, frenetic surface, save for a level of forbidden knowledge no man should be privy to gain? Like the inner workings of Lovecraft's Outer Gods, is there truly any insight the human mind can gleam from this masterful disaster unfolding from page to page, without falling into the clutches of insanity? I fear the answer, and so I hope not to seek it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Mar 17, 2021

    Issue #5 is supposed to be this mini-series' penultimate issue and I still haven't the slightest idea of what's going on. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 16, 2021

    I will always love Neal Adams' art.  It is dated, but in a good way because it has such a great and unique sense of energy to it all.  Anything Neal Adams draws, I will buy... unless he is also writing it.  Please, use the pencils for drawing, not for writing from now on. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 16, 2021

    It's been several years since the last issue of this Neal Adams miniseries, and it returns with nothing resembling a recap page or anything else to help us remember the incredibly bizarre series of events within. But I'm not sure it would make any more sense if it did. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    C.V.R. The Bard Mar 21, 2021

    I waited until this issue , to read every back issue prior leading up to this. I love the attitude, the surprises - all my years reading comics I never knew Deadman's family was so deep ! The script is such a throwback I'm waiting for someone to say "old chum". And for once , Neal Adams has accomplished what no other writer can : to make Damian Wayne look and sound bearable ! The jokes here are great, and it's easy to get lost in this story and be surprised at each of the reveals which don't leave too many hints. It's Batman vs. The man who dubbed him "The Detective", what more is there to exoect?
    I'm ready to see what happens next. At the end of every issue, I feel as dizzy as the drawings of people Adams does when someone's getting more

  • 4.0

    As a reader who knows Neal Adams is one of not just Batman's but all comics' greatest it's very hard to give a bad review to his work, but I wasn't very upsettened by the long hiatus this story went on nor was I giddy for its return. Frankly I'll just be happy when it's over. Like the rest of this story, this issue has been more confusing and dull than anything else. While I do enjoy seeing Adams' style in a new comic I just haven't been impressed with this story.
    And he really needs to lower Ra's's facial hair lining back to its original level. I just don't like the long mustache look. I like it where he has 2 little twin beards at each side of his chin (Whatever you call that style).
    I've been with this story since the start an more

  • 5.5
    Comic Dreamer Mar 16, 2021

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