Batman #621

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Eduardo Risso Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 26, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Part 2 of the 6-part ''Broken City'' by the creative team of 100 BULLETS! Batman continues the hunt for the man who killed a boy's parents in Gotham City's underground. But as luck would have it, The Dark Knight runs into a little problem. ''Little'' problems in Gotham? Fat chance.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 3, 2003

    A comic that will leave you feeling like you've taken a tour of the lowest levels of the DCU, as this has to be closest Batman's ever come to getting himself a Vertigo title. The villains that Batman runs up against in this arc are truly despicable creatures, and Batman's method of interacting with them isn't much better, as his obsession with Killer Croc's teeth is quite disturbing. Now the parallels that Brian Azzarello looks to be drawing between the murders that we ended with last issue, and the event in Batman's past that shattered his childhood are a bit too obvious, and I hope the dream sequences that hammer home this point are over and done with, but I do like the intensity level that has been established, as Batman is downright spooky in this arc, as he uses the spinning gears of a car engine to put the fear of the Bat into an uncooperative thug. I also love fact that Brian Azzarello has shown he's ready and willing to put Batman through the meat grinder, as the issue ends wit Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Dec 7, 2003

    Azzarello and Risso produce more good work here, similar in style to their work on 100 Bullets and owing more than a little to the comicbook faux-noir of Sin City and Miller's own Batman series' - but there is somehow a sense of failing to deliver on an excellent first issue. Hopefully more will happen next issue, but when the synopsis of issue #622 describes Batman's search getting further sidetracked, it may be some time before we get any real satisfaction out of this arc. Let's hope it delivers. Read Full Review

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