Batman #623

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Eduardo Risso Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 28, 2004 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The mystery surrounding the killer of a boy's parents deepens as Batman viciously tears into the stoolies and criminals of Gotham City for answers. But the bad guys have two bombs of their own to drop: Little Boy and Fat Man, two destructive new villains looking to prove they're tougher than Batman.

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 4, 2004

    Although there is still the feeling that this story will read better when collected in a trade, it is pleasing to see the writing and art fulfilling the promise of its first issue. Though not flawless, Broken City is finally starting to come together into a strong detective story that relates closely enough to Bruce Wayne's personal demons to make it an effective and suitable story for the Batman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 1, 2004

    This issue gives us our first good look at Fatman and Little Boy, and I have to say they make for an interesting pair, who I can easily see giving Batman a rough go, as their meeting in this issue, does a nice job of impressing Batman and us readers with the physical abilities, but also the idea that they were willing to discuss the matter with Batman instead of trying to beat his head in (e.g. Killer Croc's standardized response), manages to present the idea that the two are quite intelligent. The mystery also takes an unexpected, and somewhat convoluted twist as we learn Angel might not be the ruthless killer that we had been lead to believe, and this in turn means that all of Batman's efforts up to this point of the story have been misplaced. Now while this twist makes things interesting, it also makes the situation a little difficult to accept, as the idea that Angel Lupo just happened to be running down the alley, and an attempt on his life struck down two innocent bystanders feel Read Full Review

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