Batman #625

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Eduardo Risso Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 31, 2004 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
3.5Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

The 6-part ''Broken City'' comes to an explosive conclusion! When The Dark Knight finally catches up to Angel Lupo and discovers the dark secret behind a young boy's dead parents, his world is turned upside-down, and he'll need the help of The Joker to put things right!

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 7, 2004

    The idea that the child murdered his own parents isn't really fleshed out all that much, nor is the Joker's involvement ever really explained, so this explanation isn't all that satisfying, nor does it feel like Brian Azzarello put much effort into it as he seems far more interested in drawing parallels to Batman's own childhood tragedy, that he never quite gets around the one in the present day. However this issue does play host to a pretty effective exchange between Batman and the Joker, as we see these two are involved in a compelling battle of wits. I also quite enjoyed the scene where Scarface offers up his explanation for why he gunned down Angel Lupo, and given Batman was the one who constructed the false impression that Angel was his sister's murderer, I have to say it was interesting to see the character's reaction to the idea that his rush to judgment resulted in the death of an innocent man (or at least he was innocent of the crime that got his killed). The issue also offers Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Apr 5, 2004

    An uneven story arc comes to an end, and after 6 issues of red herrings and a whistle-stop tour of Batman's rogues gallery, we are left with a confusing mess of ideas rather than the taut streamlined noir mystery that this creative team promised. A wasted opportunity. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...