Batman #655

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 26, 2006 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 19
7.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Comic book legends Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, SEVEN SOLDIERS) and Andy Kubert (Ultimate X-Men) join forces to bring you an unforgettable tale of The Dark Knight! Batman receives the greatest shock of his life when he discovers that he may have a son! Morrison's acclaimed run begins here!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 26, 2006

    Batman #655 is an excellent issue. DC has missed the mark for me on many of their titles since Infinite Crisis. Batman is definitely not one of those titles. Morrison and Kubert have some fantastic issues in store for us. This is one of the best Batman issues that I have read in a long time. Batman has shot to the top of my list of favorite DC titles. I am excited to read what Morrison has in store for us on Batman. With Morrison and Kubert in control, Batman is certainly a title that is worth your money. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Caryn A. Tate Jul 30, 2006

    Mr. Kuberts art is brilliant here. His panels are so detailed and so clear that, combined with Mr. Morrisons storytelling, create a truly engrossing comic. It feels real, and the characters feel the same way. In addition to the action scenes, which pop off the page, I really enjoyed Mr. Kuberts interpretation of Bruce Wayne. Mr. Stewarts colors are appropriate and rich, adding a lifelike quality to the pencils. This is a superb creative team, one that I wish could stay on the comic for a long, long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jul 30, 2006

    This is a suitably impressive debut from the new creative team, but things havent quite clicked yet. There is a slightly static and artificial feel to things in this first issue, but if thats the only problem, its not a bad start at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin T. Brown Jul 30, 2006

    Overall, I really have no idea where this story is going. If I didnt know Morrison was writing it, Id wonder who hacked it out. The thing is, Morrison always has a plan and Im willing to play along with the wait and see attitude, plus there are numerous Easter eggs for the fans to figure out along the way (i.e. the graffiti in the alley). For now, Ill just enjoy the high quality artwork and hope the story catches up soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Diana Kingston Jul 30, 2006

    Clearly not a shining example of his best work, then. But Batman and Robin are characterized nicely, Junior creeps me out, and now that the initial hurdles are out of the way, its certainly possible for Morrison to kick things up a notch. Ive seen him do it before. For this issue specifically, though, Im going to have to go with average, with potential. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Emmett Jul 30, 2006

    There are some real shining parts though. I really like the art. For a second I thought I was looking at some of Jim Lees work, then I realized not everyone had a square jaw. Alas. Its fantastic stuff, and I hope the quality is continuously good throughout the series. But other than that, the storys a letdown so far, and only my rampant desire to see more of the Son of the Batman will have me coming back.....not the Ninja Man Bats. What a sorry, sorry idea for a plot point. Read Full Review

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