Batman #656

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 23, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 19
6.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Batman faces down a whole army of Ninja Man-Bats in a no-holds-barred, bone-crunching superbrawl among the treasures of London's Pop Art museum. And when The Dark Knight's done, an even greater shock awaits, as we meet a startling new addition to the Batman family!

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 25, 2006

    Batman #656 is a great read. I am having a blast reading Morrison's Batman. This title has quickly become one of my favorite titles. I think that Morrison is just what Batman needed to rejuvenate his character and keep him fresh and interesting for this new DCU. I definitely recommend giving this title a try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 4, 2006

    The main trouble with this issue is that the whole thing feels like it goes on about twice as long as it needs to. When Batman is finally captured at the issues close its a relief, and I cant be the only one who hopes that he gets unmasked pretty quickly next issue so that we can see more of Morrisons Bruce Wayne. The recycling of last issues cliffhanger for the issues final page is also pretty unforgivable, and its a shame that, instead of using a fight sequence to build tension and excitement for his story, Morrisons indulgent battle this issue has actually sapped much of the momentum of his story so far. Next issue promises to offer more interesting developments, but I just hope that theres more to it than this one. Fans of Kuberts admittedly sharp art or long fight scenes in general will get a lot out of Batman #656, but for everyone else this may feel too much like treading water a worry when were only two issues into Morrisons much-trumpeted run. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Aug 24, 2006

    "Not good enough" is an apt description of the issue, and for the storyline as a whole so far; despite the superstar creative team, my expectations regarding this title were not high, but I at least expected good solid superheroics, and the complete lack of such is frankly baffling. Read Full Review

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