Batman #657

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 27, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 18
6.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Batman brings his son home to Gotham City and introduces him to both Wayne Manor and the Batcave! But when Batman's new son meets Robin, sparks - and swords - will fly!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Sep 29, 2006

    Batman #657 was a good read. Morrison is constructing an entertaining story that has certainly captivated my interest. This title is blessed with both a talented writer and a talented artist. That almost always leads to a comic that is well worth your money. I definitely would recommend this title to anyone who hasn't read Batman in a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Oct 2, 2006

    Things are starting to look up for this title, and while it's nowhere near as impressive as it should be given the creative team involved, it is a fairly solid comic, and much better than the previous efforts. If Morrison and Kubert can build on the quality of this issue, they may start to deserve the hype. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 5, 2006

    Sadly, Jesse Delperdang's inks don't feel like they're making the most of Kubert's pencils either, coming off as slightly sketchy and rushed at times (maybe it's at this stage that corners are having to be cut in order to meet publishing deadlines?). It's reminiscent of Bill Reinhold's current work on Amazing Spider-Man in its occasionally flat and sparse look, and over-reliance on heavy hatching lines to give the images definition. The result is that Kubert's linework doesn't feel anywhere near as strong as it was in..., say..., his recent Ultimate Fantastic Four run, and it's concerning that he's only been able to produce four issues of this book before needing a fill-in arc to give him time to catch up. That said, there are a couple of strong visual moments to be found in the issue, with the aforementioned opening page and a later full-page splash of Batman swinging through the Gotham night both standing out as defining images for the issue. The latter panel might feel like a pi Read Full Review

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