Batman #666

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 25, 2007 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 17
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Meet Damian Wayne, the Batman of Tomorrow, in this special issue set 15 years from now in a nightmarish future Gotham! Only 24 hours are left before the climactic battle of Armageddon, and only one man might be capable of stopping it. Can Damian make peace with his heritage and save the world?

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 26, 2007

    Batman #666 was an excellent one-shot issue. This issue has it all good dialogue, an interesting story, nasty action and good looking artwork. Normally, I feel like I get cheated with most one-shot issues. That is definitely not the case with Batman #666. Morrison and Kubert have done a nice job making Batman one of DC's better reads. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Jul 29, 2007

    This is two issues in a row of Morrisons arc that I have enjoyed. Last issue was a great and traditional (if anything Morrison writes can be considered as such) Batman story that I loved. In this issue Morrison provides a glimpse into a future that is as frightening as it is insane. While this issue isnt exactly for the kids, it is what Grant Morrison is all about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jul 29, 2007

    *Oddly, the shaved-headed Batman in the trench coat looks a bit like Grant Morrison and he has a cat named Alfred. In other words, it looks like Morrison (who is known to love cats) made himself Batman in this story. Of course, in Animal Man, Morrison appeared as himself as the teller of tales of Animal Mans life; in Seven Soldiers, the tailors who tell the tales of the universe looked like Morrison; and now he seems to be the Batman of the not-too-distant future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jul 29, 2007

    Ultimately, despite the appearance of being a simple stand-alone What If? story in celebration of the satanic anniversary of Batman's publication, this is a more complex issue than it appears, and one which may well reveal deeper secrets as Morrisons run on the book progresses. Whilst its not a perfect comic, failing to feel quite as accomplished a superhero story on a surface level as it is on a more complex level of meaning (the devil is in the detail, so to speak), it nonetheless makes for an enjoyable and very thought-provoking read once you start to examine its hidden layers more closely. Thankfully, it also hints at developments which could tie this current run of Batman together more cohesively - even if readers are still going to have to put quite a lot of faith in Morrisons proven track record as a writer, and trust for a while longer that the whole will turn out to be greater than the sum of its parts. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Jul 29, 2007

    Sure, Batman is a symbol that strikes fear into the hearts of criminals of Gotham. It could be conceivable then that if Wayne ever kicked the bat-bucket there would still be a Batman. To quote Lee Corso, Not so fast my friend. I cant say this book was a bad read, because its got only one real downside. Read Full Review

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