Batman #674

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Tony Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 13
9.2Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Batman learns the tragic story behind the last of the "Batman Replacements!" This tale leads to revelations about Batman's participation in a bizarre isolation experiment years ago, and how involved The Black Glove may have been in his life since his early crime-fighting years!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Mar 3, 2008

    This issue is quite the stunner. Not only does the “bad guy” get away, but Batman's now faced with a situation he's never dealt with before. The themes Morrison brings to the table are ones that are quite obvious, yet never haven been addressed. If a superhero dies, and that superhero is an important fixture to his or her community, is the community (its citizens and law enforcement) ready to deal with such a scenario? How would they go about “replacing” the deceased superhero? These are the type of questions raised in Batman #674, and the lengths the community is willing to go through to find these answers is profound. This is shaping up to be one of the best Batman stories in years. Don't miss it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 27, 2008

    Morrison's Batman is a conglomeration of some of the best takes on the character of all time, specifically that of Denny O'Neil and Steve Englehart. There's an unmistakable classic feel to his take on the character, one underlined by Morrison's trademark brand of weirdness. It's a phenomenal combination, and artist Tony Daniel is a suitable choice for providing visuals that have both a classic and modern feel. At times, Daniel displays the iconic imagery of a Jim Lee, and at others, he seems cut from the same cloth as classic comic book realist (and legendary Batman artist) Neal Adams. Either way, he brilliantly captures the feel and tone of Morrison's hauntingly dark tale, and it's good to know he'll be on board for the rest of this "novel." I haven't been this excited about Batman in ages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young and Dave Wallace Mar 10, 2008

    Dave Wallace: I agree. After reading this issue, Morrison's latest arc is beginning to make even more sense, and the grand mystery that he has been weaving since his first issue on the book is beginning to look even more cohesive and well-planned. I look forward to seeing it all come together. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Crown Feb 27, 2008

    Morrison with his cerebral plotting definitely rewards the careful reader and as we head into the promised Batman R.I.P arc, he and Tony Daniel have been quietly putting together one of the best Batman runs in the character's illustrious history. This is great stuff people, great stuff- and if you haven't already, you owe it to yourself to buy all of the back issues and jump on board, because it appears that we're heading towards something even greater. Read Full Review

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