Batman #681

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Tony Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 26, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
6.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

This is it--"Batman R.I.P." concludes here! The final, heartrending confrontation between Bruce Wayne and Jezebel Jet. The final fate of The Dark Knight. And the horrifying and shocking truth behind the Black Glove. With The Joker, the Club of Villains, Robin, Damian, plus an ending you'll never see coming--this one has it all!

  • 9.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 26, 2008

    Jesse's Score 8.7 Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 29, 2008

    As a single issue, I think this was the strongest in the Batman RIP storyline and, combined with the last issue, redeems a story I had almost written off. However, as a concluding chapter to a story promising the death of Batman, with mountains of hype surrounding it, I think it fails to deliver any kind of definitive ending, good or bad, which is rather disappointing in the grand scheme of things. Mostly a Must Read for the impact it will have on the coming months, but a good issue on its own, as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Nov 27, 2008

    I enjoyed Batman #681. No, Batman RIP is not the greatest Batman story ever told. And yes, there are some weaknesses to this ending. But, all in all, this was a creative and intriguing Batman tale that captivated my mind and help my interest from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Nov 30, 2008

    Personally, as someone who has more or less enjoyed Morrisons entire run on Batman, I found this to be a satisfying finale that paid off a lot of the setup that he has put together over the past couple of years. Its only a little disappointing for the fact that the story isnt as self-contained as I expected. I look forward to reading Morrisons two epilogue issues and the final fate of Batman in Final Crisis, and I can only hope that we receive confirmation of the writers return to the Bat-universe soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 27, 2008

    Hardcore fans of the Bat will enjoy it, but the casual reader will be lost. I recommend holding out for the upcoming "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Nov 26, 2008

    "Batman" #681 is a good issue, and important one, but it also puts an end to the speculation and gamesmanship that has sustained the series over the past six months, and in that regard, it comes with a hint of disappointment as well. But mysteries cannot linger forever, and even while wrapping up some of these, Morrison has left the door open for more to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Nov 28, 2008

    DC has our cash. Three Stars out of Five at best. Do You Get It Now? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kurt Taylor Lane Nov 30, 2008

    This run of Batman had a lot of positive momentum going into it, and while this issue wasnt completely dissatisfying, it wasnt a good way to end a great story arc. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Dec 9, 2008

    I guess this comic will have huge ramifications throughout the DC Universe, but I think I missed way too much to fully grasp what was going on here... My loss I guess. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Raymond Hilario Nov 26, 2008

    After reading and investing in what you've given us these past months in Batman, your arc doesn't deserve the title “R.I.P.” With many questions left unanswered, and the abrupt moments and with all the sloppy explanations, Batman #681 concludes as another unimportant Batman story within the DC universe. Zur En Arrh? Zoro In Arkham? Really? Do you really want us to meditate on that after reading it backwards? I pray you don't have Bruce Wayne lose his mind and get locked up. Ditch this piece of shit, and hope that Neil Gaiman paints us a better portrait of the Dark Knight in the way Alan Moore gave us “Whatever Happened To The Man of Tomorrow.” Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Nov 30, 2008

    Unfortunately, I wasted a lot of time and money reading all of it over the past several months. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Baxter Nov 30, 2008

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