Batman #683

Event\Storyline: Final Crisis Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 24, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 17
8.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Grant Morrison delivers a story of past memories, present heartache, and future promises in this finale to the 2-part arc bridging the events of "Batman R.I.P." and FINAL CRISIS! With guest appearances by Batman friends and foes from every era of Batman's history, this epic adventure can't be missed.

  • 9.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 7, 2009

    The bottom line is that I am really hoping that DC resists the urge to kill off the Dark Knight, because in the long run, I think this move will be looked at as a grave mistake. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Richard George Dec 24, 2008

    For the past several months, fans of Batman have had a lot to look forward to with significant developments and changes in the life of the Dark Knight. Some heralded RIP as one of the greatest stories in the history of the character while others respected the ambition but were frustrated with the delivery (clearly I fall into the latter category). What's great about this latest chapter, and the one before it, is how deftly it manages both the high-minded concept while effectively delivering it on the page. There are far too many superhero books that deliver the same old thing in the same old manner. How refreshing to see creators trying to dodge conventional storytelling and, more importantly, succeeding. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 27, 2008

    But long-time Bat-fans will probably enjoy it - depending on what happens next in Final Crisis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 24, 2008

    (Neal Adams's bare-chested Batman returns courtesy of Lee Garbett in CBR's preview of the issue!) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young and Dave Wallace Jan 3, 2009

    However, in most cases we are given only one panel from a story that only a few readers are likely to be able to identify easily--such as the four flashback panels on the double-page spread on pages 2 and 3, which show (in order) a panel from Batman #244, Batman #251, Batman #255, and a panel that Im guessing is from the Son of the Demon graphic novel from 1987 . . . one that shows Bruce having sex with Talia al Ghul (and, supposedly then, the event of Damians conception. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Dec 27, 2008

    I'm not going so far as to claim this is Morrison's most brilliant work in all eternity, and those that don't believe are doomed to burn in Moron Hell for not repenting at the last minute. No, I won't do that. These last two issues have been very good Batman stories, but not great Batman stories. The fact that this issue pushes readers again to buy yet another issue (which is not even a Batman issue mind you), which will more than likely still not explain what happens, forcing readers to buy yet another issue, does bother me though. I'm hoping when all this is said and done, we get a definite answer. That's all I and others are asking for; clarification, summation, conclusion, so we can move on. I did dig this issue, which is why I'm giving Batman #683 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ben Berger Dec 28, 2008

    Ultimately, I'd say that if you were looking for a great book cover to cover, this isn't for you. But if some decent dialogue, good art, an awesome cover or any combination of those is enough, go pick this up. Read Full Review

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