Batman #689

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 12, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
6.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

"Long Shadows" continues! Batman forges ahead in his battle to retrieve the escapees from Arkham Asylum, while Two-Face begins a ground war of his own. Elsewhere, Penguin wants to become Gotham City's new king of crime, but to do so he has to make a deal with the devil.

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 12, 2009

    In its first three issues, Winick's new Batman run has impressed me far more than I would have expected. It offers a nice counterpoint to the visually stunning but sometimes light-on-content Batman & Robin. As a Bat fan, it's hard to imagine being more satisfied at the moment. Let's hope Batgirl doesn't go and ruin everyone's high spirits next week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Aug 16, 2009

    Overall, I like what Winick is doing with Dick Grayson and his run as Batman. The story is tight enough that it doesn't slow down, and isn't too outlandish to make me through up my hands in disgust - though the jury is still out on the flying Batmobile. Batman #689 is an engaging read, and one that readers will want to pay attention to down the road as villains rise, a new Batman adjusts, and something big begins to build. I'm giving Batman #689 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 13, 2009

    Winick is clearly capable of writing a better story than this and his strong character voices in this issue are evidence of what he is can do if he applies himself. Unfortunately, the dull plot and unnecessary exposition betray any attempt at doing so. Mark Bagley may be a fanfavorite, but having never seen his Ultimate SpiderMan work, I'm not really sure why. His art is good, but nothing to go crazy over and it has a lot of glaring issues here. Read Full Review

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