Batman #690

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 2, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
4.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Penguin ups the ante in his bid to become Gotham's top crook and enlists a few of Arkham's finest to keep Batman busy. Meanwhile a mysterious presence enters the scene to aid the Penguin or is there another motive at play? And Two-Face takes a massive leap forward in uncovering one of Batman's greatest secrets.

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 8, 2009

    Batman #690 was another solid read that will not appeal to all Batman fans. This is a much more action focus series than the other Batman titles. This is just a title that you have to have fun with. I've been one of the biggest critics of Winnick's work but I have to admit that he is just providing a fun read. And with Bagley on art this arc has been a fun story and I look forward to seeing what happens with Batman vs. Two-Face. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comix 411 - David Torres Sep 4, 2009

    I'm looking ahead to the Batman title post-Judd Winick. I'd like to see what Tony Daniel is going to do as the writer. Can't really recommend this book. With comic book prices going up, there's other stuff that's much better out there right now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 3, 2009

    I'm assuming Winick still has next month's issue to conclude his run (although some sources have -" hopefully incorrectly -" said that Tony Daniel takes over as writer next issue), but I'm finding myself sorry to see it end. Things were starting to just click into place, and it would have been nice to see him get some more time to take his scripts further. Hopefully Daniel, free of "Batman R.I.P." constraints, will surprise us all as well. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 2, 2009

    Batman #690 isn't an awful comic, but it's not a good one, either. Forced writing, middle-of-the-road art and a paper-thin story all combine with an ending that's more absurd than exciting to make this issue feel even less substantial than it is. Bring on Tony Daniel. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany Sep 5, 2009

    If you’re looking for a fun traditional story-featuring Batman this is your kind of book. While I’m hoping to see more of a direction as we pass Daniel’s arc I can accept this issue for what it is: a setup with payoff coming down the road. Not something necessarily worth the money unless you just can’t go without missing an issue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 3, 2009

    This issue simply continues the downward spiral for Judd Winick and Mark Bagley's run on this title. I'm beginning to think that I made the wrong decision in dropping Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Raymond Hilario Sep 7, 2009

    Thankfully, there are ways to get your comic books for free. I'm sorry, Judd Winick, but your tale of Dick Grayson's first adventure as Batman has become forgettable. Ever since Gran Morrison's Batman and Robin was released, there has only been one Bat-book worth reading. Read Full Review

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