Batman #691

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 14, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
5.7Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

BATMAN double-ships this month as Two-Face and the new Batman throw down in the Batcave. And the fight is a vicious one, but just as Two-Face begins to get the upper hand...Batman shows up? The final chapter of Dick Grayson's first adventure as Batman is a can't-miss!

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Oct 17, 2009

    Tony Daniel comes in next issue where he will explore the Black Mask and his gang war. Very happy with this issue; it's too bad that the whole arc wasn't as good. Looking forward to Daniel as I liked his writing on Battle for the Cowl and of course his artwork is amazing. As for this issue, pick this one up! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 18, 2009

    Batman #691 was a good read. Winnick and Bagley combined to tell a fun story even though it had its faults. This issue and story arc will not appeal to all fans. If you enjoy reading a solid Batman adventure than I recommend picking this up. For fans looking for a bit more I recommend picking up Batman and Robin or Streets of Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 14, 2009

    The issue's one saving grace is that it ends on a genuinely enticing cliffhanger that promises exactly the sort of story that should be told with Dick Grayson behind the cowl. With Winick departing the book in favor of Tony Daniel, I don't know whether I should be thrilled that he wont be around to follow up on this twist, or worried that Daniel might abandon it for more Battle for the Cowl-related plot threads. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Oct 20, 2009

    Unoriginal and borderline boring, this was a mediocre end to a mediocre storyline. It was told with skill, drawn with talent but just seemed to be taking up space. With so much momentum over the world of Batman this year, it's a big disappointment for fans of this book. This book is making me very anxious and almost irritable. I got all hyped up with Battle For The Cowl, driven crazy with Morrison's Batman and Robin and then turn around in a frothy Bat-frenzy for more... only to get "meh". Batman has become the anti-climax for everyone that's been worked into a fever pitch by what came before it and how well Morrison's book has delivered. This one comes in with a kindly C and it's best to just leave it at that. DC had better get these books living up to their potential soon or else I see sales dropping and interest just holding off until Bruce Wayne's return. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 15, 2009

    The best thing about this week's issue of Batman is that it isn't this week's issue of Uncanny XMen. I loved Judd Winick's run on Batman a few years back and I had liked what I've seen of Mark Bagley's art prior to his jump to DC, so, in theory, this should be a great run. Unfortunately for us, the execution hasn't really come together and this issue is really a culmination of everything that has been wrong with the run thus far. Read Full Review

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