Batman #693

Writer: Tony Daniel Artist: Tony Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 11, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Pandemonium breaks out at the inaugural ceremony of the new Arkham Asylum. Will the combined forces of Oracle, Huntress and Catwoman be enough help for Batman? Plus, the debuts of both the Gotham Shield Committee and Black Mask's Ministry of Death!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 12, 2009

    Tony Daniel is really starting to come into his own as a writer and this issue is a great example of how far he has progressed since Battle for the Cowl. His take on the characters and his plotting is very strong. I'd still consider him a better artist than writer, but he is on his way. Oddly enough, as great as his writing is here, I wasn't as thrilled with the art as I normally am. Let's hope that is not indicative of what's to come as I'd hate to see his superb art suffer for the sake of his bourgeoning writing career. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 29, 2009

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  • 8.2
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 11, 2009

    Those criticisms aside, Daniel's first two issues on Batman have me excited and hopeful about his tenure on this title. It's clear Daniel has a firm idea of where he wants to take this story and the confidence to take it there, even if he might stumble a bit along the way. That, and his art is as atmospheric, bold and dynamic as it was on Batman RIP, even if he retains some of the awkward tendencies found in that story. All in all, it's an exciting time to be a Batman fan, and Daniel is a large reason why. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Robert Tacopina Nov 14, 2009

    All in all this issue has made me decide that I am going to be sticking around for the foreseeable future. I am very interested in seeing how these events play out. I definitely am eager to see if there is any fallout between Dick, Huntress, and Oracle. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Nov 18, 2009

    This entire issue feels like one of those knots that connect so many strings together. In this case, those strings are all the other Batman books, as the various story points only make sense if you've read the other issues. I have a feeling all of these post-Bruce Wayne stories will make much more sense when they are collected and read in trade format, but for now, Batman #693 earns 2 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

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