Batman #695

Writer: Tony Daniel Artist: Tony Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 13, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The unthinkable happens when Batman and the Penguin join forces to thwart the mass murder and mayhem of their common foe, the Black Mask. Plus, Batman confronts an adversary from days past who has a score to settle with The Dark Knight.

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 24, 2010

    I already wrote about how I like Tony Daniel on this series. Hes different storywise and brings another energy visually. Its the first time in years, I believe, since the days of John Byrne that Batman has been written and drawn by one single artist (outside of Legends of the Batman and special oneshots and mini-series, of course). There is as much energy in the visuals as a Jim Lee comic book. There is also a lot of mood and brooding. Its a perfect mix. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chris Smits Jan 18, 2010

    Batman #695 gets a B+ and a great shout out to Tony Daniel for getting past all of the drama surrounding what's been done to the character since Final Crisis and the press release nonsense about who's gonna write what book and how big of a deal it's supposed to be. Bruce Wayne or no Bruce Wayne, this is everything about Batman that any fan of the character could want. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jan 13, 2010

    Thankfully, the sheer spectacle of this tale, the quality of the art, the intrigue of its central mysteries and Daniel's stylistic flair together outweigh the story's significant flaws. Again, for the first time in a long time this series seems to be pointed in an exciting direction by a creator confident and capable enough to carry his plan into fruition. For all of Paul Dini's strengths as a writer, even he has been unable to grant his Batman work the distinct authorial voice so vital to any great superhero run. Daniel apparently is, and as a result Batman and Robin is no longer the only Bat-book truly worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 19, 2010

    Credit has to go where it's due; Daniel's doing a good job on "Batman," in making it his own book. This is a strong first story, and based on what he's doing here I'll be happy to see him stick around for a while. For those looking for a classic Batman story, you've found a winner here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jan 14, 2010

    A good little book. I doubt this issue would be kind to a new reader in mid-arc, but Batman is definitely a series to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jan 15, 2010

    This would be a very fun issue with solid art were it not for the unclear direction of the story and the utter lack of a voice for Dick Grayson. Tony Daniel is crafting an excellent Bruce Wayne story with some of the best uses of Catwoman that we've seen in years, but that isn't what he is actually going for, which really holds this one back. Read Full Review

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