Batman #696

Writer: Tony Daniel Artist: Tony Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 17, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Batman at the mercy of Black Mask! While trapped in the crime lord's headquarters, The Dark Knight must find a way to escape before all of Gotham City falls prey to the Mask's lethal toxins. Guest-starring Catwoman, Penguin, Robin and the Reaper!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 19, 2010

    This is, by far, the strongest issue of Tony Daniel's run thus far and, quite frankly, the strongest issue for this title in a very, very long time (of course, other than Gaiman's one issue as part of Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 18, 2010

    Batman #696 was another good read that continues what has been a very fun Batman story written and drawn by Tony Daniel. Daniel has really impressed me with his work on this title. Even though I got a little tired all of the shifts between past and present this was still a very well written issue that gave us some nice character work for all the characters in the issue. If you are a Batman fan Irecommend picking this issue and story arc up. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 17, 2010

    The finale to Daniel's first arc is sure to be a doozy, as Batman and Black Mask's rematch promises to provide some much needed answers in addition to more teeth-rattling action. If only this penultimate chapter did a better job of ratcheting up the tension, suspense and high stakes in the clearest manner possible. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Mar 17, 2010

    I like the story he is telling. He's re-connected with Jeph Loeb's Long Halloween and Dark Victory stories along with bringing back some of the classic pulp mad scientist character types with Hugo Strange and Black Mask, who shares some of those same elements. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 5, 2010

    Being a fan of Dick Grayson, I have to say, this storyline has been very lackluster. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Feb 19, 2010

    The story ends with the promise that Dick knows who the Black Mask really is, and the villain's use of an Aristotle quote is surely a clue, if you're interested in trying to figure out such things. But this issue, like Daniel's run so far, isn't about subtlety or narrative gamesmanship. It's about telling a gung-ho, punchin' and kickin' Batman tale, and it's not a bad one. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...