Batman #711

Writer: Tony Daniel Artist: Steve Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 15, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
5.5Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Batman acts on his suspicions of a newly elected political figure in Gotham City and finds himself in deep water. With piranhas. Meanwhile, Two-Face fights his way back from the brink of death to find an unlikely ally who will show him that there are two sides to every story.

  • 7.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jun 16, 2011

    Outside the heavy emphasis on Catgirl and Enigma, Tony Daniel's "Pieces" arc is one of his strongest yet. It's Daniel's solid character work and Scott's distinct pencils that make this story rise above mediocrity. There's a war a-brewin' and I'm interested to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 16, 2011

    Batman #711 is sliding down a slippery slope. I was so happy with how Daniel's re-invigorated Two-Face in the last issue, that I wasn't expecting the disappointment I had with this one. Hopefully the return of Two-Face will climax with real excellence and Tony Daniel will start doing his own art again. If Two-Face doesn't make it through the big reboot, I'd hate his last story to end with a whimper and not a bang. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Jun 15, 2011

    The artistic team here really puts forth a great effort, however. There are a few standout pages and panels from both issues that Scott, Winn, and Hannin have contributed to. In #711 (oh, thank heaven) two particularly caught my eye: a scene early in the issue depicting Harvey rising from the grave, and a page where Batman is investigating the body of Falcone's goon in the phone booth. They have a dark realist edge, but there's a definite flare for old-school mainstream Batman oddly balancing it all out. That's not to say the art is perfect, but it does have its moments. I'm still having trouble getting past the silly cuffs Daniel's Batman design has on his wrists. Nevertheless, Scott and crew do some decent work here, giving a bright flip-side to this otherwise tedious arc. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 15, 2011

    I'm still looking forward to Daniel taking over "Detective Comics," but it's because of his work on earlier storylines, not because of this one. Trust me, Daniel's done a lot better in the past. I suspect that we've got a lot better to come starting this fall, too. Read Full Review

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