Batman #713
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Batman #713

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Steve Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 17, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
6.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Over the years, Dick Grayson has worn several guises: First, he was Robin the Boy Wonder, then Nightwing, and finally Batman. But now that Bruce Wayne has donned the cape and cowl once again, Dick finds himself at an identity crossroads.

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 23, 2011

    It's not the greatest Batman story ever told, but that's okay. It's not the "last" Batman story, either, even if it's the last issue. But it's a good place to look back at the sons of Bruce Wayne, smile at the family, and take a leap of faith into the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 24, 2011

    Some might find it a little schmaltzy, but I thought this story worked well as a Coda for the series and a nice send off for this version of Batman and Robin. I also enjoyed art recreating the various looks of Batman over the years and the outline of the big moments in Batman's history. There's also a nice splash page of the Bat-Family. It may not have been my first choice for the Caped Crusader's final issue, but it's a solid one. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Aug 20, 2011

    Batman #713 is full of schmaltz, but it's schmaltzy in a way that doesn't make you roll your eyes, but rather makes you look forward to what is going to happen next. It's a nice marker in the history of the Batman and his sidekicks, but it also isn't super deep. Batman #713 is worth picking up, if for no other reason than to say you own the final issue of Volume 01. Batman #713 is a solid read, and earns 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 17, 2011

    This is the last issue of Batman...until September 21. There's no need to get hung up on the change in numbering. The Batman stories will continue. Because Bat-events are said to carry over into the "New 52" universe, this issue doesn't put an end to the characters's story. Instead, we get a celebration and look back at the key moments that defined all the Batmans and Robins. If you haven't been keeping up on Batman and want to know the core of their story, you get it here. Let's just hope that too much doesn't change next month to make this issue null and void. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Aug 17, 2011

    While it's sad for me to admit this -- seeing as how this is the final issue of Batman Vol. 1 -- I can't recommend Batman #713 to diehard Batman fans. It's truthfully not worth your three dollars, seeing as how you already know everything this book covers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Aug 25, 2011

    Well, its over! The Batman of my upbringing is now gone. Its a fun, enjoyable issue, but leaves me disappointed at the same time. And sadly, this will not be a Bat-installment that will be remembered within a years time. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 17, 2011

    "Batman" #713 could have been a nice way to wrap up the series, one big final blow-out issue. (Maybe even a final, "And this is how Bruce took back being the sole Batman" moment, although I suppose that might be getting saved for "Batman Incorporated: Leviathan.") Instead, though, with Tony Daniel already gone to work on "Detective Comics," this final issue of "Batman" is left to be a conclusion that no one will remember six months down the line. Not bad, but still disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 22, 2011

    CRAVE ONLINE RATING 5/10 Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Aug 24, 2011

    Outside of this being the the final issue, it bares no significance and is sure to be quickly forgotten about. Shouldn't be the case with our next Batman issue though! Read Full Review

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