Batman's Grave #4

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
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Why did a blackmailer become a murderer? How does the Batman survive an opponent who can kill him with his own mind? Find out all this and more in the latest chapter of the 12-issue series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Bryan Hitch!

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 27, 2020

    An absolute treat from start to finish - this series is highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 15, 2020

    Bryan Hitch delivers some beautiful visuals in this issue. The final few pages are a brilliant example of laying out a fight that is both visually interesting and feels like it has weight. A great looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 15, 2020

    An awesome, brutal fight comic well crafted by Bryan Hitch. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 17, 2020

    This chapter and maybe the whole book will be better once it is collected. Even so, it is an enjoyable and well illustrated chapter. It just goes by a little fast. I barely opened up the comic and it was over. I will still read the next issue, of course. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jan 28, 2020

    A fast-paced delightful chapter in this maxiseries. Batman's best tropes are condensed into an action-packed tale of street justice. Just enough exposition to whet our appetite as the Bats kicks some major bad guy but! The entire room, as usual, is no match for this vengeful vigilante. A must-have for any Batman fan. 2 (8.3) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Jan 15, 2020

    The Batman's Grave #4 is a worthy addition to the series. Full of life and certainly one that all action junkies will enjoy, this series is shaping up to be a highlight of 2020. A visual feast, there's something for everybody to enjoy here. Action, detective work and genuine moments of levity, roll on issue #5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 17, 2020

    This might sound reductive but this book is exactly as advertised on the cover: Ellis, Hitch, Batman. 'Nuff said. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jan 15, 2020

    One of the strongest characteristics of this series is Warren Ellis' confidence in artist Bryan Hitch, creating silent fight scenes that play on the latter's strengths. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jan 15, 2020

    The Batman's Grave #4 doesn't do much to help the title establish and drive the core plot, but it does deliver some incredible art and action. Will you enjoy the issue? That depends on your ability to appreciate art. For the most part, this almost a silent issue, so if diving into action panels isn't your thing, then you probably won't like the issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Jan 15, 2020

    Overall, this is by far the weakest issue of the series yet and a lot of that is in part due to the egregious lettering. Lettering can make or break a book. Similar to art if the lettering is bad, no matter how great the narrative is, it can take a reader out of the story and ruin the comic for them. Unfortunately for The Batman's Grave #4,the narrative itself isn't much better. Overall, this miniseries had an impressive first issue but has yet to meet that potential again. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jan 15, 2020

    I'm still not sure what the entire purpose of this series even is yet, outside Batman still attempting to solve a couple random murders, but what makes these special, and why should I care? Four issues in and the creative team have still not established much at all which is a huge problem for me.  Art aside, there are just many better options on the stands currently to try out than to keep hoping for better here based on reputation alone. Read Full Review

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