Batman's Grave #5

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Batman is summoned to Arkham Asylum, where he is presented with parts of a deadly puzzle he couldn't see assembling all around him. And he may not make it out alive.

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 12, 2020

    Bryan Hitch delivers some great art in this issue and the beautiful visuals feature a sense of movement throughout. A great looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 16, 2020

    I'm really enjoying this series - it's the best book from DC this year! (Well, so far.) Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Cody White Feb 18, 2020

    The Batman's Grave #5(Ellis, Hitch, Nowlan, Sinclair, Starkings) sees the mystery building around Batman start to coalesce. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 12, 2020

    This series continues to prove a high budget TV show would work if given plots that seem thin, but are in fact detailed in their production and sub plotting. Hitch and Ellis continue to amaze me at how layered you can make a comic while on the surface it all looks so simple. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 13, 2020

    Even though we know Batman isn't going to die, that doesn't stop Ellis from trying to convince the reader that it could happen, which is ultimately the book's greatest strength. Despite no rogue's gallery or bombastic plot points, the craftsmanship of Ellis, Hitch, and Sinclair makes this series the best Batman book you will find on the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Feb 13, 2020

    Batman visits Arkham Asylum on Gordon's request as a connection is discovered between the recent murders and suicides in Gotham. With something tangible to work with, Batman begins his mission to uncover the Scorn " a task that brings him face to face with Eduardo Flamingo again, and puts both he and Gordon in danger. As expected, The Batman's Grave #5 is brilliantly executed by Ellis and Hitch, but delivers a much-needed dose of adrenaline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Feb 13, 2020

    Another hugely enjoyable issue, The Batman's Grave #5 is consistent with the preceding four issues. A perfect storm of mystery and fisticuffs, humour and straight talking, it really does cover all the bases. Ellis' take on the Batman as a kickass yet articulate and erudite chap feels just right and proves his affection for the character. Ending this issue with an event that makes issue 6 even more of a must have is a smart move indeed, as we should all now be on the hook for next month's release. We need it now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 12, 2020

    Ellis seems to be building to a slow-burn confrontation between Batman and this new cult of enemies, but when the title does show off its action chops, it delivers some of the best action on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 19, 2020

    The inking isn't always to my liking and it's a very cynical book, but the mystery is engaging in a very Warren Ellis way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Feb 12, 2020

    Hitch's art work is still great and a joy to experience but this latest installment suffers from a tad too much decompression. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Feb 12, 2020

    The only saving grace of this book is Sinclair's coloring. The book is bright and Sinclair is able to add some life to Arkham's dull backgrounds. Even still, The Batman's Grave #5is not good and apparently, not getting better. Read Full Review

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