Batman's Grave #8

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 6
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This was never about just a few strange murders. A war has been declared on the justice system of Gotham City. And the Batman finally has a clue as to who is running the war. He’s been fighting his own shadow the whole time.

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 8, 2020

    Overall, the momentum is picking up as new elements are continuously well-executed to produce the desired result. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 9, 2020

    The Batman's Grave should be used as a reference point when looking to identify good writing and good art. I often discuss the craft of writing and how it's more than just telling a story, and this book helps make that case. Ellis and Hitch have developed such an incredible piece of work, and I often find myself reading he issue two or three times, soaking in the pages and panels because there's so much that can be mined from it. As always, excellent work all around! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jul 8, 2020

    Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch's journey through Gotham City continues as the mystery of the maxi-series begins to unfurl as the creative team works their magic that has been apparent throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Jul 12, 2020

    From that extra-judicial killing by the police of an unconscious and unarmed person of colour I was pretty much yikesing my way through this comic.

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 9, 2020

    I'm surprised this miniseries is still going, what with the Warren Ellis Groom Patrol and DC canceling his Dino-Bat story in Death Metal. I can't really say that I'm happy about it continuing. I had a conversation with a friend about the whole mess when it first happened and I was much more concerned about the new re-release of Transmetropolitan trades and how I may have to get the older, more expensive version of them instead if DC decides to cancel their releases. I've never read Transmetropolitan and I don't even know if I'll like it, and yet that quicker came to mind than what will happen with this series, which I had to be reminded was a thing by this same friend. And I think this issue validates my past self in some ways. I like most more

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  • 4.0
    KittyNone Jul 10, 2020

    And I'm still reading this series for some reason, despite one big new reason to walk away having come up since the last issue. But here I am, and... well, it's not great. Aside from Bryan Hitch's art, which is always good in the action sequences, Alfred is still really the only good thing about this issue, as has been true of most of this series. Really, this comic would be much better if it dropped everything else in favor of having Alfred say catty things to Batman for 19 pages a month. Otherwise, we've got a Batman who uses torture and is cool with the GCPD murdering suspects in custody (and with Commissioner Gordon turning a blind eye to the killing) despite his specific rationale for going after the villain is that he doesn't approve more

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    mrDovydas Oct 11, 2020

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    Watchtower022 Jul 20, 2020

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