Batman/The Shadow #4

Writer: Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The Shadow must fight his way through Gotham City's worst rogues in order to stop the Joker and the Stag from carving out Batman's heart! But if he's freed, will Batman be able to save the villains from the wrath of the Shadow?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Jul 26, 2017

    Batman/The Shadow #4 is a solid and satisfying issue with a number of moments to make you laugh, and a few to shock you. This is an issue you must read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Jul 26, 2017

    Read this. Read Batman/The Shadow right now. It is a fantastic crossover event and I wish the crossover would last longer than just the six intended issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Jul 27, 2017

    This is an amazing crossover series; I cannot express it enough. I've been craving depth and a witty team up with Batman, and the writers deliver. They've made a fascinating detecting series, with only a few supernatural moments. It's filled with humans, which is one of the most appealing aspects of Batman and crew. This evil exists in our world, whether in war or capitalism. Even if we can't fight alongside them, it's cathartic to see villains go down at the same time providing us with symbolic realism as the heroes still suffer because no victory is without suffering. There are only a few more issues to go, I cannot wait, and at the same time, I need savor each issue as I'll miss it once it's over. It's a must have for the collection! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Jul 26, 2017

    This issue was a tense and action-packed issue that was over far too quickly. With only two issues left in this story, Batman/The Shadow continues to be the best series Ive read this year. Go buy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jul 26, 2017

    Despite some minor flaws, BATMAN/THE SHADOW #4 is an engaging and thrilling installment in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Jul 31, 2017

    With unique visuals and unexpected plot developments, these creators keep this crossover from being anything close to predictable. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 26, 2017

    A great looking comic with some excellent fight scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jul 27, 2017

    This tale could have ended with four issues, but I'm eager to see where Steve Orlando and Scott Snyder take us in the remaining two issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jul 26, 2017

    Steve Orlando and Scott Snyder continue to write a powerful story that pays homage to the greatness of the pulp age hero without feeling too dated. Their Shadow is still a man straight out of the 1930’s. He has no sense of the moral high ground. To him the world is simply good or evil and it is his responsibility to destroy evil. While Batman tries to be Gotham’s savior, the Shadow would rather just be its punisher. Their complex and intriguing story combine with Riley Rossmo’s beautiful art brings excitement to every page in this book. With only two issues left, I don’t expect them to slow down any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 28, 2017

    I love the idea of these two Dark Knights facing off over their methods, but that's just not getting it done. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Jul 27, 2017

    The story is well-paced, well-drawn and, on the whole, well-written. Four issues in, the creative team finally deliver on the implicit promise of the series' title and show us Batman and The Shadow in tandem and the subsequent fight, although not quite an unqualified success, doesn't disappoint. Several questions remain unanswered, which, after four issues, is as it should be. At the heart of the story, however, is an examination of who Batman is, what his values are and what the potential cost of those values might be. This series remains both intriguing and entertaining and there are far worse ways a comic fan might spend four bucks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jul 27, 2017

    I feel like this is Batman/The Shadow's first misstep. At the end of the day, it just feels too far removed from the previous issues. Those opening stories spent so much time establishing character, building the world, setting a mood, presenting a mystery, and examining intriguing concepts. Now that all the groundwork has been laid, is this issue indicative of what I can expect from the rest of the run? I hope this just ends up being a small hiccup in the larger narrative, and that the story veers back towards the elements I so adore. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 26, 2017

    Idexpected the series to run four issues, and would have been happy with that.But it appears to be running six. More is better, but not if its more of thesuper-hero team-up clichs weve seen for several generations. Read Full Review

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