Blackest Night: Batman #1
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Blackest Night: Batman #1

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 12, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
6.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Deadman can't shut out the cries of the dead rising as he comes to the aid of the new Batman. It's just in time, too, as the duo face a circus of zombies including the Black Lantern Flying Graysons! BLACKEST NIGHT blankets Gotham City in this 3-issue miniseries from writer Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, THE MIGHTY) and hot new talent Ardian Syaf!

  • 8.6
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 12, 2009

    For fans worried about how Blackest Night tie-ins will work moving forward, Blackest Night: Batman should go along way towards easing many concerns. If the rest of the event's tie-ins turn out to be this strong and worthwhile, fans are in for a hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 18, 2009

    Blackest Night Batman #1 was a great read. Tomasi did a great job bringing in Batman and his universe into Blackest Night. So far this is the best Blackest Night related issue I have read so far. If you are reading Blackest Night than I recommend picking this mini-series up as this series will provide some answers and questions to the event. Plus seeing Batman and his allies having to fight their family and the dead Rogue Gallery along with the Deadman plotline should make this mini-series a blast to read in the next two issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephen Joyce Aug 16, 2009

    If you are a Batman fan, this issue is definitely worth picking up just for the Batman story. If you are following Blackest Night, I think it would be worth your time and money to pick this issue up as well. Not only are you going to get a well-crafted story, but it also fills in some of what was going one in the background of Blackest Night #2. Unfortunately, if you're not following either Batman or Blackest Night, then this book probably won't do much for you--but it is still a well-crafted book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany Aug 12, 2009

    If you think the tie-ins to Blackest Night are just excuses to get you to blow more money, then you're right. This is a tie-in but the overall quality is there if you want something tangent to Blackest Night that flashes a light on a corner of the DC Universe. I'm waiting for the excitement to kick in before committing higher scores to the book but for what is offered I would say it's worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 14, 2009

    Ardian Syaf's storytelling here is capable and clear, though it's clear he's still developing as an artist. His style is a fluid thing, demonstrating slight inconsistencies from page to page. Of course, he's working with two different inkers here as well, so that's no doubt a factor. The style of the breakdowns is consistent with the style we've seen in Blackest Night, which is a smart move. Nei Ruffino's colors go a long way to maintain the same foreboding, eerie atmosphere that's essentially to the event brand. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Christopher Power Aug 16, 2009

    Overall, this book is not as strong as Tomasi's other entries into the Blackest Night story; Green Lantern Corps outshines it. Hopefully the following issues will result in a satisfying series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen Aug 16, 2009

    Anyway, to get the set up and a truly terrifying look at the parents of the Bat family, check this issue out. It's definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Aug 13, 2009

    "Blackest Night: Batman" isn't as strong as Peter Tomasi's other "Blackest Night" crossover this week ("Green Lantern Corps" #39), but it's a fine supplement to the big Geoff Johns event. It's Black. It's Night. It doesn't take itself too seriously, but it takes the storyline seriously. It works. But it's nothing special. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Aug 16, 2009

    At this point, I'd settle for mediocre tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ray Hilario Aug 16, 2009

    Since there's no indication of Bruce Wayne's resurrection being deeply explored in this issue, this book is nothing more than an entertaining read that doesn't really offer anything important. Is it a must pickup? Sure? I guess it doesn't hurt to read another story about the Dick Grayson Batman. Read Full Review

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