Event Leviathan #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 37
6.9Critic Rating
4.3User Rating

From the Eisner Award-winning team of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and groundbreaking artist Alex Maleev, the shocking conclusion to the biggest DC mystery of the year! Who is Leviathan? What do they want? How have they dismantled the most powerful secret agencies in the world? And what's their next deadly move? The greatest detectives of the DC Universe descend on Leviathan, and all the answers are revealed! Don't miss the shocking conclusion of this storyline!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Nov 13, 2019

    Overall, I've been such a big fan of this series, and I hope, beyond hope, they find a way to work this villain back into another big series that crosses the DC comics-verse. I found this conclusion exceptional. Whether you read it in a trade paperback or you've read issue by issue, I hope you've each found it as intense, and baffling as I have! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Nov 13, 2019

    Beautiful story, lovely art, it's an excellent closing issue to the short series, well-executed and well-done. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Nov 14, 2019

    Event Leviathan #6 was not the comic I expected it to be. This espionage thriller doesn't end with a twist to leave everyone reeling. It only feels just to call the "villains" villains in quotation marks. The mystery and reveal are ordinary and mundane. That might be what makes it so brilliantly troubling. And the best part is it's not over yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 15, 2019

    The capabilities of the Leviathan organization right now don't seem to fit. Perhaps more will be revealed soon. Still, the art was gorgeous. The mini-series as a whole was brilliant. And the mystery was thought-provoking. I couldn't ask for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Nov 15, 2019

    The first five issues of Event Leviathan were a tight little thriller, with some interesting character work and gorgeous art. Unfortunately, with this dud of a reveal, the sixth and final issue proves that the whole story is less Leviathan and more a beached whale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 20, 2019

    While it makes sense to give her a win given the death of her father, Lois Lane doesn't come off all that well here (more concerned with her byline, which she doesn't plan on sharing, than the fate of the world). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Nov 14, 2019

    A couple of gems stood out. First, the interactions between Talia, Robin, and Batman were great; littered with jokes and reminders that Talia is Batman's baby mama. "Wait, are you really his mom?". My favorite block of awesomeness was the team using sign language to throw off Leviathan's surveillance. Lastly, I empathize with Leviathan. He was so sure that Superman would be on board with his plan that you can feel his pain, disappointment, and rage when it's clear that was never going to happen. He was so polite and reverent to Supe for this entire ordeal so when I read, "Well Fuck you, Superman" I was physically taken aback. The next chapter in this story in the new Action Comics hints at the abandonment of the carefully planned, slow-burn, detective-centered Event Leviathan. I think we might get some big brawls. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Nov 13, 2019

    Event Leviathan #6 is a satisfying end to this chapter of the Leviathan plot. I haven't loved every issue, but due to Maleev's art and Bendis' commitment to the reveal, it all feels worth it in the end. It's not without flaws,but it's ultimately a success. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 13, 2019

    Alex Maleev does an excellent job with the art in this issue. Every panel has the look and feel of a great painting. The use of color and the stylistic choices are fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Nov 15, 2019

    Despite a reveal that crumbles unto its own weight and longer narrative structure, it is within the quieter moments and the original plan to reshape DC's seedy intelligence underbelly, that "Event Leviathan" #6 shines the brightest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Nov 15, 2019

    Final Verdict: Be prepared to be frustrated. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Nov 13, 2019

    Still, overall, I'd say this mini is a fun and worthwhile read. It's definitely a mystery and one that gets you thinking with the "who is Leviathan" and "what's going to happen next." Bendis shows he has a great understanding of all the characters involved (which is impressive because there's a lot) and highlights their importance and value. Plus, Maleev's art is, as I said, simply amazing, throughout the whole thing. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Nov 14, 2019

    Besides having a great writer and artist, Event Leviathan #6 fell flat for me. There were too many characters and I cant even remember the first three issues. If you havent been following Event Leviathan since issue #1 then I suggest waiting for the trade to be released. In the entire six issue run there wasnt a standout issue, so reading them in one collection will probably work much better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 13, 2019

    The concept of Leviathan isn't bad, but this miniseries barely scratched the surface and the odd formatting led to an unsatisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 15, 2019

    Though often entertaining and always beautifully drawn, Event Leviathan ends in a rushed and disappointing fashion. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 13, 2019

    Event Leviathan ended with a whimper under poorly developed plots, bad characterization and and overall lack of a payoff for readers investment. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 13, 2019

    The end?  No, just a stopgap for whatever Leviathan is up to next.  The only thing that is resolved in this issue is finding out who Leviathan really is and I can't think that there's anyone out there that would be excited about this reveal.  I wasn't a fan of the art, the characters don't feel like themselves and nothing really happens in this issue to make you feel like you were actually a part of a so-called "Mystery Thriller".  Just a non-ending to an event that was boring from the start. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Nov 13, 2019

    Event Leviathan #6 is the perfect conclusion to this book, because it has all of the same problems that have plagued it from the beginning. Poor dialogue, bland visuals, and a mystery nobody cares about add up to one of the most forgettable minis to come out of DC in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    DC Stuff Nov 12, 2019

    Seriously???? There was no reason for this "Event" except for Brian Michael Bendis to force a character nobody cares back and into his Super books and use this bullshit of a story to make Superman want to reveal his identity! We were told that the two greatest Detective Squads were on the case, but there never was a case and thus nothing for them to do but stand around and talk in out of character ways! Brian Michael Bendis sucks and he is sucking the life out of DC Comics!!!! Actually, Tom King is his partner in crime - Batman, Superman, Action Comics, Heroes in Crisis and now this. I am ashamed to be a DC Comics fan.

  • 1.0
    CaptnAmerca Nov 13, 2019

    To call this event a dud would be an insult to duds. Even Milk Duds, which are pretty freaking disappointing.

    So we know who Leviathan is now. Whoopty Floopty Ding Damn Doo!

  • 4.0
    allenquanobi Nov 13, 2019

    Terrible. Who cares? What was the point of this series? This series provided nothing interesting to go off of for the DC universe except more stuff for Bendis Superman. This should have been all within those 2 books instead of its own event. The reveal is presented as some big reveal throughout the series, but it's some minor B character who I guarantee most people, especially readers today, have never even heard of. Not only that, the reveal does nothing to change the DC universe at all in any major way. The only redeeming factor of this series/event is the art, and Maleev's art here doesn't even come close to the stuff he did on Daredevil at Marvel. What a wasted event. DC events lately have been truly awful, with this and Heroes more

  • 1.0
    Above Average Joe Nov 13, 2019

    If you're looking for six issues of boring, needlessly convoluted storytelling, lackluster art and a downright disturbing amount of cringe-worthy characterization, look no further!

    True to form, Bendis delivers an ending that is more hurried exposition than resolution. Nothing is really solved in this issue, and the setup for the tales to follow leave the reader with a looming sense of "oh, this crao again" as opposed to anything resembling excitement. This book would charitably be described as bloated and ineffectual if not flat-out insulting to the litany of DC spy organizations that were wiped out only to be replaced with...whatever this was supposed to be.

    Bottom line, unless you're looking for the comic book equ more

  • 7.5
    letskillrobots Nov 13, 2019

    idk, i kind of liked it

  • 4.5
    axdn Nov 13, 2019

    So that's it? it is pretty bad, I mean we waited all this time for that reveal?

  • 1.0
    RBL Nov 13, 2019

    This entire “event” if it could even be called that, is nothing short of a shitshow.

    Piss-poor writing that focuses more on making things more convoluted while going nowhere with certain “revelations” made here are just laughable.

    I thought this would be akin to Heroes in Crisis, but somehow it’s worse. Second event DC has had this year that turns out to be a complete dud.

  • 1.0
    LunaMoody Nov 13, 2019

    Art - HORRENDOUS!!! It was hard to tell who was who sometime. And everyone looked very old.
    Story - lame, anticlimactic and boring. This series was a total waste of my time and money.

  • 5.0
    Azrael Nov 17, 2019

    I have no problem with this final issue apart from one giant thing. Mark Shaw isn't a bad choice for Leviathan but it just seems so "meh" as the character is largely forgotten by many. Also the other Manhunter casually forgets she has another Manhunter out there.

  • 3.0
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  • 1.5
    Spacey Medicine Nov 16, 2019

    An anti-climax to an anti-story. Why did this happen?

  • 9.5
    cincyfan Nov 21, 2019

    wonderful dialog beautiful art and a masterpiece of a mini series! I am totally on board to see where this goes next! bendis is a award winning writer for a reason he is one of the best writers out there and writes brilliant mystery stories with deep story lines

  • 8.5
    Dorival Nov 13, 2019

    Best than any "year of the villain" bulshit.

  • 7.5


    As a fan of Mark Shaw... yeah I kind of liked this a lot. I may not always like Bendis, but I have to thank him as a Manhunter fan for bringing them back to relevancy.

  • 7.0
    KittyNone Nov 13, 2019

    Event Leviathan ends with one of its stronger issues, though I suspect it's a less satisfying read for people who aren't already reading Action Comics. Maleev's art is gorgeous, but Bendis's insistence on telling everything through flashbacks drains the momentum a bit. Still, a pretty good ending to a miniseries that started poorly and sagged terribly in the middle.

  • 5.0
    Grifter Nov 13, 2019

    Pointless and lame

  • 4.0
    egon244 Nov 16, 2019

    "Well ##!@ you, Superman"

    This felt utterly and completely pointless.

    This whole series could've been cramped into one 40-pages one-shot since it will be continued in Action Comics anyway.

    Instead, we got drawn-out, decompressed "mystery thriller" that is a waste of good characters, of good art, of a nice idea for the story and, most importantly, readers' time and money.

    "And that's all I have to say about that"

  • 4.0
    EDiakota Nov 17, 2019

    " The Island Shock. "
    - Superman

  • 2.0
    Aussie Dad Nov 23, 2019

    This is everything that is wrong in modern day comics. Writers feel they need a mini-series to tell a story that the greats of the comics world managed to convey in an issue or in extreme cases a 2 part issue. This series was full of needless confused dialogue along with a convoluted plot where things happened between panels. Needless characters were placed to just convey that this was an epic situation but other than that, contributed little. The ending was rushed, an anti climax and proved to me that yet again I blew my money on yet another miniseries that failed to live up to it's first issue promise.

  • 1.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 15, 2019

    Fuck this pointless story.

  • 1.0
    M1sf1r3 Dec 5, 2019

    Well, so far this has been a whole lot of nothing that could be condensed into half the issues used so far. Let's see how Bendis wraps this event up.

    The Good:
    I mean the art is decent enough...

    The Bad:
    It's League of Assassins Talia, Assassins not Shadows.

    Yeah, it's someone who we don't care about at all. Woo. Also he was already in Doomsday Clock so....




    Screw it, I'm done with this.

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Dec 15, 2019

    Boring, uninspired, dull, WAY too much focus on Lois Lane. She's a supporting character...

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