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Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1

Writer: Wes Craig, Danny DeVito, Stephanie Phillips, G. Willow Wilson Artist: Wes Craig, Max Fiumara, Dan Mora, Emma Rios Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 1, 2021 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
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Gotham City may be protected by the Dark Knight, but this major metropolitan destination is also plagued by some of the deadliest, most nefarious villains in the DC Universe! In this oversize anniversary giant, DC Comics proudly presents tales of Batman’s deadliest foes written and drawn by some of the biggest, most exciting names in comics! 2021 marks an anniversary year for the Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, the Mad Hatter, Killer Moth, and the original Red Hood, and Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1 brings these baddies to life in some big ways! Also featuring the anniversary celebration of the Penguin, wri more

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 30, 2021

    Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant is a great anthology that celebrates the good, the bad, and the evil of some of Batman's greatest villains. This read feels important thanks to the ties to current stories along with icon Danny DeVito supplying one story. This is a reminder Batman's villains are exhilarating, real, and inventive in the right hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Dec 1, 2021

    If you love Batman, you'll love this comic. The Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1shows us why Batman has to be the best… to take on the worst. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 30, 2021

    Overall, it's a solid anthology with no real bad stories, but quite a few strange ones. Well worth picking up for Gotham villain fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Dec 1, 2021

    While some stories veer dangerously close to being too wordy or too self-involved, that kind of energy does suit many of the villains within these pages"and overall, I can't help but love the Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant for existing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Dec 1, 2021

    Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1 is a very mixed bag with half of the bag being made up of tie-ins to other titles or upcoming events/books. There are a few gems in here, but it's far from a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 30, 2021

    Had this been six or seven bucks I might almost give it a passing recommendation, but at ten dollars? I'm knocking a point off the overall score, because that's way too much for one genuinely good story and then a lot of filler, even if some of the filler is pretty decent on its own. As it is, though, this is an anthology that falls victim to the worst aspect of too many books these days: it's non-stop setup. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    UxasIs Dec 10, 2021

    I enjoyed this overall but I cannot help but feel a bit disappointed, I expected better

    What the fuck actually happened in Devito's story??

    However the Ras Al Ghul, Mad Hatter, Killer Moth and Ivy stories were great

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Jan 6, 2022

    Yet another anthology from DC. This one wasn't that bad though. I think the worst story is actually the much hyped one. Bird Cat Love by Danny DeVito is ridiculous and weird, and I wish I was saying those things in a positive way. It just didn't work, in my opinion. The next story was probably only slightly better, The Fearless Man. It tried to do a lot and didn't really land. Ophiocordyceps Lamia is probably my favorite of the bunch. I really like how G. Willow Wilson writes Ivy and I hope she continues to write the character going forward. Demon's Game was super boring. I don't think Ra's Al Ghul is a compelling character. I think he has a potential that, despite so many stories about him, hasn't yet been exploited. The Second Eye is more more

  • 7.0

    I seldom buy anthology comics anymore, but this wasn't a total disappointment as they tend to be. Danny DeVito wrote an interesting enough fantasy story. Though it didn't really make too much sense. How could Catwoman and Penguin ever become in item? The thought alone makes one dizzy.
    The Scarecrow story was average, but gives him a decent story after "Fear State" had us all begging for less.
    The Mad Hatter story featured my least favorite Batman character ever, Damian, so he pretty much killed it.
    The Poison Ivy one was as dull as any Ivy story nowadays can be. Her new lesbian persona kind of makes her more interesting older capers where she seduced men seem a bit obsolete now. But in plain truth, the story was just plain BO more

  • 7.0
    SONOFBATMANN Nov 30, 2021

    Ra's Al Ghul story, Talia story, and Scarecrow were the highlights.

  • 6.5
    Crimson Knight Nov 30, 2021

    Some of it was good and some of it was fine. Poison Ivy, ra's and Talia were probably my favourites.

  • 5.5
    Merlyn Nov 30, 2021

    Yeah, this was a weird one. 3 for the Penguin story, biggest wtf from this book, 5 for the Scarecrow one. I have to take the time though to talk about G Willow Wilson's story which is truly horrendous. I liked that she at least admitted, unintentionally though, that Ivy is an extremist and a terrorist, that's something a lot of people have forgotten these days, they just consider her heroic because she kills people who are polluting. Also, I laughed out loud at the cringy dialogue between Ivy and Janet. "You look gorgeous in a non-harassment kind of way"??? Who the hell talks like that? I'm pretty sure no real person has ever uttered those words. Yeah, it's a 1 for this story, is just wrong on so many levels. 7 for the Red Hood story, 6.5 f more

  • 2.0
    Cliff Booth Dec 5, 2021

    This is very, very bad. The biggest waste of money I've spent in a long time. I basically just bought myself an excessive period of boredom. Guess I've got to be more frugal when it comes to comic books in the future. Oh well. The least I can do is complain about it online in a vain attempt to persuade people not to buy it. Ah, who am I kidding? Nobody's gonna see this.

    "Bird Cat Love" is just weird. I didn't expect it to be well-written, but even Dan Mora's art looked blander than usual.

    "The Fearless Man" mostly confused me. The art's pretty nice to look at, but I had no engagement in the story whatsoever.

    "Ophiocordyceps Lamia" was fine. The art was very pretty and I mostly liked how Ivy was written. >
    "For the Sky is Red" was pretty solid. It definitely had a powerful ending.

    "The Perfect Fit" was just way too much exposition. The most boring story in a very boring collection of stories.

    "The Happiest Man in Gotham" was my favorite. It took advantage of its short page count and was a nice, surprisingly wholesome story.

    "Demon's Game" just felt like a very cliched and uninteresting R'as al Ghul story.

    "The Second Eye" had its moments, but ultimately ended up pretty bad. more

  • 10
    The Chosen One Nov 30, 2021

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Nov 30, 2021

  • 7.5
    Radar Dec 4, 2021

  • 7.0

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    cumgurglinrhino Dec 4, 2021

  • 2.0
    KFuqua Dec 6, 2021

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