I Am Batman #8

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 13, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 12
8.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The campaign of terror continues as a mysterious serial killer brutally murders New York City Police Commissioner Becket, in the process exposing ugly truths about how Becket ran his department. Batman finds himself caught between a police department "hit squad" that wants to execute the killer, and a populace that's beginning to see them as more of a folk hero than Batman himself.

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Apr 13, 2022

    This action-packed issue is filled with brilliantly crafted action scenes. The attention to detail shown in both character and surroundings made for a strong visually immersive environment. I felt both transported and emotionally engaged through the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Derek McNeil Apr 15, 2022

    I Am Batman #8 is a rather thought-provoking issue of John Ridley's Batman saga. It illustrates that the book's title is well-chosen. It represents what Jace is saying about his heroic identity, but the intonation is evolving as the story progresses. At first, it was a somewhat presumptuous declaration: “I Am Batman!”. Now, it's becoming more of a question”. I think it may eventually become a statement again, and may even evolve to become “I Am The Batman”. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 12, 2022

    I Am Batman continues to be a great series that it feels like too many people are sleeping on because beyond someone else just taking up the Batman mantle, we see some real growth in the character in that we see his flaws in this issue and it's a real standout in superhero storytelling. The art in this issue is great and if you haven't started reading this series yet, his transition to New York City is a great place to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 18, 2022

    I Am Batman's character development and focus catches up with its action and political/social commentary to create an overall package that feels complete and on a path towards something interesting. Jace Fox is put through a major test as Batman and where this arc goes will surely decide who and what Fox's Batman is going forward, especially with Dark Crisis on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 12, 2022

    Batman has never faced a villain like this who may not be just another thug. This book continues to do a good job blending political elements with the very real fact that Jace is new to being Batman, but he's also empowered to do something different with the mantle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 12, 2022

    This book has some interesting ideas, but it unfortunately suffers from pacing that doesn't let them shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Apr 13, 2022

    While Jace may indeed be a suck-ass Batman, that moment has humanized him more than the previous seven issues have. Read Full Review

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