Legends of the Dark Knight #1
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Legends of the Dark Knight #1

Writer: Darick Robertson Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 31, 2021 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 10
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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BAD NIGHT, GOOD KNIGHT begins! Legendary Creator Darick Robertson (The Boys, Happy) crafts a horrifying night in Gotham City that will change Batman forever. A new player in the city is selling a deadly chemical and all of Batman's villains want to buy. Batman is going to have to stop the chemical from being sold, and stop a deadly stand-off between The Penguin and Mr. Freeze!

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 6, 2021

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  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batbrad May 18, 2021

    This first issue is part one of a three part story. Or two of the six digital chapters as this story has recently already concluded as a digital first series. The first issue does a great job of moving the story along fast. It is shaping up to be a nice timeless Batman story without the need to understand continuity. If you want a quick Batman story that doesn't try to reinvent everything you know about Batman, then this is a good place to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Apr 7, 2021

    Batman's villains of course have enough toys of their own to play with, so throwing in some Sarin gas may just tip the tables too far in their favour. It's a race against time, and Batman may just be running out of it… Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel for what happens next (or Issue 2). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom May 18, 2021

    This is a solid first issue in both this revamping of Legends of the Dark Knight and in Robertson's tale. Batman dives into a new mystery, featuring not only a revolving series of rogues, but a new deadly weapon as well. While I think the story has a few places where it struggles a little, overall I'm pleased with the direction. I also love the way Batman himself is represented here, as a detective and human. In general, I can't wait to see more and if you're looking for something that has more of a classic flavor to it, this is something I recommend picking up. Read Full Review

  • 10

    This is what a Batman story should be. No half-ass new characters, no major life impacting plot twists. Just good action and the return to the high flying heroics that remind us why we got into Batman in the first place. The story was great and the art just spectacular. This is reminiscent of the original Legends of the Dark Knight series. It's also good to have a break from the modern insanity in regular continuity in a book with nothing to do with the year's "Big event" for a change.
    I suppose since I'm reviewing the print issue I'm reviewing what Comic Book Round up considers both issues # 1 and 2. I liked seeing the old style Penguin again and the Joker portrayal by Robertson was great. It's always a relief to see Batman fighting t more

  • 7.0
    deen Jun 3, 2021

    While the art is top notch Darick Robertson, I feel that he comes up a bit short as a writer - or at least, the writing doesn't seem to match the art. Robertson's art is dark, moody, visceral, but his script reads like a very simple (in a good way) comic script from days of yore, so there is a mismatch in tone. I hope future installments will strengthen the snappiness of the dialogue, as that is the part I struggled with the most here. Overall a welcome return for this venerable Bat series.

  • 10
    imderekreide Apr 2, 2021

  • 9.0
    DoorMan Apr 9, 2021

  • 9.0
    cincyfan May 24, 2021

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Apr 3, 2021

  • 8.5
    Justin Ray Jun 1, 2021

  • 7.5
    Boudi Jul 20, 2021

  • 6.0
    mrDovydas Apr 18, 2021

  • 6.0
    jvmf98 Oct 12, 2021

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