Man-Bat #4

Writer: Dave Wielgosz Artist: Sumit Kumar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 5, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 12
7.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

It’s Batman versus Man-Bat round two! After a disastrous encounter with the Suicide Squad, a therapy session with Harley Quinn and (yet another) failed attempt to cure himself, Langston has been located at last by the Dark Knight! The only problem? Scarecrow got there first! What does the master of fear plan to do with a serum that literally creates monsters? We’ll give you one guess...

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 4, 2021

    Man-Bat #4 continues the superb series. Wielgoszs crafting of characters is phenomenal, filling every figure within this comic with depth and meaning. Every person that appears in a panel is there for a reason. In previous issues, the criticism was made that Kirk didnt have the power as a character to compete with Man-Bat. But now it is clear that this was intentional, and Kirk has been fading due to his alter-ego becoming the dominant force within the one body. As the series nears its conclusion, lives hang in the balance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham May 5, 2021

    This is my favorite issue I've had to review for Batman News so far. This book has been such a pleasant surprise. I know I've said this a lot, but it's true. Man-Bat is just plain good. This is quickly becoming my favorite comic at DC right now, and I'm heartbroken it's only going to last 6 issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo May 4, 2021

    Man-Bat #4 demonstrates the power the central villain has over the Langstroms and how he brings out the worst in everyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Franco Giacomarra May 4, 2021

    Man-Bat #4 is another solid entry in a mini-series that's fast-paced, well-drawn, and confident enough in its character-driven themes to stand out in a climate where there are a lot of Gotham books being published. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 4, 2021

    A lesser creative team would've made this a “Batman featuring Man-Bat” series, but the Dark Knight has been used sparingly and brilliantly, leading up to next month's finale, which feels like it's going to be explosive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde May 5, 2021

    This issue brings back more subtext and intelligence to the story, and I am happy to see that. Because of that, I'm looking forward to the final issue more than any other point in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 8, 2021

    Dave Wielgosz and Sumit Kumar work really well together to deliver a solid revisit to the origin of Man-Bat. However, how this inserts into the current Future State or as a stand alone tale is a bit confusing. However, taken on its own, its a great reminder of Man-Bat and a hopeful piece of story telling that allows him to remain relevant on the DC landscape. He's a team player and not really worthy of a monthly series. The old misguided principled anti-hero is a bit played out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt May 5, 2021

    Man-Bat #4 should lay the groundwork for an epic finale, and that's exactly what it does. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 4, 2021

    Man-Bat's story of curing the deaf..... or maybe himself at this point takes a bit of a weird step with this issue where things kind of happen for no reason, while the majority of it feels like it's desperately trying to find a direction to go throughout its pages. Ultimately it decides that a venom-ed-out Man-Bat is the way to go and I have no idea how we ended up there. The art is great but this story somehow made itself feel even more inconsequential than it did before. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 5, 2021

    All in all, this series is just a disappointment. It just feels recycled and not in a good way. Read Full Review

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