The Shadow/Batman #4

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Giovanni Timpano Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The veins of the Silent Seven have bore their way into the very heart of modern society. Their every move can be hidden, and there is no move that can be made in secret from them. And that includes Batman and the Shadow. When one of the Seven invades Wayne Manor, a horrifying revelation casts Batman's entire mission in doubt. The only one that can save him? The Shadow. But can the Master of Men liberate both Wayne Manor and the Dark Knight's mind without losing his own?

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jan 3, 2018

    In four issues this story hasn't slowed down a bit! What exposition we're given is thrust at us between battle scenes and each battle scene is more clever in its execution then the one before it. Each battle has its own motivation, they aren't just thrown in to heighten the pacing of the issue. This could be the best comic book I've ever reviewed (I'll let you know at the finish of the story.) There are literally surprises on every page! And the final splash where Robin is about to face…To be continued! ***** (10 rating) Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Dec 26, 2017

    In an issue dedicated to the villains, Orlando and Timpano present three heroes pushed to their limits as an uphill battle against the ultimate evil is about to begin! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Jan 4, 2018

    Read The Shadow/Batman. Should you read it from issue #4? No. Start from the beginning and work your way here, but its definitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    SciFiPulse - Raissa Devereux Dec 27, 2017

    The Shadow/Batman #4 retread old ground with tired levels of deconstruction. Damien is the only character maintaining forward momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Lacey Jan 9, 2018

    It's not often that a comic book offers up what seems like true, impossible hopelessness " at least, not at the scale that The Shadow/Batman #4 brings to the table. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Jan 3, 2018

    This continues to be a well written and expertly drawn series and I'm looking forward to seeing where this is going as it moves into its final two issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Jan 4, 2018

    . In the end, Orlando has funambulated the story extremely well, without snapping the disbelief suspension. He deserves kudos for not playing it safe. Instead, we have normally nigh-infallible heroes facing unconditional defeat. Neither Batman nor The Shadow have ever been more vulnerable, nor an outcome for either been less certain. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jan 4, 2018

    Orlando and Timpano deliver another strong issue of The Shadow/ Batman. The momentum of the plot stalls a little here, but the character work remains top-notch, which prevents the issue from slumping much in quality. In addition to this, there's an abundance of set-up that has me extremely excited for the final two chapters! Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Jan 2, 2018

    Timpani's art is improving quickly and, in some sections here, conveys a fluidity of action that is breath-taking. The plot is stalling, however. The intriguing implications of last issue's revelation that the Silent Seven's criminal empire has been woven into the very fabric of the modern world are here ignored in favor of fights that, deprived of wider context, feel like the book is treading water. Throw in some pointless destruction and mediocre dialogue and you end up with a disappointing installment in an otherwise promising series. Read Full Review

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