Batman: Eternal #10 Review

How will Falcone react when he is at the mercy of Professor Pyg? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

Batman and Catwoman – together again! Professor Pyg is back! And we get some answers about Falcone’s past, and his motivations!

Batman Eternal #10 previewHaving focused more on story development in recent issues with each flowing superbly into the next Batman: Eternal has became the amazing series that it promised to be. In this latest installment things turn rather nastily for Falcone who finds himself at the mercy of Professor Pyg. Whilst this is happening we see Batman reunite Alfred with his daughter Julia with Cluemaster also realising that his daughter Stephanie Brown isn’t dead.

Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV yet again produce the story for this series with John Layman continuing to write the script for this current arc. Additionally Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley remain as consultant writers. Layman did a brilliant job with the script for this issue as with all the power that Falcone has been building it’s nice to see that he’s still only a man. I also loved how other small developments were fit in and along with the revelation at the end it made for an exciting read. I did however find the ending to be slightly too sudden with the issue as a whole lacking the suspense of previous issues.

Former DMZ and Conan artist Riccardo Burchielli is the latest in a long line of talented artists to work on this series with his edgy style being perfectly suited to the series. The dynamic way that he laid out his art worked wonderfully along side the script also fitting the look of the series terrifically. It also helped the more explosive sequences feel more intense with the character expressions being really captivating. I did however find Batman himself to be slightly underwhelming as though Catwoman, Pyg and Falcone looked perfect Batman didn’t feel like the imposing character he is.

Batman: Eternal takes a brilliant twist of events with Falcone being in a sticky situation. Added to the mysterious revelation and additional development the issue did a wonderful job of moving the series forward. Highly recommended.

  • + Snyder, Tynion IV and Layman produce and intense story.
  • + Edgy artwork from Riccardo Burchielli.
  • + More mysteries and questions.
  • - Lacked slightly in suspense.

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