Batman: Eternal #14 Review

Can Batman: Eternal continue to astound after fourteen weeks? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

As the Gang War reaches a bloody climax, Batman and Jason Bard must bear witness to the horrifying last stand of The Penguin! Plus, Jim Gordon makes a terrible decision that will shape the rest of his life.

Batman Eternal #14 previewBatman: Eternal reaches a crossroads bringing an exciting conclusion to the Falcone reign of terror. The exhilarating battle between Falcone and Penguin along with glimpses into other development points made this a very dramatic issue with the question of what will be the next major change quickly coming to mind.

Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV continue to spin a fabulous tale with Tynion IV yet again producing a tense script. As usual Ray Fawkes, John Layman and Tim Seeley also act as contributing writers. The mysterious opening coupled with the intense confrontation between Falcone and Penguin made for some really suspenseful stuff. Tynion IV also handled the questionable ethics of Jason Bard brilliantly with the fluctuating morals proving to be very intriguing.

Jason Fabok, the artist who kicked off this series returns once again producing stunning pencils and inks. The realism and detail of Fabok’s art is what makes it so captivating with it being the perfect match for the Caped Crusader. The dynamic layouts and intense character expressions also add to the overall drama and intensity also giving tremendous atmosphere. Brad Anderson also rejoins Fabok to produce vivid tone to his stunning art.

Batman: Eternal takes a major step forward bringing one of the series biggest plot developments to a close in a sensational way. Highly recommended.

  • + Tynion IV brings a major plot development to an end.
  • + Jason Fabok returns on arts!
  • + Falcone vs. Penguin.
  • - Slightly too sudden.

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