Batman: Eternal #4 Review

Will Jim Gordon get bail? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

Batman battles Batgirl as Jim Gordon’s troubles take a turn for the worse!

Batman Eternal #4Batman: Eternal has proven to be worthy of a weekly release schedule and though I’m personally not quite as fond of this issue as I have been of the previous three the series continues to amaze me. The Jim Gordon criminal direction has really captivated me with the return of Falcone and Stephanie Brown being a awesome decision from DC.

The script for this issue is in the hands of John Layman who works of off Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV‘s story. Multi writer series always have me questioning who to give credit too, but nonetheless the final script/story for this issue was expertly handled. The intensity shown on Barbara Gordon really interested me and the connection between her anger and her father’s bail hearing really added a powerful tone. Added to this the writers also gave a great continuation to Stephanie Brown’s story, giving an intriguing twist. I do however feel that the series needs something to propel it into the epic bracket as these first four issue though good haven’t astounded.

The artwork on this issue is in the hands of Batman veteran Dustin Nguyen who as usual gives phenomenal work. His layouts along with the way he captures the dark side of Batman has always appealed to me, as though I’ve not always loved his other work he has never disappointed when it comes to Batman. I also loved the intensity he showed on the characters as their facial expressions gave a realistic tone. Derek Friddlfs‘ inks and John Kalisz‘ colours enhance the already captivating art of Nguyen giving the perfect finishing touches.

Batman: Eternal continues to rock as though it needs something to take it to the next level it remains a must have for Batman fans. Highly recommended.

  • + Snyder, Tynion IV and Layman give some intriguing developments.
  • + Dustin Nguyen always creates fabulous Batman artwork.
  • +Batgirl makes an appearance.
  • - Needs something to propel it into epicness.

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