Batman: Eternal #8 Review

Has Batman’s relationship with the GCPD finally came to a fundamental end? Read on to find out. The official description from DC Comics:

Is Stephanie Brown an assassination target?

Batman Eternal #8 previewBatman: Eternal has been a fantastic series so far as though it’s dropped slightly in overall story depth and focus since issue three it’s remained an entertaining and intriguing series. I am however glad that this issue sees some follow-up to the early plot developments with the whole GCPD against Batman angle and the Stephanie Brown story getting more focus.

Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV once again produce the story for this series with John Layman handling the script. As usual the remainder of the Batman: Eternal writing team Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley act as contributing writers. The overall script for this issue really impressed me and has easily been one of the best in the series so far. The depth of story along with the way it retains drama and suspense throughout really appealed to me with the intense dialogue also impressing. I also loved how the story showed briefly the aftermath of last issue as along with the other developments it shows a more connected story.

Yet another well known Batman artist takes the helm on this issue in the form of the fabulous Guillem March. It’s always a joy to see March work on a Batman title with his dark and sketchy tone being perfectly suited. March also as ever gives us intense and dynamic layouts that both show uniqueness whilst also fitting in with the style set from the previous issues. He also produces marvellous scenery, giving brilliant emotion with his art to a high level throughout. March’s art also receives fantastic finishing touches from colourist Tomeu Morey who adds definition as well as more tone to the story.

Batman: Eternal takes a step in the right direction with this issue giving wonderful development points. Highly recommended.

  • + One of the best scripts to date.
  • + Guillem March never fails to give us a dark Batman.
  • + Great development points and intriguing climax.
  • + Loved how several scenarios bled into each other.

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