Batman: Eternal #9 Review

Can Batman find any answers in Japan or is this a wasted trip for the Caped Crusader? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

As the weekly Batman epic continues, the questions continue to mount. In this issue, find out why Batman is in Hong Kong teaming up with Mr. Unknown!

Batman Eternal #9 PreviewBatman: Eternal yet to majorly disappoint being very strong over it’s first couple of months. I do however feel that it’s gained both momentum as well as quality over these last couple of issues with the story arc structure allowing better development.

Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV continue to produce the core story for this series with John Layman once again handling the script and Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley acting as contributing writers. The team do a terrific job of showing Batman’s trip to Japan as along with Catwoman having a more indepth role as well as a mysterious new character it proved to be extremely intriguing. I also loved the energetic flow and intense dialogue that Layman produced with it transitioning perfectly between sequences.

Guillem March also once again produces some stunning artwork with his highly detailed pencils and inks giving a impactful tone to this issue. March also adds tons of energy through his dynamic layouts as along with his intense action it gave a lot of excitement to the issue. The character expressions and elaborate scenery also added to the overall beauty of March’s art, allowing for a more dramatic vibe. March was also once again joined by Tomeu Morey who yet again produced fabulous colours that added to the awe and beauty of this issue.

Batman: Eternal continues to thrive with the latest developments giving more intrigue and suspense to the story. Highly recommended.

  • + Snyder, Tynion IV and Layman give wonderful development points.
  • + More dark and beautiful art from Guillem March.
  • + Shocking climax!
  • - Events went by a little too quickly.

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