Batman: Eternal #20 Review

Can this latest arc continue to amaze? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

James Gordon takes on Falcone’s crime army from inside Blackgate!

Batman Eternal #20 previewThe latest arc in Batman: Eternal has been full of excitement, giving the explosive release that the series has needed following the disappointing last arc. With Batman and Bard continuing to work alongside Killer Croc, Jim Gordon helping stop a prison riot, and Batgirl, Red Hood and Batwoman continuing the quest to clear Gordon’s name there’s plenty to love about this issue, with each development coming to a satisfying conclusion.

Tim Seeley has done an astonishing job on the scripts for this recent arc, and along with Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV on story, and Ray Fawkes and John Layman as consulting writers this has quite possibly been the best arc so far. The way in which Seeley invokes energy into the final part of these developments, along with the slick dialogue made this issue joy to read, with the speculated aftermath of each scenario having me gripped. In addition to this we also get played out by an extra piece of development, that all Spoiler fans will love.

Emanuel Simeoni once again produced the art for this series, and much like the last issue it was outstanding. The detailed pencils, and sharp inks give a very striking look to the series, with the dark vivid colours of Blond complimenting them well. Simeoni also gives us invigorating layouts, with the energy throughout being sensational. To top things off we also get a fabulous sense of drama throughout, with the facial expressions, and character positioning only aiding this.

Batman: Eternal continues to amaze with the developments of this latest arc coming to a sensational climax. Highly recommended.

  • + Energetic conclusion to a wonderful arc.
  • + Tim Seeley rocked on the script.
  • + Astonishing work from Emanuel Simeoni.
  • + Spoiler Warning: The last page was awesome!

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