Batman: Eternal #28 Review

How does this weeks issue of Batman: Eternal fair? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

Can Batman stop Catwoman from becoming the most dangerous person in Gotham City?

Batman Eternal #28 previewBatman: Eternal #28 blew me away, as though it’s not the best the series has produced, it’s most certainly the best in recent issues. Giving an exciting continuation to both Catwoman’s predicament and Batgirl’s conflict, this issue gives a gripping series of developments from start to finish. It is however the Catwoman side that interested me the most, with the shocking twist in events tempting me to pick up Catwoman #35 which is out next week.

Tim Seeley once again handles the script on this tale, with Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV as ever working on the story, and Ray Fawkes and Kyle Higgins acting as consulting writers. The way that Seeley shares the development between both Catwoman and Batgirl really impressed me, with the transition between the two being very smooth. It was however the intensity that really gripped me, with both scenarios seeing the character in question placed in a tough decision. Despite this I did find Batman out of place, as though his appearance at the end was nice, he could have easily have been left out this issue.

Meghan Hetrick produces the artwork on this issue, and I have to say I’m more than impressed. Having enjoyed her work on the Batman: Joker’s Daughter one-shot it was nice to see her in the Batverse once again, with her art being both sleek and detailed. The energetic flow of her layouts also allowed for an enticing transition between pages, with the facial expressions adding much needed emotion. Romulo Fajardo, Jr.‘s colours also work well next to Hetrick’s art, with it giving great tone to the final product.

Batman: Eternal #28 is one of the better issues of late, with the developments leaving me half tempted to follow Catwoman’s story into her ongoing series. The events also prove to be exciting from start to finish, making this one of the most easiest recommends ever.

  • + Killer Croc kicks ass!
  • + Tim Seeley delivers on last issues set-up work.
  • + Meghan Hetrick's art more than impresses.
  • - Batman could have been left out this issue.

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