Batman: Eternal #33 Review

Can Penny-Two prove that she deserves to be a field operative? Or is she best suited as in the background? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

Batman’s arsenal of weapons is turned against Gotham City!

Batman Eternal #33Batman: Eternal may have had it’s ups and downs, but considering it’s now on it’s thirty third issue, I have to say on the whole it’s been very impressive. The main thing that I’ve personally enjoyed has been the way Hush has been introduced, as though the pace may be slow at times, the villain is as maniacal as ever.

Kyle Higgins handles the script for this issue, and things are certainly focused on Julia Pennyworth, and her desire to prove herself. Joining Higgins as ever are Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV on story and Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley as consulting writers. As ever the team do a brilliant job of moving this episodic like series forward, with the change, and follow-up from previous events being extremely immersive. I especially found the atmosphere to be enticingly suspenseful, though at the same time felt this was more of a set-up issue.

Jason Fabok may be taking his services over to Justice League, but that doesn’t mean that the talented artist can’t deliver one more issue on Batman. As ever his pencils are phenomenal, with the attention to detail, and crisp inkwork allowing for a sleek look. Despite this it’s Fabok’s storytelling skills that truly impress, with the character positioning, and general layout giving a dramatic flair to proceedings. Brad Anderson‘s colours also give great depth, with the dark overtone as ever working brilliantly with the Dark Knight.

Batman: Eternal #33 certainly raises the stakes, as though the issue mainly felt like a set-up issue, the character development was enticingly immersive. Highly recommended.

  • + Kyle Higgins gives a dramatic script.
  • + Jason Fabok delivers one more amazing Batman issue!
  • + Julia Pennyworth tries to prove herself a worthy member of the Bat-Family.
  • - On the whole felt too much like a set-up issue.

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