super_man_23's Batman #28 - Gotham Eternal review

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Batman: Eternal it's right around the corner and this is just a little tease!

Batman: Eternal is coming out this year, starting in April! A year long 60 issue story arc that will feature Batman and his allies in a Gotham that is quarantined.

The Good

Harper Row's Bluebird makes her debut!
Harper Row's Bluebird makes her debut!

Batman: Eternal comes out next month (April, 2014). What better way to prepare readers for the 60 issue year long beast series; than to create a one issue teaser. And man, am I excited for the issues to come! Writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV did a magnificent job with teasing to the events in Batman: Eternal. Especially with the characters and how far this story takes place in Snyder's BATMAN continuity.

There are MANY things that will make you ask questions and want to come back for answers in the series next month. Like, "Harper Row works for Batman now, Batman has a new female tech minded partner in the cave, 'ground zero', and Catwoman is a Kingpin?" Snyder and Tynion IV have really set the bar high for this series, especially with teasing so many BIG plot points (esp. DAT ENDING! *fan favorite character returns*).

The teaser story was handled perfectly. The writers really know what plot points to give us readers and which ones not to give, obvious by showing who Batman will primarily be working with in this series. Hopefully, with all they've shown (premise and character wise), Batman: Eternal's story won't lose any significance.

The artwork by Dustin Nguyen was perfect! That is all! The inks by Derek Fridolfs was great as well.

The Bad

No complaints.

The Verdict

Let the games begin!
Let the games begin!

This is the best place to be if you want to join the Batman: Eternal train. The story that will revolve around an outbreak and criminal's running Gotham. It's an intriguing plot point that will probably provide some great stories in the 60 issues that Batman: Eternal will be around. Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV's writing for this teaser issue was on key and it makes me want to see what they have in store in the months to come. In terms of story, characters, etc. The artwork by Dustin Nguyen was perfect, I enjoy his art style, and Derek Fridolfs did a great job on the inks. Overall 5 out of 5.

P.S. I might review all 60 issues of the series. Something to look forward to, eh?


the prelude (which is this issue), issue 1, issue 2, and issue 3.

Next review:

Batman 23-26 & issues 28-29 (cause I already reviewed 27, duh) ;)

Arrow review:

Arrow 215 -- Slade's promise

Last Batman Reviews:

Batman 21

Batman 27 (before 28, comes 27).

Batman 22

Batman 23

Batman 23.1

Batman 23.2

Batman 23.3

Batman 23.4

Batman 24

Batman 25

Batman 26

Upcoming reviews:

1.Snyder & Capullo's BATMAN! -- Comic catch up! (issues 22-29)

2.Millar & McNiven's NEMESIS! -- Comic special! (issues 1-4) COMPLETED!

3.Tomasi & Gleason's BATMAN AND ROBIN! -- Comic catch up! (issues 22-28)

4.Posehn & Duggan's DEADPOOL! -- Comic catch up! (issues 12-24)

5.Snyder and Lee's SUPERMAN UNCHAINED! -- Comic catch up! (issues 2-5)

6.DeConnick's CAPTAIN MARVEL! -- Comic catch up! (issues 13-17)

7.Slott's SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN! -- Comic catch up! (issues 13-28)

8.Wood's STAR WARS! -- Comic catch up! (issues 3-14)

9.Kirkman's INVINCIBLE! -- Comic catch up! (issues 104-109)

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