Batman, Volume 4
A part of DC Universe: Rebirth!Zero Year. 12 months in which Gotham City was left without power, without laws, without hope. 365 days in which the Riddler ruled the streets. But once again, Batman was victorious. In the aftermath of Zero Year? War. The Joker vs. The Riddler. They called it the War of Jokes and Riddles and it’s story has been untold…until now. Written by breakout star Tom King and illustrated by Mikel Janin, the newest installment of this best-selling, critically acclaimed graphic novel series see a flashback tale of the Dark Knight facing two of his greatest foes ever! Collects BATMAN #25-32.

Batman, Volume 4 Details

TitleBatman, Volume 4
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 19th, 2017
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401273613
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Batman

Batman, Volume 4 Review

  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each other throats? Now that...that sounds like a book made for me. The story starts with Bruce speaking with Selina and telling her what happen years ago. When Joker couldn't laugh anymore and Riddler couldn't solve t If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each other throats? Now that...that sounds like a book made for me. The story starts with Bruce speaking with Selina and telling her what happen years ago. When Joker couldn't laugh anymore and Riddler couldn't solve the puzzle on Batman, and when Riddler offered to work together with Joker, and instead Joker shot him and started the war in Gotham. Instead of chasing the Bats they decided to go after each other to take control of gotham and THEN kill the Bats. For a anyone else this would be a way to get rid of your villains but you know Batman, he can't let that shit fly. Good: I honestly enjoyed the fuck out of anything with Kite Man in here. Talk about a character I never cared about and turning him into someone I can get behind. HELL YEAH! But really...what happens to him and his family is tragic and really well done. Not in a overly cheesy way, I actually felt for this character, and I loved it. I also really dug the idea of the way. I know a lot of people probably wanted to see more action but I just loved seeing how Gotham was being picked apart and you caught glimpses of the war. The Deadshot/Slade moment was a highlight and the breaking point for Bruce which came across as wonderful. I also loved how sinister and dark joker was here. What he's capable of without his "hahahaha" attitude all the time. It reminded me of "Joker" from years ago made by Brain but not as boring. I also really enjoyed Riddler here and his way of going at war was pretty smart and actually interesting. The ending was a nice touch and can't wait to see the future for Batman. Bad: The Dinner scene. I mean, I know where in a world with flying aliens, walking talking croc, and a dude named Kite Man. Still...the dinner scene was a bit too much of a stretch. Why not just murder each other there? They're fucking killers. Especially how cold joker is, felt just dumb. This was the only issue I didn't enjoy. Overall a very very solid entry into the Batman world. In fact I'll say this is probably my favorite arc Tom King has done. I know his run isn't for everyone (and I HATED I am suicide!) but I am Bane was really fun for me and this one was legitimately great. I love when we look away from just Batman and see the world of Gotham. I want more. Nice job king!
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  • Unai
    January 1, 1970
    3,75 Está bien, no le puedes poner muchas pegas, pero tampoco llega con toda la fuerza que quiere llegar a esa ultima pagina. Bien, pero no me ha emocionado, cosa que en el tejado anteriormente, si lo hizo.
  • Siobhan Whitebread
    January 1, 1970
    I think the main problem is that I have quite a specific view of the Riddler, and have problems with how this portrays him. For one thing, he's too muscular! For another I can't see him walking around woth his shirt unbuttoned. For another his actions just read as slightly off to me?Ah well, at least we'll always have Bane!
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    Kings philosophy on what makes a war between joker and Riddler interesting is apparently...having conversations, skipping over anything interesting they're doing tactically in the war, having unbelievable dinners with Bruce Wayne, and randomly assigning the villains to each side.Plus doesn't Two face know who Batman is? Why is he just standing there going along with Bruce's plan at the dinner?Boring interludesI'm out at part 4, having read 6 issues (including interludes)This is just a mess, pret Kings philosophy on what makes a war between joker and Riddler interesting is apparently...having conversations, skipping over anything interesting they're doing tactically in the war, having unbelievable dinners with Bruce Wayne, and randomly assigning the villains to each side.Plus doesn't Two face know who Batman is? Why is he just standing there going along with Bruce's plan at the dinner?Boring interludesI'm out at part 4, having read 6 issues (including interludes)This is just a mess, pretentious, boring, frustrating.King is great in other titles such as his current Mr Miracle.He feels like he's on autopilot on this Batman title and it's super boring
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  • Mladen
    January 1, 1970
    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 to find out the answer to the question that was set up.My major complaint when it comes to tom kings writing is that his narration can be a little annoying.Especially when describing a character that's not going to When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 to find out the answer to the question that was set up.My major complaint when it comes to tom kings writing is that his narration can be a little annoying.Especially when describing a character that's not going to play a major part in the story.Who is he?Where he comes from? and we only see him in once before his gone.The story was well written and the art was good But besides finding out the answer that was set up in issue 24 there was nothing that really kept me engaged throughout the story.Overall i didn't like it that much but at least i got the answer to the question.2,5/5.
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  • Scott
    January 1, 1970
    Just finished volume four of the Rebirth Batman series, The War of Jokes and Riddles. While not as good as the previous arc I did enjoy it. The story was a bit off to me in how The Riddler was portrayed, however, especially his buff, unbuttoned shirt look, sporting a question mark carved in his skin rather than part of a costume. He reminded me more of an Irish thug from a Scorsese movie rather than the skinny riddle spouting villain of years past. 4⭐’s Just finished volume four of the Rebirth Batman series, The War of Jokes and Riddles. While not as good as the previous arc I did enjoy it. The story was a bit off to me in how The Riddler was portrayed, however, especially his buff, unbuttoned shirt look, sporting a question mark carved in his skin rather than part of a costume. He reminded me more of an Irish thug from a Scorsese movie rather than the skinny riddle spouting villain of years past. 4⭐️’s
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  • Artur
    January 1, 1970
    I thought that was genuinely clever and made great use of, shall we say, B- and C-list Batman villains (Kite-Man! Hell yeah!). The Joker’s portrayal was quite interesting as well. And then there’s what happens with Bruce and Selina.
  • Rob
    January 1, 1970
    This is the Tom King I was expecting when it was first announced. His first great Batstory. I'm not as sour on the Cat/Bat engagement as some people are, but I also don't see it ever paying off as an actual marriage. I hope it pays off as a TK Cat ongoing however.
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  • Dave Sammath
    January 1, 1970
    That conclusion made up for some of the lackluster in-between.
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