Batman: Black and White #1



Release date

September 4, 2013
10 out of 10
The only legitimate excuse that you as a Batman fan can have for not rushing out and buying this is if you’re waiting for the more affordable trade paperback that’ll be out sometime next year. Otherwise you’re missing out on some very entertaining stories. There were a lot of Batman books on shelves this week, but in my opinion this was by far the best.
Having said all that, the new issue of Batman Black and White had a lot to live up to. Unfortunately, this one issue doesn’t deliver as some of its predecessors. Although the cover by Marc Silvestri is nothing short of epic, the interior stories are somewhat lacking and disjointed.
5 out of 5 stars
If your budget only permits you one comic this week, you should, without a doubt make that comic Batman Black and White. Comics like this have the potential to enrich our view of the medium as a whole on top of being quite entertaining, and give us a very critical position on the characters we love.
4 out of 5
Despite a $5 cover price and the lack of color and inks, fans should enjoy this one. Worth a look.
Aside from Neal Adams' contribution to this issue, which looks great but is easily the craziest story I have ever read in a comic from a major publisher, hands down, this is mostly just a fun, light collection of Batman stories with no regard for continuity or DC editorial mandates.
3.5 out of 5 stars
"Batman: Black and White" #1 has stronger visuals than scripting overall, but Maris Wicks' comics writing debut and the strength of the artwork make this revived anthology worth a look.
4 out of 5 stars
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE has always been a showcase of remarkable Batman stories told by several creators in the industry.
4.5 out of 5
In Black and White #1 we get possibly the best of all possible Bat-possibilities. Wow, what a mouthful.
Grade: A-
If they can maintain this level of talent, this will be a series to watch.
10 out of 10
The first Batman Black and White is still one of my favorite Batman limited series. So far, this new edition is setting itself up to be just as good if not better, and is a must-read for any Batman fan, making it my book of the week.