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Batman, Volume 7: Endgame

(Batman (2011) #7)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  4,427 ratings  ·  404 reviews
For years, The Joker has regarded Batman with a sick, twisted love. But now, the Clown Prince of Crime is done playing. He’s going to kill Batman. And he’s going to do it using those whom Batman loves the most: the Justice League. The Joker returns to Gotham City with a deadlier agenda than ever before, using every tool at his disposal to finally kill the Dark Knight. That ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 30th 2015 by DC Comics
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What the fuck just happened here?!
Wow. I officially loathe one of Snyder's Batman stories.
Alright. I'm well aware that I'm going to be standing out here by myself, but I fucking HATED this. Like, I can't even describe the rage I feel right now. Just pure fury mingled with crushing disappointment.
Well, what do you know? I guess could describe it!
Maybe Snyder has been the king of the Batverse for so long now, that he's started believing his own hype? I mean, really ?!
You may want to have those l
OK, I don't know how to talk about this without spoilers, so be warned.

*Spoiler alert*

So, I know there is another volume, but this felt like a finale end to the series in some ways.

I have never seen a story like this. I thought it was well done in the way that it takes what has happened from the 1st volume on and weaves them gently into this story. Batman goes back to the court of the owls.

The Joker is the most unhinged we have ever seen here. He knows Batman's identity and he has a new serum t
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Even better than volume 3 which makes it by far the best in Snyder/Capullo New 52 series.This is as good as Batman gets.

My only problem with this volume is that series didn't end with it.This might seem like strange objection but the ending was so good and fit to end not just New 52 series but entire Batman series overall. Batsy will have to hung his cape one day (because of planed end or loss of public interest) and this was the chance to end it properly.Everything after this will be kind of an
David Schaafsma
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: batman
I think it’s the remarkable art from Greg Capullo that tips this Batman series into classic Batman comics territory. Just top notch. And for Batman fans, the encounter with Joker, his very nemesis, the ultimate villain of all villains, well, to open the curtain on this stage for all the aging Batman aficionados, we have to have the best. So Endgame is Snyder and Capullo’s answer to Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s Killing Joke. It falls short of that glory, but it’s in the conversation, not becaus ...more
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it
This volume got a little too macguffiny for me. The Joker's found this magic elixir which allows him to heal from pretty much anything? Give me a break.
Sean Gibson
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everyone’s gotta put their stamp on the Joker, right? Snyder does that and more with an origin story that suggests some serious retconning. Really, this series might as well be called: Batman: Retcon, though, to be fair, 1) a character as old as Bats (and his legendary rogues’ gallery) needs some periodic origin refreshing to stay relevant; and 2) if Stephen Hawking and Marilyn vos Savant procreated (let’s assume for purposes of this incredibly disturbing thought exercise that Hawking is a zombi ...more
Sam Quixote
Jul 20, 2015 rated it liked it
He’s baaaaaaaaaack!

What happened to Joker after the epic Death of the Family (nobody believed he really died)? He reveals all in Endgame - and he’s changed. If Joker thought he was Batman’s best friend in Death of the Family, what horrors has he brought with him now that he sees Bats as his enemy?

It pains me to say this because I’ve been a big fan of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman run since the start but… Endgame wasn’t very good. I know – a Snyder/Capullo Batman comic featuring the Jok
Michael Finocchiaro
It would have been hard to top Death of the Family for violence and gore, but Endgame does this in spades. This epic battle between Batman and the Joker for the fate of Gotham is a great story. If I said anymore, it would probably be a spoiler so let me just say that it is among the best barn-burningly fast-paced and well-illustrated tales in the Snyder run.
Gianfranco Mancini

Intense, scary, gory, disturbing volume of Syder's Batman Run.
Best Joker ever after Moore's one and Capullo's art is 5 stars, but (view spoiler)Snyder still needs to learn how to write a really great ending.

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I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.

This was probably the most intense Batman story since DC rebooted with The New 52!

The Joker is clearly the best bat-villain out there, bar none. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are clearly the best at writing and illustrating Batman, bar none. The intensity ramps up with each page, starting with a battle with the Justice League and ending with, well, I’m not spoiling it. But it’s surprising, it’s intense, and it’s the p
Daniel Clausen
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-of-2018
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned

I finally get this. I can't help but feel that Snyder is adding to and creating new Joker mythology in the style of Grant Morrison. It's pretty out there, visceral and bloody, but this acknowledges everything that Joker is and could be. That's the best way I can explain it. He is pure evil. He's maybe more integral to Gotham than Batman himself.

This book would not make half the impression it does without the staggering illustrations of Greg Capullo, inks of Danny Miki, and psychedelic colors of
actual rating: 3.5 stars

Sure I like it.
I was just expecting more.
Don't get me wrong though, they did give you more... just not the more I was expecting.
I didn't like how the Joker was portayed here.
I loved him in Death of the Family.
The Joker here felt like a cartoon.
I just didn't feel it.

Full review possibly to follow.
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, superhumans
(Received from Netgalley for review.)

Well, this isn't what I'd been hoping for. But actually, I'm not really sure what I'd been hoping for. Seeing that we were having yet another Joker story was making me apprehensive to begin with. Turns out I had good reason to be. The book starts with a half-baked Justice League face off. Joker has somehow managed to dose the entire League with Joker toxin, which was given a half-baked, cursory explanation. Which describes the entire subplot, actually. There
Jesse A
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
A definite improvement after Volume 6. Snyder loves him some dark, dark Joker.
Nicolo Yu
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: collected-comics
When Scott Snyder took over Batman, he promised that he would be using the Joker sparingly, reserving the character for his best stories, like Death of The Family and now this, Endgame.

Snyder pulled out all the stops for this story arc. How does one top the first two chapters where Batman fights the rest of the Justice League? Most writers can't but a few, like Snyder could and he delivered here.

I don't usually follow the Batman books but I was glad to have read the Snyder-guided, weekly series,
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Okay. First off, I just just just finished reading this book, and I'm still trying to process what I've just read - so it's possible this review will be revised later on - therefore let me just say this:

I find many good things about the story, including:

(1) Snyder has really gone for broke with everything he puts Batman through, what with (view spoiler).

(2) The way this
Jedi JC Daquis
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Endgame is a fitting conclusion to Snyder and Capullo's Batman ever since they have started writing the New 52 Caped Crusader. This arc imnortalizes Snyder as one of the best Batman writers.

There are so many elements in Endgame that I don't really know where to start. Well, it is a Batman vs Joker story but it is way more than that. This is a legendary story, a modern myth and as they put it, an epic drama of comedy and tragedy. Endgame is a masterpiece.

I won't spoil anything on who won but to t
Tarique Ejaz
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After the 'Death of the Family' where after a gruesome battle, Batman is able to come away while the Joker is buried under the wide expanse of rubble and earth. The world believes that the Joker might be history but the Dark Knight always knew that the Clown Prince of crime will be back and so was he right on this, as always.

He is back and not just back with a bang. He is back and this time, it is a huge soul-ripping explosion that accompanies his arrival. From the Justice League to the entire G
Ryan Stewart
What would happen if the Joker stopped having fun with Batman? What if he became bored of the old games? All hell breaks loose, that's what.

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continue their critically-acclaimed run on the Dark Knight with "Endgame," a story I have grown to... mostly hate despite the fact the writing is superb and the art is out-of-this-world. Vol. 7 treats us to a no-holds-barred free-for-all between the Caped Crusader and the Clown Prince of Crime with the fate of Gotham hanging in
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
The joker is messed up, he involves the Justice League, and forms an attack on Batman. This novel continues on from the previous Joker story, and its disturbing and violent as ever!! A sad and emotional end to this novel, but hopefully a great new direction. I feel like Snyder is great at what he does, but hasnt hit it out of the park as of yet. The artwork is amazing, I really think they compliment eachother.
David Dalton
Wow! 5 stars plus! Right up there with the original Dark Knight by Miller. Super story and fantastic art! Well worth the cost. A must have for a Batman/action fan. This is the Joker at his worst/craziest! Batman at his best. A classic for sure.
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Joker is back and few people are happy about it. Gotham goes mad and it is up to Batman to save the day.

Snyder is becoming one of my top three writers for the Batman comics.

Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: batman, the-new-52
A brilliant follow up to Snyder and Capullos Death of the Family arc. The Joker is back (again) but this time he's not fooling around. He turns the Justice League and the city on Batman and it seems like it could finally be it for The Dark Knight.

It opens with Batman vs The Justice League and because he's Batman - he's prepared for this. He has a contingency for all the League members and, as you'd expect, he gets he's butt kicked around a little by Superman. Snyder and Capullo don't spend much
Paul Capps
On average I have greatly enjoyed Snyder's run on Batman, but this storyline hit me the most as "just ok." It felt a little over ambitious, and it could have been fleshed out a bit more. I like that Snyder was ambitious enough to try something new with the Joker, it just felt like there were a lot of gaps in this particular storyline. Really enjoyed Capulo's art and the mood it set for the story though.
5 stars

RIP Batman. Nice to see the Joker back again. Hopefully he's gone for good. Wonder if we will ever know his real identity. Glad to see that some of the Bat Family were helping Batmsn. Poor Alfred. Hope he will be okay. Glad his daughter, Julia, is there though. Will Batman continue? Or is this the end of Batman?
Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
This was something I wanted to read for awhile. I have to say that it isn't bad, but not nearly as good as I thought it would be. The Joker has produced a virus version of his laughing poison. It has managed to infect a vast majority of central Gotham as well as the JLA. All Batman's attempts to find an antidote come to nothing. It seems there is more to this than normal. What follows is a slightly tortuous story with a grab-bag cast of "guest" visitors from the members of Justice League, to a g ...more
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Batman: Endgame (pt 1 & 2) was pretty cool. I think it's easy to say, no matter how much we might love the JL, it's friggin awesome to see Batman kick League butt! I love when 'ol human Bruce beats the gods with cleverness and big guns.

Question: Where did Julia come from? Did I miss something? Does Alfred have a daughter now? (Was this in volume 6 & I'm just going mad?)

I don't really know how I feel about this Joker storyline. We had a huge Joker plot back in Death of the Family, and no
Sep 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc
Snyder and Capullo turn the dial to 11 here. I think there is some additional material between vol 6 and 7 (Batman Eternal?*) which makes this a little disjointed for me coming off of vol 6. The art is fantastic and the stakes are very high with Bruce having to take on the Justice League and then another return of the Joker. Very strong edge of my seat reading pretty much the whole way thru. But the story leaves me with a bunch of questions at the end.

It's also very annoying that DC changed the
Now for the Main Event....
Scott Snyder hyped Endgame for 3 months prior to it's start, and I must say, it lived up to the hype. I absolutely loved the story and I honestly think this is Greg Capullo's best work on Batman Just beautiful pencil work by him. And the rest of the art team. Snyder was able to give us fans something to remember for a long time to come. He finally had the Justice League appear In his run of Batman and Capullo drew them absolutely beautifully. Also Joker appeared even mo
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Scott Snyder is the Eisner and Harvey Award winning writer on DC Comics Batman, Swamp Thing, and his original series for Vertigo, American Vampire. He is also the author of the short story collection, Voodoo Heart, published by the Dial Press in 2006. The paperback version was published in the summer of 2007.

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Batman (2011) (10 books)
  • Batman, Volume 1: The Court of Owls
  • Batman, Volume 2: The City of Owls
  • Batman, Volume 3: Death of the Family
  • Batman, Volume 4: Zero Year: Secret City
  • Batman, Volume 5: Zero Year: Dark City
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