Batman, Volume 5 by Tom King

Batman, Volume 5

In the continuation of BATMAN VOL. 4, author Tom King pens the fifth volume of his critically acclaimed, best-selling Batman series in BATMAN VOL. 5!Don't miss out on the newest installment of this best-selling, critically acclaimed graphic novel series written by breakout star Tom King! Batman and his new vigilante colleagues take on a new dark and terrifying force in BATMAN VOL. 5. Collects BATMAN #33-37 and BATMAN ANNUAL #2.

Details Batman, Volume 5

TitleBatman, Volume 5
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Batman, Comic Book

Reviews Batman, Volume 5

  • Sean Gibson
    Mixing Batman and humor is a little like bringing your insanely smart but incredibly weird coworker to trivia night with your friends. On the surface, it seems like a good match—“Hey, Frank knows more about Italian renaissance architecture than I do about my own body, and I spend a LOT of time exploring that, so he could really help us out, and my friends are good eggs, so they’ll be okay with the fact that he’s a little off.” But, five...
  • Sam Quixote
    The Bat finally popped the question to the Cat and now they’re getting hitched. Which means Bruce has gotta do the banal things many single fathers do when they remarry: meet with the ex, have a talk with his kid about his new soon-to-be stepmother and break the happy news to his friends. But Bruce is not an ordinary person so these tasks inevitably involve taking on a small army of silent soldiers, breaking UN agreements and sword-fighting in ...
  • James DeSantis
    Tom King has done it. He has made a 5 star volume of Batman. It's been a LONG time since I gave a Batman book a 5 star. See this volume does something the previous did not. There's no big threat, no danger looming in the background, nobody dies (okay maybe someone at one point) but this is a story that gives real humanity to Bruce. We finally see a extremely vulnerable Bruce who's going through shit internally and you can see it effecting him. Th...
  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.After the newly-found quality that surged from The War of Jokes and Riddles, writer Tom King delivers another excellent volume featuring no supervillains at all. How is that event possible? Rules of Engagement is an exploration of various relationships, notably the two new lovebirds who came crashing in with a love for each other bigger than life itself.In this volume, we are presented with three...
  • Chad
    Wow! I'm impressed. There's barely a villain in the book and I loved it! Tom King has quickly made me do a 180 on the Batman / Catwoman romance. Their relationship and banter here is so fantastic. He's really gotten into their heads.First up, Batman and Catwoman head to the desert to talk to Talia. The dialogue in this book even in the midst of sword fights is fantastic. The character moments between Damian and Dick are spot on. I wish we'd get ...
  • Wing Kee
    PerfectWorld: The art is just simply beautiful and the tone is beautiful and this arc is entirely and utterly the perfect arc. The world building is fantastic cause it not only moves the world forward in a way that u did not expect that DC would allow but also honors and deals with the past with Talia and even Damian. It's well thought and we'll constructed. Story: What can I say about this arc. It's perfect in every possible way. From the tone, ...
  • Artemy
    Who has the patience to wait until May to read the new Batman volume by Tom King? Certainly not me. So I got the single issues and read them all at once.After the brilliant thriller that was The War of Jokes and Riddles, Tom King is taking it slow with Rules of Engagement. There are no super-villains, big schemes, crazy explosions or anything like that in this volume. It's just pure, unadulterated character piece, and it's perfect. Tom King is ph...
  • Scott S.
    The best Batman book ever?Well . . . that's a matter of personal opinion.The best Batman book I've ever read?Yes.Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement continues the story-line from the climax of Vol. 2: I Am Suicide (if memory serves - I read it 11 months ago) in regards to the Batman / Catwoman "let's take it up a notch" relationship. This volume is ALL about the two of them, and contains three distinct short stories.The opener shares the title of the vol...
  • Chris Lemmerman
    [Read as single issues]Batman and Catwoman are getting ready to get married - but before they do that, there are a few things they need to sort out first, like telling his best friends, rescuing her best friend, and telling his ex. This'll end well.Rules of Engagement is a three part arc that sees Batman and Catwoman visiting Talia Al Ghul in order to rescue Holly Robinson, still in hiding for her role in the I Am Suicide arc and the death of a l...
  • Diz
    This volume explores some of the Batman's key relationships before his marriage to Selina Kyle. We get to see Batman and Catwoman visit Talia, Batman and Superman work on their friendship, and Selina and Lois bond for the first time. Relationship centered books like this are they types of comics that really let readers connect with characters. More like this, please.
  • Kay
    Perfect.(Or perrrrfect. Meeow.)This volume can be broken up into three perfect segments. 1. Batman and Catwoman's (unsanctioned) trip to Khadym. Issues #33-35 "The Rules of Engagment"2. The double date. Issues #36 & 37 "Superfriends"3. Batman & Catwoman's beginnings & their end. Batman Annual #2I honestly don't know how to talk about everything I love without doing a page by page recap. Everything was just that good. 1. The trip to Khadym (Issues...
  • Richard
    Holy Cinderella, I really enjoyed this one! The "Superfriends" arc that's included in this book has to be one of my favorite Batman stories ever. And the Annual issue included here is one of the best single issues of Batman I've read.Many people like to say that Bruce Wayne is the alter ego and that Batman is the real person, and while I understand the sentiment, I don't fully agree. I suspect that neither Bruce or Batman is the real man and that...
  • Rory Wilding
    Although he is defined by tragedy during childhood and uses that pain to justify his purpose to fight crime like a creature of the night, who’s to say that Batman can’t show off his funny side? After the major influence of Frank Miller, most fans and creators would lean towards the darker aspects of the character, even though from what we’ve learned from The Lego Batman Movie and the late Bright Knight himself, Adam West, Batman can be funn...
  • Roy
    This is a great Volume where its more about the characters than an actual story plot. 2 story arcs, the first involving Talia and giving us Selinas actual take on Bruce. The second is a double date between Bruce/Selina and Clark/Lois. Its just the four of them being normal and exposing their human side. Great story telling!!
  • Logan
    Very good! So Tom King as cracked the code on writing a batman comic I feel as these last two volumes have been very good! So if you have been living under a rock, Batman and Catwoman are engaged! Whether your on board or not with that (I am), this volume pretty much focuses on that. Its 3 different stories in this volume, but the batman catwoman engagement plays a theme through out. The First story has batman and Catwoman go to the middle east f...
  • Crystal
    Well I’m interested to see how they pull off this storyline without Bman loosing all his street cred.
  • StoryTellerShannon
    Could have been good or great with its focuses on the the double date of Batman and Superman but it settles to somewhat good at best. MY GRADE: B minus.
  • Malum
    If a superhero comic is going to be mostly talking with little action, then it usually has to be very well written to keep my attention. Well, King knocked it out of the park with this one. This volume is all about Batman and Catwoman preparing for their big day, and it is completely engrossing, funny, and even relatable, to the very end. We have seen silly 60s Batman, ultra-violent Batman, cartoon Batman, etc., but we are starting to see Batman ...
  • Ryan Stewart
    Daaaaamn THIS is what I’ve been waiting for from Tom King on Batman! It’s been a minute since a comic got me choked up, but this got me good.
  • Adam Spanos
    Beautifully written and poetic, this Tom King authored run of Batman is simply incredible. I guess it is not a spoiler to say at this point that Batman and Catwoman appear to be getting hitched: this volume continues to explore their relationship, their history, their connections, developing the idea of two hyper-talented, painfully injured people who have found their match in each other. The section "Super Friends" and the final section are part...
  • Jenny Clark
    Pretty good, a quick read with some pretty funny moments. I love Clark and Bruce switching costumes, it was great!The art is staying pretty good, though I am not a huge fan of modern comic art. It is nice and clear but there is something missing.. can't quite put my finger on it but yea.Batman is a pretty fun comic.
  • Frédéric
    Tom King rules.Four issues and an annual where nothing really happens and it's still great. This man is a goddam genius and arguably one of the very top writer in the industry in the recent years.No plot, not really. But characters. Excellent characters. Great interactions between the characters, whether from the Bat Family- Damian and Dick notably, in a brilliant scene where nothing happens, just the two of them talking- or the costumed communit...
  • Travis Duke
    That was a fun issue. So Batman asked Catwoman to marry him and now we get the silly but fun intermission before the big day. Its a bunch of short stories that all tie into the current stuff but are really side stories. They go meet Talia, meet up with Clark and Lois, and then we get some tender "first meet" and "retired" stories. Hands down the Carnival story is the best, it is so dang fun and playful you can't help smile. Basically they go to a...
  • Steve
    I received this from Netgalley and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Wow, just wow. Best Batman volume in ages, and a wonderful tear-jerker ending, too. Something not normally seen or expected, but brilliant nonetheless. Great work, Tom King!
  • Pavle
    Originalna subverzija i pozitivni anti-klimaks; kad je retko, retko je. Zdravo je videti superheroje kao, ne čak ni heroje, nego samo ljude sa, eto, malčice ekstremnijim hobijima.4+
  • Eli Seibert
    I love this volume. I love seeing Bruce dip his toe into the pool of happiness and peace. I think Bruce Wayne- Selina as well- deserves a chance to be truly happy for once, and they could give that to each other. I also love the art, and seeing the parallels between Superman and Batman, as well as the interactions between the two couples in the Superfriends two parter was hilarious and fun and had a lot of heart.Honestly, the more I read this vol...
  • Rod Brown
    I was a little resistant at first, but Tom King has totally won me over with his run on Batman. This volume is clever, sexy, witty, fun and humorous.I loved it!This is the best Batman book I've read in what seems like forever, and just thinking about it now puts a big grin on my face.
  • Ridwan Anam
    টপ কলাস। বযাট আর কযাটের সমপরকের রসায়ন ১০০% নিরভেজালভাবে তুলে ধরতে পেরেছে। এক কমিকসে রোমযানস, হিউমার আর একশন (আর শেষে করুণ সুর) ঠাসা মুশকিল। টম কিং এ গরাফিক নভেলে এ দুরূহ কাজ...
  • Albert
    Batman, Volume 5: Rules of Engagement combines the incredible storytelling of Tom King with arguably the very best artist in the business; Joelle Jones. This is the lead in set of tales that lay the groundwork for the current big wedding in comic book world. The marriage between the Bat and the Cat.A journey to the heart of darkness and facing Talia ah Ghul which results in a terrific sword fight between Talia and the Cat. Meeting the Bat family ...
  • Marco
    - While you were inside, did you... Happen to see Mother?- She stabbed your dad in the back. So I stabbed HER in the back.- I see. Well, the more things change...