Batman And Robin Eternal #2

Batman And Robin Eternal #2

Writer: James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 18
7.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Its here at lastthe sequel to the blockbuster weekly series BATMAN ETERNAL!Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careersbringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him and everyone else who ever worked with Batman! With Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in black whos come to Gotham City looking for Batman?Prepare yourself for six months of international intrigue, twists and turns, and new additions to the world of Batman and Robin, from showrunners James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder, and writers Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson, and Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly!

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Oct 16, 2015

    For a second issue, Batman & Robin Eternal #2 packs a punch. It keeps the reader on the wild ride of the first issue and it honestly feels like the climb before the roller coaster drops.  I only wonder how many loops this ride will have. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 17, 2015

    I am definitely enjoying Batman and Robin Eternal so far. There aren't any painful plot holes or forced story beats. The characters are all spot on. The story is low key so far. There's a dangerous new threat, and without Batman in the lead, the various Robins and Bat-allies must scramble to figure out what's going on and stay alive. That sounds like a solid story premise to me! I only hope Duke Thomas and the We Are Robin gang might get involved at some point! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Oct 20, 2015

    The Batman Office expects, in fact demands, a great deal from its weeklies. Batman Eternal was supposed to be a panoramic survey of Batman and his meaning for Gotham and its citizens. It did not fulfill that promise. In truth, it probably could not, as it also had to serve as the Bat Family book for the year, the vehicle to carry the continuity of the Batman universe through the 52 weeks of its publication run. As such, it had to maneuver characters into place for long-term strategic storylines, seed plot elements for other books to exploit, and provide the principal arena for the development of the Bat Family as a whole. Not surprisingly, the different pieces of the weekly did not, in the end, come together into a completely coherent whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 14, 2015

    While not as plot heavy as the first, the second issue is great and a lot of fun. Tim Seeley has a real knack for writing characters and getting all of their personalities down just right. Everyone feels like themselves and has a good little moment or line in the comic. All of the writing and dialogue is solid as well and there's not a moment that is boring or uninteresting. The only off thing about the writing or characterization is the ending scene, since a certain character appears to be in trouble despite being shown as super competent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Oct 15, 2015

    After the premiere issue, this was a real quick read. Most of what we see here is just payoff and recovery from last week's cliffhanger. While entertaining and humorous, the plot doesn't really move forward that much in this particular installment. It also doesn't leave us with a huge nail bitter either. Even though it's not on par with the premiere, it's still a good issue and I'm dying to know what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Oct 15, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal continues to be an entertaining tale, and as we enter the second week of this celebratory series, the mystery surrounding “Mother” continues to grow. The creators also manage to bring our various heroes together in a fun and engaging manner, with there being plenty within this issue to make you want to return for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 15, 2015

    Awesome is awesome. With a weekly series its easy enough to have a slow issue, but this is not that issue. Batman and Robin Eternal #2 delivers the goods in almost every way. Dont think you can skip this series. Drop something if you have to and get on board the Dick Grayson train in the form of Batman and Robin Eternal! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 15, 2015

    Batman & Robin Eternal #2 continues the entertaining story from the first issue and has me even more intrigued by this weekly. I enjoyed the first Eternal weekly and this series is matching up nicely to the quality of it so far. I'll be back next week and I'm happy I only have to wait that long to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Oct 16, 2015

    Though it will take some time to get to the big reveals, "Batman and Robin Eternal" #2 continues the fast-paced fun introduced in the first issue. Though the titular character is still more of a cameo player in the series, the book establishes itself as the one place to see the best parts of the Bat Universe interact with one another. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Oct 16, 2015

    Overall, good follow up to an awesome debut. Let's hope this story keeps on truckin' for 24 more weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Oct 16, 2015

    Throughout the issue Seeley continues to infuse a constant stream of humor into the story, creating an issue filled with action that keeps you laughing (something he also did well during Batman Eternal). The artwork is once again fantastic this issue, with the fear gas induced scene bringing out some groovy artwork (going to work on making that word relevant again). Loaded with action, laughs, and great artwork this is the grooviest comic outthis week. Now someone tell Grayson that if he wants to stick around Gotham he'd better put a mask on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 14, 2015

    Issue two propels the present action forward, glances off the past storyline, and keeps strong threads of characterization and humor throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Oct 19, 2015

    Although it may not be an essential issue, "Batman and Robin Eternal" #2 is proof of the appeal of these characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Oct 15, 2015

    It's fun to see all of these various Bat-characters together, some of whom we haven't seen interact in years (or in some cases, ever). The focused in narrative is beneficial for that reason, though it could still use some more tightening " specifically the flashbacks, which so far play out no differently than any past encounter we've ever seen with the Scarecrow making them feel like a waste of pages. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 14, 2015

    After such a great #1, I couldn't wait for this issue.  Maybe I expected too much, but this setup issue had me disappointed and looking forward to next week for the rwrong reasons.  Nothing in this issue outright offended me, but nothing really grabbed me either.  I'm still fully into this series, but that's still the result of last week's issue, not this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Oct 15, 2015

    While Batman and Robin Eternal #2 didn't live up to the expectations that the first issue brought about, it's still an entertaining read full of great moments within the Bat-family. Without strong flashbacks and the Tony S. Daniel's art, this issue ended up being somewhat disappointing. It still did a solid job at setting up the series, and we should expect to see some great things in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - AJ DeMare Oct 19, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #2 has its flaws, but is still a worthwhile read from Snyder and CO. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Oct 14, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #2 is an unfortunate, early slump for the early series with glacial plotting and some poor artistic choices in what should have been a brutal, scintillating fight scene. The fun and interesting conversations between Stephanie Brown and Dick Grayson and a harrowing, thematically relevant Scarecrow flashback keep things from being a total wash though. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Inter-Comics Podcast - writingtwentytwopages Oct 15, 2015

    All-in-all this book highlights the possible problems that can happen when doing a weekly comic. The book isnt exactly bad it is just perfunctory. It does its job and nothing more. The most infuriating thing is that these creators can do so much better. Unfortunately after a strong start the book has fallen back into a DC house style bat-book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 15, 2015

    The curse of the weekly struck swiftly. After an exciting opening issue, Tim Seeley mires Batman & Robin: Eternal in dialogue. The plot moves at a snail's pace and the lack of action is alarming. Read Full Review

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