Batman Beyond #16

Batman Beyond #16

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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With the threat of Spellbinder behind them, Tim Drake and Terry McGinnis face an uncertain future. It's time to rebuild New Gotham, but who will wear the mantle of the city's defender? This is the biggest turning point in the series to date and sets the stage for BATMAN BEYOND: REBIRTH #1, also solicited this month.

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Sep 7, 2016

    It's been a decent series, and whilst it missed a couple of beats here and there " Batman Beyond #16 did a great job of tying up the story. The reunion between Matt and Terry was a brilliant character moment that has been a long time coming. Although we can't help but feel like the writers might be teasing that Matt could suit up as his own vigilante very soon. Perhaps something will happen in the Rebirth series that will warrant him to step up. It's an entertaining series that finished nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Sep 8, 2016

    The final page makes me wonder if and when we will ever see this version of Tim Drake again; that's all I will say. But I guess we have multiple reasons to keep reading in three weeks. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 7, 2016

    The issue certainly fulfilled its function of wrapping up the story and setting the stage for the relaunch under the Rebirth banner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Sep 8, 2016

    With that said, this was a good wrap up. We get the return of Terry McGinnis, the reunion of him with Matt. We also get a resolution to Matts resentment to Tim that permeated this run. I do want to see where the new series will lead, but I already miss Tim Drake. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 24, 2016

    This series has to end. It will now fit in with the rest of the DC Comics universe closely. Spellbinders defeat was rushed and the conclusion of the story was designed to lead the reader to the future of Tim Drake and Rebirth. I did not enjoy the art by Stephen Thompson. It felt like a bad version of Barry Kitson with badly telegraphed action scenes. In the fight scene, it felt like the characters were floating in the air performing ballet and not connecting with one another with their fists. Also, white characters looked Asian for some reason. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Sep 7, 2016

    Hopefully with Batman Beyond: Rebirth coming next well get a better merging of artworkand story-line, as well as more forward momentum. Only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Sep 8, 2016

    Judging by the way Jurgens communicated his love for Drake through various characters, it suggests that well see him again, which would explain the open ended ending. I for one would like to see Drake back in the Rebirth comic book universe sooner than later. Especially if he comes back to the current timeline as a Titan. And while the ending to this series leaves much to be desired, my hope is that more people will check this run out if only to give Drake his due. I know Jurgens is capable of so much more so I'm expecting a lot out from Batman Beyond Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 7, 2016

    Batman Beyond's series comes to an end with this issue....... or really just bridges the gap between this series and the Rebirth one and while things seem to rush to get to this conclusion.......... not a lot goes down here and for whatever reason I still feel angry at Futures End for causing all of this.  That may just be me though.  All in all this gets us to where we want to be for Rebirth and has an interesting new art style to close us out with......... just not a lot to actually digest though. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 8, 2016

    Unless the only thing you're looking forward to in Batman Beyond is Terry McGinnis regaining the mantle of Batman, expect to be a little let down by this issue. The conclusion of this arc, and the set-up for Rebirth are so quick that it leaves readers wanting more substance from both aspects. I refuse to say the issue is bad, but it pales in comparison to the preceding work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 7, 2016

    As a straight conclusion/epilogue Batman Beyond #16 will satiate fans desperately awaiting the end. Could it have been easily wrapped up last month? Yeah, probably, which makes this issue a decompressed, so-so experience. Read Full Review

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