Damian: Son of Batman #2

Damian: Son of Batman #2

Writer: Andy Kubert Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17
6.8Critic Rating
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Damian Wayne faces the most important decision of his adult life after a dangerous confrontation with someone dear to him. Plus, a soul-searching journey into the madness of Arkham Asylum!

  • 10
    Barron Network - Robber Barron Nov 27, 2013

    Damian Wayne is back and he is wearing the 666 Batman costume why would I not love this book?! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hero Nuggets - The Cannoli Nov 30, 2013

    Damian Son of Batman #2 is a great follow up to the first issue, containing wonderful story progression and spectacular art. Honestly, I can't ask for more from this series. Definitely finishing it out and hoping for a monthly title. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - C Reyes Nov 29, 2013

    So far, Andy Kubert's writing took me by surprise as he seems to be pulling out all the stops by doing something I once thought darn near impossible, he found the wedge Morrison left that connects the main time line with the 666 universe timeline, since we all know where this story is heading it is really fun being along for the ride. The panel work is amazing and you can tell that his line work (pencils) has shades of his father Joe (God rest his soul). I'ts been a while since I've had fun reading and analyzing a book and the many outcomes it could take along with the possibility of expanding this into a Beyond-universe type deal. so if you're a fan of Damian, and you enjoy a quality bat-book period. This is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GoCollect - @DocBenway Nov 28, 2013

    Kubert is handling the writing and artwork of an over-the-top tale of what the future might have held for the Bat clan with panache. Screw continuity and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Alexander Cerola Dec 2, 2013

    In the end, the book is solid.The actors on stage arent doing too well, but the story and art direction are superb. Heres hoping that the next act will improve on some of these things. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 3, 2013

    While not being quite up to the challenge of topping, or maintaining the joygasm that was the first issue, this still has the ability to capture your attention, and keep you glued.  Last issue was a tough act to follow, but this is solid read, and gives you the Damian you've been craving.  So Kubert, if you keep creating, I'll keep shelling out the cash.  Go check it out.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Nov 27, 2013

    This issue tells a story that isn't unreasonable to accept as Damian's path to becoming Batman, which I'd say is a big accomplishment. Kubert's art is more than entertaining and more than enough of a reason to stick around. In round two, one could say the same for his writing. Stick around, nation. Fully witness Damian's "return". Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz Dec 2, 2013

    Damian son of Batman has thus far proven to be a good mini series. Hopefully the next two issues will only make it a better story, because I see the potential for this to be GREAT, however as is the story is regressing sadly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Nov 27, 2013

    Damian: Son Of Batman is not the greatest comic book on the face of the planet, especially when there are some other truly groundbreaking works in the medium hitting store shelves this wednesday. Kubert is doing a solid job on the series, but not breaking any new ground. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Dec 1, 2013

    This second issue is better than the first, but still suffers from the pacing issues mentioned above. Now that we have Damian in the Bat suit, I'm interested in reading how this book will end with just two issues left. I know that the art will be great in the last two issues, I'm just hoping the story will match. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Dec 4, 2013

    This issue was a little odd, and not quite there, but I'm still really enjoying this series and can't wait how our brat wonder gets himself out of his current mess! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Nov 27, 2013

    While the first issue salvaged quite a bit after a poor initial impression, this issue goes back to what I was originally expecting after reading that preview. It's just sort of all over the place, parts of the dialogue are truly bad and motivations aren't exactly clear. It would say it's a bad issue, but the inconsistency is worrisome. All that aside, from an artistic standpoint, the book remains a beauty, with Andy Kubert's art shinning along with Brad Anderson's colors, so at least there's that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 27, 2013

    More Damian is what we want and this is where we're getting it. There may be some head-scratching moments but seeing Damian move forward to becoming Batman is a cool thing and Andy Kubert's art makes this enjoyable. While we do get some answers about the first issue, there are more that pop up here. It may be a matter of just sitting back and enjoying the adventure but you can't help but wonder how the big picture will turn out. If you're a fan of Damian, you'll want to watch as he enters the next stage of his 'career.' Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 8, 2013

    The confusion aside, the comic does give us Damian donning the costume for the “first” time, but the moment lacks any real gravitas (although I liked the “nice coat” comment the new Batman gets while jumping into action chasing a sighting of the Joker later in the issue). Andy Kubert delivers some moments, but the entire issue feels like a train wreck. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 2, 2013

    It seems that we're finally starting to get somewhere with Damian. But we're still lacking any real substance here. What are we supposed to learn about Damian? Why is he worthy or unworthy of the cape and cowl? Right now, we're flipping back and forth between action scenes and Damian's personal gripes about Batman's code. It's not particularly grabbing. But Kubert fans will definitely get a kick out of the art, which is more than I can say about the first book. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 27, 2013

    I definitely don't recommend this one. The artwork looks really great as long as no character is yelling– then it looks downright silly. But overall it's a nonsensical story with really bad dialogue and characterization. The spirit of Batman Odyssey is alive and well in this book… I thought it was over but apparently I gotta cast a horcrux back into the firey chasm from whence it came in order to end this madness. *sigh* at least the newest formOdyssey‘s has taken is only 4 chapters long and not 13. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Dec 3, 2013

    Frankly, this was a very, very disappointing issue. From one freshman slump to a sophomore slump. Read Full Review

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