Batman / Catwoman #2

Writer: Tom King Artist: Clay Mann Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 20, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 58
7.8Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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Phantasm has come to Gotham City! Andrea Beaumont, the one-time love of Bruce Wayne, is looking for her lost child, and she’s pretty sure The Joker is involved. So, who better to have as an ally than Batman? And what better way to get to Batman than through Catwoman? It’s a knotted history for this costumed quartet, spanning past, present, and future. What The Joker did to Selina Kyle at the beginning of her career will have deadly consequences at the end of their lives. Tom King’s ultimate tale of the Dark Knight kicks into high gear as the story roars down the avenues only hinted at in the pages of Batman.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 19, 2021

    Batman/Catwoman #2 is another impressive issue of King and Mann's stellar series. There is a lot of interesting things happening in the world of Batman right now. But in my estimation, Batman/Catwoman is the most exciting of the lot. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 20, 2021

    The two of them are just doing an incredible job on this book. I am looking forward to seeing where this creative team takes us from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 19, 2021

    DC Comics' Batman Catwoman #2 might be predictable, but it will still keep you on the edge of your seat. It's no less chaotic for its predictability. King, Mann, Morey and Cowles are writing a love letter to comics and they're not letting twists or tropes get in the way. They're writing a quality story that takes its own consequences seriously. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 19, 2021

    Overall, aside from some slight confusing shifts when switching timelines, this is one of the best DC books at the moment and the strongest King Bat-story we've gotten in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 20, 2021

    A fun, exciting revenge story told with truly wonderful art. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 19, 2021

    Clay Mann delivers some beautiful imagery throughout this issue. Not only are the action scenes well done and filled with energy, but the interpersonal moments are brilliantly staged and executed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Jan 18, 2021

    Batman Catwoman #2 is available today at your local comic shop as well as digital download from your preferred retailer. Make sure you add this one to the top of your reading pile because it is one you are not going to want to wait on. Make sure you guys let us know what you thought of the issue by leaving your comments down below! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 19, 2021

    When all is said and done, Batman Catwoman #2 delivers a solid continuation of its storyline. Things are happening in the book at a greater speed than I expected, and hopefully, they will come together to pay off in the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Joseph Gilmore Jan 19, 2021

    While frustrated with the all the time jumps, I am enjoying the story that King is telling " especially the one revolving around The Phantasm. While issue #1 focused more on Andrea Beaumont, Batman/Catwoman #2 gives us just enough of Phantasm to get excited for what is to come without revealing too much. Seeing her systematically going after Joker's henchmen has me very excited as to where this story is going. Additionally as expected, we get some call backs to King's initial run on Batman that ultimately ends Batman/Catwoman #2 with a stunning visual that will definitely raise some eyebrows. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jan 19, 2021

    Batman/Catwoman #2 utilizes many of the same tricks as last month's issue, but with lesser results. The premise of the book is clear, but King's narrative structure has drawn battle lines within his own story. It's near impossible to not prefer one of the three competing plotlines at play here, especially since it's not clear how they'll all click together. I have faith in King and Mann to deliver the goods on an aesthetic level, but King's scripting should be wary of focusing more on form than function as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Jan 19, 2021

    While Batman/Catwoman #2 boasts beautiful art and promising plots, it's also is a frustrating comic. The pacing and the confusing timeline transitions dragged down my enjoyment level, and also made it difficult to judge the comic on its own merits, instead of as a whole when the entire story's completed. This certainly feels more like a chapter in a book rather than an individual issue that stands on its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jan 19, 2021

    This series continues to give me stories that I'm legitimately interested in and that I'm looking forward to seeing more of. In addition, the art in this book is top tier and might be one of the prettiest books in DC's lineup. That said, there are blatant mistakes when it comes to continuity and one of the three stories in this issue becomes stale and uninteresting. It is offset by the good parts of this book, but the mistakes are so glaring that I cannot bring me to ignore them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 19, 2021

    Batman/Catwoman #2 isn't a bad comic but on its own, it doesn't stand out. What should be major moments fall flat. The art is muddled in some ways though individual panels are beautiful. The comic could be so much more with some minor tweaks and changes. As is, the hype and high profile of the comic works against it. It should be so much better. This is one you might want to wait until its collected to dive into. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Jan 19, 2021

    Batman/Catwoman #2 delivers some of the most incredible, intimate, and unsettling art in any Batman book currently on the shelves, despite it coming up short with thin plotting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Jan 20, 2021

    Not a bad book, but certainly not a great one, Batman/Catwoman #2 is enjoyable enough but that only holds if you remain on the surface. Any real scrutiny just weakens the whole issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 19, 2021

    Maybe King can pick up the pace soon, but with 10 more issues to go it seems like this is going to be another long delayed Batman arc payoff. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Jan 19, 2021

    Batman/Catwoman is a strange experience, one that likely will not be worth it for people who aren't already heavily invested in Tom King's Batman story. Read Full Review

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