Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #2

Writer: Marc Silvestri Artist: Marc Silvestri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 20
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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Batman has joined forces with his archnemesis, and things are already off to a rocky start. But time is of the essence as another piece of Commissioner Gordon is delivered to the Gotham City PD. Will Batman be able to work fast enough to save his dear friend, or whatever is left of him?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Dec 9, 2022

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #2 has again given us a rich detective narrative, wrapped up in the rounded and real look of Gotham. The mystery's immersing Batman into some intense moral dilemmas and the matter of just how much we can trust the foaming-at-the-mouth Joker, if at all, is always in question. This is effortless and gripping storytelling by a team of true masters in the art of crafting comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 6, 2022

    Silvestri also delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue with visuals that are exciting and brilliantly utilize the darkness of the city to its advantage. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Dec 8, 2022

    This comic is a great time. It isn't the most profound story ever but it isn't supposed to be. It's just well written and brilliantly drawn. Strongly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Dec 6, 2022

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #2 takes the boilerplate setup from issue #1 and amps up the horror elements in surprisingly new directions for an issue with spectacular art and a suddenly more intriguing story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 6, 2022

    Nevertheless, just like Batman #130 this week, Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #2 has some rather stellar plot threads for readers to pull that make this tale intriguing while garnering a strong sense of mystery and detective storytelling. Whos behind all of this and why are they basically cloning Jokers? And what connection does this all have to do with the Waynes? There is so much meat on the bone making this reviewer excited for the future of this series. Yet, Im reviewing THIS issue which was again overcompensating with action instead of pulling these enigmatic plot threads that could hold the story together on their own. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Dec 7, 2022

    The Deadly Duo continues to give readers the purest form of the Batman/Joker relationship. Without all the trappings of a main continuity story, The Deadly Duo has free reign to relish in the delightfully dark and impish interactions between its two leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 7, 2022

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #2 is an entertaining read. It doesn't fall into "90s issues we see from others who "return to comics and instead plays off Marc Silvestri's strengths that made his creator owned work stand out from the crowd. There's a lot here to enjoy and fans of Silvestri, want to see Batman and Joker team up, or like a little horror, will want to check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Dec 6, 2022

    BATMAN & THE JOKER: THE DEADLY DUO #2 is shaping up to be a must-read #Batman and #Joker story. Silvestris vision and art feels right at home on the #DCBlackLabel format. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Dec 6, 2022

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #2continues to explore the dynamic between its titular characters while also delivering plenty of action and humor. So far, I've been pleasantly surprised by this comic, and I hope that feeling continues, especially as the last page teases a whole new world of trouble for Batman and the Joker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 6, 2022

    The art by Silvestri is strong and gritty, but the story doesn't live up to it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Dec 7, 2022

    Things feel cluttered, story wise and while dark and gritty with a sharper edge is something that should work for Batman, this issue veers a little too far into the grim and the weird, ultimately creating a lack of balance that throws the whole issue off. Read Full Review

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