Batman and the Signal #2

Event\Storyline: Dark Knights: Metal Writer: Scott Snyder, Tony Patrick Artist: Cully Hamner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

As Bruce Wayne fulfills his corporate duties at Wayne Industries, Duke Thomas (a.k.a. the Signal) embraces his role as Gotham City's daytime protector while battling a deadly new rogues gallery. Could these teenage villains be connected to the recent metahuman population boom in the Narrows? To find out, the Signal must learn to work with a different kind of ally... the GCPD!

  • 9.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 20, 2018

    The story in this book continues to be engaging and well written. I am loving the characters and the world that's being created and it is worth exploring in a monthly title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 21, 2018

    Two issues down and one to go, Batman and The Signal keeps lighting the path to a successful Batman spin-off. Time to get ready for the mini-series finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Feb 22, 2018

    This miniseries is shaping up to be a tight, thrilling arc that hopefully will serve as a launchpad for similar Signal stories after its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 24, 2018

    The latest issue of Batman and the Signal is filled with action, conspiracy, and heart, making for an overall incredibly enjoyable reading experience. Although a few more issues would be great to flesh out the characters and events more, Batman and the Signal #2 sets the stage for a truly remarkable final confrontation! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Feb 25, 2018

    While not perfect, BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #2 continues the trend of well-written stories coming from DARK NIGHTS: METAL. With an interesting lead hero and a fast-paced plot balancing tight and interesting artwork, this is definitely an issue to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 21, 2018

    Part conspiracy thriller, part action-adventure, part youth drama, Batman and the Signal #2, the second issue in Duke Thomas' first solo series unfolds in exciting fashion, bringing in several intriguing new players to Gotham's superhero scene. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 21, 2018

    Batman and the Signal #2 cranks the dial with a great sense of pacing. Many questions were asked, and almost just as many were answered. Gotham during the day truly is a different kind of world of its own. It's hard to believe that it really took the emergence of the Signal to get this kind of experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Lorenzo Simpson Feb 21, 2018

    The series really could have been called "The Signal," because at this point Bats just pops in to make sure Duke didn't break anything in the cave he paid for. It looks like they're finally going to team up in the next issue, and it'll be fun to watch that dynamic play out. Batman and The Signal #2 is a great read, and if you haven't read the first one, just go ahead and grab that one, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Feb 21, 2018

    With one issue to go in the mini-series, the mystery of Duke Thomas and the meta-humans comes into focus with a villain that has the usual motivations we've seen time and again. With the climax of the story here, issue three has everything it needs to conclude Duke's first outing on a high. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 21, 2018

    A solid second issue fleshing out the powers Duke has yet to really understand. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Feb 23, 2018

    Duke Thompson is investigating what's behind the meta-human crisis, and how they all seem to be linked to him. What role does Batman play in the creation of the meta-humans? Is someone else pulling the strings? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Feb 21, 2018

    Thismini-series was one of the more eagerly anticipated titles spinning out of Metal. The delays between issues does not help, but the scope of Duke's powers and how he is connected to others that have also developed abilities should be enticing enough for you to forgive these long waits. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Feb 21, 2018

    Bats is firmly in the background, Detective Aisi doesn't make much of an impression and the juvenile delinquent baddies have confusing abilities and not much personality; if you're here then it's got to be for the journey of Duke Thomas. He may be one more family member than we need but he definitely has potential. The story moves quickly enough and I'm keen to see how it's all tied up in the last issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 22, 2018

    This is a mess, but at least Cully Hamner's artwork makes it a good looking mess. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 23, 2018

    The artwork is still fantastic and the link to Dark Nights Metal has finally been made clear but only the most devout Batman readers will have any hope of following this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 21, 2018

    I love the artwork for this series, especially the character designs. I've already gushed about Palette, Null, and Killjoy, but there are so many others as well; such as Duke (obviously) both in and out of his suit, Detective Aisi, and the backup Robins. I haven't had a lot of time to get used to any of them yet, but I can still tell them all apart at a glance, which is a big deal for me. I also love the color palettes chosen - especially for the tech and abilities " the way they're portrayed is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Jay Feb 26, 2018

    Duke evolving as a vigilante separate from Batman this soon is indeed something different, and having former Robins as his backup make for a really good team. So far so good, but again the art could be better. Nuff said. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Feb 22, 2018

    This mini-series is drawing close to its conclusion with many questions still unanswered and a few concepts left unexplored. Unfortunately, this miniseries seems to be turning into the kind of generic detective story we see as filler in other comic series. Hopefully, it can finish off strong. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 21, 2018

    This series may have benefited if Metal would have finished before it came out.......... or if we really knew anything about Duke's powers because as of right now...... I feel completely lost in this series and I really don't know what it is trying to convey to me.  The art is decent and I enjoyed some character interactions, but I really have no idea what's going on in this story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 21, 2018

    There's real heart to Thomas as a character, but this mini-series provides no room for readers to find it, which is a real shame. Read Full Review

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