Batman Beyond #2

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 1, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
6.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Thirty-five years in the future, Batmans gotten himself caught in a P.O.W. camp where the enemy refuses to give up trying to crack the only data source he can't access the human mind! And this foe doesnt care how many people he has to burn through to get there, including original Batgirl Barbara Gordon! To make his great escape, Batman will have to take down both his greatest hero and a traitor to humanity! Featuring the DC Universe debut of Batman Beyond-villain Inque!

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Alec Ward Jul 1, 2015

    The issue did have faults, with the pacing being just a bit too rushed and there being too much of a exposition dump early on by Barbara, but the second issue of this series just continued on with what I need from a Batman Beyond title. It may not have been such a strong outing as the first issue, but it certainly whet my appetite until next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 2, 2015

    The art is great and the story is solid, but for a standalone Bat tale there's not much that screams "must read." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 6, 2015

    Dan Jurgens and Bernard Chang are slowly beginning to reveal the potential behind this incarnation of Batman Beyond. Forgetting the shaky time travelling premise, there's a solid foundation here for future adventure. Jurgens still stresses plot above all, which makes Batman Beyond #2 a slow and ungainly read, although Chang's stylish artwork makes action sequences pop with activity. It's an improvement, but we're still not in "must-read" territory yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Jul 1, 2015

    Overall, it is a good issue but I was left with wanting more which may be what the creators are hoping for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 6, 2015

    Batman Beyond #2 was a significant improvement over what we got in the first issue. Dan Jurgens and Bernado Chang we're able to develop this post-apocalyptic DC Universe in a way that I wanted to learn more about what is going on. The presence of Barbara Gordon, Max Gibson and Inque helped to peak my interest in this world. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about Tim Drake as Batman, who continues to be a duller, less competent version of the character we have come to know. If this series is going to have legs Jurgens will need to make Tim a compelling star because there is only so much the supporting cast can do to lift him up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 1, 2015

    "Batman Beyond" #2 works about as well as I think it can as an amalgamation of two different ideas and properties. Taken strictly as one or the other, I think it could really soar; Jurgens and Chang have the chops to pull it off. However, right now, its two disparate halves don't feel quite like they connect -- the original "Batman Beyond" was dark but that was a walk in the park compared to this setting -- and the dissonance between them keeps it from entirely working. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Jul 2, 2015

    The second issue of (Tim's) Batman Beyond is about as good as the first, but the series will hopefully be better on a whole after it manages to pull itself out of the quagmire of all the Future's End stuff. That doesn't look like it will happen any time soon, though, so who knows how this series will end up playing out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 2, 2015

    For the moment, this is indicative of the rest of the issue: moments of outstanding brilliance surrounding by something that is still finding its feet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jul 4, 2015

    Overall: While the writing and story need considerable work, an interesting premise and strong artwork are the driving force behind the newest run of Batman Beyond. I expect a sharp drop-off in readers, though, if the creative team is going to continue introducing characters without staying true to their publication history. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 1, 2015

    As excited as I was for this book this week, I find myself being really disappointed.  Familiar faces are thrown at us here for what seems like a cheap thrill, while the story did little more than to try and catch readers up who didn't read the Futures End event.  Luckily though, the art remains strong and I continue to look forward to what comes next, but hope that the next issue will get back to exploring this strange new future instead of running around in circles as it did here. Read Full Review

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