Batman Beyond #1

Batman Beyond #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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"THE RETURN" part one! Terry McGinnis is back as Batman, much to the delight of his family and friends. But is the original Joker really back as well? Inspired by the possible return of their role model, the Jokerz have taken over an entire section of Gotham City and are determined to wreak havoc in the still-rebuilding city. While Batman battles chaos on the streets, his friend Dana is at the mercy of the new leader of the now-unified gang.

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Amy Lukac Oct 30, 2016

    BATMAN BEYOND #1 starts off as a wild story and will get you excited for the rest of the series. DC fans get to experience a younger Batman with a different personality (hispersonality reminded me a bit of young Spidey). Batman of the futurerealizes that he cannot mimic Bruce Wayne because he doesn't have as muchexperience under his utility belt. What Terry does have isa shocking planthat will get you stoked for this new storyline: going undercover as one of his enemies, a Joker,to get the job done. If you can't beat them, pretend to join them! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Aaron Reese Oct 3, 2016

    Dan Jurgen’s wrote a fun and well-paced comic book, stuffed with nostalgia and action. Even though it’s not perfect, it’s probably unfair to demand more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Oct 27, 2016

    So far, this is proving to be a good opening arc and it is good to see some callbacks to the pre-Rebirth Batman Beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Oct 26, 2016

    Spoiler Section: At the end of the comic, Terry dresses up like a member of the Joker Gang to infiltrate their group and take it down from the inside. I think the fact that this story ends with the main character dressing up like a clown should not be ignored. It is an absolutely ridiculous turn of events in a vacuum, but it doesn't play as a jokein this context. The fact that Terry might become a Joker feels scary instead of like the goofiest plot twist of all time. And I think Jurgens, Chang, and Maiolo all need to be praised heavily for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 26, 2016

    Batman Beyond is an action packed story that connects the fighting to character. You gotta appreciate that and the resurgence of the Jokerz. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Oct 28, 2016

    In a nutshell,Batman Beyond #1 is a good start to a new story. Good action, great drama, and overall just fun. If it can make a fan out of me, there's plenty of room on that bandwagon for you too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Comicbooknostalgia Oct 26, 2016

    Batman Beyond #1was a solid issue and made me excited for the series again, and this is going to be a regular part of my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 27, 2016

    The reveal at the end of the issue feels a bit rushed, but this is still a quality and welcome return to the world of Batman Beyond. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Oct 26, 2016

    The mystery with the whereabouts of Old man Bruce Wayne and the cliffhanger with Terry at the end have me a little intrigued. I'm not sure it will be enough to keep me coming back to see the bright neon Gotham lights. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 28, 2016

    A solid issue, carrying on the strong start of the Rebirth special. It will be interesting to see how Terrys attempt at bringing the Jokerz down from the inside progresses. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd Oct 31, 2016

    A fine return. Like putting on that comfortable, old romper suit. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 30, 2016

    When it comes down to it, Batman Beyond doesn't cover much ground, and the comparison of this story to the previous run, as well as Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 hinders it more than anything else. The story isn't bad, but it definitely feels a little worse than it is while reading because what came before was so good. So go ahead and grab this issue, because the ending sets up a great scenario! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 26, 2016

    While we do have Terry Mcginnis back in the Bat-suit, what we don't have is enough of a story for this issue since it takes a lot of pages just to catch everyone up on what happened in the Rebirth issue, while continuing to show us Batman getting his ass kicked like we saw throughout the previous series.  The art and the cliffhanger were decent enough but nothing really felt fresh with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Oct 31, 2016

    Final Thoughts- The cover says issue one, but it's difficult to read this comic and not feel like you're missing part of the story. It's like walking into a movie when you've missed the first ten minutes" it doesn't ruin your ability to follow the film, but you sit there the whole time feeling like you missed an important piece of information that wasn't shared with you. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Laurence Almalvez Oct 26, 2016

    Although Jurgens' first couple of issues show signs of life, Im hoping that the idea of bringing back The Joker gives this series an added boost because at this point, it most definitely needs it. Read Full Review

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