Batman Beyond #17

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Phil Hester, Ande Parks Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.0Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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"The Long Payback" part four! Following his defeat at the hands of Stalker, Batman is delivered into the arms of the mysterious villain pulling all the strings-someone he never expected! Humiliated by past defeats, this deadliest of enemies wants to drag Batman through the streets of Neo-Gotham en route to a public execution. With Bruce Wayne hampered by injuries, the rescue mission falls to a complete unknown, with dire consequences!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 28, 2018

    I loved the artwork for this issue. The fight scenes were outstanding, especially with the fire in the background for dramatic lighting and shading. The clever ways they hid the lady vigilante's identity was well done, though at the time the obfuscation frustrated me (as intended). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 28, 2018

    I enjoy Dan Jurgens writing (both here and in Action Comics) because he is able to offer the kind of art direction that fills in the blanks. One story element was telegraphed to me long before Bruce Wayne felt the need to explain it Matt. Even if I hadn't picked up on it, the exposition is natural, rather than feeling forced vis--vis Captain Obvious. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 1, 2018

    Jurgens may be getting bounced from Superman, but his remaining book is as good as it's ever been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 1, 2018

    This title is a real pleasure for fans of the original Kids' WB cartoon. It's almost as if the series had been brought back from cancellation for a fourth season. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 2, 2018

    "Unmasked" is another thrill ride of a chapter. This issue was fun to read and has all the hallmarks of a vintage comic. Once again Dan Jurgens proves to be the King of Cliffhangers, drawing the readers in with the promise of further thrills yet to come. Whenever I read an issue of Batman Beyond, I'm always reminded of the tagline used back in the mid eighties for DC Comics' Blue Devil series. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - Rob Ferreri Feb 28, 2018

    The Gotham City of the future looks to be in good hands and I can't wait to get my hands on the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Feb 28, 2018

    Overall, a slightly above average experience, which is more than I can say about a lot of other comics on the shelf today. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 28, 2018

    Batman Beyond continues its mediocrity as the book is padded out with an over extended fight scene and only gives us some character reveals to try and keep us satisfied as this series just runs itself into the ground.  The art is okay for the most part, but all in all, this series stopped being fun a long time ago. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Mar 1, 2018

    Unfortunately, in my opinion, this is not a very well crafted issue. Many of the characters' actions do not match their motivations and there are more than a few inconsistencies. On the positive side, we are starting to see more characters from the classic TV show make appearances. That being said, Payback as the big reveal doesn't really do it for me especially when it's heavily hinted at that it is Kenny Stanton's father and not Kenny himself. It is very doubtful that Payback's motivations won't be fully explained in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Feb 28, 2018

    It's not as repetitive as previous issues – the story is finally moving, at last – but it still feels as though this arc has been written for small children. The characters are just plain, exposition-mouthpieces and none of the 'reveals' are surprising because the whole arc has been thoroughly predictable. Read Full Review

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