Batman Beyond #19

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Phil Hester, Ande Parks Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
7.0Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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"The Long Payback" finale! When Batman was at the mercy of Payback, Melanie Walker - a former member the Royal Flush Gang - swooped in to save his life. Now, with Melanie on the receiving end of Payback's wrath, Terry will have to return the favor. But can a bruised and battered Batman save the day, or will he need the help of his mysterious new partner?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Apr 27, 2018

    I've enjoyed Jurgens' writing for many years. I believe he has a firm grasp of the fan's perspective on these characters. In the case of Batman Beyond, it's an open franchise, not beholden to the continuity issues of most of the DC Universe. That opens the door wide to so much story potential, and I'm eager to see what a creator of Jurgens' caliber can deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Apr 25, 2018

    Matt takes the spotlight as Batman Beyond reminds us that while there's a different look, Robin is as needed as ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Apr 25, 2018

    This was a great plot arc; we have old villains (Payback, Stalker) and allies (Ten) being brought to the forefront as well as the start of a new Robin " something I think we've all known was coming even back when this series was a TV show. I'm really hoping they continue building in this vein, and am anxious to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 25, 2018

    The one thing that Batman Beyond has been lacking is for Terry to have his own Bat-Family. The addition of a Robin is the logical first step towards rectifying this. This issue could be as important to Batman Beyond as the introduction of the original Dick Grayson Robin was in the Golden Age Batman comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 25, 2018

    This arc has been one of the series' strongest, but the cast as a whole still has a few kinks to be worked out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Apr 26, 2018

    There are deep and meaningful comics and novels. There are kiddy comics. There's good, there's bad, and everything in-between. Batman Beyond is one of those books that you just know you're going to enjoy, as soon as you pick it up. It marries intelligent action, with good old fashioned fun, every single month. I love it.Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Apr 25, 2018

    All in all not a bad way to open a new chapter in the bat sidekick mythos, but it left me wanting much much more. Here's hoping there is a lot more Matt Bat action to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya May 1, 2018

    Another solid issue by Dan Jurgens, with some very setting-appropriate art by Phil Hester, this was another good installment in expanding the Batman Beyond universe. Though there were maybe a couple of in-story plot-hole hiccups, it's thrilling to see the potential of a new Robin being born. Definitely well worth a read if you're a fan of Batman Beyond and if you're a fan of the ever-growing roster of Robins. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 25, 2018

    There's not much to this story and if you've been reading Batman Beyond for awhile now, it's pretty much par for the course.  This issue hits all the beats that we've gotten in previous issues, but at the end of this, we just get to see Terry being a good guy outside of the costume and it's not enough to win me over. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Apr 25, 2018

    Issue #19 is aflawedbut occasionally satisfying end to a mostly forgettable arc. Pick it up if you can't get enough of Bruce brooding in his own series or if you consider it a big deal that Terry might finally have a Robin. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Apr 26, 2018

    A solid conclusion to a story arc that has had its ups and downs and perhaps went on a bit too long. This issue and story arc will always be remembered for being the first time we see Matt as Robin. It's still unclear as to whether this will be a full-time thing, but I'd guess that Matt retains the title of Robin going forward. I'm looking forward to seeing where we go with the next story arc. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Charlie Ridgely Apr 25, 2018

    Issue #19 does a better job of being enjoyable, and the narrative moves more cohesively at a much better pace than issues past. That said, there are still plenty of issues here. Read Full Review

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