Batman Beyond #2

Batman Beyond #2

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
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"THE RETURN" part two! Terry is tested in a way he hasn't been since he returned as Batman. In Jokerztown to rescue Dana, he's not up against one foe but an entire community of clown-worshipping crazies, all led by the deadly Terminal. Is it possible his crime-fighting career-and his life-will both end just as he's starting over?

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 26, 2016

    Terry's part in the story, albeit a little minimal, was very slick. His appearance in the final few pages was genuinely quite brilliant once the audience is made aware of it. Overall,Batman Beyond #2 is actually a very good issue considering there isn't much of the eponymous hero himself in it. Whilst this is largely down to a brand new story featuring Bruce Wayne, we loved McGinnis' entrance in the finale. This series is showing a lot of potential, and could end up being one of the best in the Rebirth run. Keep your eye on this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 24, 2016

    This series admirably captures the tone of the beloved animated series and seems poised to potentially take things to a much darker place than its predecessor ever could. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Nov 24, 2016

    This issue has two goals. The first goal is to give the story of the death of the Joker and and the second goal is to push the story forward. I believe both is effectively done. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Nov 23, 2016

    This is still a great comic book and a great read, but part of me thinks it could have been more. I think it is still a sign of great things to come for this series and I am very excited to read more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Aaron Reese Nov 26, 2016

    Even though I sometimes wish Jurgens would show a little more pizzazz in his writing, Batman Beyond #2 stays the course and keeps us entertained while folding in essential world-building elements. In the foreseeable future, Batman Beyond will continue to build its roster of characters, conflict and backstory. Because of that, we should count ourselves lucky that Jurgens is in the writer's chair. We probably won't even notice that he's doing it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 23, 2016

    It's a fun story, with no drop in momentum from the Rebirth special. I look forward to seeing more of Terry's portrayal of Trey Malone. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 23, 2016

    This is an alright issue of Batman Beyond that gives us some background that we've been wanting, but it's somewhat slow at times and while it does move the story forward, it doesn't do it all that much.  The art too is a toss up to me because while I loved the present day stuff, the flashback moments just didn't seem as polished. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 24, 2016

    An improvement over last month's chapter, Batman Beyond manages to create some really nice moments that fans will love. In the same respect, there will be a number of moments that don't sit well with them either. But when you reach the last page, the fun entertaining aspect wins over and will leave you looking forward to what's next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 23, 2016

    Issue #2 sets up the next swing of the current story arc as well as deliver a fun Joker flashback to the good old days. That said, it does so in a decompressed way, leaving you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - S Theodore Nov 25, 2016

    There's just enough adherence to the TV show, but some fresh turns to keep this comic from being subservient to that continuity. We'll see if this series can pick up steam with this plot, so far there just isn't enough to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Nov 28, 2016

    The plot thickens, but there wasn't much here to begin with. Just get to the good part and bring the Joker back! It's time for future Batman to go toe to toe with the Bruce's worst enemy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Holyjiebus Nov 25, 2016

    Comic Book Review (8/10) "Great," Batman Beyond #2 "Escaping the Grave: Undercover," Writer: Dan Jurgens, Penciller: Bernard Chang, Plot: Dana has been kidnapped by Terminal and the Jokerz are trying to revive the original Joker. This issue takes us back to the last battle between Bruce Wayne Batman and Joker and how Joker dies. Could this be the real Joker that Terminal is trying to revive, and can Terry rescue his ex girlfriend in time? Seeing Bruce Wayne in the armored Batman Beyond suit was pretty cool and took me back to the old days of the Batman Beyond animated TV show. The highlight of this book is definitely the fight between Bruce and the Joker for me as it starts off with Bruce tied to the wrong end of a wheeled loader. Terry also winning the trust of the Jokerz by executing an elaborate plan with Max and Matt was also pretty cool, although it made me wonder why Max even needed Matt in the shotgun seat. How would a little kid help stage Batman's death and wouldn't Terry be worried for his younger brother's life? Chang delivers another gorgeous book and his depictions of the Batmobile and Neo Gotham invoked nostalgia of the old show. The only thing I didn't get was why Joker looked really young and while Batman and Barbara also looked like they were 40 years old. I think Chang might have a hard time drawing characters that reflect a certain age, but a small gripe for a great looking book.

  • 6.5
    Jack's Yattering Dec 20, 2016

    Score: 6.3

  • 9.0
    PatrickF. Mar 25, 2017

  • 6.5
    TheFallenKing13 Nov 24, 2016

  • 6.5
    Rico Dec 8, 2016

  • 6.0
    EDiakota Nov 23, 2016

  • 3.0
    ComickerPerson Nov 23, 2016

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