Batman Beyond #25

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Cully Hamner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 24, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
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7.4User Rating

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In this special oversize issue, legendary DC scribe Dan Jurgens is joined by superstar artist Cully Hamner (Batman and The Signal) to bring back the biggest baddie of them all in "The Final Joke."
The dedication of a new building commemorating a special Wayne family event-the 100th birthday of Thomas Wayne-brings out all of Neo-Gotham's familiar faces, including one who was definitely not on the guest list. The Joker makes his long-awaited return to Neo-Gotham, and no one is safe! Will he strike at Batman, Robin, Commissioner Barbara Gordon or the original Caped Crusader himself, Bruce Wayne? Decades after his last fight with the Dark Kn more

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 25, 2018

    A superb and explosive starting point that brings back the biggest baddie in DC Comics history! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 25, 2018

    The Bat-Family reunion is enough to sell me on the story by itself, but the allusions to The Killing Joke and Return of the Joker clinches the deal. It looks like a we're in for one hell of a story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Oct 29, 2018

    I found this number of Batman Beyond spectacular, full of many flashbacks that seek in some way or another to tell us about what happened with the most important members of the Bat-Family during all these years, with this new Arc it seems that a new approach is given to Terry since it indirectly touches Terry's past and the events that led him to carry the bat's cowl as well as the introduction of relatively new characters such as The Signal and Damian Wayne into this futuristic world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 24, 2018

    The world of Batman Beyond is described as decades from now However, with the respectiveages of the more familiar characters (Bruce, Dick and Barbara), it doesnt seemso far in the future, despite advances in technology. Nevertheless, I enjoy theseries: familiar but fresh, while building on established Batman lore. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 24, 2018

    Batman Beyond has been going strong for a while, but it really has a chance to turn a corner with the Joker coming into play. Very excited to see what Jurgens has in store next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Oct 24, 2018

    Why is he here? What does he want? Why does he have to be wearing that shirt? You'll understand when you read the issue, and shout angry vowels at the air, as Jurgens leaves us hanging. Again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 24, 2018

    Batman Beyond #25 is the best issue yet of this series and I'm surprised as anyone that this is coming from the return of the Joker. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 25, 2018

    This is a great anniversary issue and a great package overall! Very enjoyable! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Oct 24, 2018

    This is a great jumping in point for the series and sets up a big return that should make every Batman fan happy. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Nov 2, 2018

    An action-packed issue with plenty of flashbacks to show how we got to where we are, with the return of characters new and old, and the appearance of an old, classic threat, this issue is the perfect jump-on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Oct 24, 2018

    Batman Beyond #25 is more of a prelude than an opening chapter; I admire Jurgens' restraint in spending almost a whole issue getting his readers up to speed but delivering so much exposition in one issue means it eventually gets boring. The interludes that drive the story forward are promising though; if anyone can make this series shine again, it's the Joker. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 24, 2018

    Our "Final Joke" arc starts off a little boring as this over-sized issue takes a lot of its time catching people up to what's been going on in the world of Batman Beyond.  Yeah, it's a good jumping on point for new readers, but pretty pointless for anyone familiar with this series.  The art didn't grab me as much as I would have liked, but like most issues of Batman Beyond, the strength of this issue really comes from the cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Oct 25, 2018

    In the end, the issue was fine but its apparent retelling of an already established story makes me nervous for this arc. It is really going to depend on the creative teams ability to go in a different and fresh direction to this return of the Joker. Read Full Review

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