Batman Beyond #28

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Norm Rapmund, Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
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The Joker prepares to deliver his fatal punchline: everything and the kitchen sink hits the fan for Batman and Robin, and even with Dick Grayson's help, the Dynamic Duo of tomorrow and Bruce Wayne may not stand a chance. Will Joker turn Terry's brother into the new Jason Todd? Is now a good time for Terry and Bruce to clash? And why are Neo-Gothamites cheering on the Clown Prince? Will anyone survive "The Final Joke"?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Sanchez Jan 30, 2019

    It's also great to see the Joker rearing his maniacal head and making this issue and surely the next, as high stakes as possible.Overall, the story sets up the next part of this arc perfectly. There may be an upcoming death in the family and the spectre of Jason Todd hangs over every page from the start. Terry has been my favorite Batman fa while now, but this series is keeping him in first place.With Batman Beyond having turned 20-years old this year, it's great to see it keep going, and it's time for you to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 30, 2019

    A dark, futuristic thriller that lives up to the legacy of Batman Beyond! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 1, 2019

    It's one exciting cliffhanger to end an issue on too! I can't wait to get the next issue in my hands! The story moves so fast I barely could catch a breath. And the art is just perfect for this breakneck paced story. This is some great stuff and this title only gets better from month to month! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Feb 4, 2019

    If you are looking for something fresh, but somewhat familiar at the same time, then you need to read Jurgens' Batman Beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jan 30, 2019

    Batman Beyond #28 was an intense read. For a plot arc that I hadn't intended, or truthfully wanted, I have to confess that they've been doing a brilliant job with it. They've meshed the old and the new seamlessly, leaving us with a tale that holds up to some of the classic moments in the Batman series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Feb 12, 2019

    Another fantastic installment of a strong series, Jurgens manages to amp up the suspense as the series hurtles towards the end of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jan 30, 2019

    This is one of those issues that reminds you how exciting the Batman Beyond property can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 30, 2019

    Many titles have their ups and downs, but Dan Jurgens has managed to keep the quality of Batman Beyond consistently good. There have been many incarnations of the comic so far, but I believe that in the future, DC readers will consider Jurgens run as the hallmark era of Batman Beyond. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jan 30, 2019

    I'm more than willing to look past what seems like a very routine issue. Aside from showing the strained relationship between aging characters, and setting the stage for the next chapter, this one is somewhat forgettable. However, an issue with that much action, and one that shows off the true threat of The Joker, it's a great read compared to middling issues of other titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jan 30, 2019

    Plus we get some pissed off Dick (not Ric) Grayson. He's not exactly a fan of the Robin program and putting kids in danger like Bruce does. And how about Bruce's line when Grayson questions him about Matt McGinnis, the new Robin? "He'll be fine. Hehasto." He "has" to? Tell that to Jason Todd or pretty much every other Robin through the years, Bruce. It's comments like those that make you wonder how he's survived this long. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 30, 2019

    Batman Beyond rebounded from its rough early arcs that were too tied into the Futures End continuity with the new status quo, but unfortunately the return of the Joker seems to have taken it too far round the bend into the old status quo. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Jan 31, 2019

    Overall, the issue was not bad but we are at a point where I hope the story takes a breath and tries to dive into some deeper themes of the arc that have been hinted at. Whether its the upper class needing to be in better touch with the rest of Gothams society or the Bruce/Dick argument over the role of Robin in the Bat-Family, the next issue will hopefully take a moment to explore them. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 29, 2019

    Its nice to see Jurgens etching the echoes of the past into a future Batman, but it would be nice to see it develop into something new, which just might start to really assert itself once the action dies down and the drama ramps-up in the next issue. A new Robin lies in the hands of a very old Joker. Grayson isnt far away. Things could get interesting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 30, 2019

    The Joker coming back continues to be something that I know should be cool, but is still just not hitting in my mind.  We get the usual Batman Beyond fight scene this issue......... you know, the majority of the pages and even that comes off bland to me.  I just really hope that this can all wrap up to be something special because right now, it's just really underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 30, 2019

    So, itappears Matt McGinnis will get that crowbar to the head like I hoped for lastissue. Cant say Im proud of that bit of foresight, but if theres one thingwe know about comics, its that nobody stays dead forever. Read Full Review

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