Batman Beyond #29

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
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The Joker is prepared to deliver his fatal punchline as everything-and the kitchen sink, too-hits the fan for Batman and Robin. Even with Dick Grayson's help, the Dynamic Duo of tomorrow and Bruce Wayne may not stand a chance. Will The 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 Feb 27, 2019

    There is a lot to unpack after these events and I'm sure the next few issues will do just that. If you haven't picked upBatman Beyondyet, I highly recommend it. It's a great way to continue the original series and the creative team behind the book is able to make me feel like I'm watching the cartoon while also elevating the darkness from it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 28, 2019

    Twenty years later, and Dan Jurgens has teamed with Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund to deliver the definitive Batman Beyond book of the decade! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Feb 27, 2019

    I honestly don't feel like this plot is truly concluded. Just like the last plot involving this antagonist, he has a way of coming back around. I think I'd be less content with the conclusion if I thought it was truly the end, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 27, 2019

    The journey there however is more than worth the price of admission. The creative team did another fine job on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Feb 27, 2019

    BATMAN BEYOND #29 is a fitting conclusion to The Joker's return. It features the best of the Batman/Joker dynamic that keeps readers coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Victor Benito Mar 1, 2019

    A solid conclusion to The Final Joke arc with fantastic moments for the art team to shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Feb 27, 2019

    Both Pasqual Fery and Dave McCaig's main cover and Shawn Martinbrough and Andre Szymanowicz's variant cover are great this issue. The main cover is heavy. Really leads you to believe things are going in a certain direction. The variant has a futuristic feel that comes with Batman Beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Feb 27, 2019

    This issue has a bit of an anticlimactic end, but still a great progression for the characters involved. Read Full Review

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    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Feb 27, 2019

    Personally, this may not be the Final Joke. Remember that the Joker returned in issue 25. With issue 30 coming, it'd be a nice set of numbers if something were to happen soon. If not, then the arc has ended in a satisfying way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 28, 2019

    Overall, this was a brilliant follow-up to The Killing Joke and A Death In The Family, and a fitting conclusion to the never-ending battle between Batman and the Joker. It certainly was overdue for Dick to make an appearance. Hopefully, he and Elainna will at least make occasional appearances in the future. I also can't wait to see how this encounter will affect Bruce's relationships with the rest of the Bat-Family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 27, 2019

    Jurgens has resurrected the Joker for one last outing (presumably), and spins a tale well suited for this latter-day legend of the Dark Knight. Thankfully, it's a tale with a clear beginning, middle and end, without some vague conclusion that then dovetails directly into the next adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 27, 2019

    The plot as a whole has been one of the series' weakest, as I don't think it's really told us anything about Joker we didn't already know, but it had a strong ending that sets up a lot of doubts about Matt's future as Robin. I'm just hoping this series continues the strong characterization but makes better use of the Batman Beyond rogues gallery like the previous arc did. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 27, 2019

    Its a suitable climax to a long-running conflict. Booth and company close-out a series with some level of satisfaction, but its totally clear that this is no final ending, but theres a somber moment at issues end that feels like a much-needed rest amidst the reflection on a lifelong conflict. Theres no real insight here, but there doesnt need to be. Aggression and retribution remain as meaningless as ever, but theres a pearl of moody wisdom about the ending that feels appropriately final even if it isnt the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Feb 28, 2019

    Overall, the arc was just a big action set piece that, unfortunately, did not dig deeper into the relationship between Joker and Bruce nor did it establish any real connection between Terry and the Joker. Im not saying the Joker had to kill Robin to create an impact on Terry but, compared to the Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker film, we see close to zero development between the current Batman and the original Joker. It makes me continue to appreciate that film that much more. Hopefully, the creative team has plans for this arc diving further into issues of the need for a Robin in a war on crime going forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 27, 2019

    Not much of a finale to a story that felt like it should have been bigger than it was.  Characters are pretty useless here and it seems that everything we've been dealing with was just to get to the end of the story so that we could have a pseudo callback to the first episode of Batman Beyond.  Very disappointing and the only thing that I can say is a positive here is the art team.   Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    rayonymous Aug 24, 2019

    There's so much to like from Joker and his last laugh finale, Joker's witty monologues and vicious brilliance were done so well. I don't think anyone would have made a stunning and satisfying conclusion than Jurgens, I believe he did his best. Moments like when the Joker stops for a second to realise the fact that his old buddy would be watching him and when he finds his way into the Bat cave to face Bruce Wayne - ex Batman one last time, were done amazingly. Joker dying from a heart attack? That's fitting I guess, also kind of sad for that poor bastard he didn't get a chance at winning.

  • 6.0
    waltgator93 Feb 27, 2019

    Well it’s the conclusion to The Final Joke and of course they killed off the Joker in a way that I hate! I get that Bruce will never kill him so best way for him to go his nature cause but better way would have been from his own destruction. Anyway, I get why Matt told Joker Bruce’s identity but still feel but less of him. Hoping this experience has taught him his cockiness will get him killed. Dialogue felt good and the art once again is gorgeous!

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse Feb 28, 2019

    Meh. I think this arc has been all over the place and the ending wasn't satisfying but I didn't hate this issue. It's perfectly average.

  • 3.5
    Spacey Medicine Mar 11, 2019

    Good so now I will know forever that the Joker somehow gets to the future and dies of a heart attack great I love future stories so much.

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