Batman Beyond #39

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Scott Eaton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 1, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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The mystery of Neo-Gotham's newest protector deepens! With Terry McGinnis missing, a new, unidentified person has stepped up to replace him as protector of Gotham! Even the greatest detective of all time, Bruce Wayne, is unable to determine who's hidden behind the mask. Gotham's newest hero appears capable, but does she have what it takes to combat Terry's greatest enemy-the murderer of his father-Derek Powers, a.k.a. Blight? Or will her time as the city's guardian end in tragedy?

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Jan 1, 2020

    Now,Batman Beyond #39is not doing anything new here. As a matter of fact, a lot of this issue is a reintroduction of regular tropes like amnesia, secret identities, and the return of long-thought-dead villains. But Dan Jurgens is having fun here. He's not dealing with the pressures of trying to steer one of DC's top-shelf titles, which allows him the freedom to have some fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 1, 2020

    This is easily the most intriguing this series has been, with a plot that captures the vibe of the beloved original while advancing the plot in exciting ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 3, 2020

    I can't wait to see what those things are. This is another good issue in a decent comic book series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jan 1, 2020

    Though, Terry running into Blight " especially without the Batsuit or any knowledge of his true identity " isn't exactly "lucky." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jan 1, 2020

    There's a lot moving under the hood; we have a villain returned and an unfamiliar hero, giving us the right balance of something exciting and new, with an old familiar feeling. We see the faintest glimmers in the end of Batman Beyond #39, that maybe this mystery will yield an answer. I'm as interested as ever to see if Neo Gotham can ever return to normal after the twists in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jan 3, 2020

    Batman Beyond #39 was an intriguing issue, one that dangled the carrot in front of the readers. While we're naturally eager to see who this Batwoman is, we have to admit that there are a lot of other absorbing elements going on at the same time. But all of that is just going to make the wait for Batman Beyond #40 feel that much longer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 4, 2020

    Batman Beyond #39 showcases the future Batwoman, proving her to be an interesting new addition to the Bat-family. Jurgens is not only doing a great job at capturing the feel of the original cartoon, but also at expanding the Batman Beyond mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Jan 1, 2020

    We get our first taste of Batwoman vs. Blight in Batman Beyond #39, and it's a lot of fun to see this new character interact with Terry's greatest enemy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jan 1, 2020

    Batman Beyond #39 is by far the best issue of the arc so far. With a heavy dose of action and character development, Jurgens proves that he is more than capable of scripting a well-balanced issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Luke Corona Jan 4, 2020

    Overall the issue is very enjoyable storywise, if not a little slow. That said, there were some weird character moments where Batwoman, Bruce, and Matt are all a little too keen to see Blight die and there was a lot of exposition in the dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 1, 2020

    The plot and circumstances to this story are laughable and we're no closer to figuring out the mystery of the Batwoman.  Thankfully, the art in this issue is great because it's the only thing that really kept me happy as I turned the pages of this book because everything that needed to happen in this issue was forced in with a narrative sledgehammer and nothing felt cleverly thought out. Read Full Review

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