Batman Beyond #49

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

To safely return to his own timeline, Batman Beyond will have to defeat the villain Blanque without being seen by his mentor, the World’s Greatest Detective-Batman! Will Booster Gold help keep Batman Beyond hidden, or will time as we know it become completely undone? You do not want to miss this issue!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 24, 2020

    Batman Beyond #49 is a great example of the fantastic job Dan Jurgens has been doing on this series. Jurgens has done a perfect job of expanding the Batman Beyond mythos, yet remaining true to the heart of it. Well it's sad that there's only one issue left, I'm sure that Jurgens has something special planned for the final issue next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Nov 24, 2020

    As I said above, a penultimate issue could be a place to fill us with drama and tension, but that doesn't mean it should. Batman Beyond #49 delivers a rich story with a strong message. It's as close to a modern fable I've read in a long time, particularly when paired with the past issue. When you put dashing heroes, mind-warping villains, and time travel into fables, you get something truly memorable. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 25, 2020

    It feels like it is going to be one hell of an ending on this series and I can't wait to see what happens to conclude it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 26, 2020

    I'm hoping DC has big plans for Jurgens come March " he's earned a fourth decade as one of their staple writers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Nov 24, 2020

    Batman Beyond #49 delivers a fun plotline greatly enhanced by Paul Pelletier's meaty pencils and Chris Sotomayor's bold colors. While I felt this arc put too much emphasis on Bruce and the importance of Batman's legacy, there's enough fun to be had with a surprisingly engrossing team up between Booster and Bruce Wayne's Batman. If this were earlier in the run, I'd be more positive, but with its placement right at the end of the series, I question the decision to remove the majority of the supporting cast and make Terry a pawn to a larger plot. Hopefully next month's series finale delivers a more well rounded goodbye to Terry along with the wonderful ensemble Jurgens crafted over the past four years. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 24, 2020

    While I initially dug the concept of this story, by the end it felt so weird and almost pointless to me that it made me realize why people hate time travel stories. Wibbly wobbly, timey whimey stuff that just makes you wonder why this arc couldn't have had a bigger impact or actually been what the story was set up to be. Ultimately though, you get some really excellent art throughout and the chance to see Batman Beyond in the present day, which is cool, but I would have liked a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde Nov 25, 2020

    The story is fun but again the character of Bruce Wayne has been tarnished even now that he is no longer Batman. After finishing the issue, I was just left with the question of why. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Connor Casey Nov 25, 2020

    The time-traveling mini-arc showed a lot of promise but wound up being pretty inconsequential. Read Full Review

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