Batman Beyond: Neo-Gothic #2

Writer: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Artist: Max Dunbar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 23, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

In every city of light, there’s a place of near-total darkness where creatures of the night linger in the sewers beneath. Surrounded by bones of the hunted, this is the Beyond. Terry McGinnis comes face-to-face with Killer Croc, but what happens when all Croc sees is his next meal? He’s hungry, and angry, and Batman’s looking delicious. In a battle of epic proportions, Batman must enlist the help of Kyle the Catboi and his magic abilities, but will this be enough to get him out alive?

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Aug 23, 2023

    With that massive hook at the end topping things off, Neo-Gothic #2 is just too damn good, and you should absolutely be reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicsOnline - Matt Sernaker Aug 22, 2023

    Batman Beyond: Neo-Gothic #2 continues to provide an exciting new adventure in the world of tomorrow. What happens when you have a giant monster fight underneath a city? The Gotham quake of '98 is about to seem like a walk in the park as Croc's Kaiju-sized threat is felt throughout the story. This colossal version of the character was perfectly redesigned by the creative team, adding a new layer to the terror below. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Aug 25, 2023

    OverallA really fun issue that does a great job of moving the story forward and ends with a big reveal about who the tomb belongs too. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Aug 23, 2023

    Batman Beyond: Neo-Gothic #2 is an exciting, high energy issue thats strong on action. The entire creative ups their game. This is an issue that readers who arent reading Batman Beyond should check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 22, 2023

    While the story topside involving Donovan Lumos' gentrification scheme isn't quite as compelling as the things in the underground, this series continues to impress and deliver a compelling vision of a future Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batfan1992 Aug 24, 2023

    Batman Beyond: Neo-Gothic #2 continues an intriguing story presenting new characters and familiar characters in a new way. Killer Crocs revamp is epic and he presents a true threat to Batman. There are even more mysteries to be uncovered next issue, such as the big reveal at the end of this issue, and who might be involved with it. There could also be more to the magic Catboi as well that could play a larger role in the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Aug 24, 2023

    Batman Beyond: Neo-Gothic #2 brings us intense action and a fascinating new character, all wrapped up in the same new but familiar look into a futuristic Gotham. The creative team has done wonders in telling a new Batman story with things that deeply excite readers who know the deepest secrets of DC comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken Aug 23, 2023

    Batman Beyond: Neo-Gothic #2 manages to pivot towards an approach to its story that resonates on a personal level. Still too much time is given to pontificating monologues, but when it's able to let the characters be characters, it succeeds. Its intriguing journey and exciting action sequences are only somewhat dampened by an ever more ill-suited anthropomorphic sidekick. Read Full Review

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