Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1

Writer: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Artist: Max Dunbar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 6, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
8.0Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Neo-Gotham is alive and has killed Bruce Wayne. It's rejected Terry McGinnis as Batman and offered him the chance to escape. Terry turned it down-he is the city's protector, and he will uphold the legacy of Batman. Now Neo-Gotham will do everything in its power to destroy Terry, including creating brand-new villains to fight him. Terry's first year without Bruce Wayne begins...does he have a fighting chance? From the rising-star creative team of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Kang the Conqueror) and Max Dunbar (Batman: Urban Legends, Robin), a new future for Batman Beyond has begun!

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Harrison Stewart Apr 5, 2022

    Batman Beyond: Neo Year #1 is essential reading for any fan of the show. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1begins a new era in Terry McGinnis' life as he fights to save a city that's attempting to kill him at every turn. This is the Batman Beyond story I've been waiting for, and I can't wait to see what the creators throw at Terry next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Apr 5, 2022

    This limited series presents an interesting take on a future Gotham City with Terry McGinnis at the helm. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 6, 2022

    THE SCOOPIn Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1, Bruce Wayne has died (following events that occurred in Batman Urban Legends #7) and its up to Terry McGinnis to carry on his legacy as the Batman of the future and figure out who is behind the chaos in Neo-Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Emmet Davis Apr 4, 2022

    I've always enjoyed a Bruce-less Batman. Whether it be Damien or Dick. I like that Batman the symbol, can be anyone. Having Terry take up the mantle in the far future on the pages of DC was great. The first issue of Neo Year is fresh and at times bold. It's one of the best looking Batman books of late and should be put on your pull list if you're looking for something extra with Batman. The year of Batman beyond is off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 5, 2022

    This is an intriguing first issue, although I'm hoping some more classic Batman Beyond elements will work their way in soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Apr 12, 2022

    This is as strong a start a new run can get. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Apr 7, 2022

    'Batman Beyond: Neo-Year' boldly ushers in a new era for Terry McGinnis. There's a lot to enjoy in this high-flying noir series for fans old and new. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Feb 8, 2022

    That I enjoyed Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1 as much as I did was a pleasant surprise, and it's a strong enough first issue to retroactively make some earlier choices go down a little easier. What's bad for Terry McGinnis proves to be good for us, as his new status quo is one of the most compelling and interesting things to happen in a Batman Beyond title in a long while now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 6, 2022

    Batman Beyond: Neo Year #1 is an interesting start and more than enough for me to come back to check out the next issue. It just doesn't feel quite as new reader friendly as I hoped leaving me feeling like I missed a lot. It's not so much a start as a continuation of… something. Still, it's an interesting continuation with a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Apr 6, 2022

    The story is very grim and serious and not very new reader friendly, but it should keep Batman Beyond fans entertained. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 5, 2022

    Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1 examines a future Gotham where Terry McGinnis is entirely on his own and a Gotham-Powers Enterprises run by criminals. The art is excellent, but the narration can be confusing, and the issue lacks any emotional weight. You'll get your money's worth if you want a standard Batman Beyond issue with familiar settings and action. If you want a Batman Beyond issue that puts in the effort to grab your attention, look elsewhere. Read Full Review

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