Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #5

Writer: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Artist: Max Dunbar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 3, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

YOU CAN NEVER GO HOME AGAIN! Neo-Gotham and its Sword have compromised and gravely injured officer Beam Boonma. To save her life, Terry McGinnis will bring her to what remains of the Batcave, begging one of his newest foes, Gestalt, to help him. Terry has one last chance to save Neo-Gotham from itself. He'll have to take everything he's learned in this year without Bruce and redefine the legend of Batman once and for all.

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Aug 3, 2022

    The penultimate chapter of this limited series focuses on Terry's character growth. Even with the introduction of Gestalt, this issue felt very introspective and emotional. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Sean Winningham Aug 2, 2022

    Overall, this was a great story. Although the art had a couple of moments where I felt it struggled, the artwork as a whole was phenomenal. The composition and use of space were really well done, and the story was really fascinating and captivating. I honestly cannot wait to read the previous issues and for the next one to come out! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Aug 4, 2022

    Batman Beyond: Neo Year #5 is one of the better issues in the series, just in time for the finale next month. All the mysteries are resolved, the stakes are raised, and the forthcoming battle appears promising. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 2, 2022

    This is a pretty compelling issue, even with the main plot sort of being in a holding pattern for the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Aug 2, 2022

    Batman Beyond: Neo Year #5 is a character portrait of the resilience of Batman. We see that he's consistently struggled, whereas the Batman of the past did very well. Boonma said Batman inspired her because he loses, which is true of many fans of the Dark Knight. Batman is a fallible, human hero among godlike entities like Superman, that's the secret to his longevity. So, when a regular title like this can show that off with fantastic world-building, then comics hit a whole new high. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken Aug 2, 2022

    Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #5 is the best issue of the series yet. It takes the time to slow down from all the action and look at how everyone has been affected by everything that's happened. These moments of introspection allow Terry to grow as a character in meaningful ways, which can be a rarity in a lot of comics. The dark, cramped artwork work alongside the narrative to create an atmosphere that brings emotions to their lowest point in preparation for the big finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Aug 3, 2022

    This was a great issue of Batman Beyond, with Terry finally starting to pull himself out of the pit that Gotham has both figuratively and literally thrown him in over the past few issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batfan1992 Aug 3, 2022

    While Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #5 is kind of slow in terms of the lack of action, which may be disappointing for some readers, it grounds the characters more, specifically Terry, making him more understanding of who Batman is supposed to be. There doesnt seem much chance to see other Batman Beyond characters turn up in the final issue next month, but it sure seems like Lumos may have something more up his sleeve. What do you think will happen in the conclusion? Read Full Review

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