Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1
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Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1

Event\Storyline: Rebirth Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 15
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Six months have passed since the events of BATMAN BEYOND #16. While areas of destruction remain in the outside world, Gotham City has made great strides toward reclaiming its bright future. But new threats arise and old adversaries may be coming back. And the question still remains: whatever happened to Bruce Wayne?

  • 9.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Michael Nunneley Oct 4, 2016

    Dan Jurgens' work here on Batman Beyond: Rebirth looks to be more of the same great work we've come to expect. His story is gripping and very entertaining. Plus, the end of this book has one hell of a cliffhanger that will leave the reader sitting there with their mouths hanging open. Then, once they have recovered, dying to read issue #2. That was my reaction anyways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Sep 28, 2016

    Batman Beyond Rebirth #1 is a good read. I had never actually read any Batman Beyond before this, Id only watched the show as a child, but this makes me want to go back to the earlier comics and read more while waiting for the next issue. Its as cool as the television show is, and if you are a fan of the old Batman Beyond show, youll definitely love this. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Sep 30, 2016

    Overall, a great starting point for new fans, and a great continuation for old ones.Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 is a fun look toward the future, and I'm ready to go there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Dave Pecci Sep 28, 2016

    Batman Beyond Rebirth #1 brings in the usual cast of Batman Beyond and sets up a mystery and action filled series! Be sure to pick it up as soon as you can! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 8, 2016

    Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 does a perfect job of introducing new readers to the character and what he's about. The issue dips it's toes into the main plot for the rest of the solo series, but doesn't give too much away. It's a welcome return to the return of Neo-Gotham. It even manages to delve into the relationship between Terry and his brother, Matt. So all in all, this is one of the better Rebirth titles to come from DC Comics, and we can't wait to see what they do with the solo series from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Sep 28, 2016

    So I'd say this was a good issue, I liked it. It held my interest and I'm intrigued by what's potentially in store for this Batman. I know I found it a lot more interesting than the regular Batman title's Rebirth issue, so hopefully this is a good sign for the rest of the series. I guess we'll just have to wait and see" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Sep 28, 2016

    Dan Jurgens gave us a fun story that continues to remain in the classic future setting of the story with plenty of callbacks to the modern era to develop the relationship between the two settings. As an admittedly uninformed reader, this was welcome. He is joined by Ryan Sook on pencils and inks while Tony Avina and Travis Lanham share coloring duties. There is a pitfall when it comes to drawing sci-fi/futuristic stories. The art can overpower the story. The team here keeps everything in check and doesn't go out of their way to show how "wild" the future has become. It's believable, which is appreciated. Jurgens continues this series hot off the heels of his writings duties on the previous pre-Rebirth Batman Beyond title, so I'm wondering if that might be worth checking out. Should I check out those books? Leave a comment below. The strong story here makes me wonder if I'm missing out on something. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Sep 29, 2016

    My main criticism of this issue is that I saw the last page twist coming a little too early I feel. For a kick off issue it's a good start, we get to know Terry, who is well developed, and while the enemy isn't anything too exotic the familiarity of the Jokerz eases the reader into the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 29, 2016

    This issue is very efficient at recapping Terry's origin story and laying out the basics without getting tripped up over unnecessary details. Little direct mention is made of the previous volume's events, meaning that fans of the animated series can dive in just as easily as veteran comic readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 28, 2016

    Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 offers a gritty take on the character due to the well rendered art and colors. This issue serves as a good introduction to the character while establishing all the supporting characters too. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Oct 2, 2016

    Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 is another solid entry into Rebirth. Dan Jurgens and Ryan Sook lay out a solid introduction with an excellent use of narrative recap to introduce new readers as well as provide a recap for veterans. There is plenty of high flying action mixed in with a little bit of investigative work (there could have been more). The characterization of Terry is done very well, although his supporting cast does need a little more time to grow. The art was solid and the number of different types of Jokerz gang members really showcases the threat they are. It's a solid entry into the future and has a cliffhanger ending that you just have to read! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 28, 2016

    For readers who aren't familiar with the Batman Beyond canon this Rebirth issue does an excellent job in bringing you up to speed, but for anyone else, who watched the animated series or read any of the previous comic book series, it comes off mostly as just a rerun.......... but does offer up an excellent cliffhanger to get us excited for where the series is headed.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Laurence Almalvez Sep 29, 2016

    The book concludes by saying, definitely to be continued, and Im happy to report that I will definitely be following this title. There were a couple qualifiers in this review, so let me boil it down. Did I love this reintroduction? Not particularly. In fact Id say the story played it a little too safe. But given Jurgens impressive track record on DC's previous Batman Beyond run, Im expecting a bigger, better and far more unpredictable story from future issues. So as it stands, Batman Beyond continues to be my most anticipated title of the Rebirth brand. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 28, 2016

    As a kickoff to the next Batman Beyond era, this left me cautiously optimistic. Hopefully with a fresh start, Jurgens can restore the book back to prominence and justify his return to the title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 28, 2016

    This is a solid setup for the upcoming new series. It recaps Terry's origin and sets up the new status quo. DC has once again succeeded in returning classic elements to the current continuity of the character. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 28, 2016

    The issue is good, though not great. As I said, it's got a reveal at the end that has me wanting to see what comes next, and hopefully, things pick up a bit more in the overall comic, but as far as getting people excited, the end results is a bit bland. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Oct 3, 2016

    A by-the-numbers start with a bold final flourish, Jurgens and Sook set themselves up with a tall tale to tell. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Sep 28, 2016

    If DC insists on continuing to drag out the future of the DC Universe through Batman Beyond" I mean, it's not like we haven't already pointed out how hard it is for the publisher to let go of the past. So be it. This series will probably never act as a crystal ball for present-day DC events again, but that's not such a bad thing. After all, we already know how that worked out last time, don't we, Terry? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 4, 2016

    Fans of the show should enjoy this, but there's not much new here to explore (as with most Rebirth issues the main goal is to set the stage for what is to come). Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 is mainly concerned with resetting the world with McGinnis back in the Bat-suit (mostly ignoring Tim Drake‘s New 52 run) and reintroducing readers to the series' core characters including teasing the possible return of Batman's most dangerous enemy. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Sep 29, 2016

    What this book lacked in originality it made up for in beautiful art that had complexity and depth. You may pick this comic up for the familiar title, but you will continue to read the book and turn the pages for the art. If a book is drawn well it can truly save a story, and in this case it is true. This series is not dead, in fact this first issue could be a case of a poorly executed first issue that takes up space of backstory so the rest of the arc can fly by, but that has yet to be determined. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Sep 28, 2016

    Overall this is a solid, if predictable, book especially for those of us steeped in the Batman Beyond lore. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Sep 28, 2016

    Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 is a clunky but visually appealing reset for Terry McGinnis. Although Dan Jurgens is capable of much less intrusive storytelling than this, he succeeds in clearly setting up the Beyond universe for the entirely uninitiated. Ryan Sook's imaginative panel layouts work well with Avina and Lawson's bold palette of deep blacks and reds, interlaced with calming blue to create a visually appealing comic book with a wonderful sense of flow from panel to panel and page to page. Now that the "Rebirth" is out of the way, hopefully Jurgens will focus on character and plot to live up to Sook's artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Sep 28, 2016

    By being forced to split the time between introductory narrative and plotting, Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 tells two stories in broad strokes rather than one in granular detail. This lack of shading isn't inherently bad, but it forces us to more heavily weigh the story elements that are there and what is there in Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 is lacking. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 3, 2016

    All in all, it's a good first issue and a good redebut for Terry as Batman. Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 looks really good and is consistent enough in the scripting to make me want to know more about Terry's adventures in Da Future. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 29, 2016

    Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 is one of the rare DC Rebirth titles that did not instantly win me over. With my pull list already reaching its max capacity I do not have room for a comic that can't instantly grab my attention with its first issue. And while I am a Batman Beyond fan Dan Jurgens failed to get me to buy into what he is doing with this series. There are far too many questions with the foundation of this series and feeling like I have to buy other comics to understand what is going on. For now Batman Beyond is not a comic that is worth buying into right away. Instead fans of the Batman Beyond series will be better off trade waiting to see if it gets good buzz moving with future issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Oct 4, 2016

    Overall Batman Beyond Rebirth #1 biggest sin is its simply not that memorable. Surely fans of the series may get some joy from seeing this world back to the way they remember. Those lacking that nostalgia will probably loose interest relatively quickly.There have been other DC titleslike Supergirl that had disappointing Rebirth issues but bounced back when the series fully launched. My hope is Batman Beyond will do the same. Read Full Review

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