Batman: Black and White #2

Batman: Black and White #2

Writer: Rafael Grampa, Dan DiDio, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire, Michael Uslan Artist: Rafael Grampa, J.G. Jones, Rafael Albuquerque, Alex Nino, Dave Bullock Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Eisner Award-winning series continues with a second amazing issue! Dont miss new takes on the Dark Knight from legendary creators including Rafael Gramp, Dan DiDio and J.G. Jones, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire and Alex Nio, and Michael Uslan and Dave Bullock! Plus, a cover by the amazing Jim Steranko!

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 9, 2013

    Overall this was a solid issue but not nearly as wonderful and fun as the first one. Next issue features one of my personal favorites, Paul Dini, along with Lee Bermejo, Damion Scott, Marv Wolfman, Riccardo Burchielli, Rian hughes, and Stephane Roux. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 7, 2013

    Batman: Black & White continues to impress, dazzle, and tell captivating stories in small spaces. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 7, 2013

    Although I appreciated J.G. Jones's art in Dan DiDio's Man-Bat story, the hamfisted themes and Batman's questionable morality at the end left me cold. In much the same way, I liked the art and idea behind writer/artist Rafael Albuquerque Limbo storyline more than the final execution. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Graham MacDougall Oct 8, 2013

    Despite some rather lacklust stories this month, this issue pulls together exceedingly well at the end with "Winter's End" and "A Place In Between", I would definitely say this issue is worth picking up for those two stories alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Taylor Lilley Oct 8, 2013

    Sure, it's a mixed bag, and those who choose their comics by writer will find little outside of Grampa to please them. But as a break from the oppressive new Bat-reality, and a showcase of fine artists working near their peak, there's no other show in town. If you have $5 a month for some special Bat-sauce, and the time to luxuriate in top-drawer comics art, this book can't be beat. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 3, 2013

    The showcase of stylish artwork is about as impressive as the last issue, but the quality of the stories these images tell isn't as satisfying. That being said, I still recommend that everyone go pick it up as it's great to see so many unique takes on the character and while none of these shorts really hit home for me, your personal favorite might just be tucked away in here somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 6, 2013

    Batman: Black and White #2 is a very good book plus one horrible story. It's a great showcase for the various authors and artists to tell Batman tales without worrying about continuity and a good read for anyone interested in the Dark Knight. Please though, do yourself a favor and rip out Dan Didio's story and pretend it never happened. I wish I could, but like walking in on your Grandparentsgetting it onwhen all you wanted to do was pick up that apple pie you were promised (long story), some things can't be unseen. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 6, 2013

       So overall, it's a mixed bag, and your interest will depend on your feelings about the creators involved. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Oct 7, 2013

    "Batman: Black and White" #2 spans a wide variety of topics and time period and offers some refreshing new takes on Bruce Wayne, his friends, and his ever impressive rogue's gallery. This collection is sure to please new and longstanding Batman fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 2, 2013

    The rest of the stories are fairly forgettable. Some have a nice story but confusing, poorly structured art and others have solid visuals but a lackluster story. The clunkiest of them is the story by Dan DiDio and J. G. Jones. Jones artwork is great, although slightly stiff at times, but DiDio's writing misses the mark and misses hard. It's heavy handed and completely out of character for Batman. It's certainly not a great way to start an issue, as it somewhat sours everything that comes after it. Read Full Review

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