Batman: Eternal #2

Batman: Eternal #2

Writer: James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 16
7.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

A notorious Batman adversary appears for the first time in The New 52 continuity!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 16, 2014

    Like I said before, I was already sold on this book, that was a given, but this issue really starts to demonstrate what Batman Eternal could, and will eventually become. The scope of this series is wide, and after the inciting incident, the spotlight has started to widen, allowing characters and concepts both expected and unexpected, to step in and start to craft one big, crazy story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 16, 2014

    What can we expect in BATMAN ETERNAL? This issue is a good indication. There's a lot going on and clearly a lot headed our way. You can see why this story will work nicely in a weekly format. Besides the expected appearances from team Batman, we see some new faces arrive in Gotham and that guarantees things are going to get even more intense. If you like Batman, there's no way you can avoid this series. This is just the beginning and it's clearly going to get even crazier. What else would you expect from this creative team? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Apr 29, 2014

    Every bit of the issue captures Jim Gordon, Batman, the citizens, and the city itself in the best way they could ever be. Hope has somehow hit a faster downward slide than normal, and Gotham City is feeling it down to its ancient foundations. No other creative team could have more perfectly captured the gravity of the situation in the stroke of keyboard or pencil. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 16, 2014

    Batman Eternal #2 is an excellent comic that proves the strong first issue was no fluke. This series has immediately solidified itself as one of the best coming out of DC Comics, and a must-read for any Batman fans. There have never been this many strong Batman titles that each have their own unique voice, and Eternal really does bring a unique feel to the character. Fabok's art alone is worth the price of admission, and Tynion will hook you by the second page and have you clamoring for more. You know a comic is good when you can't wait a week for the next issue, let alone a month, and I want #3 now. Dive into Eternal now while it is easy, because this is going to be one hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 17, 2014

    Batman: Eternal is really cementing itself as a must have Batman title with it's edgy and mysterious story continuing to intrigue this fanboy. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 18, 2014

    Still, what matters is that this was an awesome story and some quite awesome art. Just a few improvements here and there to make this even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Apr 18, 2014

    There are some major questions about this comic left. Mostly about a possible major Batman story that may be in New 52 continuity. The reveal at the end is fantastic and even though a week isn't long to wait, I'm already anxious. Batman Eternal #2 has some pacing problems it's still a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 20, 2014

    Snyder-Tynion are still introducing you to all the players, but given their number and variety, it's looking like Batman Eternal will be quite an enormous story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 16, 2014

    With that said, this issue is still very engaging. This is helped by the fact that the quality of the art hasn't dipped at all. Jason Fabok's acting is most striking here as it helps to sell the emotional beats of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Apr 17, 2014

    Batman Eternal is still on a roll and seems to be the fast track to prominence. Catch up, pick up the first issue and this oneyou won't be sorry. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 16, 2014

    Batman Eternal #2 seems to be sprinting to a finish line a year away.  So much is thrown at the reader that it can be a bit overwhelming.  Granted, it's still good, but suffers from a frantic pacing with little transitions.  The art of Jason Fabok is gritty, dark and good.  I still like this book, just not as much as the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Apr 18, 2014

    Batman Eternal #2 is an enjoyable issue that continues the plot threads created in the first issue. It also introduced us to a number of new players and get hints at the sides certain characters will be taking during the course of this weekly comic. But as the story progress I am worried with Snyder and company trying to use too many characters for this story. We can already see how big the cast is going to be and it will only grow. This issue definitely made me see how problematic things could get with characters getting enough screen time to adequately involve them in the story. If this isnt corrected quickly Batman Eternal will be in danger of becoming turning into yet another Batman and Commissioner Gordon story, of which we are already getting in Snyders Zero Year storyline. Hopefully, that is not the case as we move forward with this weekly comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Apr 16, 2014

    It's a lucky thing this series ships weekly, because at the slow pace of the narrative, DC would probably lose readers with month-long gaps in between. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Apr 18, 2014

    At the end of the day, the story is a success overall. While it may be laying a lot of groundwork, there is a lot to be excited about in Batman Eternal. The creators are beginning to flesh out the promises made about a celebration of Gotham and all its characters, and Jason Fabok is proving that he can draw the Batman in all his glory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 16, 2014

    "Batman Eternal" #2 has the series moving along well. It's bringing in new faces, expanding the overall plot, and still moves at a good enough clip that it's not going to drag when published weekly. So far, so good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 17, 2014

    It's not a perfect comic, but two issues in, it might already be DC's most accessible Batman title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Apr 18, 2014

    The book's artwork is dark and edgy, ideal for a grim story. Although not explosive, Batman Eternal #2 is a step in the right direction in making this title one of the better New 52 books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 19, 2014

    I still think Batman Eternal is a little sloppy. If the idea is that Carmine Falcone has returned at long last to reclaim his city, I feel a lot more could have been done to build up the menace. He's apparently crafty enough to set up this huge plot against Gordon. Couldn't Falcone have stayed in the shadows a bit longer? Couldn't he have come up with even more tricks and traps for Gotham's Dark Knights? As it stands, Batman Eternal is just another Batman comic. That's usually always entertaining enough, but it really needs to come up with something to make it stand out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 19, 2014

    Batman Eternal has the luxury of moving the story along quickly because of the weekly schedule. However, the components showing in the first two issues don't really seem to warrant a weekly comic book. The ideas just don't feel that special. We'll see where all of this is heading. This will entertain you but will it entertain enough to keep your interest weekly? I'm not sure about that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 16, 2014

    While I think there's still something to be desired for making Batman Eternal a story that will really hook readers, you can't deny that both issues of this series at least draw the plot forward with something concrete. In the last issue, it was a train disaster - this issue is the return of one of Gotham's most insidious foes. With Jason Fabok's artwork giving this series a stable framework - at least, for now - this comic has done just enough to keep me interested for next week. At least for now. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 16, 2014

    With a new issue out every week, there's no reason to have such a cluttered and unfocused issue. Batman Eternal #1 was like a fully laid out buffet, but issue #2 is like one of those KFC bowls with all the junk slopped together. Read Full Review

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