Batman: Europa #2

Writer: Brian Azzarello, Matteo Casali Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 14
7.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Forced to work with his greatest foe, The Joker, Batman reaches Prague just as the virus hes been infected with starts to affect him. While the Czech version of Mardi Gras is in full swing, Batman and The Joker search for the mysterious Trojan Horse, a man who knows the secrets of the Colossus virus...but theyll find more than they bargained for!The mystery deepens and the stakes get higher in the second chapter of this miniseries by Brian Azzarello and Matteo Casali, featuring fully painted art by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 16, 2015

    This issue will astound you with its fantastic art and fun action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Dec 18, 2015

    The issue moved very fast and pushed the story along nicely. It was a lot of fighting (we got the see the Joker's ninja knife skills)with a barrage of snappy banter and dialogue. It almost felt like a buddy cop drama, but with way more underlying hate. Some of the Joker's lines made me laugh out loud. The painted art by was beautiful and much more fluid than last issue. Perhaps that's why the issue moved faster since the art wasn't so distracting as last time. We still don't know the mystery man behind this and that intrigues me. I hope it's either a Bat-Foe we haven't seen in a long time who is being elevated (please don't be Hush), or a brand new villain altogether. I'm hoping for the latter myself. The next to last line from Joker to Batman was great and you'll appreciate it if you like classic movies, as they set off to their next destination. So till next time Bat-Fans, if this story isn't your cup of tea, well like the Joker says, you'll always have" Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Dec 28, 2015

    Batman Europa #2 is a magnificent bit of storytelling that educates its audience on the historical culture of Prague. Casali and Azzarello are the real dynamic duo, as theyve crafted a narrative that aggrandizes the Batman brand. Camuncolis painted art clenches this series as one most worthy of going down in the annals of Batman glory. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 16, 2015

    Losing a name as big as Jim Lee could be the death knell for a comic like this. But surprisingly enough, Europa actually imprvoes in its second issue. The script shows a better balance between Casali and Azzarello's voices, while Camuncoli has no trouble flying solo and delivering a stunning depiction of Batman's European adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Dec 30, 2015

    I thought Batman Europa #2 was awesome. Everything from the penciling and the writing makes it worth the read. Anytime that you have two of the most iconic enemies joining forces it's definitely worth looking at. Pick up Batman Europa #2" you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Mark Lemke Dec 16, 2015

    Lastly, Im curious to find out what the last destination Batman and Joker visit at the end of the next iteration. Until next month, enjoy your winter holidays. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 17, 2015

    Batman: Europa might still be in early days, but even this early, its making a splash that is sure to draw the attention of Bat-fans all over. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 16, 2015

    The sophomore issue of this limited series is no less visually stunning than the first, but the story feels a bit thinner than the paper it's printed on at this point. The richness of the history between Batman and the Joker might yet save it, but I'm personally feeling the need to adjust my expectations. Doesn't make it a bad read, but it does have the strange quality of offering astonishing art and yet not a lot of story despite an inflated page count. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 17, 2015

    While this issue wasn't as good as the first, it's riveting enough to make readers come back for more. With only two issues remaining, it will be interesting to see who the mastermind is behind this affair, as they only spoke off panel in this installment. Hopefully the next issue steps it up a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopOptiq - Raymond Thomas Dec 23, 2015

    The art of Batman Europa is visually stunning. The artwork of Giuseppe Camuncoli takes center stage for the majority of the book. Camuncoli has a bold, artistic style that really carries the story. The story leaves a little something to be desired. Matteo Casali and Brian Azzarello take a simple premise and take it global with major cities in Europe. While the first 2 issues make the arc a slow burn, the art alone makes the book worthy of picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 20, 2015

    Batman Europa #2 is a decent read, but it is not without its flaws. The writing by Azzarello and Casali is fun and the chemistry between Batman and Joker is great. The pencils and colors are where there could be some consistency and improvements. Its not bad by any means, just different. $4.99 is a high price for a book that is just alright. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jody Cardona Dec 21, 2015

    With such a great start, I expected this book to push forward with a cool team up traveling Europe...They got the traveling Europe part down. While the book is very pretty to look at, the story just goes absolutely nowhere from the ending of the last issue...AND WERE HALF-WAY THROUGH THE SERIES! Joker does nothing which makes me wonder why he is even here except to tell Batman to go one way or another. I really hope the next issue gives us something, but right now this issue was toonesmysln(pointless) to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Dec 21, 2015

    On the whole this is a series made to give people some classic Batman in the wake of Bat Gordon and all it delivers is some confusing art of a man with his underpants on the outside, inevitably going to shit himself inside out. Read Full Review

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