Batman: Gates of Gotham #2

Writer: Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins Artist: Trevor McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 22, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Murder, mayhem and the building of an empire! Issue #2 throttles up the action as Batman tries to find the source of the attacks before the killer can strike again. But with the reveal of the fourth family of Gotham City and an old case from the early days of the city, is Batman playing right into the villain's hands?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 21, 2011

    I am so completely sold on this series. We are witnessing the begin of Gotham City as we know it. Yes Gotham existed before the skyscrapers but we're seeing what went into the design. There is a connection with that past and the destruction going on in the present. Dick, Tim, Cassandra and Damian have to take the case and work together in order to save Gotham and the first families. While there is some crazy action that takes place, what kept me on the edge of my seat was some of dialogue between characters. There is an encompassing feel that something huge is going to happen...and it's not going to be a good thing. Simply put, it's a great story with great art. This is what a Batman comic should be about. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 22, 2011

    With all the material stuffed into one great-looking issue, you can feel satisfied that you're getting your money's worth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 22, 2011

    Great issue that moves the story forward, but still leaves us wanting more with the mystery of who the villain is and why they are doing this. Excellent character moments and art round out the package. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jun 22, 2011

    Batman: Gates of Gotham #2 is a must-buy comic. We're being delivered, on a silver platter no less, a definite origin story for Gotham City wrapped up in an intriguing mystery yarn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jun 23, 2011

    This is a strong Bat-book in a field fairly full of strong Bat-books, but Snyder has proven that he knows this world well. With a strong team in Higgins and McCarthy, "Gates of Gotham" is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 25, 2011

    I enjoyed reading this one. We got a mess of Bat family characters here, with nobody seeming out of place or forced into the story. We also learn(from Hush of all people) that the Gates of Gotham weren't a what, but a who, giving us our villain(s) of the story. So either the Gates of Gotham are REALLY old, or whoever is trying to blow up all Wayne/Elliot/Cobblepot named things in Gotham are the disgruntled offspring of the original Gates, who are probably pissed that their names didn't carry on the same legacy as the other three families. Whoever the villain of this piece is, I'll be interested in learning moire next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Jun 27, 2011

    On another level, we have this lovely start to a Bat series that features no Bruce Wayne and a somewhat iffy future continuity-wise. This is one of the last chronicles of Dick Grayson as Batman, and so far I have not really noticed the absence of the one true Dark Knight. The concentration of the series is on the central, layered plot and the supporting cast, which includes members of the Bat family and the Rouges Gallery. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Jun 22, 2011

    This is unfortunately shaping up to be a series that could easily be a pass for most recession-strapped comic fiends. Unless you are a steam punk who enjoys being brownnosed by literary tourists dabbling in your neck of the woods, this isn't an essential read. Read Full Review

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