Batman: Killing Time #2

Writer: Tom King Artist: David Marquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 6, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 25
7.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The epic continues, and blood will spill. Catwoman and the Riddler have pulled off the perfect crime and are now in possession of the most valuable object in the DCU. But how long can they hold on to it with not only Batman on their tail, but also a terrifying new villain known simply as the Help?

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 5, 2022

    Marquez delivers some fantastic visual flair to every page of this issue. The art and its style are beautifully detailed and deliver on the tone and emotion of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 5, 2022

    Fans of comics craft will continue to enjoy the time shifts and framing in Batman: Killing Time #2. The story could use a little more payoff and it's not helped by characters sitting around quite a bit, but it certainly won't lose your interest for answers to its mysteries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Batman: Killing Time #2 is a superb comic to spend time in. The characters all have natural voices, and King writes all of them with depth and personality. The plot itself is engaging as the mysteries deepen, even if the jumping between timelines threatens to be too much. There is a classic Batman feel to this story, but it's laced with modern writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine Apr 6, 2022

    While the story itself can be a tad "scattershot" by jumping from numerous time periods, almost with each passing page, but it does help in establishing a worthy mystery when all is said and done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 4, 2022

    I'm enjoying this overall but from a kind of detached perspective. Maybe it'll work better when read in full, but the individual installments with how its timeline is operating are proving to just be a little bit frustrating. More so than I expected since these don't often bother me too much. I do like King's take on the characters overall as it's basically looking at the familiar through the now-current modern perspective, and we get an expansion on the year one era just a bit more. The artwork is solid and there are some creative layouts throughout, but the structure of the flashbacks just takes me out of the narrative flow too much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Apr 7, 2022

    Batman: Killing Time #2 showcases two comic creators in their prime. The writing is mostly sharp and the art is fantastic. Together it creates a beautiful package despite having a pedestrian ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 5, 2022

    It's an impressively paced thriller, but it's lacking anything much to connect to at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 5, 2022

    BATMAN: KILLING TIME #2 by King and Marquez continues to be a visual gem and draws readers in with its writer's credentials and crisp design. However, after looking under the hood, I can't help but wonder what this comic is truly about? Is it really a heist? And why would CATWOMAN participate? How was the heist done? Who's involved? And what does Ancient Greece really have to do with all of this? All readers will find is confusion and zero answers to any questions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 5, 2022

    Killing Time stumbler after its promising debut issue. Just as it appeared King has another card in his deck this issue felt like his usual playbook, which by now you either love or are happy to ignore. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 5, 2022

    Batman: Killing Time #2 took all the goodwill from a super-strong first issue and nearly squandered all of it with tedious and unnecessarily complicated time jumps, very little plot development or action, and a build-up to a mystery that already doesn't seem interesting. On the positive side, the art is gorgeous and almost worth the cover price. Almost. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Apr 5, 2022

    Again, it's not necessarily a bad issue. It's just that I don't agree with many writing choices that King is making, with the main problem being the nonlinear narrative. The art is very good, though. I'd only recommend this book to those who are either big fans of King's work, or to big fans of Marquez and Sanchez. I'm not sure if casual Batman readers will enjoy this as much. Read Full Review

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