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: 23
7.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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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
    ComicBook.com - 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

  • 9.5
    Comic Dreamer Apr 5, 2022

    Awesome 😍

  • 9.0
    Daredevil Apr 17, 2022

    I would give this a 9.5 but there's one glaring problem I see. The events of this book, which happen after the first issue's events, take place on March 4. The events of last issue (the Killer Croc bank robbery and the Riddler/Catwoman scheme) were on the date of March 4. Shouldn't this issue's events be on March 5th? I think this is a mistake on editorial. Besides that, this book is just as good as the last issue. I'm invested into this mystery as well as what the connections it has with the greek gods.

  • 9.0
    imderekreide Apr 15, 2022

    Fantastic second issue. Things can only go up from here.

  • 8.5
    The Rumble May 16, 2022

    This was a step up from the last one.

  • 8.5
    UxasIs Apr 7, 2022

    Solid work here, its quite messy at points and confusing but this was better than the previous issue

  • 8.5

    So great. But, what's the deal with the greeks gods?

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  • 8.5
    thecomiccookebook Apr 6, 2022

    I’m really digging this mini. Tom King and David Marquez are two favourites of mine so putting them together is a recipe for success. I love the mystery / heist change of pace compared to other King Batman comics. I’m not sure where it’s heading which is great and I’m here for the journey.

  • 8.0

    This issue was a little slower than the last, but still a pretty satisfactory one. It's good to see Tom King didn't totally lose his touch as I thought he did with the wedding saga. This is definitely the best story he's written since before than. I just hope he keeps on schedule better than he did with Batman/Catwoman. That way it can conclude before I lose interest. But then this story is a lot more interesting to begin with.

  • 8.0
    Toonstrack Apr 21, 2022

    Ok. Im hooked. Riddlers riddle actually being interesting here is a nice change of pace.

    All the time stamps in this series are clearly leading to something. We just don't know what yet.

    Thankfully, this book remains pretty to look at.

  • 7.5
    Afre Apr 5, 2022

    It's alright.

  • 7.0
    Loafy Trophy Apr 19, 2022

    Pretty solid stuff here, particularly from Marquez who's clean, sharp lines make the book a joy to look at. He does a great job structuring each scene clearly which helps the admittedly messy narrative along. King loves to use non-linear storytelling and while it mostly works to create and preserve a sense of mystery, it makes for a choppy read. The precision of the narration is also an interesting choice, one that I think King made intentionally as I'm guessing our last conspirator is going to be Clock King.

  • 6.5
    Hydro-Man Apr 7, 2022

    The first issue was good. Second issue is Tom King being… Tom King.

    Just like in Batman/Catwoman, it’s hard to accept the Catwoman-Joker relationship. Joker is close enough to how he should be but it’s Catwoman’s reactions that just don’t hold.

    Also, not a fan of Marquez’s Riddler. Why do so many artists feel the need to give their spin on this character? During the Snyder run, Capullo gave us the Dwight Schrute Riddler. Now we get the Will Poulter Riddler. He’s a guy with a receding hairline in a question mark suit who happens to be a jagoff. Why is this so hard?

  • 6.5
    Mout Apr 6, 2022

    I'm a huge King fan but this is not working very well

  • 5.0
    Watchtower022 Apr 9, 2022

    I really liked the first issue but this was really slow and had way too many time jumps.

  • 4.0
    Amazing Psycamorean May 9, 2022

    Compared to Bat/Cat, this is marginally better. I really don't care for the deliberateness of the narration, mostly because I don't think it's actually important to understanding the plot. It is a device with no purpose. If I'm wrong, maybe future issues will prove it. The story itself is fine, very mid. Marquez's artwork is good, and I wish it had a better colorist with it. The thing hurting this book is the need to use this narrative device, and the plot seemingly being completely undeserving of it. There are some problematic character moments, specifically with Catwoman and Joker, but thankfully the entire series isn't about that.

  • 3.5
    pizzamain Apr 17, 2022

    so annoying

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude May 7, 2022

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  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
    Joresti Apr 9, 2022

  • 7.0
    Skywolf Apr 6, 2022

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