Batman: Kings of Fear #2

Writer: Scott Peterson Artist: Kelley Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 26, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 13
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Scarecrow is loose in the streets of Gotham City, and Batman must drag him back to Arkham Asylum! To make matters worse, he's doused Batman with the strongest batch of fear gas in his arsenal, turning the city the Dark Knight Detective protects into his worst nightmare and enemy!

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Sep 27, 2018

    Later the caped crusader under the shelter of Gotham's night is gathering the evidence and clues to take him to the whereabouts of Kenneth Rhee and is facing some tough guys and getting some gunshots, but nothing will stop the dark knight in his search. Finally he manages to get a warm clue from the old apartment where Rhee lived, but Batman knows that something is not right, his old detective instinct tells him that there is something very strange in the environment and in the blink of an eye Bats is again In a state where he do not know what is reality and what is fiction, how can the best detective in the world regain sanity? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 26, 2018

    A frightful feast for the eyes! A terrifying dive into the heart of madness! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson Sep 26, 2018

    Why I am such a fan of Batman tales is because hes human and suffers emotionally and mentally like everyone else does at some point in their life. Did we all get our spine broken in two by a steroid filled rogue? Probably not. However, anytime a creative team tries to peel back the many, many layers of Batmans mind, Im all in. Cant wait for issue 3. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 13, 2018

    The visuals make this a must-own for Batman fans. Watching the caped crusader in action is impressive as he truly emerges from the darkness to stop thugs on the street. When his costumed antagonists appear each is a horror in his or her own right. This book is a winner and will please any fan of comics or superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Oct 1, 2018

    The art remains the best part of this comic, but I do still like the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Sep 26, 2018

    Readers continue to slip deeper into the nightmare that Scarecrow has crafted for Batman, but they're not fully immersed...yet. The best is yet to come, sure, but it's time for the book's creators to deliver the goods. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 26, 2018

    The story is very basic but enjoyable and it works well with the art. This isn't going to blow people's mins but it will give them a lot of entertainment. It'll be interesting to see if this can continue the good time in future issues, but for now? I'll just enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Sep 26, 2018

    In my opinion, this was a much better outing than the last issue. Here, we delve into the meat of the story and Kelly Jones flexes his Batman sized storytelling muscles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 26, 2018

    Using fear gas as the basis for a showcase of Kelley Jones' Batman artwork proves to be a great idea as the second issue of "Kings of Fear" tosses reality to the side in about half of its pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    That's Entertainment - Capt. Nostalgia Sep 26, 2018

    Overall, Batman: Kings of Fear #2, has some solid art pieces and action sequences. It paints Batman in a vulnerable light, which is something that is few and far between for the character. Though, it's also equally filled with plot devices that just don't make sense. It suffers from the same curse as the first issue " bit too much filler. Though what we do have does keep you wanting more. Here's hoping it pays off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 26, 2018

    Scott Peterson and Kelley Jones' new Batman miniseries feels more like an art book spotlighting Jones' unique versions of the Gotham villains than anything else, as two issues in the art is incredible but the plot is VERY thin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 28, 2018

    Even with Jim Gordon and Alfred helping Batman, readers are left in no doubt that our hero is in trouble. Writing and art tell the tale brilliantly, but I'm still waiting for the pay-off. Will this story add a new dynamic to the Batman/Scarecrow relationship, or will this be just another re-telling of the same old story? I guess only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Sep 28, 2018

    This mini-series is starting slow for sure but has great promise for the future. So far for what seems to be a gallery for Batman rogues and iconography, it's pretty good. Until things pick up I won't say go grab this just yet, maybe wait for an issue or two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Sep 25, 2018

    And that's where I was most confused. Based on what happened, I thought Batman might have been dreaming after being knocked out by Scarecrow and was his captive at Arkham the entire time. Because how the hell DID Batman get on the roof? Then I realized: the roof is in the city. The background clearly shows they're not at Arkham. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Sep 29, 2018

    It's refreshing to see a version of Batman who knows what he's doing and who goes about his business with full confidence in his abilities. However, I think there is still a lot of room for improvement when it comes to exploring Batman's greatest fears, because right now the creative team isn't bringing anything new to the table in that regard. But despite this, definitely pick up this comic if you have missed the street-level, more classic take on Batman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Sep 26, 2018

    With Batman: Kings of Fear #2, Scott Peterson and Kelley Jones have crafted a solid, straightforward story that ultimately plays it too safe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Christian Ruiz Sep 29, 2018

    The 90's never go out of style! No one can take away how influential that era was for comics and Batman: Kings of Fear would fit right in. The era is also marked by lackluster comics that did not make a mark, and this miniseries is still deciding if it will leave a mark in a new era or fade into the background as just another one off story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 26, 2018

    There are points near the end of the issue that I would call unexpected, mostly from an artistic standpoint. I didn't think Jones would be able to properly convey Scarecrow's trippy fear hallucinations properly based on the opening few pages, but the last few really changed my mind. This is a gorgeous book, check it out! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 26, 2018

    There is not much to this months issue except some very good and moody art and a cool cliffhanger.  After a good start, we kind of stall here and I am left on the fence on whether I can recommend this book any more.  Right now, my gut feeling is no. Read Full Review

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