Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 31, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 33 User Reviews: 57
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The world has been destroyed, and Batman is on a quest to find out who's responsible. But when villains from his past begin to complicate things for the Dark Knight, he finds an unlikely ally in a place known as "the Plains of Solitude."

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 31, 2019

    Like a twisted pastiche of Mad Max; On the Beach; and The Twilight Zone, what starts as a Batman story becomes something spectacular that encompasses the whole DCU in fascinating ways. Read Full Review

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    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 1, 2019

    The whole book is like that: Completely awesome. Snyder is at the top of this game writing this and Capullo is right along side him. Both of these creators are doing the work of their careers. This is such a well developed story. I am sad it is only three issues, but I am happy that it's coming out. This is tops. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 31, 2019

    I don't want this story to end, but can't wait to read it anyway. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bookcase - Alex Batts Jul 31, 2019

    Last Knight on Earth #2 ups the ante and expands upon the debut issue. An intricately-woven and daringly-epic tale involving Batman and a DCU apocalypse, this book perfectly balances mystery and insanity, all while featuring top-tier artwork. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 2, 2019

    Snyder has given us a compelling story of how Batman continuing his fight against evil in a world that has completely and utterly gone to hell. Batman isn't just struggling against impossible odds here, but is carrying on long after having lost the war. Although this may not be a canon story, it gives us an important lesson about the unbreakable spirit of the Batman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Jul 31, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 is a great issue of comics, and is the crown jewel of DCs meager offerings on this fifth week at the end of July. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Jul 31, 2019

    Last Knight, in it's own twisted way, is a really fun read and it's great to see Snyder and Capullo with the shackles off and weaving a strange new tale in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

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    AIPT - Ari Bard Jul 31, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth continues to be a bold new take on a classic character that embraces an important take when discussing the future of Batman stories. Read Full Review

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    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Aug 10, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth is a fascinating and exhilarating road trip through a broken and battered DC Universe. It simultaneously serves as a riveting standalone story as well as the culmination of the impressive run from Snyder and Capullo. Batman is forced to face his biggest failures, questioning his never-ending war on crime through a dark, horrific lens. Read Full Review

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    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Aug 6, 2019

    I'm head over heels for this series. The writer and artist combi here is legendary and for good reason. Adding this black label title to their files is nothing short of a great step in a staircase of great Batman publications for these two. Never a dull moment. Read Full Review

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 31, 2019

    Snyder only has one more issue left in his standalone run on Batman. He covers so much ground in this issue while leaving an intriguing number of questions unanswered. There's no telling how he's going to wrap up this saga, but based on his groundbreaking run on the character so far there's no reason to doubt his final issue will satisfy expectations at the bare minimum. Read Full Review

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    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 31, 2019

    An apocalyptic thrill ride, Batman: Last Knight on Earth remains a must-read series. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Rogues Portal - Gregory Brothers Jul 31, 2019

    With only three issues left to tell the story, Last Knight on Earth #2 does an excellent job moving the story forward. We end up with a clear direction for Batman to be successful in his mission. However, with the big reveal at the end, Snyder leaves us guessing as to how successful he might be. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Legion - Aaron Harvey Jul 31, 2019

    Great world building issue worth moving to the top of the read pile and left me excited for the conclusion of the book. Read Full Review

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    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 31, 2019

    Greg Capullo's art is incomparable. His style and attention to detail are fantastic and you can get lost in how beautiful the panels are. I've gone back over moments several times because they were so visually stunning. Read Full Review

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    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jul 31, 2019

    This is a great comic and I absolutely recommend that you buy this! The writing and the art are both fantastic, and, above all, this story is just such an adventure. There are so many twists and turns, and new locations, and familiar characters, and mysterious characters, and intrigue"this is a true page turner that will keep you coming back for more. Read, reread and enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Aug 1, 2019

    Once again with an astonishing good read. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Aug 3, 2019

    'Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2' is a remarkable book that leaves nothing on the table, delivering all of the epic storytelling and valuable insight into humanity that fans have come to expect from this iteration of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 31, 2019

    Overall, Batman: Last Knight on Earth seems to be the runaway favorite of the Black label titles so far to give the White Knight series a run for its money.  Its dark, moody, fun, and twisted and I'm having a blast with Snyder and Capullo wrapping up their run on this character. Joker in a Jar, who I didnt look forward too coming into this book, even outright steals the show at points.  Black Label had a rough start with some bad press, but has recovered into an imprint at DC becoming my main form of comic entertainment from the company, this is something I highly recommend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 31, 2019

    This is well worth checking out. This is a fantastic example of letting a long-running creative team tell their story in the only way they know how. The art in this book is fantastic and I'm bummed we won't get more of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Jul 31, 2019

    Overall, Batman: The Last Knight on Earth #2is an incredible elseworld story that captures a lot of the whimsy of these “what if” comic runs while also delving into the darkness Batman is known for. With only one issue left, it is hard to determine exactly how everything will be wrapped up as this issue revealed a lot more about the world and its secrets than the previous. Either way, I am very much on board. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Aug 3, 2019

    With a fast-moving story and an intriguing and thought-provoking examination of good vs. evil, Snyder'sBatman: Last Knight on Earthis shaping up to be a memorable story for the Dark Knight. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jul 31, 2019

    Speaking of Batman, our boy is dealing with a lot. His nightmares are of the most chilling variety, and his conscience mind is always at war with this idea that he has caused this future that he inevitably inherited and has to rescue. I have a feeling the nightmares will come back around and mean a lot more. Love the allies that Bruce makes. Love the final page reveal. Omega is shaping up to be a serious force to be reckoned with, and I can't wait to see what else he has in store for the world. Capullo's incredible design gives the villain this menacing feel that feels right. Another stellar issue by him and Scott Snyder.Batman: Last Knight on Earthkeeps the high quality, jaw dropping panels coming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 30, 2019

    All that's left is the answer to "who is Omega?" Has to be a member of the Bat-Family. Jason Todd and Damian Wayne would probably be the favorites if Vegas put out odds. But wouldn't it be something if Scott Snyder went with someone out of left field? Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 31, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 isn't quite as strong as the first issue, but it's a must-read for Bat-fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Ryan Easby Aug 7, 2019

    While not as great as the last issue, Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 is still an incredibly interesting, incredibly beautiful comic. I can't wait to see how this one wraps up in the next and final issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Aug 2, 2019

    "Batman: Last Knight on Earth" #2 gives the creative team some room to stretch their legs and explore the wonders and horrors of this post-apocalyptic wasteland ripped straight from DC's history. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aug 1, 2019

    That said, Batman: Last Knight on Earth is not a book that’ll appease everyone — there are going to be readers who find Snyder’s plotting too loose and perhaps even indulgent, skipping from locale to locale in a way that might be seen as disconnected from his central character. It’s not an incorrect read, but I’d argue that’s not really the point of an issue like this — Snyder and Capullo have told plenty of cohesive and tightly focused Batman stories elsewhere, so this is the story where they just get to have fun and build a crazy new world removed from the constraints of continuity and storylines elsewhere. If you read Batman: Last Knight on Earth for what it is rather than for what it isn’t, even in Gotham City’s darkest timeline, it’s hard not to find a smile creeping across your face. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 3, 2019

    Old Man Batman is full of darkly clever ideas and the creators are having a lot of fun, but the opening issues don't feel too deep just yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 4, 2019

    The world building that was done in Batman: Last Knight On Earth #2 was fantastic. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have developed a post-apocalyptic world filled with potential. The interactions Batman has with Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor and Joker helped this issue move at a steady pace that never felt slow. How Batman deals with this world and reacts to everything he learns lays the groundwork for a stellar final issue for Batman: Last Knight On Earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 31, 2019

    An enjoyable read then, almost in spite of itself, and a solid set-up for the third and final act when it comes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 31, 2019

    Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 isn't a bad issue at all. It's a chapter in the greater narrative and will fit fine in the end. However, the dreamlike flow of the issue creates a choppy narrative that at times is jarring and others makes no sense. It's just not as good as the far superior first issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Jul 31, 2019

    The plot in the second installment of the series stagnates and doesnt capitalize on the stellar start in the first issue. However, the creative setting and good art remain constant. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nihilist Jul 31, 2019

    Snyder continues to delve deep into the dystopian, deconstructed world he's created for the series, and as with #1, this issue is trippy as well. It's by far one of the best elseworld tales we've seen in years, but also one that's confusing as hell. So far the series didn't offer us much answers to never ending questions. Quickly progressing action doesn't help either - and if there's a gripe I have with this comic, it would be exactly this. While I perfectly understand not everything can be shown in a single issue without turning it sluggish, slow and simply boring, I wish we've got an opportunity to see a fraction of what Joker mentions to us. Last Knight on Earth is a journey, and as any journey, it should focus on, well, the journey.

  • 8.5
    ohhaimark Jul 31, 2019


    -This was a much better issue than number one. I was really excited by everything that happened here.

    -This reminded me of why I love comics like the Court of Owls and Death of the Family. For some reason Metal didn't click with me and issue one of this series kind of fell apart upon rereads, so this feels like a great return to form for a great creative team.

    -Huh. Lex Luthor's characterization here was… really good actually. Way better than it had any right to be considering how ridiculous his backstory in this universe was.

    -The world building here feels much better. Natural, not overtaking the main story, yet interesting, creative and unique.

    -This feels like perhaps more

  • 10
    Azrael Aug 4, 2019

    This series continues to impress! It is nice to see what destroyed the world early on that having to wait till the end. The introduction of the Court of Owls and the mystery of what happened to the Flash was great. Snyder has done a great job to build up excitement for the next issue.

  • 8.0
    Darkseid24 Jul 31, 2019

    Great issue. The story is still a little weird& I wouldn’t be surprised, if Omega was another former Robin going total psycho, but the scenes with Joker, especially where he made jokes about Robin were fun to read. Scarecrow was also cool in this issue, hope he also appears in the final one. Wish whatever was done to him& Bane would be explored more.
    I think the story was less entertaining when Wonder Woman& Batman were in the Underworld ( or wherever that was), since WWs dialogue was pretty pointless. Overall I don’t know why she’s there at all, because she doesn’t do much anyway.
    However nothing, that happens here is mature content, so I’m still asking myself, what is the point of Black Label?
    Anyway overall La more

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  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 3, 2019

    Better than the last one. Still not particularly interested in the post-apocalypse.

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    Gizmo Sep 13, 2019

    This issue is all over the place, the series is quickly devolving into just an excuse to showcase cooky future apocalypse stuff. I hope part three stays more focused on the plot and characters.

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    Batman Jones Jul 31, 2019

    This is damn good comics. Snyder gets better and better. I found his Batman run to be mediocre apart from the Court of Owls arc, but Metal was good, Batman Who Laughs has been very good, Justice League has been great, and Last Knight on Earth has been super-great. This is what I want out of shared universe DC comics. This book is as epic, surprising, and well-told as pretty much any other Elseworlds story that's come before it, including its spiritual predecessor DKR. The only strike against it is that it can't last longer.

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    Soul Assassin Jul 31, 2019

    a modern classic in the making

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    The 20-issue Ceiling Aug 3, 2019

    Incredible. Those 60 pages flew by and I still wanted more, that is rare to impossible.

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    rayonymous Aug 29, 2019

    Absolutely worth spending your time on! Where do I begin? Joker's severed head in a jar, by this point anyone would have noticed he is the narrator of this story, a great one at that - often cracks awesome pent-up jokes. He's simply there for Batman and readers to make understand what has become of this world, or not!

    There are so many DC elements and characters warped into this story on the account of the events that lead to the present, such as the Speedforce storm where Barry and other speedsters seem to be trapped in, Fort Waller under Nuclear Man - Captain Atom, Animal Men, Unknown Soldiers, Swamp Thing and the Fabric of The Spectre being the portal to many places, absolutely brilliant!

    OMEGA is mysterious, just t more

  • 10
    JackAttack273 Dec 18, 2019

    Just when you think it can't get any better, it does! Better than the first one, going more into background detail on this strange world. Love the messed up story of how Luthor killed Superman, and has been trying to redeem himself ever since. Yet again another twist ending like last issue's Joker narration twist. Hope issue three continues this epic streak.

  • 9.5
    Linkush Jul 31, 2019


    Snyder and Capullo most definitely delivered with this one.

    In this issue, we get more questions answered but also more question as to what is going on. It gives us what we wanted but still leaves us wanting more. Whatever Snyder has in store for us in the finale, I'm sure that as long as it is as good as this one, it'll end up as one of the best stories of this year.

    Just like last time, I can't get enough of the Joker, the dynamics between him and Batman are so much fun to read. I also found it to be a great balance as it serves as comedic relief in a rather dark story.

    And as usual, Capullo's art is a perfect match to what Snyder is trying to tell and I can't get enough of more

  • 9.5
    YourGreenMuse Aug 2, 2019

    Better than issue one, certainly. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Hopefully issue 3 sticks the landing.

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    BirdmanG07 Aug 21, 2019

    Loved the Joker in this. Very intrigued to see where this goes.

  • 9.0
    SONOFBATMANN Jul 31, 2019

    Fantastic issue.

    When I read the first issue of this series, I assumed that the child in crime alley killed Bruce Wayne for good, and that Dick Grayson had taken up the mantle of the Bat. Dick Grayson would make the case for letting the civilians in the Hall, and Dick Grayson would be torn apart.

    But I guess not. According to this issue, the original Bruce Wayne survived the gunshot and doomed the League, also confronting Joe Chill before his death. The boy is revealed to be Joe Chill's son, but his identity remains unsolved, surrounded by some underlying mystery.

    Of all the candidates for Omega's identity; Jim Gordon, Damian, Jason, or even another clone Batman created by the villains, I believe that Snyde more

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Aug 1, 2019

    I see them ! they're safe... They're all safe. "

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Nov 2, 2019

    There's a lot to like about the Last Knight on Earth. The art is simply stunning and horrifying in spots. Scott Snyder delivers one of the grandest and sweeping Batman concepts I've ever read. The book keeps it interesting, constantly raising new questions and introducing new ideas on every other page.

    To get heavy into plot details would be to go into spoilers. We see the fate of a number of heroes and all of it is grim. We also get a decent explanation for why the world is a mess.

    I don't have many gripes with the issue aside from being annoyed by Joker. It doesn't distract from the story I just wish we had a different narrator. If you read the prior issue you know that the implication within the narrative is that more

  • 8.0
    MyNameIsNotJohn Oct 7, 2019

    I didn’t find it as good as #1 but liked the references to different characters in this post-apocalyptic setting and the Lex/Superman status quo. Still quite immersive. Really hoping Omega is not a former robin/bat ally but if it is then I hope Snyder is convincing enough with the reveal.

  • 7.0
    AdmiralWhiskers Aug 3, 2019

    A good book, perhaps a great book, but a lot to swallow in one sitting. I'll need to read this a few more times to fully digest everything that Snyder explicitly and implicitly packed in.

    Capullo's art is quite good.

    On a silly note, I wish the Joker lantern head had more awful jokes to break up the tension. Small point, but it was a useful narrative tool. Always good to help the reader go from careful reading with a furrowed brow to a quick chuckle before diving in again.

  • 6.5
    Valiant Son Aug 22, 2019

    Moderately better than the first issue, but still a sprawling narrative mess. Joker is completely wasted.

  • 4.5
    drwasheewashee Sep 5, 2019

    The fuck did I just read? It didn’t make any sense. And even if that was the point of this series it has to still be enjoyable.

  • 2.0
    Another Nerd Aug 14, 2019

    Snyder and Capullo got me back into comics with their New 52 Batman run. I'll pick up what ever they put out without hesitation but I cannot get into this series.

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