Batman: Reptilian #2

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Batman hits the streets in search of the creature terrorizing Gotham’s underworld-and hits them hard.
First stop is the lair of the Penguin, but Oswald Cobblepot is at death’s door (which is better off than the beast left many of his cronies). The mangled rogue has no answers for Batman, but his blood-and the surprising secrets that it holds-will send the vigilante ever deeper into darkness...

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jul 27, 2021

    Liam Sharp once again delivers his sinister, otherworldly vision of Gotham City in this masterfully crafted issue. Each panel is alluring and emotionally engaging. The tone is a perfect match for the tale. And the hyper-realism style used is fully transportive. In my opinion, Sharp's artwork make the books in this series instant collectables. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 30, 2021

    The writing is wonderfully offbeat as stated before. The art by Liam Sharp is great as usual. Sharp is one of those artists that only seems to get better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Aug 2, 2021

    This is a bloodbath with wall to wall guts. When the Joker is more caring than Batman, asking his henchmen to call him every hour to make sure they are still alive we've crossed into the shark-jumping territory. But Sharp's artwork is a triumph and I for one will be picking up the next few issues to find out who's behind this (Joker probably) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 26, 2021

    Garth Ennis has been great through the first two issues of Batman: Reptilian #2, but Sharp's work has been something else. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Aug 5, 2021

    Batman continues to hunt the creature attacking Gotham's underworld criminals, but to no avail so far. More sadistic action from Garth Ennis and Liam Sharp. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jul 27, 2021

    A sinister and fascinating comic, Reptilian is a bloody fascinating mystery that's shaping up to be the perfect diversion for Batman fans craving something new. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Marsha Reilly Jul 27, 2021

    It looks like we'll be seeing a lot more green in the next issue, so please come back next month for more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jul 27, 2021

    Batman: Reptilian #2 is at its worst moments a frustratingly confusing visual story. But on its finer beats, it is a spooky, atmospheric detective story with new dread around every page turn. I want more clarity from Sharp at times, but I wouldn't trade him for another artist, because when he and Ennis are clicking, this story is one of the most engaging Batman tales I've read in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Jul 29, 2021

    Overall, Batman Reptilian #2 is another great entry to the series with Ennis drawing readers into a mature version of the Dark Knight while delivering a journey filled with mystery and intrigue with Liam Sharp delivering an incredible visual that draws readers in with its nightmarish tones that bring the essence and emotions of the story to life. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Ben Morin Jul 27, 2021

    One third of the way through the story, one would hope for more development at this point. The mystery continues to deepen, but the lack of reveals or any reptiles thus far may leave some wanting. Despite the pacing issues, the pairing of Ennis' grim dialogue and storytelling with Sharp's unorthodox art style continues to make it one of the most unique offerings from DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 3.0 - Jenna Anderson" Jul 28, 2021

    I know Garth Ennis has some interesting things to say about the darkness that lurks underneath superheroes and supervillains, but Batman: Reptillian doesn't seem to be anywhere as revolutionary or even readable as his other work. Read Full Review

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