Batman: Sins of the Father #2

Writer: Christos N. Gage Artist: Raffaele Ienco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 21, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

It's a deadly game of cat and mouse as Batman tries to stop Deadshot from killing former Arkham Asylum employees, while also trying to determine just who he is and why he's targeting them. Then Batman goes up against the Black Spider-does he work for Deadshot or one of the new mystery figures making waves in the Gotham underworld?  

  • 9.6
    Geekery Magazine - Allison Kennnington Mar 26, 2018

    I know not everyone likes this setting, and again, I dont love everything about it either. But I do think its a rather innovative take, which I appreciate, and its not as if its part of the mainstream canon or anything. Its easy enough to think of it as yet another parallel Earth or something. Certainly, for anyone who did enjoy the Telltale Batman games this comic is great, and I definitely recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Mar 26, 2018

    The best Batman stories always have an element of noir mystery and this one fulfills our expectations. Gage and Lenco are a dynamic duo all their own and the Batman's deductive skills are on great display as he finally realizes where he has to go to discover the secret of the killer. Retracing his steps will take him back into the belly of the beast! **** (9.2 rating) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Damian Fasciani Mar 25, 2018

    The artwork, story, action-packed fight scenes all complimented a well crafted story. As we edged towards the end of the story, you're left gasping for more as we Batman challenged as he attempted to dig deeper into his father's past! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 21, 2018

    The issue ends on an oddly flat note, but there was more than enough action earlier to make up for the low-key cliffhanger. For fans of the game this new development will have a greater significance than regular Batman fans who won't get the big deal. Sins of the Father is delivering on its promise to expand the Batman Telltale Series universe in a thoughtful and entertaining fashion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson Mar 21, 2018

    After reading Part Two of Gages story, I still highly recommend Sins of the Father to both huge fans of the video game series and if you love a good detective story with a punch (or two"or three"). Im very excited to read Part Three and both the physical and emotional journey it will take the Dark Knight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Dan Chruscinski Mar 21, 2018

    The second issue of Batman Sins of the Father continues to keep me hooked by expanding on the dark past of Thomas Wayne and the continual impact it has on not only Bruce but Batman. I'm eager to see how Deadshot fits into this overall story and hope the reveal of his motives are satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 27, 2018

    Gage has the right tone for the characters and is moving things to where they need to be while introducing the basics for those new to this particular version. Ienco's artwork is still the bigger adjustment for me as it's a style I'm totally not used to when it comes to DC characters and more from indie books. It's definitely intriguing with the way everyone moves " and I'm trying to not view it as though they're moving like the game does " but it tends to work better in action sequences than the boardroom. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 21, 2018

    Like your typical episode, we juggle between the different facets of Bruce. We get to see Bruce Wayne, local billionaire pariah and currently working with the police. We get investigator Batman, strong-arming criminals to find out crucial bits of information that we would be linking together if we were in the typical Telltale interface. We get Batman unmasked, talking candidly with Alfred. And finally, we get action hero Batman with all the quick time events and flashy fight sequences. The dialog is crisp and Ienco continues to perfectly capture the Telltale visual aesthetic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 21, 2018

    Overall, this is mostly a holding-pattern issue, as Bruce fights his way to some answers and eventually realizes he's going to have to go back to the scene of the crime, Arkham Asylum, to find any real answers. I'm hoping this series develops well, but I'm getting the feeling it'll save the real meat for the game's next installment. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Mar 21, 2018

    This issue shifts the focus more onto Bruce's alter ego but there's still a sensible balance of action and discussion. The story doesn't move forward much but we do spend a lot of time in Bruce's head, giving us more of a reason to care about him. Though it treads water more than it's predecessor, issue #2 is still worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Mar 21, 2018

    If you're trying to limit your Gotham-related stories to just one or two a month, you can do better than this one. Read Full Review

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