Batman: Streets of Gotham #2

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 15, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

In this second issue by the dynamic duo of Paul Dini (DETECTIVE COMICS) and Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN), Commissioner Gordon teams with the new Batman to combat the fiery threat that Firefly has spread across Gotham City. And to make matters worse, the mysterious adversary known only as Abuse makes his presence felt!Meanwhile, in the Manhunter co-feature, now that Kate Spencer is the new District Attorney of Gotham City, will she use her legal power or her Super Hero identity to find the killer of the previous D.A.?

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Jul 17, 2009

    Streets of Gotham easily could be the best Batman Reborn book out there. It has all the making to outlast and outclass Batman and Robin and show that Batman doesn't need over the top action just to be enjoyable and that there is a lot more to Gotham then Batman and Robin. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 15, 2009

    Finally, there's the back-up Manhunter feature by Marc Andrekyo and Georges Jeanty, which for me remains this series biggest draw. Whereas Dini's script is rocky throughout, Andreyko's is smooth sailing, as he masterfully navigates his limited space to a deliver a worthwhile installment. In her creator's hands, Kate is as badass and charming as ever, even if I still have a tough time accepting the plot point of her willingly leaving her son back home. One well-written scene in particular, in which Kate's intern nudges her ever so slightly past her own stubbornness towards a rational solution, reminded me why I fell in love with this character and her series in the first place. At the very least, it looks like Streets of Gotham will be worth picking up just for this feature. Hopefully, Dini's main feature will start matching the back-up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 16, 2009

    All in all, it's a solid read, but the book seems unclear as to what it wants to be about. I'd love to see the Hush angle played up more and maybe even see him taking over the book as its main character, but I suspect we'll continue with the series of interconnected plots playing up Gotham City as the character while the actual characters are just the set pieces. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 16, 2009

    As a huge fan of Manhunter, it pains me to say that this issue would actually be higher on the Rankings if it weren't for the cofeature. The disappointing art by Jeanty and the illeffects of the page count keep the story from reaching the levels of quality achieved in the lead. Dini and Nguyen seem to have hit their stride with this issue and have convinced me to stick around for a while by simply mimicking what they were doing on Detective Comics before the postRIP shift. Read Full Review

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