Batman: The Imposter #2

Writer: Mattson Tomlin Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 10, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 23
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Detective Blair Wong set her sights on Bruce Wayne as a source of information about the Batman-but neither of them was ready for the sparks that flew when they met. Unfortunately for their relationship, the imposter Batman has killed again, and the pressure is mounting to close the case…immediately!

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 9, 2021

    Sorrentino delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The characters are dynamic and the style is visually stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Nov 25, 2021

    Buy this comic. Batman: The Imposter #2 continues to deliver one of the grittiest and most realistic interpretations of everyone's favorite Dark Knight to ever grace the comics page. Many fans still quote or revere classics like Batman: Year One, or the more recent Earth One tales, and rightly so. In my humble opinion this series will be spoken about with the same levels of respect as those other stories, and if the first two issues are anything to go by, the comparisons and admiration will be fully deserved. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Nov 12, 2021

    This second of a three-issue event is going to be worthy of some space on your bookshelf. I love the tweaking of the story. The lenses of both Detective Wong as well as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, provide a new view of Gotham's vigilante hero. They are two strong female protagonists trying to heal their city in their own way! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Nov 9, 2021

    The first issue of this three-part DC Black Label miniseries failed to take full advantage of its intriguing, realistic premise. That changes in a big way this issue as Bruce Wayne gets closer to a detective who is well-positioned to understand what makes him tick. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Nov 9, 2021

    To me it feels like the book is trying to be two things at once (a character study and a detective adventure), but Tomlin hasn't quite managed to connect these two things yet. The creative team also packs a lot into this issue, which has its pros and cons. But on the whole this book is pretty awesome. The story is intriguing, I'm invested in each character, and the art is absolutely great. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - jrhuitt Nov 10, 2021

    I really enjoyed Batman: The Imposter #2. I will honestly say that the reason that I was interested in this series was because of Andrea Sorrentino's artwork. I've made a point to follow his work since first noticing him with DC's I Vampire. That was in 2011 and I haven't been disappointed with his work yet. The unexpected part was how much I've enjoyed Mattson Tomlin's story. I can't wait to see how they top themselves with Batman: The Imposter #3. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 9, 2021

    This series continues to be brilliantly drawn and tightly plotted, but there's just one problem"this isn't Batman. At least not any version of Batman we know. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Nov 10, 2021

    While I continue to have some major concerns about the diagnosis salad (I'm starting to question if Tomlin fully understands the conditions he tosses around) that is part of the Dr. Thompkins' internal monologue about Bruce Wayne"and I really don't buy the presentation of how Alfred would handle young Bruce"Batman: The Imposter #2 continues to be a really interesting exercise in realistically approaching the iconic character and his story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Asger Nov 9, 2021

    The only critique I have is that the super stylised panel layout can be a little difficult to follow occasionally, especially when the panels are small.

    Other than that everything good about the last issue is once again present here and much more this time, absolutely brilliant. The last issue was amazing but this one just goes above and beyond, the few issues I had with the last issue are fixed in this.

    Batman the Imposter is the best Batman book of at least the last five years.

  • 9.5
    Afre Nov 10, 2021

    When I first heard about this, I thought it would me another run-on-the-mill origin story that did nothing new with the idea. It angered me, as I thought DC should do something else than "Year two of Batman".

    My grodd was I wrong. So wrong.

    This is amazing. I love this.

  • 9.0

    A smart and realistic Batman book that actually explores the details of its world. It's what Batman Earth One would be if it were written by someone competent.

  • 10
    motorik Nov 9, 2021

    Stunning artwork from the always brilliant Andrea Sorrentino.
    Mattson Tomlin is quite the story teller. The real world vibes have been done in Batman before but not as well as this.

  • 8.5
    daspidaboy Nov 9, 2021

    A very solid series so far that I'm really enjoying thanks to the creative art, the visuals, and the fight scenes.

  • 8.0
    Merlyn Nov 9, 2021

    The first half of this was boring and pretty nonsensical at times in terms of the characters. There's nothing new or insightful coming out of Leslie's therapy, same old stuff with some stupid exceptions, as in Bruce lacks empathy now. I know the trope, Bruce beats criminals hence he's the worst blahblahblah. Except, Bruce shows empathy even to supervillains a lot of the times. It's not his fault that most of them are beyond redemption mass murderers. Also, I don't see why this version of Alfred just leaves just so we can have Leslie fulfill his supporting role. It's bad enough he got killed needlessly by King in main continuity, we don't need him to be an asshole here too. And of course we get a sneaky remark about Thomas Wayne too because more

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  • 9.5
    Batman Jones Nov 13, 2021

    I have loved every single thing about this series so far. I hope the writer follows it up with something more for DC. And the art is incredible as Sorrentino's always is.

    Though this has been so good in every way so far, the panel that really got me in the feels was Bruce Wayne's childlike signature in #1. It's emblematic of this not being just one more alt-Batman story. There are a lot of good ones but this one is really special.

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Nov 13, 2021

    I toe exception to Bruce basically sleeping with the detective for information, it’s an interesting book

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Nov 16, 2021

    Another good issue. Felt the first was a little stronger but, I like the tone and the story.

  • 8.0
    DaloneDuarte Nov 20, 2021

    The story is cool, although it doesn't always seem clear which direction it plan to go. Didn't really like Alfred's gone, but the romance with Blair is very interesting.

    I love Sorrentino's art, but is confusing sometimes, the panels and stuff.

    And I'm very curious about the imposter's identity.

  • 7.5
    Crimson Knight Nov 10, 2021

    It's good but just good.

  • 7.0
    King-Maker Psycamorean Nov 29, 2021

    This is fine, I'm not really in love with it. I saw a review saying that this wasn't just a run of the mill Batman origin story, and while I kind of agree holistically, I would say that this is still run of the mill in its tropes, even if there less Batman-specific this time. I wish I could say that I'm blown away, but this is just *another* Batman title to me.

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