Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frazer Irving Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 26, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Artist Frazer Irving joins Grant Morrison for Bruce Wayne's continuing journey back to the present. This time, the Dark Knight arrives in puritanical America--and immediately faces a giant monster in the depths of the ocean!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault May 28, 2010

    A great, great book. Tops. Go get it. Now. I'll wait. It's a great time-spanning, cosmic mystery, with disaster barreling down on us. This feels more like a bat-book than the first issue did. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan May 31, 2010

    That doesn't sound good, does it? But it's Bruce Wayne. I'm sure he knows what he's doing. Morrison and Irving certainly do. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany Jun 1, 2010

    I loved how Morrison implies that no matter what era of time, Batman will be a foundation of Gotham City. Bruce, still in a daze about his true identity, recognizes his homeland no matter what the century and when he experiences what would later become the bat cave, it causes a geek out excitement in me knowing that no matter where he is, he will always be Batman. It’s also great to see Batman bring on the age of reason vs. the age of enlightenment in the pilgrim setting. Think Darwin versus the Quakers and you get the idea. Batman has battled the devil both literally and figuratively in many regards – to which Morrison gives us a wink as to who the true villain was in R.I.P. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tim Lenaghan May 26, 2010

    Overall, Morrison continues to craft an engrossing story that casts a wide net over not just the Batman mythos but the entire DC Universe as well. With any luck the story will manage to do justice to both of these ongoing plots until they ultimately intersect. Unfortunately in this issue the DC Universe stole much of the spotlight away from Bruce Wayne himself due mostly to the fact that Puritan Batman failed to resonate in a meaningful way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 27, 2010

    This is a huge step in the right direction over the incredibly uneven first issue. Morrison puts together a really great Batman tale here that I found myself to be very engaged in...until the Superman and the Time Masters stuff got started up. That really pulled me out the flow and is a major reason this didn't quite make it to a Buy It verdict. The rest of that blame rests firmly on the shoulders of the art, which has its moments, but is mostly a big miss for me. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 2, 2010

    The Return of Bruce Wayne #2 was a mixed bag of good and bad for me. I am not as excited about this story as I was coming into it. Morrison does do a good job with some of the elements of the story but his need to tell complex stories got in the way a bit in this issue. And the art hurt this issue even more with how bad it was. Hopefully the next issue will be an improvement over this issue, both in writing and art. Read Full Review

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