Batman: Universe #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Nick Derington Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 14, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 25
8.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Available to comics shops for the first time! The quest for the secret of the stolen Fabergé egg and its buyer continues as Batman teams up with Green Arrow against the Riddler, then travels to Gorilla City. But is the egg's strange energy adversely affecting the Dark Knight's mind? These stories were originally published in BATMAN GIANT #5 and 6.

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 14, 2019

    I really enjoyed the unpredictability of this issue despite getting somewhat exhausted on Batman. Bendis and Derington make for a super duo and I'm looking forward to seeing where they'll take Batman next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Aug 14, 2019

    Batman Universe #2 is magic. The cliffhanger ending this month gives readers a real indicator as to why this series has “universe” in the title. We leave Batman on a wing and a prayer, and with the knowledge that he'll be facing a Savage foe in issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Jeffords Jr. Aug 15, 2019

    If you aren't reading Batman Universe then you ABSOLUTELY NEED TOO. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Aug 26, 2019

    I like a good mystery, but I wish it was not following a cliche through a series of scenic backdrops. Locations are great when they drive the story. It will take time to see if the destinations are more than just eye candy. I like the pacing and overall story are fleshed out with developments and dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Dispatch Aug 13, 2019

    Readers, this IS Batman. Bendis gets the average/ above average human crime fighter. If you're listening DC, how about moving Bendis to BATMAN after issue 85? Just a thought. Readers, if you love old school Batman, crime-fighting Batman, and a Batman prepared for anything, this is your book. Pick this classic-vibe Batman issue up and lock in on this series! I am genuinely excited about next months adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 14, 2019

    Brian Michael Bendis' DC work has been a mixed bag since he arrived at the company, but this former Walmart exclusive comic has shown off all of his strengths " namely whip-fast dialogue and a great sense of tone and place " with none of the weaknesses in Batman Universe #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Aug 14, 2019

    Overall, Batman: Universe #2 feels like a story out of the Justice League: Unlimited cartoon or The New Batman Adventures " which is a pretty high compliment. The cliffhanger at the end of the book keeps the story engaging and has me on the edge of my seat waiting in anticipation for the next issue. With only six issues in the series and the entirety of it already released in Batman Giant, I have no doubt the story will continue to visit beloved parts of the DCU. If you are a fan of Batman or any of the more kid-friendly Batman cartoons, this is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Aug 27, 2019

    Batman Universe #2(Bendis, Derrington) continues the reprints of the Walmart Giants with a classic-feeling Batman story getting back to the roots of what has made the character great for the past 80 plus years. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Aug 14, 2019

    Batman Universe #2 is a refreshing take on Batman and his rogues. This issue can be enjoyed by any casual reader as well as long-time fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Aug 14, 2019

    By harkening back to Batman as a stalwart, super-spy detective, Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington deliver the action, humor, and characterization we crave from DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Aug 14, 2019

    From front to back, Batman: Universe is a winner. The writing is snappy, with some great dialogue and character interactions, and the plot is an insane ride that barrels through each stop with barely any time to catch your breath. It's the art of Nick Derington, Dave Stewart, and Josh Reed that really sets this book over the top, though. Much like Bendis' plotting, the visual aesthetic is fairly simple and stylized, but perfect for the rollicking adventure that's set forth in the narrative. Truly, I do not want to see the day where I don't find any joy in reading a Batman story where he sass-talks Green Arrow before jetting off to Gorilla City. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 14, 2019

    Nick Derington creates some interesting and fun art in this issue and the action is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 14, 2019

    Batman: Universe serves as a love letter to both the DC universe and Batman's ability to adapt to any genre or setting. Superhero comics are rarely any more fun than this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 16, 2019

    This book may be the equivalent of slamming action figures together, but damn if Batman: Universe isn't a blast to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Aug 14, 2019

    A vast improvement over the first issue and an excellent advertisement for Batman and the DC Universe. Worth picking up. Read Full Review

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