Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul #2

Writer: Neal Adams Artist: Neal Adams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
4.6Critic Rating
2.2User Rating

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While Bruce Wayne confronts his wards at Wayne Manor (they seem to believe there's a Batcave in the basement?), Batman is having a far worse time. Ra's al Ghul has arranged for him to suffer, and when the villain emerges from the shadows, the detective pays in pain!

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Oct 12, 2019

    A really solid follow-up to a really solid first issue. As this is my first foray into the mind and world of Neal Adams, I am loving this, but am now more excited than ever to go back and read some of his earlier works. If you aren't picking up Batman vs. Ra's al Ghul, I can't recommend it enough. It's certainly not the absolute best Batman story I've ever read, but for right now it sits really nicely alongside some decent ones, and I feel it's only going to get better as we read the halfway point next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Oct 11, 2019

    There has never been an artist that clearly draws Batman and Bruce Wayne with such care and precision. And Adam's contributions to the Batman canon are an art to behold (ManBat, Ra's Al Ghul). However, the dialogue and rhythm of this story is a tough read. If you are into retro, and you want your characters around the 1970s and 1980s, then perhaps this is your Batman. It's a lighter, different side of Batman (albeit a whining side and not a winning side). However, this is your father's Batman"not yours. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Tom Caniglia Oct 13, 2019

    I dont think calling someone offal is actually going to catch on. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 10, 2019

    The plot makes more sense than some previous minis, but it's just a bizarre sideshow of a comic where everyone spends most of the issue yelling at each other and neither the heroes or the villains seem smart enough to be in this line of work. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Oct 10, 2019

    I have to say, the score of this book is a little arbitrary. It's a low score because I don't think the quality of the writing or the artwork is particularly high. Not to mention, figuring out the issue and then piecing those thoughts together for this review was aggravating. But" I'm smiling as I write this conclusion, and I was smiling an awful lot as I read the comic. And isn't that what these books are kind of about? Either there's something to enjoy here, or I really am losing my mind. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 9, 2019

    Atotal mess of a comic book that should be observed more as a disaster inprogress than it should be read. Masochists and dyed-in-the-wool cultists needonly apply. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 9, 2019

    It's all just a hodgepodge of dialogue with little direction or connective tissue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend Oct 9, 2019

    Towards the end of the issue, Ra's al Ghul states that ‘There may be no “later” unless this train gets back on track.' Yeah, that's about right. I want to like a book titled ‘Batman vs Ra's al Ghul', but unfortunately I don't know where this story is going, and it's difficult for me at this point to care. But there are still four issues left, and that means there's still room for growth. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 11, 2019

    The art is sloppy and the storytelling is lazy. I think at this point that Adams needs a strong writer and a strong art director. It is hard to get into and very difficult to enjoy. I feel like this is the comic book version of a tornado. Just let it pass through and pray for minimal damage. Read Full Review

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