Batman/Superman #2

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: David Marquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 25, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 44
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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The Batman Who Laughs' plot is bigger than either the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel realized. Following a showdown with the devious killer's first sentinel, a jacked-up, Dark Multiverse-infected Shazam!, the pair has to figure out who else has been targeted for similar transformations. Their first two guesses: someone very close to Batman and the one hero that would make failure nearly impossible-Superman himself!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Oct 6, 2019

    I am ready for issue #3, and issue #4. The wait will kill you…or it may give you a visor headache! At any rate, you have time to add this pivotal issue to your collection. Seeing Shazam in this light is going to turn heads! And seeing the last frame of the comic…this version of the World's Finest! DC is not going to be the same! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Sep 25, 2019

    Batman/Superman #2 continues this story's strong start with an excellent follow-up issue. The creative team is putting together a story with all the elements of a classic comic book adventure. I just hope they can keep it up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Sep 27, 2019

    If you like all things fun and fantastic, Buy. This. Book. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 27, 2019

    It's a great read that only feels too short. But that is okay. I just want the next issue as soon as humanly possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 25, 2019

    Batman/Superman has lived up to the hype so far and has been an exceptional story as DC continues building up The Infected event. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 25, 2019

    David Marquez has some impressive and well done art in this issue. The fight with Shazam looks amazing and the all of the action has some beautiful, dramatic character renderings throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Oct 1, 2019

    Because of solicits, the mystery of this book and the questioning of who the Secret Six are is diminished, but thankfully, theres enough here to keep you engaged. Watching fan favorites slowly become unhinged is something I love reading, especially with how great the Batman Who Laughs has been. As long as David Marquez and Williamson keep up the quality work, this story will be one for the ages! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 25, 2019

    Visually stunning art with a gripping high-stakes story involving two of the greatest heroes of all time...what more could you want?  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Sep 25, 2019

    The second issue of this mini-series is turning out well if you ask me. Between the art and the plot, they certainly lend themselves to each other to make a very interesting book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 22, 2019

    It's very clear that this is a dangerous game. With five other heroes out there as ticking time bombs, Batman and Superman have to keep this quiet. You know how secrets like this tend to go, right? It's what has to be done since they can't trust anyone. They could be playing right into the Batman Who Laughs' hands. This leads to some desperate measures from the heroes. You have to wonder how far the World's Finest are willing to take this. It could push them past the point of no return. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Sep 25, 2019

    The Shazam Who Laughs takes on the World's Finest as the BWL's plan begins to take shape. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Sep 27, 2019

    Excellent writing, good characters and great artwork make the Batman/Superman series one of the best titles available at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Sep 25, 2019

    Batman/Superman (2019-) #2is a thrilling read that successfully raises the stakes and builds on what was established in the debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 25, 2019

    Batman/Superman #2 is a fantastic second issue. The cynicism for the concept has gone away. It's a ride I'm completely strapped in for. It hits the key beats perfectly delivering on expectations but doing so effortlessly and with a hell of a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Sep 25, 2019

    The second issue of Batman/Superman is a quick read, zooming from one set piece to another like Batman stealing his nemesis plane. Fans of widescreen, brainless superhero action could do worse than to pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 25, 2019

    The visual at the end seems familiar " probably because Scott Snyder did it it in his most iconic storyarc " but the suspense and visuals are top-notch as this book continues to serve as a spine for the upcoming Hell Arisen event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 25, 2019

    This issue continues the work that the creative has put in the first issue and advances the story enough that I'm intrigued to see who this new Secret Six is going to be (while trying to avoid the spoilers on the news sites). Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Sep 25, 2019

    Some lines and plot developments miss the mark a bit, but overall this is a rollicking good time with two iconic heroes, and we're looking forward to what the future holds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Sep 27, 2019

    The funniest part of the issue was when Bruce reads Kryptonian and Clark is surprised. He is Batman, of course, he knows Kryptonian. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 25, 2019

    Though Batman/Superman #2 didn't fully hold my attention storywise until the end, I did enjoy the overall read. The visuals once again are outstanding. Marquez and Snchez make a great team and I cannot wait to see Marquez work on other DC characters. Williamson sets up a nice twist for the next issue and ongoing that has me anticipating the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Sep 27, 2019

    Stronger than it's first issue, by lacing character interaction front and centre, "Batman/Superman" #2 is well worth your attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 26, 2019

    Batman/Superman #2 successfully builds on the foundation created by the first issue. The focus on Shazam Who Laughs puts over the full heel turn the character takes. The turn for Shazam further spotlights how deep into the rabbit hole Batman and Superman have found themselves in when it comes to dealing with Batman Who Laughs. The actions Batman and Superman are forced to take create a lot of intriguing possible directions for this series to take in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 27, 2019

    The fight promised at the end of #1 is here in full force, and thanks to artist Dave Marquez it looks incredible. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 25, 2019

    A by-the-numbers fight that went on too long for what little we got out of it.  I am still somewhat intrigued to see what's up with this Infected story but after these first two issues and DC's ridiculous decision to announce the Infected Six before issue one even came out, my excitement level is dangerously low.  I hope things pick up soon because right now, I can't recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Sep 25, 2019

    This issue truly is entertaining and it has beautiful art, but the writing isn't entirely up to par. At times, the dialogue is clunky, the characterization iffy and some of the plot beats underdeveloped. There is also still no mention of the Secret Six and so far this arc doesn't seem to have anything to do with the Secret Six. All in all, this series has a rocky start, but I'm optimistic: the cliffhanger has a lot of potential and with this only being the second issue, the creative team still has time to course correct. I recommend that you wait and see how the reviews are for the next issue, though. Read Full Review

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