Blackest Night: Batman #2

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 9, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
6.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The Dark Knight continues his journey into BLACKEST NIGHT! Will the new Batman join his predecessor in the grave? Will Red Robin's reunion with his father be bitter and bloody? Can anyone escape the horror of the Black Lanterns?

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Sep 12, 2009

    Pick this one up. Lots of fun. Blackest Night is shaping up to be the event of the year and one of the best ever. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Sep 15, 2009

    Despite my gripes I must say that if you're looking for well priced and enjoyable short event tie-in you can't do much better then Blackest Night Batman. Fans of the current Batman Reborn status quo will definitely like it and for anyone who misses Tomasi writing Nightwing I'm sure you'll enjoy it even more. Definitely check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 12, 2009

    DC seems to have gotten the "supplemental" ideas right with "Blackest Night." While I do not feel compelled to purchase all of the "Blackest Night" series and tie-ins, I have found myself at least wanting to sample them all. Some hit me more than others. This series is one of the good ones, which I find quite interesting considering I am not reading any of the Bat-books with any regularity. I chalk it up to Deadman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany Sep 12, 2009

    Blackest Night: Batman is an overall success and enjoyable story considering what Tomasi is given to work with. Knowing that Deadman will play a role in the future of the Blackest Night event makes you wonder whether this quick stop in Gotham will add more to the story or just be a quick spotlight on one of the many horrific events happening right now. It helps to have one of the primary Blackest Night writers on the book but I'm still waiting for something more to happen in this series than just dead people versus living. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephen Joyce Sep 12, 2009

    Quite frankly, this issue isn't that great. It has a few good moments in it and some great art, but that's not enough to save this book. You could probably just read the third issue in this series and understand the significance of this series. This issue really feels like they were just trying to stretch this into three parts. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Sep 15, 2009

    By labelling this as average, I don't want to give the impression that the quality isn't there because it absolutely is. One thing DC should be complimented for is that they've kept the price at $2.99 on this Blackest Night tie-in. So while there's been nothing obviously integral to the flagship books going on here, that could easily prove to be a false statement with the next (and final issue) of this three book story. If you're enjoying the main Blackest Night books, then this lower price point makes it a pretty safe buy if you want to add a little garnish to the main course. Like I said, so far I don't consider it a must-read by any means, but it's a fun read. I'm giving this a C grade and will say that if you've got a few extra dollars after you pick out your mainstays at the comic shop, go ahead and pick this up. It's not going to blow you away but it's a safe bet to say it should entertain you. Read Full Review

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