Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #2

Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #2

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Larry Hama Artist: Philip Tan, Jason Paz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 13, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
4.4Critic Rating
4.3User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Batman and Azrael team up against the original Wetworks lineup from the WildStorm Universe! Armor up!This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at whats coming up in the DC Universe!

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber May 15, 2015

    Like a lot of these Convergence issues which start somewhat interesting, this is another case of losing steam, both in art and writing. Had the coloring been more dynamic. It's filler, and it feels like it, which is a shame as it is nice. It has elements here that could have much more successful legs. Batman + children here saves it from a 2/5 star rating for blandness. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 13, 2015

    This isnt a bad issue by any stretch, and it has a very, very strong concept at its core, and its such a strong concept that it actually winds up carrying a great deal of the title. The strength of the action also helps, but it cant overcome an overall lackluster cast of characters nor the times where the visuals fail. Its worth reading if theres a pre-existing fandom for either of these groups, but the characters dont come through enough to achieve greatness. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws May 14, 2015

    Crippled with sloppy, rushed art and a scattered narrative, there are a few decent moments sprinkled throughout that keep this issue from being a total loss. It's never aggressively bad, nor is it ever elevated above mediocrity. Average is the best way to describe it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 17, 2015

    If you picked up the first issue of this series and were waiting to see what happened, this issue will most certainly be a let down. So much more could have been done when you take a team of characters like Wetworks and Azrael and pit them against each other. It could have been a violent, dark and action packed story that is of it's time. Instead, it reads like any other superhero book with some heavy handed dialogue. The idea behind Convergence is a good one, taking a version of heroes and villains throughout DC's rich history and have them face off. This issue does that, but does so without embracing what made these characters so popular at the time. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen May 14, 2015

    Hama does what he can under a time crunch, and the story definitely echoes that, but the results were never in doubt and thus the conclusion lacks any lasting punch. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 14, 2015

    This is certainly a step up from the last issue but with no real background or knowledge of who the Wetworks team are, this is just a issue about our heroes playing hide and seek with over the top caricatures of a 90's action movie........ a direct to video 90's action movie.  The art though was better here than in the first issue, but when it's all said and done, this tie-in is just a let down. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma May 17, 2015

    The structure of Convergence: Shadow of the Bat is actually kind of fun, but the writing is truly lousy. Expository dialogue, unimpressive one-liners, and incredibly generic characters drag down what could have been a perfectly inoffensive comic. It's definitely not as frustrating as the last issue, to which it has essentially no connection, and the art, while different, is rather nice, but I can't imagine anyone actively LIKING this issue. Better plotted than its predecessor but utterly generic, Shadow of the Bat #2 offers little to new readers and nothing to fans of the Zero Hour era. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor May 13, 2015

    Ugh. Such a disappointment. I had high hopes for this series. I must admit I never read the adventures of the Wetworks crew so I don't know how well they were portrayed in this series. But Azrael was portrayed atrociously. We deserved better. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Infinite Comix - Jamie Heron May 25, 2015

    However there's no real reason to read Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #2 unless it's for purely masochistic reasons. It's an impressively dull issue that barely continues on from the first in a logical fashion and stands out as being a particularly pointless part of the Convergence event. Read Full Review

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