DC vs. Vampires #2

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 47
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The war for the very survival of the human race has begun! A mysterious new vampire lord has already put a plan in motion to conquer the Earth, and the first step is-destroy the Justice League! But the World’s Greatest Detective might be Earth’s last hope, and it’s time for the Bat-Family to hunt!

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Nov 25, 2021

    Mixing a mystery and a horror fantasy play well into the DC Universe with Batman front and centre to identify the vampires and stop the secret threat to the heroes and villians alike. Schmidt's version of Hal Jordan kills characters in horrific ways to perfectly bookend this issue with his stunning artwork that heightens the tension between each book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Nov 23, 2021

    With DC vs. Vampires #2, its clear that Schmidt, if he wants to, deserves to be working on a Justice League book or a universe-spanning crossover. This is proven by his ability for scope and genre, and his deep understanding of how to portray a massive spectrum of character designs, powers, and action. The issue is a thrilling showcase of Schmidts talents as an artist and is bolstered by tight scripting from Tynion and Rosenberg. Even though the book has only reached its second issue, its a testament to the overall craft going into the series that makes it a contender for an instant classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 23, 2021

    Otto Schmidt delivers some impressive and beautifully character focused art. The action is visually thrilling throughout and I really enjoy both the character details and the color pallet. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio Nov 23, 2021

    Final Thoughts:DC vs. Vampires #2 is stellar. I cannot stop raving about how enthralling this series is thus far. Issue #2 delivered humor, horror, and most importantly, Batman! But I will also add that this is not a Batman series. Batman was only a portion of issue #2. A lot is going on in the background. Do not forget, Zan was placed in a blender and a vampire Green Lantern is blending in with the Justice League. That alone adds more to the story than just Batman. I would 100% recommend this issue to ANYONE. It is an action-packed joy ride from beginning to end! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 23, 2021

    This is a highly entertaining second issue thanks to the fantastic characterization of many DC Comics mainstays, especially those in the Batman family. DC vs. Vampires #2 strength is in its characterization that feels real and true to life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 23, 2021

    Hopefully, Tynion IV and Rosenberg will share the spotlight better next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 23, 2021

    It's a top-notch horror book with a lot of promise for the next ten issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 23, 2021

    After this issue, I am more invested in this whole DC vs. Vampires story.  There was more to sink my teeth into, and the multiple storylines and the cliffhanger raised the stakes.  As long as I am doing vampire puns, I'll end with, "this is one vampire story that doesn't suck!"   Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 24, 2021

    DC vs. Vampires #2 is another solid issue for a series that has been a great read. Considering the creative team, it's not surprising as to it being good. But, there's a level of freshness about it that stands out. It has twists and reveals that aren't expected and keep readers on their toes. A solid series that delivers with each issue so far, this is one that mixes superhero action with some real paranoia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Nov 23, 2021

    DC Vs Vampires #2 finds a clever way to deliver exposition by utilizing a blend of horror and humor, along with some excellent character work. Hopefully, the next issue brings more vampire action into the mix, and I hope to see other heroes get in on the fight against the undead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Nov 27, 2021

    The premise is great and it's going to be a strong 12 issue run. However, the apocalyptic cover art is not what you'll find inside the book. Don't let it dampen your appetite for a good vampire story, though, as it is Matthew Rosenberg and James Tynion IV are writing after all. These guys always provide a great Batman tale" so give this one a try! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Nov 28, 2021

    The premise is great and I still believe that this is going to be a strong 12 issue run. However, the apocalyptic cover art is not what you'll find inside DC Vs. Vampires #2. Don't let this dampen your appetite for a good vampire story, though, as Matthew Rosenberg and James Tynion IV provide a great Batman tale. Give this series a try! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Brian Villar Nov 27, 2021

    Overall, DC vs. Vampires issue 2 is solid and doesn't go for the easy way by killing Batman right away. By explaining why they are using villains as perfect vampires are not talking down to the reader. Tynion and Rosenberg show they have done their planning and answer some of the questions readers have. Schmidt art adds the needed depth to the story, especially with the subtle details. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Nov 24, 2021

    The finale might be a little hard to believe for some fans of the superhero, but the series revels in its dark humor and it's clearly building up to something big, though the journey definitely stumbles along the way at times. Read Full Review

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