Flashpoint: Beyond #2

Writer: Geoff Johns, Tim Sheridan, Jeremy Adams Artist: Xermanico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 27
8.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The DC event of 2022 continues!  As Thomas Wayne investigates the continuing mystery of the Clockwork Killer, another mystery erupts when a strange inmate within Arkham claims that Bruce Wayne is the only Batman that should exist. And Thomas's world is again turned upside down when a new, twisted version of an iconic Batman villain is born.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 12, 2022

    With Flashpoint Beyond #2, the story is picking up steam. While it's not clear yet where Johns', Adams, and Sheridan's story is headed, it's building to something big. With this many of DC's hottest creators on board, this story is going to be a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jun 7, 2022

    The best issue in this series yet that builds the mystery and anticipation. Issue 2 supplies you with clues that will excite your inner DC fan! Sit back with your favorite notepad, write down the clues and connections, and be ready to be entertained with an adventure that hits like a Crisis and doesn't overwhelm you. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jun 7, 2022

    An issue that you're really going to be able to sink your teeth into. Totally steeped in both present and past DC continuity. Great summer read, totally worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 7, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond seemed like an unnecessary trip back to one of DCs more divisive events. The creative team has taken what seemed like a questionable concept to one of the stronger mini-series playing out in DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jun 7, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #2 is brilliant. Like many great pieces of art, it's a mirror of sorts. This story shows us the hollow abyss that is 21st-century modernity. Geoff Johns delivers one of his most thoughtful and dense stories to date, as this issue is ultimately about a broken man traversing a broken world. Xermanico and Janin work together seamlessly, illustrating an issue that is as bleak as its script. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 7, 2022

    So, why is this DC COMIC "event well "beyond DARK CRISIS? Simply put: it sparks conversation and speculation. FLASHPOINT BEYOND #2 provides fans with just enough meat on the bone to keep us coming back for more. Plus, the narrative finds ways to put the reader in the driver's seat alongside Thomas Wayne BATMAN as we both solve this detective story together. Each character involved has interesting motivations which pique curiosity within the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 13, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #2 continues exploring a dark and violent world from DC's past. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Jun 9, 2022

    I am coming around to this book. I don't have any serious issues with it, the tone excites me, and the mystery just makes me want to read more. Maybe the reasons behind it existing are contrived, but they're making the best with what they have, and I'm excited to see more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 7, 2022

    The ending segment, involving the Bruce Wayne Batman and the eccentric child time traveler, continues to be intriguing, but overall this series isn't quite living up to the success of its predecessor yet. Maybe it's the three different writers, but it's not gelling together cohesively as one narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Jun 7, 2022

    A powerful and raw story that is growing with each issue creating an arc that definitely can't be missed. An alternate world that will have you looking at Arkham in a different way than before. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jun 7, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #2 is filled with great art, plenty of clues to tease you about what's going on, and a few interesting Flashpoint versions of characters. However, the issue makes little progress towards solving the mystery of Clockwork Killer's identity, resulting in an issue that's mostly a teaser for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 8, 2022

    Two issues into Flashpoint Beyond and I think that this event may end up being just as divisive as Flashpoint, but perhaps for different reasons. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jun 7, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #2 is static but atmospheric. As a story, there are many points where it doesnt succeed. The emotional weight of Batmans mental surrender is heavy, which is not necessarily a negative. But that is twinned with the slow pace which just bogs the issue down. There is slightly too much standing around and looking at things while discussing what has happened or what is to unfold. Thomas Wayne and the other characters in Flashpoint are interesting to know, and the differences from Earth-Prime are getting bigger. And the art is sensational. But the overall negativity of the book does not make it enjoyable to read. Read Full Review

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