Grayson Annual #2

Writer: Tim Seeley, Tom King Artist: Ral Fernndez, Alvaro Martinez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 30, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 12
7.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

When Dick comes home to find that the Batman he knew is gone, he seeks out his mentor, Superman. But both friends have changed since they last met. Can they find common ground and team up to stop Blockbusters plans for Spyral?

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Oct 2, 2015

    This is a near-perfect annual as you're going to get. Despite a too neat ending, the story is engrossing and helps rebuild one of the best relationships in the DC Universe, along with being a more positive Superman tale than we have been getting. It's exciting, well written, beautifully drawn, and just plain, old fashioned DC Comics fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Oct 2, 2015

    In addition to all the excellent character stuff about finding a stable identity in the face of a constantly shifting universe this is just a great action comic. The death cult provides engaging and varied hench people for the two to fight with Blockbuster a great boss to highlight Superman's weakened state. Thrilling engaging, fun banter, and engaging characters, what's not to love, pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 7, 2015

    It is a good issue with a good Superman. And I always liked these two characters interacting. So I would keep my eye out for this issue, especially if you are sick of the 'eye for an eye' Clark in Superman. While the price point might be a sticking point, keep it in the back of your mind. Maybe when it eventually hits the dollar bin or during a store sale? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Oct 5, 2015

    While some annuals have a few enjoyable scenes, they often lack a real point of view. "Grayson Annual" #2 bucks that and delivers a highly entertaining one-off adventure with the new-look Superman and Grayson, who is quickly becoming the most likeable hero in the DC Universe. It also serves to show that, even through all the changes they've experienced, they are both still the good people they've always been deep down. Readers thirsty for more Dick should definitely consider picking up this light but entertaining ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Oct 1, 2015

    Grayson Annual #2 gives us exactly what we want from an annual escapade, as we get a team-up that is simply sensational. Bringing our favourite super-spy and the former Man of Steel together in an ingenious manner, the creative team delivers an enjoyable narrative that comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 2, 2015

    A tad over-long and a little aimless in points, this was still a good story on its own. Having it be an annual may have been a mistake, but it's still a nice read between two of the oldest characters in the superhero canon. Clark and Dick have a mutual respect, though for different reasons, and they play well off of each other even with their sunnier dispositions and attitudes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Matthew Murphy Oct 4, 2015

    This issue wasn't the finest moment for the Grayson creative team but it wasn't entirely bad. I feel like for the first time since picking up the title I have a secure understanding of who the Fist of Cain are and what their motivations are. I also couldn't help but laugh at the thought of Lex Luthor developing technology while in the bathroom, that is something that just makes perfect sense to me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Oct 1, 2015

    Tim Seeley and Tom King have a solid grasp of characterization here, comparing and contrasting two radically different heroes in a way that sometimes hits and sometimes seems like nothing more than a retread of told tales. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 30, 2015

    Grayson's latest annual is a solid affair, Seeley and Martinez gifting some fun moments of humor and super action. At times the characters don't quite seem themselves, but the team does a nice job creating a story in which Dick and Clark would feasibly share time. While it would have been nice to see a few themes further explored (such as Dick's grappling with the newly-amnesiac Batman), there's enough strong art to carry you through. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 3, 2015

    It's a simple, pleasant story that explores a corner of the character's life that the regular series probably doesn't have time for. But the art isn't up to the series' usual standards, and the story doesn't exactly break new ground. This is just a perfectly acceptable, somewhat enjoyable story of Dick Grayson teaming up with Superman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Oct 7, 2015

    Tim Seeley's script may lack depth, but Grayson's adventure with Superman features fun and fundamentals. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Oct 1, 2015

    Blockbuster shows up, as the Fist of Cain is in control. They group get the duo trapped in an underground bunker. An inhibitor is available, but they don't know how to fix it. Dick reflects on getting the name “Nightwing” from the tales Clark used to tell. Clark comes up with an idea they call Lex Luthor, and he can walk them through it. Dick doesn't fell comfortable with this, as Lex is the guy who “killed” him. He ends up trusting in Clark, and they piece the inhibitor together. They turn it on, weakening all of Fist of Cain, and take them down easily. Dick then asks Clark for a hop to the airport so he can get back to work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Oct 5, 2015

    As a series, "Grayson" has the capacity to be exciting, sexy, fun, and intriguing, and it's often one of the more interesting titles DC's releasing. Yet, with none of those elements coming together for the "Grayson" Annual #2, this book never exactly does anything. It's not terrible, it's just boring. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 30, 2015

    My hopes for this Annual were quickly dashed under poor dialogue, hokey situations and poor characterizations. While the art looked great, this Annual was an unnecessary diversion. I wish I could recommend this book, but I just can't. Read Full Review

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