I Am Batman #2

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 29
7.7Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Jace Fox is on the streets as Batman, fighting the misinformation and violence flooding Gotham City during Fear State. What mysterious connection exists between the Magistrate and The Next Batman: Second Son villain Arkadine? And what Gotham vigilante pays the ultimate price when a misguided young man shoots him down in cold blood?.

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Oct 12, 2021

    John Ridley crafts a brilliantly written commentary on extremism in the third installment of this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Oct 15, 2021

    I Am Batman dives deep into the realm of Fear State as it tackles some close-to-home real-world issues and mulls over the nature of fear as Batman's greatest weapon and what happens when that fear is not there. Jace Fox's latest series cements him as a new type of Batman for a different world and is masterfully brought together by a rotating cast of creative stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Derek McNeil Oct 18, 2021

    In I Am Batman #2, Ridley's story is still going strong as he continues to establish Jace Fox as the Next Batman. This story is proving to be every bit as good as DC hyped it up to be. Hopefully, both Ridley and this title will enjoy a long and successful run, allowing the writer ample opportunity to fully realize his vision for the Next Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 13, 2021

    I Am Batman #2 continues Jace's journey in the cowl. He's not a polished crime-fighter. The approach is far different and attitude as well. And it's all perfectly caught in the writing and the art. This is a series for those that love the long game and storytelling. Where Jace is here will not be the same character a year from now. And watching John Ridley plot and guide that growth will be a potential masterclass in storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 12, 2021

    Overall, it has some strong points but it's not clicking on all cylinders yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 12, 2021

    I Am Batman #2 may not be a big part of the Fear State storyline, but it still manages to delve deep into Jace Fox's mindset as Batman. With the issue ending with the promise of a confrontation between Jace and the Moral Authority, the new Dark Knight has his work cut out for him. And hopefully, the next issue will feature stronger ties to Fear State. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Oct 13, 2021

    I trust Ridley more than just about any other superhero writer to "do the story right" but it's hard to tell if this issue is supposed to make me feel uncomfortable or if it's just my unease over seeing superhero comics botch these types of stories too many times in the past. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 12, 2021

    I Am Batman continues to explore the beginning of Jace Fox's career and how he plans to be a different kind of Batman and in this issue, we see that his approach might just put a target on his back and while I like the rookie moves that Jace is making, the real bits I enjoy are exploring the behind the scenes people who are dealing with the anti-mask campaign and their perspectives on the situation. This book looks great and I dig where we're going I just wish things didn't feel so disconnected at times from the rest of the Bat-Books and that this series had more time to establish what's going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 12, 2021

    I Am Batman is going to need to have some sort of confrontation with Bruce Wayne and Jace Fox unless the plan for DC is to push Wayne on the back burner per the 5G status quo. Like Highlander, there can be only one Batman and having two running around in Gotham isn't that compelling an idea. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 12, 2021

    I Am Batman delivers on the cool action and brutal violence of Jace as Batman, but slows things way down with heavy exposition and slow plot progression. It's not doing quite enough to capture your imagination and mind, but it sure looks good when Batman is on the page. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Nov 11, 2021

    I was initially going to give this a 5, but upon listing the critiques of this book in order, I'm inclined to dock it another point. The art is a great time, but the art can only go so far " and while I really do love Jace and his backstory, there's only so much goodwill I can give before I want more from Ridley's Bat-saga. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SinceAge7 Oct 15, 2021

    So far, so good; I am really interested to see how/when Bruce and Jace will confront each other as Batmen in the future.

  • 9.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 18, 2021

    This is a really good issue, despite the artist change. It managed to make The Magistrate, and the Seer, something worth caring about. So I'll say this, this is the best Batman title. This issue has spawned a lot of stupid controversy from people who have no idea what they're talking about on a good day, and on a bad day, have trouble not shitting in their own pants. I won't get into in this review, but if you wish to stare into that abyss, just check out the multitude of reviews from people who are too emotionally volatile to handle a medium made for children.

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Oct 14, 2021

    This issue is likely to piss some people off for all the right reasons.

    Me, I'm just here for a good time. And the book provides it.

    The story picks up right where the last left off, with a familiar "mask" being gunned down. The perp? A young teenager who joined an domestic militia to fight against the governments "hidden agenda". Sad thing when such a thing doesn't sound so comic booky anymore but that's the world we live in.

    Some want to see the kid locked out out of spite and a little bit of resentment but the bigger heads know that just like in real life, hes a symptom and not the disease. Taking matters into his own hands, Batman declares war on the militia while Renee Montoya seeks to navigate the more

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  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Aug 29, 2023

    This series continues to improve, in my opinion. While I'm a little confused as to why we're getting an artist change in Issue 2, I don't mind it. Segovia does great work here, especially during the action sequences. His art just feels so clean here and I think it fits this issue nicely. As for Ridley's scripts, I thought they were really solid. I think he's putting something really interesting together here with Jace's mission, as well as the police stuff. I know some people will probably get upset over the mention of "white privilege," but politics in comics is nothing new and I'm really tired of people acting like it is. All things considered, this is a good issue and I'm intrigued to see how this story develops.

  • 7.5
    retcon_D Nov 26, 2021

    Somehow holding up to be an interesting title, although I very much agree that Jace is NOT Batman, unlike what the title suggests.

  • 7.0
    Robin Oct 13, 2021

    So the issue was decently good; firstly the action of the Next Batman was nice his characters is still feeling underdeveloped for the story/ setting he is put into.

    I feel like Jace needs a writer who picks an arc away from other characters right now and show us how he is different and special to be called Batman, currently the writer is telling us he is Batman but since he feels underdeveloped it is harder to take him as Batman then just Jace. to show this he needs an arc quiet alone not in the middle of chaos like "fear state". an example; Robin book is one of the best books currently if not the best and part reason because Joshua (writer of Robin) is dealing with him alone away from other to set him afterward for crossovers w more

  • 6.0
    Mout Oct 12, 2021

    no oliver coipel in this issue and the next ones? sad.

  • 6.0
    Stormwrath Oct 12, 2021

    Its ok, some cool Batman moments and the art is fine

  • 5.0
    egonnn244 Oct 12, 2021

    "I Am Batman"

    So, this is a second issue and we are already changing the artist? Ok, whatever, I keep reading.

    The story's decent, there is some cool Bat-action done by the NOT Batman and, surprisingly, I find myself entertained. Unfortunately, I kept reading further.

    The issue was quick to remind me that a comic book cannot be just entertainment nowadays with gems like: "He doesn't deserve sympathy just 'cause he's a cute white kid" (I just love how the word white has this whole pejorative meaning to it these days) and "That's why it's called white privilege". Gotta love that race bulls*it being inserted into everything today.

    From there it was a pretty straightforward road downhill.

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  • 4.5
    Merlyn Oct 12, 2021

    I'm really tired of Ridley's constant obvious breaking of the 4th wall to shout at us that Jace is Batman. No he's not and he never will be. It's like Ridley is trying to force us to like his character, which won't happen. And at times it actually seems like he is trying to convince himself of it. Also, we continue Ridley's stupid war on wHiTe PrIvIlEgE because we all know that's what always attracted people in a Batman book.

    "It's easy to have a belief. It's another thing to make those beliefs function in the real world". This is a line that I really, really liked because it's true. Unfortunately it's ironic that Ridley can't listen to himself because all of his wild ideas about defunding the police and all his race theories suf more

  • 3.0
    SenpaifenixJäger Oct 13, 2021

    The art is good, the story improved a bit, but to say the least I AM BATMAN, no friend, you are a temporary raider.

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    S.J Mar 21, 2022

    No, you aren't Batman !

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