Man-Bat #2

Writer: Dave Wielgosz Artist: Sumit Kumar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
7.0Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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Man-Bat is on the run from the law following a horrific night of blood and mayhem on the streets of Gotham. But the police aren’t what Kirk Langstrom’s monstrous alter ego should worry about...it’s Task Force X, better known as the Suicide Squad. To undo the damage he caused, Man-Bat must seek out a cure for the innocents he has injured, all while staying out of the deadly sights of the world’s most dangerous mercenaries!

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Mar 2, 2021

    Man-Bat #2 makes itself stand on its own feet with a narrative that goes into what arc Kirk Langstrom has to go through. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Bailey Simone Mar 2, 2021

    Man-Bat has been a bit of a bummer so far, I mean this guy just cant catch a break! But that's not to say that the book is bad, because it's not. I genuinely cannot predict how Kirk is going to get out of this situation he's found himself in, and when I can't predict how a book is going to end that makes me want to keep reading. On the strengths of Kumar's art and Wielgosz's unpredictability, this book will likely stay on my pull list until it ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Mar 9, 2021

    Dave Wielgosz and Sumit Kumar work really well together to deliver a solid revisit to the origin of Man-Bat. One such frame of wingspan and capes over Gotham is worth the price of the issue! However, how this inserts into the current Future State or as a stand alone tale is a bit confusing. However, taken on its own, its a great reminder of Man-Bat and a hopeful piece of story telling that allows him to remain relevant on the DC landscape. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Mar 3, 2021

    This issue is full of action, intrigue, and cool monsters. That's all I needed to buy a book, honestly, and, even if that premise is kind of bland, the internal character stuff here more than makes up for it. Kirk has been on kind of a downward spiral for the past two issues, and things get a lot worse for him here. The B plot, which I didn't mention for spoiler's sake, seems like just another scoop on top of the ice cream sundae of trouble that's being forced down Kirk's throat. I'm all for putting the hero through strife, and I am very invested in where Kirk ends up at the end of this issue, but it would be nice to see things at least have a chance of getting better soon, especially since this is a 5-issue mini. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 4, 2021

    I wonder if next month's title will be “Honey, I Shrunk The Man-Bat”? Whatever happens, I'll be here. Hopefully you will, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 2, 2021

    SummaryMan-Bat #2 continues to impress. This series shines a light on such a special character, providing insight into Man-Bat that weve rarely seen before. The art style suits the mood of the book perfectly. The action is exhilarating. Man-Bat is such an epic and unique-looking character, every movement he makes is so different from anyone elses. The inclusion of the Suicide Squad hopefully encourages other fans to read this very niche comic while also grounding the book within the DC Universe. Theres a diversity regarding who is being used in the series, not just Batman, but multiple heroes and villains. But what happens next week may turn the comic upside down. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 21, 2021

    This mini-series has given me a newfound appreciation for Man-Bat. He's a tragic character who's trying to do the right thing, but society is stopping him from carrying out his destiny. He's a misunderstood monster, more like Frankenstein's monster than Dracula. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde Mar 3, 2021

    I missed the addiction angle of the previous issue, and that lack of connection in Man-Bat #2, for me, just makes this an okay follow-up issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 2, 2021

    It's the Suicide Squad vs. Man-Bat and if that's all you're interested in here..... Well, you'll love the hell out of this issue because that's what you'll get here while doing very little in progressing the story in a way that doesn't feel forced. The art looks great and it's a fun read but feels non-important by the end and doesn't do a whole lot throughout.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Mar 3, 2021

    The issue feels relatively hollow in an attempt to shoo-in the Suicide Squad, a group of heroes with much better curb appeal than the Man-Bat. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 3, 2021

    I wish this comic had something more going for it. Sadly, it does not. Read Full Review

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