The Bat-Man: First Knight #2

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 10, 2024 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
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Monster men continue to terrorize Gotham City, but with the body count rising, the GCPD is no closer to solving the mystery behind these seemingly undead assailants, and the Bat-Man and Gordon are the only ones willing to brave the criminal underworld to crack the case. It's after a near-death brawl saving the mayor from the monster men that the Bat-Man must face a stark reality...are his fists and willpower enough to save Gotham?

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Apr 9, 2024

    Book two of The Bat-Man: First Knight continues to spin a ferocious story of a Dark Knight trying to find his place in the world. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 9, 2024

    After decades of writing the brighter side of the DCU, Jurgens continues to prove that he has a brilliant take on Batman in him and I hope this is just the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero Apr 9, 2024

    The Bat-Man: First Knight #2 is another riveting issue that shows how successful this unique narrative strategy for superhero comics can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Chip Ross Apr 9, 2024

    An improvement on an already fantastic first issue! It has its problems no doubt, but nothing that severely disrupts my enjoyment. The story is still intriguing, the art is stunning and the dialogue has improved, if only a bit. I struggle to think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy this in some way. Come on man, has got purple gloves and knuckle dusters. What's not to like? I feel like this is one of the best Bat books releasing right now and I'm sad it's coming to an end so soon. All good things must come to an end! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerd Initiative - Hopsgeeknews Apr 9, 2024

    This issue is brutal, sometimes gory, and will suck you into its shadows without hesitation. Batman The First Knight is a must-grab for fans of Batman and even newcomers alike. Exploring a Bruce Wayne who is learning and on his own helps us appreciate the man even more and this team is nailing the tone they have set out to establish in book 1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Apr 10, 2024

    The first issue was an appetizer, but this time Jurgens really shows off his writing skills in The Batman: First Knight #2! This comic is well worth checking out, as I'm not one for period pieces and wasn't even a big fan of Gotham by Gaslight. However, we do see a Gotham at its lowest point and a Batman with absolutely no tech, but full of resolve. Dan Jurgens has shredded the Dark Knight down to his bare bones, so let's see what Gotham can throw at him now! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 9, 2024

    Perkins art is beautifully detailed and delivers on the intense action and thrills of the story. A brilliant and visually engaging adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 9, 2024

    The Bat-Man: First Knight Book Two throws a lot at Batman, both physically and mentally. The near-death encounters with the monster men raise doubt in his mind about his ability to protect Gotham. Plus, Jurgens effectively explores this internal struggle, adding depth to this early incarnation of the Dark Knight. While The Bat-Man: First Knight Book Two is an entertaining and suspenseful read, it feels incomplete as a standalone story. The cliffhanger ending leaves many questions unanswered, making this a clear setup for future chapters. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 10, 2024

    The Bat-Man: First Knight #2 continues to unveil the period-specific evolution of the Dark Knight into the legendary hero with a gritty, grounded detective story. The art is excellent, and Bat-Man's tactics show the early signs of who he will become, but Jurgens's script frequently gets bogged down with subplots that go nowhere or take too long to get to the point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Apr 10, 2024

    My biggest issue with the comic is that the series is really struggling to balance some of its competing threads of intrigue. Because everything is so different, it's hard to tell what is just flavor to showcase how different the setting is and what's supposed to be relevant to the plot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Apr 12, 2024

    Jurgens and Perkins continue their dark, textured retelling of Batman's origin set in his original time-period with a lot of flair, though the character and thematic work doesn't quite match the action or historical detail in intensity. Read Full Review

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