The Next Batman: Second Son #1
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The Next Batman: Second Son #1

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Tony Akins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 21
7.5Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

Meet Tim “Jace” Fox, estranged son of billionaire Lucius Fox and man of mystery…what has the eldest son of one Gotham’s premiere families been up to for these ‘missing’ years and how does he find himself getting shot at in the jungles of Vietnam? Learn these answers and many more as the story of the SECOND SON begins!

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Feb 24, 2021

    This series really is worth picking up, if The Next Batman: Second Son #1 is anything to go by. The characterization is solid, and the dialogue comes across as natural and engaging. The art's solid and a genuine effort has been made to lay solid foundations for what's to come. I look forward to the story coming out in individual issues, or a collected edition soon, so it can be read the way comics are meant to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 26, 2021

    Tim Fox has a long journey ahead of him before becoming the next Batman, and it begins here as a familiar face comes calling to bring the second Fox son home to Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 27, 2021

    The Next Batman: Second Son #1 is an intriguing series as it looks to have some major implications for the print comics of Batman. It's a digital series that's going to be a "major player" and one to keep one's eye on. Luckily, it'll eventually make it's way to print but this is one you won't want spoiled for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Apr 6, 2021

    The Next Batman: Second Son does an excellent job at beginning to answer a lot of questions opened in the four issues of Future State: The Next Batman, while still providing more to keep the reader interested. Looking forward to the continuing chapters of the saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 8, 2021

    This went by so fast, which I both love and respect.

  • 5.0
    Nihilist Feb 24, 2021

    What could have been a decent start for the series turned out to look and feel like a typical cliche infiltration segment in a blockbuster movie, featuring several super popular tropes like hiding in a side corridor while guards run through the main one looking only ahead. Digital first comics more often than not have rather cheap feeling to them, and Second Son is not an exception from the rule, sadly. While DC tried to market The Next Batman as a premium comic, they apparently forgot to give this one the same treatment, resulting in a very "meh" work that doesn't give me much confidence in them strengthening the brand of The Next Batman, establishing it as a quality, premium elseworld line. Like what DC managed to accomplish with Batman W more

  • 4.5
    fenixalasnegras Feb 23, 2021

    Tim or Jace or whatever this character is called is a random guy stealing information although it is still not clear what kind of person he is, but he expresses himself as someone ambitious who works for money, is some Meh, would say up to this point it doesn't catch me, the directing him as the next Batman still doesn't deserve that title. Rather he would seem more like an ally of someone like Poison Ivy, Catwoman, a street guy, something similar, not even as a partner to Deathstroke, because Deathstroke is cool and interesting.

    Taking this number out of FS I would say that the story is nothing interesting very comun, maybe the next numbers will raise or not. Good Art but that all.

  • 3.5
    silencecaptif Feb 24, 2021

    sacrebleu this story was fantastic, full of originality. I could never imagine this spectacular start. (sarcasm)
    A complete chiche, the only great thing was the appearance of Grifter, I have seen more exciting beginnings in anime

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Feb 23, 2021

    I liked the Next Batman, and I'm liking this so far. These digital chapters are sometimes very hard to rate. Not much can happen in half an issue. But this was an enjoyable half, honestly.

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Mar 4, 2021

    " OHHH €$#%"
    - TIM FOX

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Mar 21, 2021

    Decent, even if not much has happened, though since it's a digital-first story, we're only getting half of the issue, hence why I'm not too fussed.

  • 2.0
    Bats20832 Mar 1, 2021

    Second Son #1 "Light on Batman."

    OK so the "origin" (aka previous life) of Tim Fox is that he does spy work to try to stop an international cartel in human trafficking in Vietnam. This is a real global problem. And a lot of people around the world, in every line of work, are actively working against it.

    But it actually addresses nothing about Tim Fox's origin as Batman. Again. $32 later. OK, so when does John Ridley want to write about this? Because that is why people bought the "comic." I can tell you for free real and actual stories about people fighting human trafficking, and the need for all of us to work together on this. I don't want your money. If you want to give money, I will tell you to donate it to someon more

  • 1.0
    Jurooo Feb 27, 2021

  • 1.0
    TERT Mar 1, 2021

  • 8.5
    Justin Ray May 5, 2021

  • 8.0
    imderekreide Feb 23, 2021

  • 8.0
    Radar Feb 26, 2021

  • 8.0
    Pantheon36 May 2, 2021

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Feb 23, 2021

  • 7.5
    Josecab79 Mar 30, 2021

  • 6.0
    Klaushenna Mar 9, 2021

  • 5.5
    Merlyn Feb 23, 2021

  • 5.5
    DoorMan Apr 17, 2021

  • 5.0
    Silver Rocket Feb 24, 2021

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman May 12, 2021

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