The Next Batman: Second Son #2

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Tony Akins, Travel Foreman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 17
7.6Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

Tim “Jace” Fox has returned home following the tragic events of Joker War and Lucius Fox taking full control of the massive Wayne fortune. While his mother and sisters greet Jace, his younger brother had a prior engagement with an armed madman—as BATWING! The adventure continues in this exciting series as readers will come to know the man who will become a Dark Knight!

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Mar 2, 2021

    Elsewhere in Gotham, the citys police department makes preparations to increase the safety of its citizens.The Story: John Ridley does a good job in laying out the foundations of this series. He has set Tim up as an intriguing character, whose presence and angst reminds me of a young Bruce Wayne. It will be interesting to see how he fits into a Gotham in transition. However, its the family dynamics that have me hooked. I want to know more about Tims role within the group, and how that plays into his past and future plans.Detailed drawings are set off by cool toned colors. The character expressions shown through face and body images give the story an emotional depth. And the action sequence is engaging and well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 8, 2021

    More major changes are on the way for Gotham City as the man who will be one of its future protectors tries to find a place amongst the family he left behind Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright May 4, 2021

    Whatever issues that I have had with Future State: The Next Batman are slowly being answered. John Ridley has put together a great story that slowly shows Tim's/Jace's transition to the mantle. In doing so, he fills in plenty of the holes left by Future State. This has made the series much more enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 10, 2021

    Seeing the entire Fox family like this is fascinating, especially in a Bat-context but I'm having some issues knowing where this story takes place. That doesn't make it any less engaging, though. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bats20832 Mar 2, 2021

    Second Son Issue ("Chapter") # 2 . Hamster Rage artist draws Batwing standing (with force field on) in front of lunatic; police arrest insane person with gun. Tim (call me Jace) Fox actually does nothing. Gets off a plane. Talks to some family. Minimal story; art goes downhill.

    OK - there was someone with a Bat suit on in this issue. Not Tim (excuse me Jace) Fox, but at least someone. Now the Bat suit wearer is the same Luke Fox, who is going to betray the Bat family to the Magistrate. But in this issue Luke stands in front of Mad Magazine level parody of white supremacist madman and turns on a Batwing suit force field to stop him from shooting at people... or as they are writing Luke has "a prior engagement with an armed madman. more

  • 1.5
    Merlyn Mar 2, 2021

    Unfortunately after a first decent issue it went back to classic Ridley territory.

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    Sup3rsa1yan1990 Mar 3, 2021

    Maybe “the acclaimed writer of 12 years a slave” should make a sequel to “the acclaimed film 12 years a slave” and GTFO of comics

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    Jurooo Mar 3, 2021


  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 23, 2021

    I’m intrigued!

  • 3.0
    Stormwrath Mar 3, 2021

    John Ridley has everything to be an amazing Batman writer, but Tim Fox as the Next Batman is just a boring idea...

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  • 8.0

    Wow, look at all these idiotic user reviews. We get a chapter full of character, and the book is ruined. Why can't we just have action scenes the entire time? It's probably got to do with the writer's race or his politics.

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  • 7.0
    EDiakota Mar 9, 2021

    " But i guess nothing lasts forever, does it....Jace."
    - TAM FOX

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Mar 31, 2021

    Continuing from the previous chapter, the majority of this chapter has been spent on the characterisation of the cast, which has been executed quite well. So far so good.

  • 9.5
    Justin Ray May 17, 2021

  • 8.0
    Radar Mar 8, 2021

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    Josecab79 Mar 30, 2021

  • 8.0
    Pantheon36 May 2, 2021

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 Mar 9, 2021

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    Klaushenna Mar 9, 2021

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    imderekreide Mar 2, 2021

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    RedKSuperman May 12, 2021

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