The Shadow/Batman #2

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Giovanni Timpano Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: November 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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The truth of what the Shadow doesn't know threatens to destroy his partnership with Batman and Robin just when they need him the most. Three generations of heroes stand at a crossroads as the secret of the Silent Seven threatens to encompass and obliterate them all. To fight the Seven, Batman and the Shadow must force them to reveal themselves. But how do men make moves against a behemoth evil that measures assaults in centuries?

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Lacey Nov 10, 2017

    The reveal of who is behind this iteration of the Silent Seven also makes a great deal of sense while elevating the need for Damian to be involved. Given the firm shift from a fighting-centered comic to one of strategy and much-needed intrigue,The Shadow/Batman #2 is headed down the path of a fantastic, True Detective-style book. I only hope that it keeps it that way. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    SciFiPulse - Raissa Devereux Oct 24, 2017

    All in all, this installment got from A to B with some good bits and pieces, but I'm hoping for a more riveting story going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 2, 2017

    The Shadow/ Batman #2 isn't quite as strong as the debut considering Orlando has to pull back from the plot to handle some character moments, but I still highly recommend this book! Considering this chapter is ultimately just a piece of a larger story, we're treated with some outstanding development before heading towards the climax. If complex and flawed characters are your cup of tea, then prepare yourself to drink up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Nov 1, 2017

    Every aspect of The Shadow/Batman #2 is great and served a purpose beyond a simple cash grab, which is probably more than anyone should expect from a crossover involving these classic comic book titans. However, while this issue is great from front to back and there are few flaws to be had, it's a shame it doesn't do anything groundbreaking or earthshattering. In comparison to Tom King's Batman run which is going on simultaneously in which something earth-shattering is happening weekly, The Shadow/Batman #2 feels like a letdown of sorts. But ultimately that is a personal gripe, and this issue is a great solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Nov 4, 2017

    In keeping things relatively straightforward and concentrating on characterisation, Orlando and Timpano have produced an issue that is a huge improvement on the previous one. Building on the relationship between them forged in the previous series, both Batman and The Shadow come across as sympathetic characters here and it is a genuine pleasure seeing them team up at the end. Timpano's art is always good and, at times, is extremely impressive. On the whole, I would say this is well worth a look. Read Full Review

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