Batman/The Maxx #2

Writer: Sam Keith Artist: Sam Kieth Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
6.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Our surreal journey with Batman and Maxx continues into the deepest, darkest depths of Arkham! Maxx is locked in the most notorious asylum of them all and finds himself hopscotching one at a time through the secret spirit planes-"Outbacks"-of the most notorious villains in Batman's famed rogues gallery-this time featuring the master of mirth and mayhem, the JOKER!

?    First new The Maxx story in more than a decade!

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 30, 2018

    While still very much a Maxx story, things are starting to make some sense, (not a lot, admittedly) but delusion and reality remain dangerously intertwined. Batman is beginning to act more like Batman, but it might not make a difference. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Outright Geekery - Jacob Robinson Nov 5, 2018

    Beautiful art and a insanely complex story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Oct 30, 2018

    Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2 continues to mess with my mind but also keeps me entertained. With bizarre art mixed with insane characters, I'm looking forward to exploring further into the psyche of Gotham's rogues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Bob Moriarty Oct 31, 2018

    The dark shadows of Gotham City seem like a good place to try and bring the Maxx back into this reality and Sam Kieths artwork is deliciously bizarre. However unless the Not-so-Dynamic Duo can find something yet unwritten in their battle with the Joker or an even larger adversary emerges to help float the book, these heroes may sink beneath the waves from their own weight. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Oct 31, 2018

    The surreal nature of Batman MAXX is one of its strongest qualities, but that doesn't mean it makes for a good story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Br'er Lapin Nov 1, 2018

    So close... so close. I very much appreciate this is a thing that exists, Maxx is my favourite comic book after all, but The Maxx is only represented here in his base form from the first 20 issues and it doesn't seem to have any place in continiuity. The crossover works well, but also feels like it could benefit from going further down the psychological route of Maxx rather than playing it safe to suit the wider audience.

  • 8.5
    TheImageIsStrong Nov 6, 2018

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