Batman Beyond 2.0 #5

Posted by G-Man (36557 posts) - - Show Bio

The Good

Before delving into the continued fight from the last chapter, we get to see Commissioner Barbara Gordon in action. Normally she's been shown arriving after the action has already taken place. Even in a scene that just shows her approach and thoughts on what's going on, you immediately get the sense that she is still perfectly capable of kicking butt.

The shock last issue was when Terry, as Batman, found himself facing Robin and Batgirl. When Nightwing showed up, he had good reason to wonder what was going on. Throw in Batman, you know it's going to get pretty crazy.

Kyle Higgins cranks up the action as Terry has to fight all four. Too often Terry is shown easily taking down his opponents. If you're wondering what's really going on, you will find out. And when you do, everything becomes even cooler.

Aside from the action, there is also plenty of suspense thrown in. Higgins really packs it into this chapter.

Thony Silas' art is perfect here. You'll find yourself zipping through panel after panel as the action scenes are fleshed out. This is the next best thing to having actual animated episodes.

Let's also take note at how great Rafael Albuquerque's cover is.

The Bad

Nothing bad here. This might have been my favorite chapter yet.

The Verdict

Kyle Higgins sure knows how to craft a Batman Beyond story. While there is still a bigger mystery going on, this chapter is packed full of action and suspense. Fans of the series will be thrilled with what pops up and you'll be on the edge of your seat as you read through it all. Thony Silas' art is great and fits the story nicely. The great thing about the digital first format is even if you've missed out on this series before now, you can easily purchase all the previous chapters. And we'll only have to wait two weeks until the next part. With the way things end here, there's no telling what will happen next.

#1 Posted by MissJ (463 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously so into this right now.

#2 Posted by DocFishstick (241 posts) - - Show Bio

kyle is kicking ass

#3 Posted by The Stegman (25002 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this also in print?

#4 Edited by G-Man (36557 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: It get's printed with JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND 2.0.

#5 Edited by danhimself (22623 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: someone on the staff really needs to start reviewing Smallville Season 11...yesterday's issue would be a great place to start since it was the beginning of them going into an all miniseries format and stopping their regular numbering

#6 Edited by G-Man (36557 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself: I keep meaning to. I mentioned it on the podcast yesterday. I keep forgetting about it and end up reading like 5 or 6 chapters all at once. It surprises me at how quickly and easily I fall behind.

#7 Edited by danhimself (22623 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: it just upsets me that the book that I feel is one of DC's most consistently great series doesn't get really any love on the site....I fear for it's cancellation

#8 Posted by iceslick (792 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself: I have been reading Smallville Season 11 and I just can't seem to like it as much. I'm thinking it been pretty average so far. The only reason it doesn't stop me from reading is that I loved the TV series so much and I can't seem to let go. Also, I'm always intriqued to see what they do with interpretations of previously made DC characters.

@g_man: @missj:I did like this issue..but sadly I didn't think Rewire was an interesting villain. So I gave it a 3.5. Sorry about that Jen. I really love your bf's work he's one of my favorite writers since Nightwing. I just didn't like issue too much. But I did love the other 4 issues.

#9 Posted by danhimself (22623 posts) - - Show Bio

@iceslick: to each their own but I for one see the Superman in Smallville as the best interpretation of Superman that DC has going right now and is easily the best Superman title as well

also Kyle Higgins is @missj's boyfriend?

#10 Edited by iceslick (792 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself: Yeah it's definitely better than Scott Lobdell's Superman. And whoops I'm not sure if I was suppose to mention that. But yeah it's been mentioned in the podcast that is her boyfriend. :-X lol

#11 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22196 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: it just upsets me that the book that I feel is one of DC's most consistently great series doesn't get really any love on the site....I fear for it's cancellation

this, easily my favorite superman book, may be my favorite book overall. it needs some love.

#12 Posted by longbowhunter (7283 posts) - - Show Bio

Higgins on Batman Beyond has been really good. I'm buying it in print and am surprised how much I like the JL stuff too.

#13 Posted by HushoftheWind (1108 posts) - - Show Bio

Im not gonna lie, every issue i read is like watching the show back in the day. Its that effing good man. Im seriously hooked.

#14 Edited by NICKXH (259 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by kaiklown (65 posts) - - Show Bio

Love where this is heading.

#18 Edited by tomlikesfries (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this a miniseries or an actual ongoing?

#19 Edited by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Beyond is the ONLY bat title I'm interested in. Keep them coming!!

#21 Posted by Eivion (90 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by tomlikesfries (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

@eivion: Awesome, thanks for the reply!

#25 Posted by redhood21 (815 posts) - - Show Bio

love it!

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