Review: Batman Beyond #1
"As I said above,
'never truly had his own series?'
So what, pray tell, was this?
this feels a little stale for a character and world that has never truly had his own series, minus cartoon adaptations. "
This definitely was too close to home. I LOVED Batman Beyond, there is a lot of potential here for new, more mature and reaching story lines and I'm getting the feeling this is an opportunity missed.
Also I would've really liked to see a stronger artist on the book, the backgrounds and lack of detail were not my only qualms with the look of the story. Was is just me or did all the illustrations of Terry without mask look really awkward and dopey?
I'm a huge fan of the cartoon, after Bruce, Terry is the only other Batman I have fully excepted. I enjoyed the Annual and liked seeing Superman Beyond. I really was glad to see Terry getting a mini after so long, I think there's a lot more DC can do with his world, more darker stories (like Return of the Joker) that they really couldn't do in the cartoon for reasons. Overall I enjoyed this issue, the writing and art was very good, the only problem was that I ruined the ending of the issue for looking the covers of the next few issues on DC Comics.com and I think if I hadn't of seen them, I would have been way more surprised about the last page then I was. But I still like that their bringing back old Batman rouges into Terry's world, I like this future and hope to see more of it in the coming months.
I enjoyed the issue and maybe I'm just thick but I didn't expect you-know-who to be the person, I thought it was a certain someone else who enjoys knives and cutting.....
I like Batman Beyond quite a bit. There's a nice charm too it that I can appreciate and support because it tries to provide something a little different. The only gripe I have is that they should remove the mouth piece from the suit and have it as a solid faceplate piece instead. Or go for the traditional Batsuit design of keeping the mouth visible.
Nice review, I just finished reading this but
I won't be getting any other issues. The only
way I would come back to this book is if Bruce
Wayne passes away to give Terry's character
a chance to develop on his own. I didn't like
how Terry openly talked to Wayne mid-combat
even the villain thought it was weird, I would
prefer they just bring back the cartoon.
I am a hugh Batman Beyond Fan I did really enjoy this comic however I really wish they move away from tha animated series style. the animated series was fantastic and has its place. I havent picked up a Batman comic and found the art to be Batman the animated series inside so why Beyond.
I would aslo liked to have seen some progrestion than always Terry go and get this villian go get that villan im sitting in a cave :( . Maybe follow on from the last jla animated episode where we find out terry is a clone of bruce. or maybe Bruce is now dead for real and Terry is out on his own no dana or a silly robin standin. Think that its about time that this charator is given the respect of some really clever art work somthing more mature or just a big kick in the stail bump Its set in the Future so lets make a more modern comic ( makes sence I think)
Ps looking forward to all the coming issues.
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