Review: Batman Beyond #3

Posted by Zack Freeman (683 posts) - - Show Bio
Terry McGinnis spreads thin as his Batman duties start intruding on his normal life - - a dilemma ratcheted up by the increased lethality of Hush's vendetta against the rogue's gallery.

The Good

Everything I loved about Batman Beyond is back! It's like no time has passed at all. A lot of us used to comment that when BB was at its best, it recalled the classic Lee/ Romita era of Spider-Man and that's very much the case here. You can't help but feel for Terry as he tries to do right and live up to Bruce Wayne's high standards, while still living the kind of normal life Wayne never had. Beechen just nailed this dynamic, and Benjamin's art perfectly fits the setting, plunging you into the grimy Blade Runner-esque neon of BB's future while still keeping the kind of fun and sizzle you need from a comic. The double spread of Hush kicking Terry was killer!

The Bad

Hush is just so bland in comparison to the rest of Batman's rogue's gallery, I question if it was really worth the trouble of bringing him into the Beyond era. He doesn't have much of a gimmick outside of a head wrapped in bandages and a strange interest in the rest of the villains. His inclusion here just reminds me of how Hush was just supposed to be an alias in the original storyline, and it got continued past the point of relevancy.

The Verdict - 4/5

Reading this felt exactly like I was watching an episode of Batman Beyond. It was actually kind of surreal, because this was one of the rare times I've actually heard the character's distinct voices speaking in my head. I've always wondered why Terry McGinnis and his ilk hadn't been brought into the fold of the greater DCU and, considering how well this turned out, I still have to ask why it didn't happen sooner.
#1 Posted by longbowhunter (8478 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Batman Beyond. Perhaps I'll give this a shot.
#2 Posted by DragonOFmarvel (17 posts) - - Show Bio

I would LOVE for there to be a Batman Beyond ongoing. 
Ive been loving this mini so far.

#3 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2476 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved this issue, I can't wait till next issue with the guy that Terry went to meet at the end of the issue.  I agree with the Hush thing though, maybe there is some interesting stuff they just haven't revealed yet.

#4 Posted by ShawnMichael (56 posts) - - Show Bio

And I thought about dropping this title like I did Deadpool Corps, good thing I gave it one last shot and I really liked it! And seeing old Dick Grayson was worth all that wait also. kudos to this issue.

#5 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2268 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like that they use a lot of the show as background to the story. It makes the show that much more important.
#6 Edited by Daredevilwithoutfear (97 posts) - - Show Bio

All I can say is I have been hooked to this and Red Hood the Lost Years. And I agree with everyone here that I like they use a lot of the show as a background to the story. Seeing the Elder Dick Grayson did make me smile as well too the tension between Bruce and Terry is building up too and about the Hush ordeal I say give it more time into the story .

#7 Posted by grayrick949 (67 posts) - - Show Bio
yea if you liked the tv show get it
#8 Posted by CaptainGenisVell (324 posts) - - Show Bio

I've only really just started to ready comics weekly, and this was one of the first ones I've been buying...mainly just for my love for the show. But this little mini series has everything I love about it, plus it has abit more grit and matureness to it.

#9 Posted by PetarVukobrat (22 posts) - - Show Bio

Picked it up, gave it a skim and it looks awesome.

#10 Posted by NightFang (10774 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome issue. 

#11 Posted by JuniorMints (24 posts) - - Show Bio

I must buy issue for me, I loved the Batman Beyond Universe! 

#12 Posted by roxamilli (194 posts) - - Show Bio

We finally have confirmation that Dick Grayson is alive!!!!!!!!

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