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Batman Beyond 2.0 #5 - Rewired, Part 5 of 8: Dead or Alive Review

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In the last chapter, Terry found himself fighting against the original Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing and Batman. How could this be possible? And if that wasn't crazy enough, wait until the ending.

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.

26 Comments
Posted by MissJ

Seriously so into this right now.

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Posted by DocFishstick

kyle is kicking ass

Posted by The Stegman

Is this also in print?

Edited by G-Man

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

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Edited by danhimself

@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

Edited by G-Man

@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.

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Edited by danhimself

@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

Posted by iceslick

@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.

Posted by danhimself

@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?

Edited by iceslick

@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

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@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.

Posted by longbowhunter

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.

Posted by HushoftheWind

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.

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Posted by kaiklown

Love where this is heading.

Edited by tomlikesfries

Is this a miniseries or an actual ongoing?

Edited by Miss_Garrick

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

Posted by Eivion
Posted by tomlikesfries

@eivion: Awesome, thanks for the reply!

Posted by redhood21

love it!

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