Brother Eye Gouging
Art By: Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 11, 2015
That's right boys and girls, Inque's making sure that Tim keeps his promise and after a sonic blast cracks Brother Eye's shell, Inque uses her ability to infest the sentient computer so she can shut him down before he can download his consciousness into another system. Inque begs Tim to take Deanna and get out of there so she can finish off the crazy computer and they almost don't make it because when Brother Eye explodes, it causes a chain reaction destroying the entire complex on the moon.
In the end, now that Brother Eye is destroyed, all his borg-ed out monsters fall dead and the people of Earth realize that their nightmare is over....... well, most of them because Tim is still stuck in a time that his not his own and even though the oppression of Brother Eye is over, I don't think that Tim will ever really feel at home in this Beyond world, but at least we'll start seeing something that resembles the future we once knew from the Batman Beyond series now that this story arc is over........ or it will completely stall like Earth 2: Society did and nobody wants that.
That's it for this issue of Batman Beyond and even though I really began liking this series when Tim stepped up to fight against Brother Eye, this conclusion to the story comes off a little anti-climactic because here we've had this over the top, world dominating threat going on for awhile in this future and all Batman has to do is get to his stronghold and fist fight him to get the job done. Yeah, Inque helped, but the Rocky like finale where our hero and villain simply punch each other over and over just wasn't the conclusion to a story that's been going on since Futures End that I was looking for....... It was just too simple. While the art at times felt rushed, overall I had a good time with what Bernard Chang did with the battle. Even though I just pish poshed the simple fight scene, the art team did do their job in making it a spectacle to look at. Hopefully, now that we're out of Brother Eye territory and going into a true Brave New World, we can see what Dan Jurgens really has planned for Tim Drake of the future in this man out of time series. The sky is the limit here and I can't wait to see it.
Bits and Pieces:
Even though I don't think that this conclusion is the most exciting, it does get me excited for what's to come........ yeah, that's not really talking about this book, but anything can happen from here on out and that's gotta get Batman Beyond...... or Tim Drake fans excited. The majority of this book though, is just a beat 'em up and comes off lackluster because of all the build up we've had and knowing that Brother Eye was able to take over the world, but apparently can't take a punch. The art, while at times feels rushed, does a fine job portraying this battle of the ages in the long run, I just hope that we can keep the colors bright as this as the series progresses.