Sunday, December 29, 2013

Batman Beyond 2.0 #10 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Thony Silas
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: December 21, 2013

The Bat Men Part 2 of 7: Great Expectations

Terry tries to deal with regular life including a former love who may be trying to change her life.  Barbara Gordon deals with her own reunion and it could spell disaster for the entire city.  Then, to continue the whole reunion theme, the reader is reunited with the biggest Bat of all.

Kyle Higgins gives us a bit of a setup issue, but that doesn't mean it's not good.  On the contrary, it is really good.  The themes of growth, change and reunion are explored with the main characters facing the issues that go with them.  Terry is trying to keep up with his growing responsabilities and the return of a former flame/foe who may or may not have changed.  Barbara Gordon has an unwelcomed reunion with Kirk Langstrom who hasn't changed much (except, you know, changing into a Man-Bat) and it looks like Terry will have to fight Kirk with someone with a a past history with both of them.  Like I said, it is a setup issue, but I really love everything it sets up.

Thony Silas' art is superb as usual.  He really gets to show his chops with the slower pace and more varied cast this issue.  His art has always been an homage to the past Batman Beyond and the Batman: TAS which means it's awesome.

Kile Higgins and Thony Silas continue the quality with Batman Beyond 2.0 #10.  Though it's a setup issue, what it sets up is awesome.  The character growth is great and the final page sets up some real excitement in the near future.  The Bat Men is really coming together to be a fun arc.


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