Sunday, January 19, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #12 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Thony Silas
Cover price: $0.99
Release date: January 18, 2014

The Bat Men Part 4 of 7: All Leather Wings

Commissioner Gordon demands more time as Bruce and Terry confront the Man Bat infestation, but are they up to their batarangs in trouble?  Kurt Langstrom has a trick up his sleeve and how many punches can a superhero withstand?

The last two issues of Batman Beyond 2.0 have been pretty quiet setup issues.  Quiet, this issue ain't!  In fact, the book goes at such a breakneck speed that you may gasp for air while reading it.  Seriously, Higgins gives one huge fight...and it is awesome.  We get to see Bruce and Terry fight Man-bats using new and old school techniques.  While all this is going on, Barbara Gordon is trying to keep an extraction team from going in and messing things up.  Barbara has supreme confidence in Bruce and Terry, but by the end of the issue I'm not sure it's warranted.

I have made comments about how much the Man-bats have been showing up lately and there is a funny little line in this issue that may show that Higgins agrees.  However, I have to admit that I'm interested in what Langstrom has in store after this issue.

Thony Silas nails the art again.  I sound like a broken record, but I love the look of this book so much.

Bits and Pieces:

Batman Beyond 2.0 #12 is all action and after a few setup issue, is a great change of pace.  Higgins and Silas are giving readers the gem of the DC Digital titles and I suggest reading it right away.


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