Saturday, May 24, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #21 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Thony Silas
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: May 24, 2014

Head Games

Kyle Higgins and Batman Beyond 2.0 are two great tastes that go great together.  If you ever wanted to read a comic where the writers love of the character and his world is so obvious, pick up this one.  It has been great, but combining it directly with Justice League Beyond for the Justice Lords arc has made it even better.  I've mentioned in past reviews that this book has been the street level book with Justice League being the game changing WTF book.  That all changes here in a big way.

Lord Superman is back home in his own timeline and has a bone to pick with Terry.  You see, Lord Superman has a problem with Batman.  It doesn't matter your name or outfit.  If you are a Batman, Lord Superman hates you.  When Lord Superman hates you, Lord Superman fights you.

The battle is pretty much the entire issue.  It's a few rounds long and I have to say, Terry really impressed me.  Higgins shows that without brains, gadgets don't get you far.  With brains, however, you can fight a Titan.  He holds his own, but in the end makes a decision to trust in the other timeline Terry.  It's a strong moment that shows what a real hero is.

Then it happens.  Seriously, this book went from good, to I can't believe what just happened.  It's a moment that you want to show other people the minute it happens. I showed my wife and she even pretended to care. She doesn't read comics.  If you do read them it will blow your mind.

Thony Silas gets to flex his muscles with all the action and he doesn't disappoint.  While I read it, his art makes me think I'm watching a new episode of the cartoon.  It's that good.

Bits and Pieces:

Batman Beyond 2.0 #21 is another great issue.  I've been accused of throwing the term "game changer" around too often but this my friends is a game changer.  I can't wait to see where Kyle Higgins goes from here.



  1. Can't believe that ending!

  2. someone needs to shank Lord Superman

  3. Nah Kevin Spacey tried that and all we got was an awful movie.

  4. If that ending sticks, I will stop reading and never pick up another issue.