Sunday, June 8, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #22 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Thony Silas
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 7, 2014

Back in the Saddle

If you haven't read the last issue of Batman Beyond 2.0, go and do it right now.  It's totally worth it. In fact, if you haven't been reading both Batman Beyond 2.0 and Justice League Beyond 2.0 from the beginning, get to it.  I'll wait until you finish to continue on with this review.  Okay, now that those lazy bones are gone, I can talk to you guys, the true BB 2.0 fans.  Since you are such huge fans I know you read last issue and your minds were blown.  Mine was, that's for sure.  Because of what happened, I couldn't wait the two weeks for this issue.  Well, I've read it and I have to say that I feel a little cheated.

I hate to spoil things in my reviews, so it's going to be pretty hard to write a lengthy review of this issue.  The whole thing is a spoiler.  Let me just say that if you were pissed off after last issue, you'll be excited.  If you were excited, you'll be pissed off.  I am a huge believer in Kyle Higgins so I will trust him, but I thought what happened could have opened up so many cool stories in the future.

Besides the elephant in the issue, Kyle Higgins begins the redemption of the Justice Lords Timeline Dick Grayson.  He has watched Lord Superman kill two Batmen and he's beginning to show doubts on what side he should be on.  First up will be what he decides to do with "T".

Back in spoiler territory, the rest of the issue shows that Lord Batman had a plan to deal with Lord Superman, even from the grave.  No surprises here, Batman always has a plan.  It leads to another awesome cliffhanger that has me mad I have to wait to see what happens.

This was the hardest issue of Batman Beyond 2.0 for me to place a score on.  Depending on where you stand with the big reveal, your opinion will vary greatly.  However, when all is said and done, it's another great issue.

Thony Silas' art is outstanding again.  I really have run out of accolades for the great art that makes this book look more like a Batman Beyond episode than a comic book.  This issue he gets to flex his muscles with plenty of kick ass action.

Bits and Pieces:

Batman Beyond 2.0 #22 is hard to put a score on.  Your enjoyment will depend greatly on your opinion of what happened last issue.  I felt a little cheated, but Kyle Higgins story coupled with Thony Silas' art did so much to ease my pain.



  1. Depending on the outcome of the last issue, I might have stopped reading altogether. That little matter aside, I thought this was a fantastic issue.

    1. I thought last issue could have opened up so many possibilities and stories, but I was sure it wouldn't stick. However, it felt a little cheap with how quick it turned around. I still loved the issue and think this is one of the best books out there.

  2. I actually like how they arranged it. Yes, it could have used more build-up, but I loved how Terry effectively "pulled a Bruce" on everyone, Lord Superman and Dick Grayson included. He's really feeling like Batman in Higgins' hands.