Saturday, October 4, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #36 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel
Art by: Thony Silas
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 4, 2014

Wrap It Up

I have to admit, the news that this book was canceled really took the wind out of my sails when this arc began.  Also, the fact that it came after such an awesome arc as The Mark of the Phantasm didn't do it any favors either.  However, as it continued I warmed up to it and really started liking what Higgins and Siegel were giving fans.  This week we get the finale and while it was satisfying enough and sets up the end of book, it felt a bit rushed for my tastes.  Remember, this is a Kyle Higgins joint so it's still good, just not as good as I've come to expect.

The issue picks up mid fight with Inque, Melanie, Queen and Terry trading blows and insults in the Royal Flush submarine.  It's a messy free-for-all (with an awesome assist from Dick Grayson) that becomes even more deadly after Melanie causes her Mother to disengage the autopilot and rip open the sub.  Everyone lives, the bad gals are rounded up, but Harvey Dent's coin is missing.  It's as Barbara Gordon says, "The one this was all about" and it's disappearance looks pretty suspicious when it comes to Melanie.

I've been waiting for the other shoe to fall when it comes to Melanie, but it looks like Terry is just going to ruin it himself by not trusting that Melanie is a changed person.  Of course, there's more where that came from because we get more Davis Dusk.

Higgins and Siegel have been giving us just enough Dusk to both feel bad for him and wonder what he's going to do.  Well, this issue ends with a good idea of his plan and it sets up an intriguing (can I say shocking without being too corny?) future with him and Terry.

Like I said at the beginning, this is a good issue, but it seemed a bit rushed.  Things just wrapped up too conveniently, but it does end with a great setup for what appears to be the final arc of this book.  I hate to see it end, but I can't wait to see how it does.

I've gone on and on about Thony Silas' art so I'll spare you the redundant details.  He's awesome and so is this issue.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue may feel a bit rushed for a finale, but it was still good.  Higgins, Siegel and Silas don't make bad issue and this one sets up the final arc which is bound to break my heart while also being awesome.  Recommended.



  1. Nice review.... here's hoping they will make a batman beyond 3.0.... u know, i dont see why onli a few ppl picks up this book.... to me, its the best book followed by injustice.... i read the new 52 and nvr reli enjoyed a single book....

    1. I like your tastes! Batman Beyond is my favorite, followed by...Injustice! I also love Smallville, but still enjoy a bunch of New 52 titles. I hope there will be a 3.0 or a continuation of 2.0 down the line, but I have my doubts that it will be anytime soon. Thanks for reading!