Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Batman Beyond #16 Review and *SPOILERS*

The Most Dangerous Game

Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Phil Hester, Ande Parks, Michael Spicer, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 24, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Stalker's in Neo Gotham with a few days to kill and too bad for Batman....... he's the prey.  Previously, we saw Stalker get recruited by some mystery man in the shadows to take Batman down, like we saw him do with the Royal Flush gang, but where they failed, Stalker can't because in return for Batman's capture, Stalker is promised food enough for months for his people, who have been starving ever since the Brother Eye invasion.  Let's see if Terry can get through to Stalker, or if this hunt leads in our hero's death.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Terry and Dana falling to their death after last issue, where Stalker took out Batman's wings...... somehow though, they fix themselves....... or something and the fight between Batman and Stalker continues after Dana is safe.  

Really, this issue is just one big fight scene, where Stalker just compliments Batman about how he's gotten better and more prepared from the last time they met as Terry overcomes every attack that Stalker throws at him as the city watches.

In the end, we finish up where we left off last issue with Batman at the mercy of Stalker...... Yeah, not much to this issue.

That's it for this issue of Batman Beyond and while it was just an extended fight scene, it was cool for most of it where we saw that Terry has improved over the years and we got to see what the improvements that Bruce made to the Bat suit actually were.  While the art isn't something that I've been a fan of lately in this book, I have to say that I minded it less here and actually found myself digging a lot of the visuals we were getting, but even with that, it doesn't make the book something that you need to get because like I said, just a fight scene that may reacquaint you with Stalker's origin, but does little else to really push this story forward.

Bits and Pieces:

While we do get to see Terry be a more capable Batman in this issue, it's little else but a big ass fight scene that puts us right back to where we left off with our hero and villain in the previous issue.  The art was decent, but overall, there wasn't much to this issue at all.


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