Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Batman Beyond #33 Review

False Positive

Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Rick Leonardi, Ande Parks, Chris Sotomayor, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 26, 2019

It's time to jump into the future, where we'll pick up on our False Face and The Splitt story line, where previously we saw our future Batman getting his ass handed to him by this fusion thief..... who's also a speedster...... what a weird villain.... I dig it though because I'm all about new villains in this future of Gotham City.  Besides the Splitt and his scavenger hunt throughout Neo Gotham, we also have Bruce Wayne acting a bit weird and by weird I mean he's acting like he's been replaced by a nut in Arkham who's called False Face.  Let's jump into this issue and see if our future Bat Family can put the pieces together and realize that their mentor isn't who he says he is.  Let's check it out.

Like you've come to expect from this series, we continue to see Terry McGinnis getting the crap kicked out of him and even though he knows what The Splitt is all about now, with him actually being two people and them being speedsters, it doesn't seem like Terry is able to learn from his mistakes and nothing good comes from his confrontation with this new enemy this issue.

The really interesting part of this book is all about False Face Bruce Wayne and how he gets his kicks and not only kicks, but the ideas he has going forward with his unwanted house-guests, the McGinnis' and how he intends on spending Bruce Wayne's money.  It's all rather fun and actually comes to a full on wow moment by the end for how the book is paced and the reveal that we have at the end, after finding out how this False Face's powers work and what happens to the people that he's become.  It's all rather good and the only problem at the end of this issue is really..... the parts with Batman..... which is sad.

All in all, I love the art in this issue and I love everything that we get with False Face and the supporting characters of this book like Matt McGinnis and Melanie Walker.  Like I said though, the worst part of this issue is the Batman parts and even The Splitt doesn't have much to do here besides remind us that Terry is a terrible Batman in this title.  Besides that though, the False Face stuff is really intriguing and I love the pace that Dan Jurgens set for this issue and how things were revealed to us.  Loved it.  Too bad that Batman has to bog this book down because besides for that, I had a really good time here.

Bits and Pieces:

It's a weird thing to say that Batman is the worst part of this book, but he really isn't bringing anything to this issue besides for the constant reminder that he keeps getting his ass kicked every issue.  Besides that though, this was one of the best issues of Batman Beyond that I've read in a long time.  I loved the pacing, art and the reveals here and can't wait to see how False Face will continue to plague the Batman Beyond Family.  



  1. I really miss read Dan Jurgens on other books