Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Batman Beyond #46 Review

Have An Ice Day

Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Sean Chen, Chris Sotomayor, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 25, 2020

The end of the world is coming thanks to the new leader of the League of Assassins, Zeh-Ro.... or since he's now a villain of Batman, Mr. Zero. It's a bit of fun and works well here since this enemy has begun his ultimate plan to create a new ice-age on Earth so that they can wipe out the majority of the population and then start new. Now it's up to Batman, Batwoman, Damian Wayne and Dick Grayson to stop this threat. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

We start this issue at breakneck speeds and don't stop at all to catch our breath because everything is coming fast at the reader and our heroes as they travel to a secret bat bunker to unearth a space ship so that our heroes can take out the League of Assassin satellite that is now causing the new ice-age. As for our support crew on Earth, Bruce Wayne, Barbara Gordon, and Matt McGinnis..... Well, they don't have much to do as the temperature is dropping at an alarming rate and there's nothing that they can do to stop it or even save themselves

In space, our heroes continue their trek onto the satellite, where they'll face assassin after assassin in a fight scene that is only really broken up by Damian continuing to be the piss-ant version of himself, which apparently he never grew out of and since we have the former Robin teamed up with his former Batman, Dick Grayson, you pretty much just hear these two bicker nonstop throughout this issue and it's a bit sad because thirty-five years from now, you should expect a little bit more growth out of the characters beyond how Damian acting when he was first introduced.  

All in all, this is a quick-moving issue that leads to a cliffhanger that makes you wonder how any of our heroes will be able to just survive, let alone how they will stop Mr. Zero by the end of this arc and while the speed in which things happen here comes off kind of impressive since it gives you the feeling that they need to move fast because the world is about to die pretty damn soon, it does leave something to be desired in taking the time to talk about the things that our heroes encounter in this issue. The art though was great and I look forward to the next issue, but I would have liked a little more out of this beyond the fighting and bickering.  

Bits and Pieces:

While you'll get an issue that looks great here and grabs you right from the beginning and runs your ass as super-speed until the end in how our action is depicted, it did leave me wanting a little more..... like, we never take the time to really explore the things that are heroes are doing since we're moving at such a fast pace and ultimately, with this pace, I wish we could have run past all the bickering that this book is filled with.


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