DC Comics delivers a newly rebooted Batman Beyond title in the ashes of the New 52 and “Future’s End” storyline. Issue #2 of the series is the second part of the “Brave New Worlds” story arc. It fully restores the faith I have in Dan Jurgens as a writer after the disappointment I felt reading Batmite. Artist Bernard Chang has a fascinating style and gives readers panels full of grim imagery masterfully colored by Marcelo Maidlo.
Batman Beyond #2 takes us thirty-five years in the future. The future dark Knight has gotten himself caught in a P.O.W. camp where the enemy refuses to give up trying to crack the only “data source” he can't access – the human mind! And this foe doesn’t care how many people he has to burn through to get there, including original Batgirl Barbara Gordon! To make his great escape, Batman will have to take down both his greatest hero and a traitor to humanity!
Issue #2 of Batman Beyond is rated T for Teen. It contains violence, profanity, and frightening and intense scenes.
Inque, one of the future hero's greatest and well-known villains from the TV series, makes her debut in Batman Beyond #2. I absolutely love the new direction the book is taking with Tim Drake taking up the cyber-suit from Terry McGinnis. Inque’s violent treachery and an appearance by an assimilated Cyborg make the reading experience even more enthralling. A great mix of super hero action and drama with science fiction and dystopian overtones makes the new series a must-read.
Batman Beyond #2 is available now in print and Kindle editions.