Batman: Eternal #2 Review

What will happen to Jim now and who’s this mysterious person? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

A notorious Batman adversary appears for the first time in The New 52 continuity!

Batman Eternal #2Batman: Eternal got off to a tremendous start and though some may find the weekly series a little too much for their bank balance I personally don’t mind the cost as it’s well worth it. This issue focuses on the aftermath of last issues catastrophe showing how Jim Gordon and others are reacting to his incarceration. It also sees the introduction of a well known Batman character who’s shrouded in mystery throughout most of the issue.

The main script writers are once again Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with Ray Fawkes, John Layman and Tim Seeley once again being credited on a consultancy basis. The duo take a much more sombre tone in this issue with it focusing heavily on character development and emotion. They do however keep everything in a very suspenseful and mysterious fashion with a new/old character playing a big role. On top of this we get additional cameos from other members of the Bat-Family with Catwoman herself having a more active appearance.

Jason Fabok‘s art is once again outstanding with his dark and edgy tone always suiting the Caped Crusader. Yet again the layout of his art was simply stunning with the shrouded shadows around the mystery character and the punchy introduction of others giving a fantastic look to the issue. He also produced some dynamic sequences as well as intense character expressions, giving more oomph to the story. On top of this Brad Anderson‘s colours were also once again brilliant giving the perfect overtone and finish to Fabok’s wonderful art.

Batman: Eternal is really cementing itself as a must have Batman title with it’s edgy and mysterious story continuing to intrigue this fanboy. Highly recommended.

  • + Mysterious twists from Snyder and Tynion IV.
  • + Yet more fabulous art from Jason Fabok.
  • + A New mysterious player enters the scene.
  • - Besides a bit of mystery and suspense not a lot really happens.

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  • z1co80

    Fantastic review mate.

    Can’t wait to read this, Reading Scalped first tho lol