Join Us / Login

Review: Batman Beyond #1-5

Anthony Angiolillo Anthony Angiolillo
Contributor
November 11th, 2015

Comic Book fan, Video game lover, TCG Player, and Enthusiastic writer.

Review: Batman Beyond #1-5
Comics
57 Comments
Price:
Exciting

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On November 11, 2015
Last modified:November 11, 2015

Summary:

Batman Beyond's quick paced action keeps you on your toes, and leaves you craving the next issue.

Price:
Exciting

Reviewed by:
Rating:

5
On November 11, 2015
Last modified:November 11, 2015

Summary:

Batman Beyond’s quick paced action keeps you on your toes, and leaves you craving the next issue.

MORE NEWS FROM THE WEB

Batman Beyond, by DC Comics, continues to thrill audiences and fly off comics shelves around the world. Our own Anthony Angiolilo takes a look at how the current story arc is unfolding.

Since Future’s End finished up, Batman Beyond has kept right on rolling, so I thought it was time to get everyone current with the current series.

(Spoilers Ahead)

Issue #1:

We pick up with Batman meeting up with some Jokerz and, as you may have guessed, things went south for them shortly afterwards. While he’s taking care of business, Batman is also talking to the Alfred program in his suit. It’a at this point we realize the man in the suit is not Terry McGinnis, it’s Tim Drake (Red Robin).

Terry had died trying to stop Brother Eye and passed his suit on to Tim. Once the Jokerz had been dealt with, Tim pays a visit to Nora Boxer and Terry’s younger brother, Matt McGinnis. Upon meeting them he gets his mission; save Terry’s friends. When he arrives at his destination he encounters A Cybernetic Superman who is controlled by Brother Eye. Tim manages to escape by electrocuting the cyborg, but doing this shorts out his suit.

Story continues below

Being that his destination was a Brother Eye controlled prison, he decides that it’s better to hide in plain sight. While in the prison, he is noticed by Maxine Gibson, an ally and friend of Terry’s, and grabbed by some of her henchmen. He is then noticed by an old friend who happens to be acquainted with Max, Barbara Gordon.

Barbara then tells Max that Tim is none other than Red Robin.

Issue #2

Brother Eye’s drones appear to have noticed something is amiss when we pick up again in the next issue. Max, Tim, and Barbara are running from what is called “processing”. They pass people who are blank faced, or that have creepy smiles saying things such as “ The Lodge is Happiness”. While running away, Barbara begins questioning what happened to Tim. She says he disappeared Decades ago. To which he explains that he was trying to stop Brother Eye on a satellite, it went wrong and threw him years into the future. Barbara was explaining “ processing” and how Brother Eye controls his victims when they are attacked.

 

batbot beyond

Credit: DC Comics

As they make their escape Max is captured, which unfortunately leads to Brother Eye figuring out that Tim has arrived in the current time-period. Brother Eye then sends out Inque and a Cyborg to capture them, which proved successful after a small bout between the four. Brother Eye then proceeds to process Tim.

Issue #3:

We return to Nora and Matt. Matt believes that Tim couldn’t take Terry’s place and couldn’t cut it as Batman. Nora tells him that “we must have Faith,” that deep down Tim Drake deserves to be Batman.

We jump to Tim as his memories lie scattered in front of him. They are being searched by Brother Eye. Tim, being conscious throughout the process, is devising a way to escape. He has Alfred shock the suit and manages to escape with Inque on his tail. Once he manages to get away from her, he goes back to Barbara, who is being attacked by a cyborg. He defeats the cyborg and is able to escape the prison with Barbara and Max. They return to Nora and Matt, who goes to the aid of “Processed Max” and Commissioner Gordon. Tim starts another talk with Alfred when Brother Eye takes over. He had infected Tim’s suit during Processing and now knows the location of Neo- Gotham. Micron appears before Tim, who Tim mistakes for The Atom, offering assistance. All the while Brother Eye plots a course to Neo-Gotham.

Issue #4:

Story continues below

The challenge has begun. Brother Eye is launching a full on assault on Neo-Gotham. This is more than just another challenge for Tim. This is the time he gets to prove he is worthy of being Batman. As the battle commences, Tim joins forces with Micron. While fighting, Tim realizes that he is being tracked through Alfred, and puts a stop to this by removing Alfred from the suit completely.

The battle continues and the city is in flames. Jokerz are parading through the streets declaring that Brother Eye has taken the city. Tim and Micron tear through the city, taking down Jokerz wherever they can, and that’s when the cyborgs arrive.

The fight continues, but Tim’s suit is starting to run on fumes. Finally, he uses the last ounce of his suit’s power, and the last items from the utility belt. Fortunately, Barbara has his back, as she extracts him out of the fight and then brings him to the Batcave. Upon arrival, Tim proceeds to look for a newer version of the suit he’s wearing, or something feasible to replace his current suit. Barbara happens to have an idea and shows him a different suit.

Jim Gordon’s BatBot.

Issue #5:

The Cybernetic Superman has made it to Neo-Gotham, determined to crush all before him. He starts destroying the city. All the while, Tim and Barbara are still in the Batcave figuring out how to work the (at this point) ancient BatBot. Once it’s booted up Tim hops in the driver’s seat and the suit adapts to the Batman Beyond color scheme.

batman beyond 5 monster cover

Credit: DC Comics

We flash back to the city, where we see Matt and Nora being confronted by a Cybernetic John Stewart, until Tim bursts in and puts him down. They continue to battle as a Cybernetic Wonder Woman and Superman show up and join the fight. As this happens, Micron shows up and takes down Wonder Woman, then Tim bursts out of the BatBot with a kryptonite ring, which he makes the cyborg eat – literally.

As Tim flies away, he is met by Barbara and they go to track down one of bruce’s last known secrets, which is hidden behind a Court of Owls statuette.

All the while Brother Eye had tracked them there and is sending an army to greet them.

Critique:

Batman Beyond has been my second favorite Batman book ever since I could remember. Although, I never would’ve thought that I’d see another person in that bat-suit – let alone Tim Drake. Frankly, I never wanted to see anyone else, but Terry in it.

Although, I think Tim this series has changed my mind.

I have read a lot of Batman Beyond, and it’s actually really nice to have a fresh personality in the suit. Someone who isn’t quite as confident in his ability to be Batman.

What is really important is that Tim, himself, keeps questioning  whether he’s doing well in place of Terry. He’s someone who doesn’t know what’s going on and who is unsure of himself.

Jurgens, Chang, and Maiolo have done an excellent job keeping the series going, they have kept me on my toes since the first issue dropped. There hasn’t been a moment of calm in the arc so far, and it’s great reading.

Being that the comic is so hectic, it feels more fast-paced.  Not only do I love the frantic nature of the comic, but I love the moments where you see things from the main continuity of Batman incorporated into the series. Especially in the last two issues, with how they tied in two huge things; the BatBot and the Court of Owls.

I’m also really enjoying how Tim has to get used to the city and how he gets to meet all of Terry’s allies; including Barbara Gordon who becomes his ally and friend. Something else I like about the series is the use of the Justice League. 

All in all, I’m enjoying my time with the series and I’m loving how everything unfolds. I can appreciate how full of action and how fast paced it is.

I look forward to what’s coming next.

 

Anthony Angiolilo is a Contributor to ComiConverse. Follow him on Twitter: @AnthonycommaA 

Batman Beyond #1-5

  • 5

Exciting

Batman Beyond’s quick paced action keeps you on your toes, and leaves you craving the next issue.

(Visited 379 times, 1 visits today)
  • sharklino

    Nice to see some other people enjoying this series!

  • I simply want to say I am newbie to blogging and certainly liked your web page. Most likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog . You amazingly have wonderful article content. Bless you for sharing your web site.

  • Zune and iPod: Most people compare the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It’s very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.

  • One more important issue is that if you are a mature person, travel insurance for pensioners is something you need to really look at. The more mature you are, a lot more at risk you’re for getting something bad happen to you while abroad. If you are not necessarily covered by some comprehensive insurance coverage, you could have quite a few serious challenges. Thanks for discussing your good tips on this web site.

  • Hi there, I found your site by means of Google while searching for a similar topic, your site came up, it seems great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  • I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thank you, I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your site?

  • I have been reading out a few of your articles and i must say nice stuff. I will surely bookmark your blog.

  • I simply had to appreciate you yet again. I’m not certain the things that I would have handled in the absence of the type of information provided by you concerning this subject matter. It seemed to be the scary dilemma for me personally, nevertheless seeing your expert tactic you dealt with it made me to leap for fulfillment. I am just thankful for this advice and thus expect you recognize what a powerful job your are undertaking educating many people all through your webblog. I’m certain you haven’t got to know all of us.

  • I have not checked in here for a while because I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  • whoah this weblog is excellent i love studying your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, many individuals are hunting around for this info, you could aid them greatly.

  • Hello, you used to write great, but the last few posts have been kinda boring¡K I miss your super writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! come on!

  • I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my web site 🙂

  • very nice blog!

  • Great amazing issues here. I¡¦m very happy to see your post. Thanks a lot and i am looking forward to contact you. Will you please drop me a mail?

  • I have been browsing online more than three hours nowadays, but I never discovered any fascinating article like yours. It is beautiful value enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content material as you did, the internet might be a lot more useful than ever before.

  • My husband and i got so lucky that John could carry out his basic research from the ideas he gained when using the web site. It’s not at all simplistic just to find yourself freely giving ideas that some other people could have been making money from. So we remember we have you to thank for that. The specific illustrations you made, the easy web site navigation, the relationships you make it possible to instill – it’s everything remarkable, and it is assisting our son in addition to the family understand this theme is pleasurable, and that is unbelievably indispensable. Thanks for all!

  • Thank you, I’ve recently been searching for information approximately this subject for ages and yours is the best I have came upon till now. However, what concerning the bottom line? Are you sure in regards to the supply?

  • I simply couldn’t go away your site prior to suggesting that I actually enjoyed the standard info an individual supply to your visitors? Is gonna be back continuously in order to inspect new posts

  • I relish, lead to I discovered just what I was looking for. You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  • You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and found most individuals will approve with your website.

  • Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your weblog. You have some really great posts and I think I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an email if interested. Thank you!

  • Some really great articles on this site, thanks for contribution.

  • What a data of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious familiarity on the topic of unexpected emotions.

  • Hello my friend! I want to say that this post is amazing, nice written and come with approximately all important infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this.

  • IMSC SEO is a Singapore SEO Company. They provide comprehensive Singapore SEO services to help SG businesses to gain traffic from search engine. Their SEO agency has many years of experiences working with overseas companies on more competitive grounds. They are the best seo company in Singapore you can find. Their SEO expert and consultant understand exactly what search engine optimization your company need to gain search engine traffic.

  • Hello, you used to write wonderful, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past few posts are just a little out of track! come on!

  • Wonderful website. Plenty of useful info here. I¡¦m sending it to a few pals ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you to your effort!

  • Hello, Neat post. There’s an issue together with your web site in internet explorer, might check this¡K IE still is the market leader and a good portion of other folks will leave out your fantastic writing due to this problem.

  • Well I definitely enjoyed reading it. This subject provided by you is very helpful for proper planning.

  • Perfectly composed content material , regards for entropy.

  • I like what you guys are up too. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my website :).

  • Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  • First off I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing. I have had a hard time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out. I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Thanks!

  • Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

  • SacramentoCremation.us is one of the leading crematorium services in the Sacramento area. Feel free to contact us regarding any questions on Sacramento Cremation Services or concerns you might have. Our staff will respond to you as soon as possible.

  • The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

  • IMSC SEO is a Singapore SEO Company. They provide comprehensive Singapore SEO services to help SG businesses to gain traffic from search engine. Their SEO agency has many years of experiences working with overseas companies on more competitive grounds. They are the best seo company in Singapore you can find. Their SEO expert and consultant understand exactly what search engine optimization your company need to gain search engine traffic.

  • If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

  • IMSC SEO is a Singapore SEO Company. They provide comprehensive Singapore SEO services to help SG businesses to gain traffic from search engine. Their SEO agency has many years of experiences working with overseas companies on more competitive grounds. They are the best seo company in Singapore you can find. Their SEO expert and consultant understand exactly what search engine optimization your company need to gain search engine traffic.

  • It is usually appropriate occasion to put together some schedules for the long run. I’ve read through this blog post and if I may just, I desire to encourage you number of insightful tip.

  • I’m extremely pleased to find this web site. I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every bit of it and I have you saved as a favorite to see new things in your website.

  • Great site. Plenty of helpful info here. I am sending it to several pals ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks on your effort!

  • I just desire to share it with you that I am new to writing a blog and incredibly admired your webpage. Very likely I am most likely to remember your blog post . You really have magnificent article material. Like it for discussing with us your favorite internet information

  • Seriously absorbing highlights that you have said, thanks a lot for publishing.

  • hi!,I love your writing very much! proportion we keep up a correspondence extra approximately your post on AOL? I need an expert in this house to solve my problem. May be that’s you! Taking a look forward to look you.

  • The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

  • Hi there, I found your site by the use of Google at the same time as looking for a related subject, your website got here up, it appears to be like great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  • Thank you for all of your efforts on this site. Betty loves managing research and it’s really simple to grasp why. We know all of the dynamic manner you deliver good tricks through your web site and even foster participation from some other people on this content while our own girl is certainly becoming educated so much. Enjoy the rest of the new year. You’re performing a first class job.

  • Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  • Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.

  • Good website! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your feed which must do the trick! Have a great day!

  • Hello.This article was really remarkable, especially because I was investigating for thoughts on this matter last week.

  • I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this blog. I am hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own website now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings fast. Your write up is a great example of it.

  • You are a very bright person!

  • Generally I don’t read article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, very great article.

  • This is a topic which is near to my heart… Thank you! Exactly where are your contact details though?

  • I love it when people come together and share thoughts. Great blog, keep it up!

Yes No