Day 21: All Star Batman #2 (2016)

COMIC TITLE: All Star Batman #2
Scott Snyder- Writer
Declan Shalvey, Danny Miki, John Romita Jr. – Artists
September 14, 2016
DC Comics

All-Star-Batman-John-Romita-Jr-VariantWe are once again diving head first into the very next issue of All Star Batman because I am absolutely hooked on this series right now. In the last issue of All Star Batman, we found out that Harvey Dent a.k.a. Two Face put out a challenge to all off Gotham City and the world that if they stopped Batman from transporting him to a facility 500 miles away that he’d give them crazy amounts of money and if he not he’d spill all the dirty secrets that Gotham has to offer. When we get back to them in this issue, Batman is still trying to get Harvey to the spot and he is now 178 miles in, but he is constantly under attack in the issue by a whole brigade of villains and one deadly hitman that was hired by an all too familiar foe of Batmans. The issue also features a continuation of another smaller side story that deals with Duke Thomas’s training that he is going through with Batman. To read more from the issue, please click here to go to DC’s site.

All-Star-Batman_2_pageAs I said before, the issue features a whole slew of villains that you keep wonder like man who is next and is Batman ever going to get a break in this story? The writing in my opinion is very well done because it has a 3:10 To Yuma and the S.W.A.T. movie remake kind of feel to it if you catch my drift. I could imagine this storyline as a film because it would be different to watch from what we usually get from DC Comics. As of right now, I am little depressed because I don’t have the next issue and I need to get it right away just to find out what happens next or it will be a sad day. The artwork is pretty cool and I still feel the same as I did about it before (see my review for Issue #1). It’s pretty traditional and the panels are easy to navigate through so you shouldn’t have much of an issue with it. The little subplots contained within the story makes this one great so I definitely suggest picking this up if you haven’t already. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A-

Character Representation: A

Entertainment Value: A

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