Rek Reviews: Batman Beyond #23


Welcome back to our new series in which we review the comics that we read every week. This week Rek is going to be reviewing Batman Beyond #23. Which is written by Dan Jurgens and has art by Will Conrad.




In case you aren’t caught up with Batman Beyond in Rebirth, here is a brief summary.

Terry McGinnes is back in the suit and is facing new and old foes of the Bat Mantle. His younger brother, Matt, has also been brought into the new BatFamily as Robin. Together they are facing off against someone acting like the Scarecrow. This new Scarecrow has all of Neo-Gotham scared of “the monsters”, or Batman and Robin, and now the city is trying to kill them.

Meanwhile at the Batcave, Bruce has a rather unusual guest show up. Jack Ryder, aka The Creeper, is concerned about the whereabouts of his fellow reporter, Adalyn.

That’s as far as I’m willing to go without spoiling the issue, but I bet you can figure out what happens next. I mean, if Adalyn went missing and a new Scarecrow pops up, then I think that you can connect the dots.

I appreciate what Dan Jurgens is trying to do with Batman Beyond, but the stories just keep on missing the mark for me. I love that it is closely connected with the original work by Adam Beechen, but it needs more of a push to give it that dystopian future vibe. Or, he just brings in the Joker…

I don’t know. It just feels like it’s missing something.




Storytelling:     3

(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)

Art:     4

(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)

Importance:     2

(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)

Character:     4

(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)


Total:     13 / 20






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