Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 which is written by Scott Snyder and art by Greg Capullo
This is such an amazing story! I love how basically Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are writing their own Old Man Logan ending for their Justice League run. What if Luthor Doom won pretty much? I think that this world is fascinating and a perfect send-off for their Batman run. This is how it ends pretty much. But basically, the story is Batman finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world and is searching for answers. Along the way, he finds a disembodied head of the Joker that is still alive because why not? It is totally nuts but so awesome.
In this issue, we get a lot of information. Alfred passes away and it is sad because we finally get to see Scarecrow and Bane teaming up because they work for the ominous villain, Omega. We don’t know much about Omega, accept that he has a connection to Batman in some way. We also get to see a closer look at the Speed Force storm which is literally all of the Flashs put together stuck in a storm. It is terrifying. Also, we find out that there was a safe play named Fort Waller where Captain Atom powered to try and keep everyone safe, but The Red and The Green are having a constant war around it. Then we finally get the most interesting part of this comic in which Batman makes it to the fortress of solitude looking for Superman only to find a bunch of Superman robots being built by Lex Luthor. Lex has gone crazy and reveals that he is trying to bring Superman back to no success. Then we finally find out what destroyed the world and that was the battle of Doom versus Justice. Luthor and Clark basically had a debate on live tv and everyone voted which one and the loser was to be impaled by kryptonite shards. Lex thought that he lost, but it turns out that Superman was instead impaled and killed by peoples subconsciousness. This is crazy and hard to watch and is clearly why lex went insane. Bruce has to leave and makes his way to Gotham to be confronted by the Court of Owls and it is Revealed that Dick is in charge of them. And that’s it. I don’t think I need to give much of a review here because this alone sounds like the greatest Batman story ever told. It is straight bonkers, but it is totally awesome. I love this story and I love the whole mythos that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are creating here. I actually hope to see more of this world someday because of its uniqueness. This is DC’s Old Man Logan. This is beautiful.
Overall, the book is amazing and I love everything. I love how the Joker desperately wants to be Batman’s new Robin!
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 20 / 20