Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Batman Beyond #3 SPOILER REVIEW

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Artists: Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo
Price: $2.99

One of the Jokerz? …

A lot of this issue is being narrated by Dana Tan who has been taken hostage by Carter Wilson a.k.a Terminal. I thought this was a great way to present the story. We are shown from her perspective Terry trying to fit in and win over Terminal’s trust. She is very confused at this point because one, she thought Terry was dead and two, she’s unsure if he’s really a Joker or undercover. This becomes clear when she tries to escape and Terry is the one that chases her down, mainly to let her in on what’s going on. When Dana get’s a chance she shows Terry what Terminal is up to by showing him the real Joker’s cryogenically preserved body.

Class reunion…

As soon as Terry is let in on what Terminal is up to, we find out that Dana isn’t the only one that recognizes Terry. Terminal recognizes his face from high school. Terminal proceeds to fight Terry while asking him why he’s there. Is he a cop? Nope. He must be working for Batman! While this is
going on Max and Terry’s little brother Matt are trying to help Terry out by bringing him a Batsuit. But they will most likely turn into a full on rescue team since Terry and Dana are now suspended upside down from a building in Jokerz Town. I’m still hoping Matt will be a Robin of the future or something but we will see.

The greatest joke of all time…

The ending of this issue was probably my favorite part. We see Terminal entering the room where Jokers body is being kept and we get an old fashioned villain talking out loud about his plans scene. See Terminal doesn’t really care for the Jokerz; he’s just using them as his own personal army. And he has been tricking them this entire time telling them he is in possession of the Joker’s body when in fact it is the body of… Bruce Wayne! I won’t lie I didn’t see this coming and was quite intrigued. Although I would have thought that Terry would have at least kind of noticed something off about it being Bruce with makeup… but we will see what happens.

The Confessional

This series has been a little off for me up until this issue. I’ve liked a lot of aspects of the series but need more Batman. This issue seems to be pointing in the right direction in that sense. Terry will get the bag from Matt next issue (I hope) that I assume has the suit and Terry will suit up and I’ll be happy. Maybe. It will be interesting to see where the situation with Bruce’s body goes as well. That was a twist I didn’t see coming. As for the art, I’ve quite liked it so far. The shading and colors are fantastic and really fit the tone of the series.

Rating: Holy ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Brandon Reid | Nerd Church Radio

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