Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Batman Beyond # 9

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Bernard Chang
Colors: Marcelo Maiolo



Terry has just discovered who the new face of the League of Shadows is. Apparently I’m the only one who doesn’t find it surprising that it’s Damian. Will Terry be able to take down his idol’s son, and will he ever take off the suit?



***NON-SPOILERS and SUMMARY AT THE BOTTOM***



Battle Royal


In this corner it’s Damian Wayne, the smart ass narcissist who has over taken the League of Shadows. In the other corner is Terry McGuiness, the new face of the Bat. Terry springs into action to fight Damian, even if his suit keeps reminding him that he’s most likely going to lose. All the while both are throwing nasty commentary at each other. Little do the dueling boys know. Bruce himself is on the way. We find out that this isn’t the first time the suit has been worn since Bruce. Damien dawned the reason crushing latex, in order to take out Ra’s Al Ghul years before. But things back fired when the suit changed Damian, believe it or not for the worse. Now Bruce is trying to get back in the game, but it looks like his age may get the best of him.



The Suit


Damien is able to out maneuver the suit since he knows how it works. He sends Terry into a painful fall to his knees. Meanwhile, Bruce is fighting for his life, lucky for him some skills stay with you, and he’s able to get an edge of one of Damian’s goons. Bruce arrives just in time to see the horrors unfold, Damian is about to drive a sword through Terry’s heart….



Sum it Up!


If you like action and suspense, then you will surely like this book. I personally found out that it is in continuity with the DCU. This was pretty insane to me, but at the same time amazing to see what the future holds. Damien is full on evil, but will things turn around now that Bruce is back in the picture? Vibrant art and fast paced dialogue makes this a fun and breezy read.


7/10



Ariel DuPey | NCR

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