Batman Last Knight on Earth #2 (Review) Shock & Awe
Last Knight on Earth #2
Writer: Scott Synder
Pencils: Greg Capullo
Inks: Jonathan Glapion
Color: FCO Plascencia
Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Cover: Greg Capulo with FCO Plascencia
Variant Cover: John Romita Jr. with Peter Steigerwald
Published by DC Comics
The last issue of this post-apocalyptic Batman tale just left me wanting more. The events from the last issue, like I said in my review of book one, gave me a feeling while reading it like I haven’t felt since reading Batman: The Cult. Much like that book, this story will give you that feeling of energy and excitement, leaving you on the edge of your seat with every turn of the page. I’ve read this issue twice so far, there’s no counting how many times I’ve flipped through it just to see what I may have missed in the background. There’s so many respectful nods and Easter eggs in this book; I feel like a kid again! One in particular that I thought was fantastic was when Bruce tells Diana, “…no back then it was only known as Paradise Island”. That’s right: old school canon! This book makes it a great time to be a DC fan seeing just about every major player in the DC Universe. There are only two complaints: That this book is bi-monthly and the fact that it ends next issue. I see this as a Batman story that I’ll read over and over again, and I can’t wait for October so I can read the conclusion.
Scott Synder has poured his heart and soul into this story. He has such a vast knowledge of the DC Universe and it shows in this book. The nightmare with Joe Chill that he started this issue with was crazy, although I’m not sure which is the real nightmare: the dream or waking up next to Joker’s head in a lantern asking to be the next Robin. Not to mention all the sick jokes he cracks all throughout the issue. Scott nailed it once again with an astonishing good read.
Greg Capullo teamed up with the great inking talents of Jonathan Glapion and together they knocked it out of the park. Along with FCO Plascencia coloring this book, artistic wise there was nothing I didn’t like about this. There are even two covers to choose from. The ominous cover from Greg Capullo with FCO Plascencia with Bane and Scarecrow or my personal favorite just because it’s a Joker cover done by John Romita Jr. with Peter Steigerwald.
Batman Last Knight On Earth #2 is on shelves, so get yours today! You do not want to miss this book, you may want to consider what I’ve done. I have my local comic shop reserve me a copy of every single Black Label title from DC. All that matters is that you get yourself a copy of this book and read it by any means necessary, well as long as you pay for that is. Hey! Why are you still reading this? Go grab your copy and start reading, after all, it’s a sixty-page book it could take a little time. As always Please Like, Comment, Share, and Keep, it Geek!