Batman Beyond #46
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art by Sean Chen
Colors by Chris Sotomayor
Letters by Travis Lanham
The Rundown: Terry and team will have to take to the stars to stop the League of Shadows from blanketing the world in ice.
With the temperature dropping, Terry, Batwoman, Nightwing and Damian make their way to a secret base to find something they desperately need. At the same time, Bruce continues to monitor the situation on the ground, but a power loss will make things more difficult.
Once the team discovers a spacecraft Bruce has designed, they head out to discover a nest of satellites that are disrupting the weather and the station that is producing them. After fighting their way on board, they will discover that not only were they expected, but a trap has been laid and sprung.
The Story: Dan Jurgens infuses this issue with fun, excitement, adventure and action. There are a lot of great moments throughout and the extended cast of this comic is really starting to come into its own. The dialogue is great and even a sulking Damian is entertaining. I liked the banter between Batwoman and Damian and it was fun to see Terry act as the voice of reason. The plot was very engaging and it was satisfying to see how the story progressed as well as the great dialogue and stakes for the characters.
The Art: The other part of the equation that makes this issue and story work really well is the art from Sean Chen. Every page is filled with great details and the art reflects the stakes for the characters with some great action and energy.