Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1

DC Comics

Written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing

Art by Max Dunbar

Colors by Sebastian Cheng

Letters by Aditya Bidikar

The Rundown: The death of a legend and a calamity in Gotham City forces Terry McGinnis into action as Batman.

The story opens with a shocking narrative. Then, on Day #1, the inner monologue changes to the voice of Terry McGinnis. He then describes his own escapades in Gotham City in the aftermath of a tragedy. Afterwards, he introduces a new destructive force in the city as makes his way to a special event. Once there, he has a confrontation with Donovan Lumos and gains valuable information. Later, he meets Commissioner Barbara Gordon and learns something surprising. Then Terry goes to the docks to perform and investigation and is attacked by a vicious new enemy with an unusual ideology.

The Story: This limited series presents an interesting take on a future Gotham City with Terry McGinnis at the helm. I really liked how the narrative switched by him and the unnamed villain. Not only do the dual perspectives make the two rivals relatable, they show their different methods of dealing with Gotham’s crime factor. I found this story to be very promising and I am looking forward to the next chapter.

The Art: I am really impressed with the artwork in this issue. Although the drawings are done in a traditional and realistic styling, the colorwork gives the illustrations a youthful and modern tone. The action scenes are eye-catching, and each page draws you further into the story.

Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1



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