Review: Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 takes Batman and Joker’s head, deeper into this mysterious world in an attempt to figure out who is responsible. But when villains from his past begin to complicate things for the Dark Knight, he finds an unlikely ally in a place known as “the Plains of Solitude.”

Writer Scott Snyder delivers an interesting but at times confusing issue. Batman’s journey takes him through a world that feels more like something out of a nightmare than an actual post-apocalyptic landscape. Worlds shrink down, trips through the underworld, it all feels too dreamlike in ways. Batman’s journey comes off as set pieces rather than a flowing narrative.

And all of that might be on purpose. Snyder peppers the issue with hints as to who Omega is and I’m still not entirely convinced this isn’t all in Batman’s mind. There’s a lot to keep you guessing on a lot of aspects of the issue.

The art by Greg Capullo is as fantastic as expected. He’s joined by Jonathan Glapion on ink, FCO Plascencia on color, and Tom Napolitano on letters. The team brings Snyder’s nightmarish world to life delivering just enough details to shock and have you linger. There’s a brutality to the action that’ll give you pause and have you staring at the page.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 isn’t a bad issue at all. It’s a chapter in the greater narrative and will fit fine in the end. However, the dreamlike flow of the issue creates a choppy narrative that at times is jarring and others makes no sense. It’s just not as good as the far superior first issue.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Greg Capullo
Ink: Jonathan Glapion Color: FCO Plascencia Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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