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Batman '89: Echoes #2 (of 6)

64
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

With Batman missing, Alfred turns to Drake Winston and Barbara Gordon in hopes of finding him.

Meanwhile, something is brewing in Arkham Asylum with Dr. Jonathan Crane and Dr. Harleen Quinzel duking it out over the new celebrity patient who was just admitted!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
24 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CR41S943

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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    Echoes #2 keeps the momentum of this Batman ’89 sequel rolling with a solid mystery.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    I’m hoping the future issues get here faster than this one, because this is a great continuation of the first mini.

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    Batman: Echoes #2 continues this slow burn of a plot that lacks any Batman action. However, due to the strength of the creative team and what is being teased, readers should still come away with a satisfying experience.

  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    A welcome return for Batman ’89 Echoes after a prolonged gap between the first two issues. Taking significant steps with both Dr. Crane and Harlan Quinzel it’s fascinating to see these two legendary villains given the Sam Hamm treatment.

  • 78

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Batman ’89: Echoes #2 is a fun story that adds to the plot through building up the characters and has enjoyable references to previous Batman media and popular actors of the 1980’s and 90’s. That being said, what may be disappointing is that there are no real costumed heroes to speak of in this issue, and cover is not really representative of the story in this current issue. The closest we get to a hero is seeing the return of Drake Winston with the “Robin” emblem, though he does not appear in costume either. It is also uncertain as to whether Bruce is actually brainwashed, or if he is deep undercover, based on comments Drake makes to Alfred. All that being said, it allows fans to grow in anticipation for what’s to come, though the sooner they get to the action, the better. What do you hope will happen next?

  • 70

    ComicBook.com

    Batman ’89: Echoes #2 finds Bruce Wayne still in deep cover in the guise of Firefly, who is in Dr. Jonathan Crane’s psychiatric care. Bruce seems to be after information about Dr. Hugo Strange. However, there are hints here that more familiar Batman villains may be involved in this plot. Meanwhile, Crane preps his Scarecrow costume, and Harleen Quinzel puts on her makeup, which makes for fun teases but also gives off the impression that the reader is waiting for the villains to get their shoes on before the real action can begin. Luckily, Joe Quinones and Leonardo Ito are still here to make even low-action issues like this one visually stunning, with the way the artists have incorporated elements of Harley Quinn’s original costume into Harleen’s work clothes being a particularly nice touch. This story is still clearly in its first act, and while some clarity about what exactly Bruce is after from Strange might go a long way toward investing the readers, enough about this premise still works to keep fans intrigued.

  • 64

    Comic Watch

    While the story is still developing, the comic was a solid piece, which while suffering under the absence of the iconic masked vigilante, makes up for it in character development and world building.

  • 64

    The Batman Universe

    Batman ‘89: Echoes #2 is a gorgeous issue weighed down by a massively convoluted plot that kills the tension and makes for a bewildering read, especially after months of waiting. The references to the first two actors who donned the Caped Crusader’s outfit are fun though.

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