Skip to content

Batman Annual #2

84
Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 29 critic ratings.

Read one of the year’s most buzzed about comics, with a surprise ending that will be talked about for years to come!

Travel back in time with us to see the early days of the Bat and the Cat. What was Bruce and Selina’s first date? How did this rivalry blossom into romance, and then go right back to being a rivalry again? Tom King reteams with his BATMAN/ELMER FUDD collaborator Lee Weeks to show us a little young love with capes and cowl, and a little crimefighting.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
41 pages
Language
English
Price
$4.99
Amazon ASIN
B075KLFNFF

Author
Cover Artist

3%
14%
83%
29 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    AIPT

  • 100

    Comic Watch

  • 100

    DC Comics News

  • 100

    Comics: The Gathering

  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

  • 100

    The Batman Universe

  • 100

    Black Nerd Problems

  • 100

    Bleeding Cool

  • 100

    Bleeding Cool

  • 100

    Comic Book Revolution

  • 100

    Geekery Magazine by Undercover Capes

  • 100

    Comicosity

  • 100

    Bounding Into Comics

  • 100

    CourtOfNerds

  • 97

    Comicsverse

  • 95

    GWW

  • 95

    Geek Dad

  • 91

    IGN

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

  • 90

    Newsarama by Gamesradar+

  • 90

    On Comics Ground

  • 90

    Comics Bulletin

  • 85

    Batman-News

  • 80

    Henchman-4-Hire

  • 75

    Weird Science DC Comics

  • 70

    ComicBookBin

  • 70

    Comic Book Corps

  • 60

    Multiversity Comics

More From Batman Annual (2016)

About the Author: Tom King

Tom King has emerged as a beacon of narrative brilliance in the comic book world, weaving tales that resonate deeply with both long-time enthusiasts and newcomers alike. With a unique blend of emotional depth and complex storytelling, King’s work has redefined what it means to engage with the medium of comics. From his groundbreaking run on Batman to the introspective Mister Miracle, King’s portfolio is a testament to his ability to explore the human condition through the lens of the superhero genre.

Before becoming a household name in comics, Tom King embarked on a path far removed from the world of capes and villains. As a former CIA officer, King’s experiences have infused his storytelling with a palpable sense of realism and gravity, setting his work apart in a crowded field. His transition from espionage to comics might seem unexpected, but it’s this very background that enriches his narrative voice, allowing him to craft stories of heroism and sacrifice with authenticity.

King’s ascent in the comic book industry began with The Vision, a series that turned the Marvel android into a tragic figure struggling with the concept of family and humanity. This work, characterized by its melancholic exploration of identity, laid the foundation for King’s reputation as a storyteller capable of blending superhero action with deep, literary themes. His ability to humanize iconic characters, making their struggles and triumphs resonate on a personal level, has earned him critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.

However, it is perhaps his work on DC Comics’ Batman that has most profoundly impacted the comic book landscape. King’s Batman is a figure shaped by vulnerability and introspection, a departure from the invincible hero trope. Through arcs like “City of Bane” and the poignant Batman Annual #2, King explores themes of love, loss, and redemption, offering a fresh perspective on the Dark Knight’s mythos.

In addition to his superhero narratives, Tom King has ventured into the realm of creator-owned projects, such as Strange Adventures and Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. These works further showcase his versatility, delving into science fiction and cosmic drama while maintaining his signature emotional depth and complex character studies.

Beyond the pages of his comics, King’s presence in the industry as a thought leader and advocate for the medium is undeniable. His candid discussions about the challenges of mental health, the creative process, and the importance of storytelling in contemporary culture have made him a respected figure among peers and fans.

Tom King‘s contributions to the comic book world have not gone unnoticed, earning him multiple Eisner Awards and solidifying his status as one of the most influential writers of his generation. As he continues to push the boundaries of comic book storytelling, King’s legacy is that of a visionary who reminds us that at the heart of every superhero story lies a deeply human tale waiting to be told.

For those who seek to explore the depths of narrative artistry within the comic book genre, Tom King‘s body of work offers a rich, introspective journey into the soul of modern heroism, proving that within the fantastical, the most profound truths of our existence can be found.

[Latest Update: April 24, 2024]