The end of tomorrow!
The Neo-Year is drawing toward its epic conclusion: Terry McGinnis has spent the last year waging his war on the artificial intelligence that conquers Neo-Gotham.
In this issue he’ll have to put together everything he’s learned.
Dark Knight NewsThe threats to Gotham never truly end, but storylines do. Batman Beyond: Neo Year #6 gives us the most rounded and reasonable end we could ever ask for… but good things never truly end.
ComicsOnlineI hope that we get to see more of Kyle going forward, as he is a fantastic addition to this universe. It remains to be seen whether or not he will continue to be by Terry’s side when Batman Beyond eventually returns, but I would think it to be a missed opportunity if he wasn’t. The entire creative team should be proud of the fantastic, tragic and touching story they have told in this series that has left me wanting more.
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The Super Powered FancastThe Story: The conclusion of this mini-series was done in a concise and appropriate manner. The final battle was dynamic, but I was surprised by many of the participants. In the end, we learn that the story of Terry McGinnis will continue in 2023. As the story also leaves room for a storyline continuance, it will be interesting to see what new plotlines will develop from this piece. I am also curious as to the next step in Terry’s journey. I appreciate how this series deals with his coming to terms with Bruce’s death and what that means for him as a superhero. I look forward to following his progression in the future. The Art: This issue is filled with brilliant colors featuring a mainly blue color palette. The realistic artwork and dynamic styling make for a youthful and energetic tone that perfectly complements the story. The detailed panels are well crafted, and the action sequences are eye-catching. I was completed transported with the turn of each page.
The Comicbook DispatchBatman Beyond: Neo-Year #6, and the series as a whole, presented a fresh new take on Batman Beyond, seeing him work without Bruce, become his own hero and meet new allies and adversaries along the way. The only downside is the lack of characters from the show. There wasnt really much explanation as to what happened to them, but it still made a good story and stayed true to the feel of the show and the title character. Readers can expect more of Batman Beyond in the future, is the ending reveals that this series will continue next year. Schway!
Geek DadOne of the main things this title has done is allow Terry McGinnis to grow up. The death of Bruce Wayne and the scale of the threat he’s facing make him feel much more like a Nightwing—or even a Batman—than the next generation sidekick he started out as. What works here is the character development and the unique way he’s united basically every element in the city against Neo-Gotham. What doesn’t work quite as well is how large-scale the threat is—and how quickly it’s defeated. Neo-Gotham takes on a new form in an impressive splash-page—with only six pages to go in the issue! The ending has some great moments, and seems to set Terry up for an intriguing new status quo. However, it leaves a lot of unanswered questions, which the ending promises we’re going to have answered in 2023. I’m liking this new status quo, but I kind of hope the next arc dials back the event vibe and pays tribute to the classic Batman Beyond series.
ComicBook.comBatman Beyond ends with a resounding victory and the establishment of a new status quo. It's a pretty great moment, even if it's wrapped up a little too cleanly given how low Batman sank during the series. This was a great Batman Beyond story and I'm intrigued that we'll be getting more Batman Beyond stories in 2023. Given the new status quo and the pretty epic scale of this series, it'll be interesting to see where the sub-line goes from here.
Weird Science DC ComicsBatman Beyond: Neo-Year #6 ends the arc with a new status quo for Terry with a fancy new Batsuit and a new Bat-Team to fight crime across Neo-Gotham. The art is very good, and the ending ties up (most of) the loose ends, but the ending is surprising for its lack of surprise and the speed/ease with which Batman wins in the end.
Batman-NewsFar from the crescendo that the series was building up to in recent issues, Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #6 highlights all of the problems the series has had up until now. What interesting ideas were suggested up until this point turn out to be damp squibs as they're resolved hastily at the last minute. The writing frequently attempts to punch above its weight class but fails; it has all of these deep ideas that it wants to tackle like corporate greed, emergent AI, and systemic corruption, but none of it is explored in more than a superficial manner. It's flashy, but no matter how hard it wants to be something more, beneath all the spectacle there is not much there.