By Philip Schweier
May 24, 2017 - 4:07
Say what you will about the Rebirth line, but one thing I enjoy about books like Batman Beyond is they are not terribly beholden to the current DC Comics continuity. It has the good fortune of existing outside the goings-on of the DCU, Allowing writer Dan Jurgens the freedom to be as creative as he pleases without adhering to the publisher’s overall agenda.
And I am enjoying Bernard Chang’s artwork. It reminds me a great deal of Howard Chaykin’s work, but perhaps with a greater depth of field. The layouts seem similar, but not so much so that Chang is imitating Chaykin.
Batman Beyond is rapidly becoming one of my favorite books, and I encourage anyone weary of the event-fueled line-up, the over-hyped and under-delivered “re-imagining” of their favorite hero, to take a look. You have very little to lose.