From Earth to Heaven (Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 Review)

Writer Scott Snyder

Artist Greg Capullo

Inks Jonathan Glapion

Color FCO Plascencia

Letterer Tom Napolitano

Last Issue

We find Batman waking up in a strange world. Where the Joker is he therapist and Alfred a concerned adoptive father. Bruce stapped to a bed in Arkham Asylum. According to his always smiling doctor, they’ve been together for nearly 20 years trying to help Bruce out of psychosis. After a lot of coercing, Bruce isn’t having it. Demanding his suit be brought to him immediately. Running through the guards of the asylum swiftly until finally. Alfred admits this was all a ruse.

The world has ended in the time Batman has been gone. Bruce left behind a failsafe that would clone another Bruce so that Gotham and the world would never be without a Batman. In the ruined sands he finds a lantern, making sounds. Only to discover that it was truly the Joker’s head in a glass bottle. The perfect sidekick for Bruce in the apocalypse. This is our Bruce, and as he traverses the baron wastes of old Gotham he finds Anti life zombies, being controlled by enslaved green power rings making constructs of giant infants.

This Issue

We return to our nemeses turned allies in the desert, Joker waking Bruce up at the crack of dawn. Begging Batman to make him his new Robin. As soon as the argument escalates, they are ambushed by a surprise speed force storm. The storm rampages about and a bolt of lightning strikes the duo’s horse. Aging it to dust before their very eyes. In the maelstrom, we see the faces of Barry, Jay, and Wally. All of which simultaneously calling for Batman’s help.

Unable to truly do anything for his old comrades. Bruce begins to make the trek through the wastelands of Earth. Bringing him to the Plains of Solitude. There, Bruce finds a most unexpected old friend.

Thoughts

This issue two is having me at the edge of my seat people. The world-building of Snyder is impeccable, to say the least.  Capullo’s art elevates the story to a level where it feels like I’m watching an animated show. The level of captivating I find this series grows greatly with this new installment. Between all of the insane desolation and to the dystopian nature in the way the remaining people live. This series is gearing up for some seriously cerebral undertaking. I suspect major reveal in the next issue. None will disappoint.

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Travis Tucker

Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
I'm head over heels for this series. The writer and artist combi here is legendary and for good reason. Adding this black label title to their files is nothing short of a great step in a staircase of great Batman publications for these two. Never a dull moment.
Good
  • Great use of motif.
  • Very interesting DC apocalypse elements.
  • Exceptional world building.
  • Fulfilling plot.
10
Perfect
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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