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Review of Batman Beyond 2.0 Chapter 27

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Bat Beyond 2.0 Chapter 27 is here! We go Over the Edge in this chapter, as we continue the story out of the past! We see more aftermath of the Joker’s actions!  This will be a slightly SPOILER FILLED  Review! 

BBU #27 Title Page Mark of the Phantasm 1-7

Mark of the Phantasm Part 3 of 7 “State of Distrust”

Once again the writers and artists telling this flashback story are amazing!!! Kyle and Alec on the writing are tying everything up so well, and they are giving us events that happen AFTER Return of the Joker!!!!

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Writing: 

As I said a moment ago Kyle and Alec are adding all kinds of awesomeness to the DCAU continuity! The fact that The Phantasm’s smoke has Scarecrow Fear Toxin in it is awesome. Back in the film they never said anything about the smoke having additional properties. Which obviously back then you just see smoke and a masked figure you will crap your pants and be scared as hell. What I love about this book is that they are adding explanations to certain aspects of the DCAU. I also really like the callback to the Bat Beyond Ep from Season 2 entitled “Lost Soul” at the end of that episode Bruce mentions the time it takes to program the batsuit. I like how Higgins brings that repair bay type of scene back. Because Bruce is telling Terry about The Phantasm’s smoke! I have soooooo many questions about this story so far…. Biggest on the list is this Andrea or a NEW Phantasm? If a NEW Phantasm then who? What other events will be revealed from the past? OMG even though this series has gone weekly it’s killing me waiting for the next Saturday.

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Art:

Hester, Gapstur, and the rest of the art team kill it in this chapter! The use of overlapping images, shadows, and bright spots is all amazing. We are three chapters into this arc and I’m loving every moment of the art!!!! Even though I’m reading these digitally…. I SOOO CAN’T WAIT to get the print issues!!!! Pencils, inks, and colors have NEVER come together so well I think. I’m not saying that anything Thony Silas did was bad…. that art was superb in it’s own right. But this….. this is a entirely different ball of wax! Because these chapters in this new arc are all about stuff that is coming out of the past… The styling looks so great. Look at the image below…. the shading and mix of light with shadows on Terry’s face is wonderfully crafted!!!

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The image below is what I was referring to earlier! The contrast and melding of two character designs! Especially on the white backhround is amazingly well done!!!! The fight scene between Jake and Batman looked great too, nice high action packed designs!!!!!

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Final Thoughts:

In a recent interview with Newsarama Kyle and Alec talk about the Mark of the Phantasm story and more!!! Great read!!! These chapters just keep getting better and better!!! In the interview Kyle states that next week’s Chapter 28 will reveal a lot!!!!  You should  go get BATMAN BEYOND 2.0 Chapter 27. This is the third chapter out of seven that are dedicated to this arc. It calls back, and builds upon so many things! All within the Batman Beyond Universe, and you won’t wanna miss a second of it! You can find it on the DC Comics App or Comixology or wherever you get your digital comics. Batman Beyond 2.0 continues to go beyond all expectations!

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