Writing - 7/10
Art - 8/10
Overall - 7.5/10
Batman Beyond #47
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Sean Chen
Inker: Sean Parsons
Colorist: Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Maturity Rating: T
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 22nd, 2020
Batman Beyond #47 finishes the Eradication Era plot arc, and it does so with a bang! Now Terry is about to face a whole new dilemma.
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Batman Beyond #47: As the Cold Seeps In
“The Eradication Agenda” comes to a dramatic conclusion in Batman Beyond #47. Once again, young Terry McGinnis has found himself in a plot that felt so much larger than life. All while he raced to save the world, naturally.
At least this time around he has plenty of allies to help. On the flip side, that also means there are more people for him to worry about. There’s always a trade-off. Thankfully, some of his new allies have been in the superhero business just as long as him—if not significantly longer.
This has been an interesting plot, as it wove together many different threads from the Batman universe. It isn’t exactly a plot that I expected to see, yet at least that proves that there are still surprises to be found in this series.
We all know that any culmination of an arc tends to be most dramatic. Batman Beyond #47 is no exception to that rule. Written by Dan Jurgens, it’s about as dramatic as they come. After all, we’re once again talking about the fate of the world.
I’ll confess that this has not been my favorite Batman Beyond plot arc. Though it has still been interesting, especially seeing so many (now aged) heroes working together in ways that they probably never expected. Or, at least, ways that they probably hoped to avoid.
The latest series has done an excellent job of weaving together the old and the new. Old elements (and characters) from Batman’s series keep cropping up, while still getting unique twists. It’s what makes Batman Beyond what it is.
While all of that has been fun, it does sort of feel like we’re losing some of the roots iconic to Terry’s series. Change isn’t automatically bad, of course. It just takes some time to get used to, and with everything constantly moving, there’s been little time to actually adjust to those changes.
As for the conclusion of this issue? Well, it already took the time to set up for the next dramatic series of events. It’s looking like it’s once again going to be quite different. That may not be a bad thing, but only time will tell.
It’s no surprise to hear that the artwork inside Batman Beyond #47 is bright, bold, and full of action. It’s still a Batman series, after all. Even if it is set in the future, and has given the reins to another hero.
Sean Chen (pencils), Sean Parsons (inks), Chris Sotomayor (colors), and Travis Lanham (letters) all worked together on this issue. Together they brought this epic space battle to life, and the added elements really brought it home.
There’s a real sense of motion in this issue, coupled with the unyielding concept of the cold. The wind really does seem like it’s cutting right through a person, driving the cold in deep. Meanwhile, the explosions provide a nice counter, full of bright colors and momentum.
Honestly, though, one of the best details from this issue has to be the backgrounds. They are not simple things, not here. They range from starry skies to digitized elements, and everything in between. There’s also a breathtaking sunset featured right at the end, and honestly, it’s not one to miss.
Batman Beyond #47 was the dramatic conclusion to the latest plot arc. It cleaned up everything in a nice neat bow, all while laying the groundwork for the next series of events. Personally, I don’t know what to expect about this newly-introduced character (new to the series, that is). Nor do I know how to feel about it. But one thing is certain: I’ll have to keep reading to find out.
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