Batman Beyond #39 (REVIEW)

Jan 1, 2020

Batman Beyond #39
DC Comics

Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Inaki Miranda
Colors by: Chris Sotomayor
Letters by: Travis Lanham


Inaki Miranda’s Batwoman is outstanding.

The big thing that stands out most about her interpretation in Batman Beyond #39 is she does the head perfectly. The eyes are a perfect size, and Batwoman still has that harsh jawline Batman has — as opposed to a slightly softer look female characters are given.

The jawline is especially important because that makes it much easier to buy into the mystery Dan Jurgens has presented us with: Who is Batwoman?

(WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Batman Beyond #39.)

Batwoman’s identity seemed a bit obvious at first, but now it’s become harder to tell who this new hero really is. The red hair being part of the helmet was a nice touch.

Unless Jurgens intends to bring in someone who we haven’t met or seen in a while, my money is still on Melanie Walker.

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My favorite decision by Jurgens in all of this is how he’s going to bring Terry back in the fray. Running into Constance with Blight popping is a bit convenient, given her background. But it’s also creative. Terry’s trail has run cold for Bruce and Matt. They need a little bit of luck if they’re ever going to find him.

Though, Terry running into Blight — especially without the Batsuit or any knowledge of his true identity — isn’t exactly “lucky.”


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