Publisher’s summary: The world has been destroyed, and Batman is on a quest to find out who’s responsible. But when villains from his past begin to complicate things for the Dark Knight, he finds an unlikely ally in a place known as “the Plains of Solitude.”
In Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2, the World’s Greatest Detective dives to new depths in order to uncover the truth and find out who destroyed the world he once protected. In his search for answers, however, the Dark Knight finds that that the situation is much more complicated–much more dire–than initially thought.
As long as this one doesn’t go off of the rails next issue (I am confident that it won’t), Batman: Last Knight on Earth will go down in the books as one of the greatest–and certainly, most imaginative–Batman stories ever told. Thus far, Scott Snyder has managed to take the familiar, destroy it, and reconstruct something that’s both deviant and exciting. This series is another Dark Knight deconstruction story, sure, but we readers haven’t seen a deconstruction quite like this one.
Surely, the best is yet to come, and with one issue left to tie this tale up, I’m eager to find out what’s waiting at the last stop of this apocalyptic thrill ride.
An apocalyptic thrill ride, Batman: Last Knight on Earth remains a must-read series.