In Review: Batman/Dylan Dog (2024) #2

Batman hunts through London to find any trace of the kidnapped Catwoman, and all of his clues are turning up smiles…while Dylan Dog must enlist the help of John Constantine to track down a serial killer…
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Synopsis: Batman hunts through London to find any trace of the kidnapped Catwoman, and all of his clues are turning up smiles…while Dylan Dog must enlist the help of John Constantine to track down a serial killer…a serial killer he already put in the ground years before. Life is hell in more ways than one in this gargantuan issue that will bring you straight to hell (but will it take you back?).

 

The Story

Having rescued Catwoman and Groucho in the last issue. Dylan Dog and Batman must journey to Scotland to Professor Xabara’s old laboratory to gather blood from one of his zombies so they can make an antidote to cure their friends. Soon enough they learn that The Joker is looking to resurrect Christopher Killex, who killed people in pursuit of trying to find the human soul. Armed with this information Dylan Dog has to meet up with John Constantine and journey to hell to find out if the Joker has been successful or not in bringing Killex back from the dead.

 

The Artwork

Werther Dell’Edera does some fantastic line work throughout this issue. I loved his depiction of hell and the whole sequence where Constantine was taking Dylan to see his old mate Epicurus who was an ancient philosopher who had similar beliefs to those of Killex.

I also loved the artwork showing Etrigan’s battle with the Minotaur that guards the seventh circle of hell.

 

Overall

Roberto Recchioni continues to spin an intriguing story making great use of Batman and Dylan Dog. The dialogue between the two protagonists is sharp and very much in line with what we know of their characters. The addition of the Demon Etrigan made way for some fun rhymes whereas John Constantine allowed the writer to create an interesting bit of conversation between Dog and Constantine about how things are versus the way they are now.

 

 

9.8
Batman/Dylan Dog (2024) #2
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

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