This grittier remake of Wuzzles didn’t go over very well.

Batman Beyond vol. 2 #6

DC Comics (April, 2000)

“Most Dangerous Island”

WRITER: Hilary J. Bader

PENCILER: Craig Rosseau

INKER: Rob Leigh

COLORIST: Lee Loughridge

LETTERER: Tim Harkins

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Frank Berrios

EDITOR: Darren Vincenzo

Howard brings Terry, Dana, and Max to an island for a little camping. Unfortunately they chose the wrong island because Stalker has turned it into a hunting paradise for himself, splicing animals with dinosaur DNA to create dino-mammal hybrids to hunt. Terry’s friends fall into one of Stalker’s trap and the only way Stalker will set them free is if Batman joins him in a hunt. While Batman only captures animals Stalker outright kills them, the collected animals becoming bait for a T-Rex/hippo hybrid Stalker wants to actually hunt. Batman ends up being the one to take it and Stalker down, getting a ride back home. In a helicopter, not on…never mind.

What they got right: I like some of the designs of the dino-mammals while others I’m neutral on. The idea that Stalker would create such things and that Terry/Batman would have to deal with them is a good story idea.

What they got wrong: While I know it’s out of necessity I still have to remark that the story feels short, but only because we get to see two of Batman’s captures and I would have liked to have seen more. Maybe if this were a full episode, since I don’t think there’s enough here for a two-part comic. As to how Stalker got dino DNA? It’s comics.

Recommendation: A rather fun story. Give it a read.

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A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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