This is the second installment of the newer editions of Batman: No Man's Land.
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #119-121
Batman: Shadow of the Bat #87-88
Detective Comics #734-735
Young Justice in No Man's Land #1
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #56-57
Batman Chronicles #17
This volume is just as good as Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 1, which you should read before reading this. It throws some more villains in, and even more importantly, some more heroes. Nightwing and Robin finally join the ongoing battle, while a new Batgirl debuts. Penguin continues his business, Two-Face looks to expand his territory, Lock-up runs into some trouble, and Scratch fights Azrael. Azrael is one of the best characters in No Man's Land. His issues were the highlight of the first volume, and they maintain their shine here.
The art, though it varies depending on what series each issue comes from, is overall fantastic. it's nice to see a little change from issue to issue, instead of having the same art throughout. For the 500+ pages you get, the price is really good, especially since all the pages are high quality and in color. As a bonus, all of the original covers are in the back of the book.
The only true blemish is a Catwoman story toward the end. It's a little lame. It features Catwoman facing off against a weird amalgamation of SHIELD and the X-men. Batman sent her to steal from them, but they work for Bruce, but for some reason he just can't get the item himself, and you forget that they're actually not a bad team, but a good team, and--I don't really know. It's confusing.
The last issue was also odd, as it had Batman and Freeze both making puns. Who wrote it? Joel Schumacher? Still, it has some good moments, as does the Catwoman story.
Overall, I definitely recommend this book. It just about stays on par with volume 1 (which was about a 9.7/10) in terms of quality, and continues the aftermath of the earthquake in all new and exciting ways. A must-have for Batman fans, comic book fans, or disaster story fans (indeed, this reads very much like a post-apocalypse story, which is an interesting twist on the usual Gotham tale).
9.5 stars out of 10