Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Review of the Week: Batman/Superman #1
Well, I should say that maybe it doesn't contradict Justice League #1 because, even though I read this book twice, I'm still not sure what the fuck was going on in it. There is some opening stuff with Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne meeting then we eventually get to their alter egos meeting for the "first time", then there is a time skip or something. And Superman's dead Earthly father shows up. If anyone wants to explain what the hell was going on in the comments please do because I didn't get it.
The art is decent enough, Jae Lee has a very unique and dark style. Beyond the confusing story the writing was OK but nothing special. It's the same crap of contrasting Superman's light tone with Batman's dark tone that you've seen a million other times, usually done much better.
All and all you're much better off just reading Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness' Superman/Batman #1 from ten years ago.