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Comic Book Review: Batman/Superman #12

Book: Batman/Superman #12

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist(s): Tom Raney & Ken Lashley
Colorist: Jamie Mendoza

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Summary from comixology: “The worlds of Batman and Superman come to an explosive clash as something terrible happens to the World’s Finest team, and a Dark Knight who is not quite himself must team up with Lois Lane to find a missing Man of Steel.”

Overview:
I always read the comic, and then when I write the review I go to comixology and copy the summary. And for the first time, I had to make sure I was copying the right issue. I literally finished this book and had no clue what I had just read. This book started off really well, then it went into it’s 2nd story arc and it just steadily went downhill. It also seems like for a few issues it was just a tie in book with whatever DC event was going on in said months.

The Good:
I really liked the cover of this book. It was really cool how Superman was on top in a blue and lighter tone sky background. And then below Supers, upside down was Batman in a black and red color scheme that showed just how brooding Bruce can be at times. I really think Jae Lee did a great job on this cover. I REALLY miss him doing the art on this book, it would have been much, much more enjoyable.

The Bad:
The story seemed really weak and confusing, and I was a little frustrated with what was going on. It was similar to a Ghost of Christmas Past story. I felt myself just being bored with this book and really hoping the end would be in a couple more pages with a larger then normal Grayson sneakpeak in the book. But, that never happened. I really did not enjoy this book, and the art was just embarrassing, but not as bad as ACO,(yeah, I still don’t like your work ACO, and I don’t think anyone else does). There were some pretty cool moments in the art, but it wasn’t anything that I felt memorized by. It was just so “bland.”

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The Final Say
I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone who is either A) a Batman fan, or B) a Superman fan. The book wasn’t something I would want to make someone read and I wouldn’t recommend the series to anyone. If you want a cool picture to hang on the wall, you could get this issue of the cover alone. Over all, this book gets a 1 out of 4. The Jae Lee cover really saved it from getting a 0 out of 4. If you read this book also, let us know what you think in the comments section.

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