Batman/Superman #12 Review

Has the events of First Contact made Batman and Superman question what happened on Earth-2? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

A new arc begins following the events of “FIRST CONTACT.” 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. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle encounters a person of amazing strength who has no idea who he is.

Batman Superman #12 variantBatman/Superman jumps into a new arc as the duo question whether the events on Earth-2 really happened. They don’t have to wait long for an answer as Kaiyo transports them back to Earth-2 allowing each of them the chance to change one thing. The fact that the series continues to focus on a connection between Earth-2 and Earth Prime really appeals to me as though some of the developments themselves have been a hit or a miss the concept remains very intriguing.

Greg Pak does a terrific job of sending our heroes back to Earth-2 as despite the suddenness of this development it spawned some very clever developments. What interested me the most about this issue was the possibility of changing time and how Pak handled this. The way that he showed the character emotion and teased change really impressed me with the ultimate consequences being extremely clever. The conclusion to this issue was also very gripping with Kaiyo’s actions having me curious about the series future.

The artwork for this issue was handled by the amazing Tom Raney and Ken Lashley with both artists doing a stellar job. The dynamic flow and explosive action really brought a lot of excitement to the issue with the detailed scenery also adding to the intense tone. The shading and texture of the art also really helped to bring definition with excelling in this department. To top everything off Jason Wright brings stunning colours with his lively pallet giving a sleek finish to the art.

Batman/Superman takes a intriguing turn of events with the duos trip to Earth-2 being very exciting. Recommended.

  • + Kaiyo brings chaos back to the series.
  • + Dramatic script from Greg Pak.
  • + Tom Raney and Ken Lashley do a terrific job on the artwork.
  • - Things escalated a little quickly near the start.

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