Batman/Superman #2 Review

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Batman/Superman #2

“Doubletime”

Writer: Greg Pak
Artists: Jae Lee
Colors: June Chung
Letters: Rob Leigh
Covers: Jae Lee & June Chung, Giuseppe Camuncoli & Daniel Brown

Review by Scott Keys

Picking up where issue 1 left off, Batman/Superman digs deeper into the mystery of what is happening to our title characters. I know that some people were on the fence after the first issue, but I think you need to continue to read this title, since it’s not really a “one and done” type of title, but one with more of a “long term” story.

As I said after the first issue, Jae Lee’s art is incredible! His stunning visuals and panel layouts are breath-taking! Not only does he capture the action as our heroes fight against themselves and each other (read the book, it’s quite awesome!), but the emotions that our younger heroes feel in this new world where the older heroes have much different lives. One panel in particular that I enjoyed, was when the Earth-2 Superman lands on the Kent farm to tell the Earth-1 Clark to “GET AWAY FROM MY PARENTS.” It truly is beautiful, but exudes power and angst. I think I’d get away from them, if I were you, Clark.

Pak is beginning to hit his stride, now. The first issue had a lot of set-up to do, but this issue, he really gets to start telling the story. I loved the scene where our Batman is fighting Catwoman, only to find out that it isn’t “his” Catwoman, but Earth-2 Batman’s wife. Also, how it is revealed that since our Clark lost his parents, he isn’t quite as “stable” as Earth-2 Superman. The scene where Martha goes over to our Clark…brilliant! Really felt the tension and emotion of his loss.

Batman/Superman #2 solidified the fact that I’ll keep this book at the top of the “read pile” each month! Pak is coming into his own with these characters, which leads to more AWESOME Jae Lee art, so I’m sold, and I think you will be, too!

Story: 4.5 / 5
Art: 5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5

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