Writer: Greg Pak
Artists: Jae Lee & Yildiray Cinar
Published by: DC Comics
Time to get down to business for our Batmen and Supermen. The first two issues consisted of everyone getting their feet under them, but now, it seems our heroes have a goal. But will everyone work together to achieve it?
I just really love the interactions between the young and old versions of these characters. Even more than that, I love when all four of them are all together, such as at the end of this month’s book. But what stood out for me this time around were Clark’s flashbacks. They were funny and sentimental and I never realized how much I wanted Alfred Pennyworth and Jonathan Kent to be best friends before.
I wish Wonder Woman were a bigger part of this issue, though. She was there, but she didn’t seem to do much. I know she’s not supposed to really be a main character but I just really Jae Lee’s designs for her, so am a little disappointed we didn’t see more of her. And some moments were a little jarring. Half the time I didn’t know how or when any of the characters got from point A to point B, and had to reread it, but that could be a reader’s error.
The art was perfectly split. I enjoyed that Lee was for the present day story, while Cinar handled the flashbacks. And Cinar’s style is much softer and simpler, something I think fits the ‘farm boy’ persona that Clark Kent has going sometimes. And since this was Clark’s flashback, I think it was a perfect fit. But Lee’s panel of Darkseid holding the Superman cape was breathtaking. I know I stared at it for a good three minutes.
The story is set to conclude in the title’s next issue, and judging by that last page, it’s going to be a real doozie. Play nice, boys!
4 out of 5 nerds