Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Brett Booth
Published by DC Comics
So back comes the age-old comics dilemma. Bruce is dead! Or is he? At this point, no one really has any idea. But now he’s a robot or something so…that’s a thing?
Having Bruce and Clark’s inner monologue narrate most of this story was something that really interested me, and I think carried the story more than the actual battle did. Though that battle was pretty sweet, and don’t think it could have worked as well without the whole horizontal pages thing that was continued through this issue. But I liked the focus on Clark and what he was feeling and thinking throughout the whole thing, from his questioning why he’s so angry to when he thought he lost his best friend.
Not sure how I’m feeling still about the whole connected-to-video-games concept. Still feels a little gimmicky underneath all the fantastic bits. But we’ll have to see.
I really like Booth’s variety on these horizontals, too. I was drawn to the stark differences between the seriousness of the situations and then the childlike behavior of the gamers in their bubbles, all on the same pages. And that Jimmy Olsen was too cute. And Booth creates a pretty mean Superman, I must say!
We all know – sort of – that Bruce isn’t dead. Or, at least, won’t stay that way? But android-alien-whatever-he-is Bruce is pretty awesome. I honestly have no idea how this arc is going to end, and I kind of love that fact!
4 out of 5 nerds