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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Batman/Superman Annual #1

March 8th, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: Greg Pak

Artists: Jae Lee, Kenneth Rocafort, Philip Tan

Published by DC Comics

This is an issue in which the Superbros are superbros! They have to save the world and bring their families into the fun too!

This story was just fun. While I love Clark and Bruce being awesome and saving the world and being all serious about it, there’s just something special about when they bring their children and allies into the mix too. Its stories like these that act as a brilliant reminder of why these characters were used as foils against the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. You can tell through every page that Pak just had fun with it, and I suddenly have a huge need of a Jason Todd/Kara team-up book written by Pak that goes to at least 50 issues, and is just about them flirting with each other and talking about magic swords.

There were a few things I wasn’t quite sure about, like why they didn’t just destroy the cannon in the first place, or have Jochi help them destroy it after it was clear he was going to change his mind? Also, I thought Jason was still angry as all get-out at Bruce for his stunt of taking Jason to where he died? It seemed a little odd he was completely gung-ho to help Bruce out. Regardless of that fact, Pak continues to excel at the personalities of all the Bat and Super clans.

Normally, when there are ten thousand artists on a title, I tend to get annoyed, but the split between Lee, Rocafort and Tan was pretty well done. I liked that, instead of just random switches throughout, they each did their own chapter. It helped it be much less jarring during the switches. But regardless of that, each artist did a fantastic and beautiful job on each of their sections.

4.5 out of 5 nerds

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Self proclaimed as hilarious, Sarah is a strange mixture of weird human and sports fan. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA (but currently studying photography in Ohio) she spends most of her time running into tables and tripping over herself while waiting for a TARDIS to show up in the courtyard. If not in a tree or receiving medical attention, she can be found on the tweeter-box (@alfredthebatcat) ranting about ice hockey, baseball or her undying love of Dick Grayson.