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Title:
Batman/Superman. Volume 1, Cross World
Author:
Pak, Greg, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
"The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are close friends in the modern day--but the two weren't always such close allies. Discover how two of the World's Finest Super Heroes met for the first time in the New 52, and the mysterious adventure that takes them to a whole new world-the world of Earth 2! The heroes of the main DC Universe meet their Earth 2 counterparts for the first time! Collects Batman/Superman #1-4 and Justice League #23.1: Darkseid"--
General Note:
Batman created by Bob Kane.

Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781401245092

9781401249342
Format :
Book

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The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are close friends in the modern day--but the two weren't always such close allies. Discover how two of the World's Finest Super Heroes met for the first time in the New 52, and the mysterious adventure that takes them to a whole new world-the world of Earth 2! The heroes of the main DC Universe meet their Earth 2 counterparts for the first time!

Collects Batman/Superman #1-4 and Justice League #23.1: Darkseid


Author Notes

Greg Pak is an American film director/comic book writer, known for his work on books published by Marvel Comics, which include "Incredible Hercules," "Incredible Hulk," the crossover event "World War Hulk," and more. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of the Purple Crayon improv group, and studied history at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and studied film at New York University. His student film, "Fighting Grandpa," won the Gold Medal at the 25th Student Academy Awards. He is currently set to write the ongoing series BATMAN/SUPERMAN for DC Comics.


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Library Journal Review

A dynamic, intelligent, and odd tale that pits younger, alternate versions of Superman and Batman against older, more experienced versions of themselves. Evil goddess Kaiyo-minion to Darkseid-transports the four heroes from place to place "like chess pieces" to compete against one another to prove who is strongest. In a strange parallel world, Batman and Catwoman are married and Superman hasn't yet begun dating Wonder Woman. Awe-inspiring art by Lee (The Dark Tower; Hellshock) presents moody, dark, angular people and structures. Shadowy black spires fill a surreal Gotham City skyline, weird technorobots run amok, and a wispy, fiery Kaiyo appears and disappears at will. Heated battles erupt. Veteran Batman takes on young Superman (who can't fly yet but leaps into the sky); Wonder Woman tackles Kaiyo; young Bats squares off against old Bats; and young Supes wallops veteran Superman a few times. Writer Pak (Incredible Hulk) includes clever twists on well-known characters and plenty of smashing and crashing. Verdict More appealing on a second reading. Keeping track of which Superman and Batman populate a given panel is difficult, despite small visual cues. Wonderful coloring aptly conveys atmosphere, from insidious blacks and greys and muted tans to splashy bright oranges and blues. Fans of DC's "Elseworld" stories may appreciate the issues collected here more than others.-Jeffrey W. Hunter, Royal Oak, MI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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