Batman/Superman

Batman/Superman

Volume 5, Truth Hurts

Book - 2016
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THESE ARE NOT THE WORLD'S FINEST...

Batman and Superman--separately, they're two of the greatest heroes the world has ever seen. Together, they're an incredible team...and the greatest of friends.

But Batman and Superman have never teamed up like this before.

This is a Superman who's lost most of his powers and had his identity revealed to the entire world. Someone is coordinating a series of attacks against him that have brought him to the brink of destruction, and he needs the world's greatest detective to help him put the clues together.

But this Batman isn't Bruce Wayne. Jim Gordon now protects Gotham as the robot-suited Batman, and he has no reason to trust Superman...especially when his presence in Gotham seems to have brought on a war with a race of super-powered subterranean beings!

They may not be the Batman and Superman who have done amazing things together in the past. But if they can't learn to work together now, there may no longer be a Gotham City to protect!

Spinning off of the events of BATMAN VOL. 8: SUPER HEAVY and SUPERMAN VOL. 1: TRUTH, acclaimed writer Greg Pak (ACTION COMICS) and artists Ardian Syaf (GREEN LANTERN) and Cliff Richards (LOBO) chronicle the first meeting between two very changed heroes, with guest appearances by Batgirl, Aquaman, Red Hood and more! Collects BATMAN/SUPERMAN #21-27.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781401263690
Branch Call Number: YA Pak
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Truth hurts

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StarGladiator
May 23, 2017

Although not really a comic book fan, when I delivered the evening newspapers [the morning ones I just walked to a vacant area to pick up] the dropoff point was a town newstand, so while awaiting them I would sometimes browse the comics. I feel sorry for the audience today, as this medium of the graphic novel displays superior illustration as submediocre, and mediocre illustration as incredibly bad, whereas the old straight paper type was evidently most excellent to display the outstanding illustration and artwork of Infantino, Neal Adams, Steranko, Jack Kirby, Grey Morrow, et cetera, et cetera!
The stories are always off-putting, I could at least relate to those juvenile stories as I yearned and aspired to join the middle-class, but today's appear so dystopian. Very depressing . . .

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duane767
Dec 10, 2016

Not bad but not great. It might be stuff like this that caused the DCU to recently be Rebirthed. Change for the sake of change just doesn't stick and a fair bit of stuff here just felt like change for change sake. I think DC would have been smart to keep the Elseworlds imprint going for titles like this versus trying to make them apart of the DC canon that existed at the time.

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Keogh
Oct 25, 2016

The Man of Steel has lost much of his power and had his identity revealed to the world. Bruce Wayne is no longer the Batman, and Jim Gordon has taken on the mantle of the Bat working with the Gotham PD as an officially sanctioned Dark Knight. The two find themselves coming to terms with each other in this collection that features the new Batman struggling to make sense of Superman's place in the world. Greg Pak gets the characterization right for everyone involved.

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