Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Andra Day $5 Off Fire TV Stick Grocery Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Gear Up for Football STEM Toys & Games
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $3.35
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Superman/Batman, Vol. 2: Supergirl Paperback – September 12, 2005

65 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$17.00 $8.49

Best Books of the Year So Far
Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jeph Loeb is a screenwriter / producer whose comic credits include the award-winning Batman: The Long Halloween and its sequel, Dark Victory. More recently, he has written the number one-selling Batman: Hush storyline. Michael Turner is one of the industry's most respected creators and has worked on many titles, including Fathom, Danger Girl, Tomb Raider and Witchblade. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (September 12, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401202500
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401202507
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.2 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #799,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Rayhan S on March 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This story arc is written by fan-favorite Jeph Loeb and the art is provided by Michael Turner. This arc introduces a new Supergirl in the DC Universe. The premise is that a giant meteor rock has landed in Gotham Bay and contains a girl with no memories and no trace of origin. The only thing that is concrete about her is that she is from Krypton adn her name is Kara. There is also a hint that she is from the House of El and is Superman's cousin. Superman is thrilled to have a living relative from Krypton whereas Batman is suspicious of her. As she is adjusting to life on Earth, she is forcefully removed from Batman and Superman's custody by Wonder Woman. And later on, she is kidnapped from Paradise Island by Darkseid. Thst is it for the basic premise.

This is not one of Jeph Loeb's best works. It is pretty to look at (It's Michael Turner, people) and there are some great moments in the story but other than that it is pretty generic. I have read all of Loeb's works for both Marvel and DC and feel that he is a writer of great caliber. Here, however he writes a lot of events and characters that are just there for shock value. For example, Kara is out in the town with Superman and Batman and all of a sudden Wonder Woman shows up and attempts to kidnap question is why? These three are JLA members and good friends. There is no reason for Wonder Woman to try and Kidnap Kara other than the fact that in the final page, you see Batman and Superman gasping saying " gasp...It's You!!!" Also, Darkseid is disposed of in a very generic and in a less than glamorous manner. However, there are good moments in the story, i.e. Batman taking on Darkseid...that's right Batman vs. Darkseid. But overall it's a pretty generic story.

Overall, it's not a great story but it's an okay story...
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Strategos on October 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
When I was just getting into comic books, I didn't know anything about the mainstream superheroes and their origins. Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman? They were legends, known from cartoons and pop-culture. But then two series changed all that by sucking me in with their outstanding artwork, and incredible story-telling. The first one was Batman:Hush by Jim Lee and Jeph Loeb. The second is this one, the second part of Superman/Batman. Only this time it's Michael Turner instead of Jim Lee. Loeb though, wrote this one too, and while unfortunately he does not quite match high point he reached with Hush Part 1 (or Spider-man: Blue or Hulk:Gray) for the duration, he still managed to weave a good tale, with the best parts approaching or even competing with his best work.

While Hush is certainly enough to make a Batman fan out of the uninitiated, I was really introduced to the character of Superman through Superman/Batman and Superman: Godfall (also highly recommended). Like the previous issues of Superman/Batman, this series picks up with a story being told from the duel perspective of the dark knight and the man of steel. This time of course the story involves one Kara Zor-El, Superman's Kryptonian cousin. You could say that this whole storyline is really an answer to all the people who said "How come we aren't getting any cool comics about the REAL Supergirl?!". As a serious fan of all female superheroes, I can't help but think that this is a very good thing.

The first chapter of the story details Batman's investigation of meteorite that has fallen to earth (as shown in the first Superman/Batman collection). He goes underwater to check it out while Superman complains about how he can't go outside because of all the anti-Superman propoganda being pushed by the President (Lex Luthor).
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Neto on April 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Kara Zor El is back! After 20 years of fake Supergirls (Matrix, Earth angel, Cir El) the girl of steel of silver age gets a new life for the joy of her loyal fans. This beautiful album by Loeb and Turner brings Kara to the 21st century with lovely artwork and a well developed story. In the introduction Loeb says he fell in love with Kara and such love shows in every page of this outstanding work. A must in the collection of every enthusiast of classic super-heroes. Now let us hope that Kara gets the chance she deserves to be fully developed. Supergirl is more than a female version of Superman. As you know Kal-El came to Earth as a baby and was raised in Kansas. His mind is that of an american on a kryptonian boy. But Kara was raised and educated in Krypton until the age of 15. She is the last ambassador of an very advanced civilization. Even if she doesn't have much memory of her life at home she has the potential to became a tutor of his cousin as Loeb suggests in this book. And that's why all those earth girls with Kara's costume were not Supergirls. The krypton background was missing. If you like comics in the old style buy this book! Support the return of the lovely and unique Kara Zor-El
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Bennett on March 21, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I just love this book. I wish I could find some witty and insightful comment to make...but words fail me! The presentation is stunning, with the added preface by Mr. Loeb and the bonus sketch book material in the back of the book, I can't think of a more fitting tribute to the re-introduction of Kara Zor-El. Admittedly the teleporation bit at the end was a bit too much for me, but the story is still strong and works well for bringing Kara back into the fold. I love the addition of Wonder Woman and her interest in Kara was well executed. As for Mr. Turner's it. He can not only draw some hot ladies...but his men aren't too shabby either. Hands down...this book is fabulous.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: superhero novels