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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2009
Unlike the last two recommended Superman Batman trades, Torment and The Search for Kryptonite, this latest entry is not one complete arc but a compilation of three short stories. The first is an expanded single issue taking us on a "what if" journey, or is it, to Krypton and a possible first meeting between Thomas Wayne and Jor-El. That's followed up by a witty and amusing two part tale guest starring the L'il League, and concludes with a four part account of the mysterious swapping of powers between our intrepid heroes and the dire ramifications that arise from it. All stories work well and feature what we've come to expect and enjoy from this title, slightly over the top buddy adventures highlighted by their unique differing viewpoints. The whimsical opener is a good example of this, showcasing the duel internal monologues of Messrs. Wayne and El. In this instance however, we are referring to Thomas Wayne and Jor-El, not Bruce Wayne and Kal-El. One critique of this account worth mentioning is the disturbing implication that Thomas Wayne benefited from the arguably unethical use of Kryptonian tech to further his company's destiny. This may be tempered by the contention that his motivation was the concern of others and Gotham as a whole, but that line of reasoning is unclear. The level of quality displayed throughout is a welcome surprise, considering that most trades employing the multiple story approach tend to exhibit inconsistency, which is further compounded by their lack of import vis-à-vis lengthier tales. Graphic novels usually work best by either featuring that one major saga or conversely being comprised exclusively of single issue stories ala the Detective collections. In this case, despite the format's normal limitations, the book's proficient melding of escapist adventure, imaginative interpretations, plus a few chuckles along the way succeeds in making this yet another satisfying reading diversion starring these two illustrious icons.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon April 16, 2010
I'll just skip past the first two stories, although they're good, are not the central story in this collected edition of Superman/Batman issues #50-56.

The final story, "Super/Bat," is a really fun read and, personally, I think it should be one of DC/Warner Bros' direct to DVD features. Superman's powers are transferred to Batman and we really get to see how obsessed Batman is with stopping crime.

The other two stories are just a bonus, in my opinion. "Lil' Leaguers" is just a nice fun (and funny) break from the normal serious tone. "Fathers" is interesting, to say the least.

For my money, "Super/Bat" is worth the purchase, alone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Incredibly fun!!!!!!.

No words to describe it. I had a great deal of fun with this book. There's two stories: The first involve a 5th dimension character that drive people mad. The second story is about "what if". Not much information?. Well, I hate spoilers.

What I can say is that the first story made LMAO most of it, but of course it comes with a serious part to it.

The second story is cool as it can be. Human Superman and Super Batman?. Outstanding!.

Great story-telling, magnificent art. Oh, I forgot, the first story actually starts pretty serious and with some "hum?" moments, but still is great!.

I enjoy it, and so would you!.
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on October 19, 2011
This book is loaded with creators and storylines and none of them are equal to what has come before. This book has always been about big ideas and that isn't necessarily the case here. The first story, while having good art throws a horrible retcon connecting Bruce and Clark with no real need to. The second story, while having a bunch of hilariously cute moments, doesn't have a plot worth caring about. However the Lil' Leaguers could have their own series. The last story has an interesting concept but there are too many pitfalls for it to come together. There are so many wholes in the plot that any novice comics fan could point out. The art here by Rags Morales is very goof though. Overall this collection is pretty random but a good enough to check out.
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on May 3, 2011
A good story that does what we've come to expect from the Batman/Superman books, makes see the characters from a new perspective
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on June 22, 2014
Love all these books, not a bad one indeed tis one. Unique again. Something you will always have to flik through
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2013
5 stars for an awesome comic. It was in great condition and it got to me quickly. If you love Superman and Batman, this comic is a must have.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2010
I've bought each of these Superman/Batman hardcovers, but the storylines have been getting weaker and weaker...
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