Batman/Superman #6

Batman/Superman #6

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Throughout the cosmos, one name commands respect and fear above all others. That name is MONGUL, and the world-conquering despot has his eyes set on Earth! And unless Batman and Superman can take down the mad, monstrous might of Mongul, the whole world will suffer!

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - James Dec 9, 2013

    If youve lapsed from reading DC or Superman because of the direction they have been heading in, you could do far worse than to check out Paks current work on this title, it has the feel of friendship and community that has been missing from our heroes lives for so long, and is just a really good superhero comic. If the quality stays at this level count me in every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 4, 2013

    The second issue of BATMAN/SUPERMAN's latest story arc is a great dose of popcorn entertainment. "Boss Fight" is definitely an appropriate name for this issue because it's basically one big ol' brawl between powerhouses. Seriously, if you want to just sit back and appreciate some solid looking chaos, then this is well worth your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Dec 4, 2013

    The enjoyment you'll find in this issue depends on how open you are to bat-shit-insanity, because it's a pretty ridiculous and out there concept. While part of me can't take this arc too seriously, or believe it'll have any sort of lasting effect on either Batman or Superman, I do enjoy it for how crazy it gets. If you're like me, but even more hardcore and everything needs to be serious business all the time, then you'll probably not enjoy this that much, but hey, this is a story that definitely aims for a specific tone and not everyone's going to like that. On the other hand, if you love video games, and you love the idea of MechaBatman and Superman fighting, then this is probably right up your alley, so grab some Mountain Dew and Doritos and unlock some achievements. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - Val Dec 5, 2013

    Great story. Entertaining battles. Believable reasons to bring Superman and Batman together. The only thing this arc lacks is FEET! Dammit! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - Val "Slavic Storm" Benidze Dec 5, 2013

    Great story. Entertaining battles. Believable reasons to bring Superman and Batman together. The only thing this arc lacks is FEET! Dammit! Batman/Superman #6 scores: Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Dec 8, 2013

    We all know " sort of " that Bruce isn't dead. Or, at least, won't stay that way? But android-alien-whatever-he-is Bruce is pretty awesome. I honestly have no idea how this arc is going to end, and I kind of love that fact! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 8, 2013

    Let the popcorn begin.  Taking our heroes in this fun direction is something that has been needed for a long time.  Usually all we seem to get anymore is darkness, and misery.  Luckily Greg Pak has brought us out of our depression with this alien invasion, technology's evil plot.  Booth's artwork is impressive as usual, and the combination of this team just translates to a good time.  Can't wait to see how our heroes will get out of this one.  So check it out, and I'll see you next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 10, 2013

    Will Superman be defeated by XBox Live? I felt like I should pop some popcorn for this story. It is a wild fight-filled issue, layered with video game overtones, and shown in wide-screen format. It is a Michael Bay sort of story. And every so often, that is just fine. It isn't the first arc of this title. It isn't what is happening in Action Comics. But it is entertaining. And that is all I really ask for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jan 13, 2014

    In the end the story in Batman/Superman #6 won't have much impact outside its entertainment value. Fans won't be any more shocked, outraged, or disappointed than they were before this comic came out. And the breadth of this story is limited, as is the case with all satire. But it does make for a novel plot from a novel perspective. In an era where everything is a reboot, remake, or sequel, that goes a long ways towards making this story uniquely enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Dec 6, 2013

    All in all if you already started reading the story arc you might as well finish it. It will get better soon with the crossover that is coming soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Dec 7, 2013

    In all honesty, this entire story should probably be far dumber than it is actually turning out to be. All the credit in the world to Greg Pak for managing to write a superhero story wrapped in a video game wrapped in a superhero comic that makes any kind of sense at all and is even entertaining and interesting. I for one am certainly curious to see how things play out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Dec 5, 2013

    After a one issue dip, "Batman/Superman" is again on the rise in quality. Pak has de-cluttered the story to the point where it's mostly understandable, and given the ToyMaster a clearer goal. It's mostly a fight issue, but Pak's excellent use of character narration keeps it interesting. Booth's art is greatly improved after the last issue, with much more consistent character designs and normal looking faces. He makes great use of the wide cinematic scope, and it feels like Booth is ready to step up to the big leagues and pencil an A-list title. It doesn't quite reach the peaks of the first arc with Jae Lee, but "Batman/Superman" #6 proves it's not time to write off the series just yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Dec 4, 2013

    The new creative team is finally showing the fruits of its labor in this issue. I can't wait to see where the story and images take us next! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 7, 2013

    Pak clearly has a point he wants to make with this gamer spin, and he's willing to trample over the integrity of the plot to do it. Booth's art does not make up for the shortcomings in the script, either; it's far too full of flash for that. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 5, 2013

    It's not as though this Batman/Superman arc is the worst story to feature either character on the stands right now. It's more that it revolves around a one-note premise that's been spread too thin. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 4, 2013

    I found it to be thoroughly mediocre. If you enjoyed issue #5 and are looking for over-the-top action then you'll probably like it, but otherwise I'd say skip it and wait for a better storyline. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Dec 6, 2013

    Because of the previous story I'm still not quite sure if this is our normal New 52 world or another alternate universe. Regardless though, it's a bit of a boring story where a bunch of kids think they're playing the newest video game. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Dec 9, 2013

    With Pak's bullet train scripts coupled with Brett Booth's expressive pencils, DC should have a sure-fire hit on its hands, but it doesn't - not yet at least. Aiming to be more than an obvious team-up book, DC has taken a chance on a different kind of point of view with this arc of Batman/Superman and, with two issues in, its proven to be more of a hindrance than selling point. Its a shame because this issue was fun, but it was just too hard to look past the too tight and simplistic panel layout and cramped nature of the pencils. With only one more issue to get through until we get the normal format back, let's hope that the spark that was lit with #1-4 gets reignited. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Dec 4, 2013

    Until something drastic changes this book is not worth buying. Greg Pak is doing great work in some of the other places in the DC Universe, but lacks direction here. Brett Booth’s art does not make sense to me in the context of this title. Avoid this issue. Read Full Review

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