Batman / Superman #17

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 30
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

In a world where Superman’s rocket never reached Earth, the Dark Knight and his sidekick discover a startling rift between dimensions. On the other side? A world where Martha Wayne survived, and Bruce never grew up to be Batman! Not only that, but a strange alien has emerged from the rift who’s faster than a locomotive and can leap tall buildings in a single bound...the Superman of Metropolis! When these worlds collide, the architects of this alternate history are revealed, and the only ones who can thwart their deadly experiments are the Batman and Superman of Earth-0! It’s a dynamic dual-world adventure!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas May 1, 2021

    I'm running out of superlatives to describe this story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 5, 2021

    Batman/Superman #17- Something Old" New" Borrowed" Blue! It's not a wedding, but it has all the feel of an 80's VCR tape unwinding and spilling all over the floor. It's cool though, as we know just how to rewind it! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 28, 2021

    This is truly a good issue and I can't wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 10, 2021

    Look. I'm a classic comic fan. I'm an old movie buff. And I love fun, entertaining stories. I cut my teeth on a multiverse with annual crossovers. How could I not love this issue? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 27, 2021

    As I stated in my last review of BATMAN/ SUPERMAN, Reis provides so much detail into the minutiae of film strips. From burnt pages to the thousands of small film panels surrounding the Auteur.10, the detail is immense. Furthermore, the colors, along with the inks, are so rich and vibrant providing depth and definition to the characters and their surroundings. Occasionally, I found a few of the pages a bit too cluttered with word balloons. Yet, if they were ignored, Id be missing key elements of the story. Sometimes, its hard to fit in everything and hit the page count. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 27, 2021

    Batman Superman is delivering a very enjoyable read right now, which is an example far more DC titles need to follow. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 27, 2021

    The issue has a very down-to-earth vibe, which made the last page's out-of-nowhere horror swerve all the more surprising. I have no clue where Tamaki is going with that, but so far this is the first Batman run in ages that actually seems concerned with issues like criminal justice and how vigilantes and policing interact. It's a fascinating run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Apr 28, 2021

    Look, sometimes creators join forces on a book and it just clicks. Yang and Reis really have this synergy going on. The writing and the art are strong, and also really play off of each other in a quite unique way. The fact that this story mainly focuses on adventure, humor and mystery is also very refreshing in a time where most Batman stories forcefully concentrate on grim and dark themes and plots. With this being only the second issue of this arc, there's still time to call your LCS and tell them to add this title to your pull list. This is a story worth reading. Enthusiastically recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 27, 2021

    While I wasn't as high on Gene Luen Yang's first issue as some, this one got me, and I am all in.  The story and villain have a fabulous Silver Age flair to them, and it looks great.  It's fun but also feels dangerous, with real stakes for our heroes and their world. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Matthew Aguilar Apr 28, 2021

    This take on the World's Finest has been a welcome surprise, and it's quickly becoming one of my most anticipated books each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Apr 27, 2021

    We have all read a few too many comics about comics at this point for the approach to seem novel, but Yang seems more interested instoriesand how two of the most iconic fictional characters in history can be molded to tell a good one. It's still too early in his run to know where he plans to take that idea, but I'll be excited to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - DJ Torres Apr 29, 2021

    The continuing film session in Batman / Superman #17 proves Yang's worth in writing, as it will leave Batman and Superman readers hanging off the edge of their seat in suspense. 4/5 Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 27, 2021

    Ivan Reis' art is amazing. The action looks great. The characters are beautifully detailed and the entire issue is visually engaging at least. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 27, 2021

    Batman/Superman #17 is a comic let down by bizarre design choices. Alternate universes are always fun, and Yangs concept for these other worlds are really clever. So is having "our" Batman and Superman responsible for saving these other figures. But the issue is then hampered by the Thermosphere scenes, which are poorly designed and have a terrible character inhabiting them. The issue perhaps could have worked if it wasnt claustrophobic and uncomfortable to read in instances. Read Full Review

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