Batman / Superman #18

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Jos Lus, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 26
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are on a mission to stop the godlike from destroying the pocket worlds he’s created...but where on Earth did even come from? The answer starts not on Earth at all, but with an ancient cult of World Forger worshippers on a planet far away-and if our heroes are to have a prayer of stopping this mythic behemoth, they’ll need to get to the bottom of his power source, and quick! It’s a race against time as the parallel lives of entire worlds hang in the balance!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 28, 2021

    It's hard to find a fresh take on the World's Finest, but this story arc has done just that. Here's hoping the comic is playing the long ball with this story line as it has the potential to be DC altering! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 31, 2021

    I think this works on all levels. If you don't see the meta-commentary, the story flows wonderfully. If you see it, it adds a nice depth to the proceedings. But the plot itself and these two new worlds we are discovering - it all just reads smooth and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 25, 2021

    It's a compelling look at whether their heroism would persist even without the yin to their yang"and the answer seems to be yes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jun 3, 2021

    DC's best title continues to get better. It's a fantastic superhero narrative, but it's also an examination of the leads' history and mythology. This continues to be a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 26, 2021

    Reis and his team provide fans with distinct, stimulating illustrations that are so bold and refreshing. This style is so incredibly polished, smooth, and realistic. Honestly, whats not to love about this issue? Its brilliant, well-paced, and I simply wanted to read it again! I strongly recommend giving this issue of BATMAN/ SUPERMAN a shot. However, its not the best place to jump in. So, maybe you look at grabbing the trade instead? Nevertheless, Yang and Reis are doing some amazing things here. So, if you can get your hands on some back issues, Id totally chase them down! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph May 25, 2021

    This is still an incredible series. The quality of the art dips slightly because Lus' art just isn't as strong as Reis', particularly when it comes to his renditions of the characters themselves. But the action throughout is strong and the color work is great. There's a lot going on in this story, but it doesn't crumble under its own weight as Yang somehow manages to balance out everything. At the end of the day, this is just a super fun and unique adventure story. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 27, 2021

    All in all, this is a solid and entertaining book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 25, 2021

    Batman/Superman #18 continues a delightful story that blends meta-narratives, classic superhero antics, and a sci-fi concept that bends reality in a new way. It's ridiculously fun and exciting to see so many takes on Superman and Batman in one place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 25, 2021

    This Worlds Finest arc has been a lot of fun with Yang, Reis and company embracing the wide open potential of Infinite Frontier. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas May 28, 2021

    The pros outweigh its very few cons. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar May 26, 2021

    Batman/Superman continues to surprise me with every issue, and I simply can't get enough of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 25, 2021

    Reis and Luis do a great job with the art and how it flows from one world to another. I wish the story was as compelling as the art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 25, 2021

    I want to like this story, but it all gets more and more convoluted with each issue.  It looks great, and I had fun with some of the moments, but overall, it was hard for me to enjoy.  Your mileage may vary, but I am already looking forward to the next arc. Read Full Review

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