Batman / Superman #21

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 19
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The dimension-shattering Archive of Worlds saga ends here-and reverberations from this titanic tale last long after the dust settles! As the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel work to halt the villainous’s plan here on Earth-0, the Batman and Superman of their respective archive worlds must team up with Alanna of Rann and El Diablo himself to save what’s left of their homes. Etrigan and his demon hordes rain Armageddon down on their pocket universes-and the fate of the World of Tomorrow and the World of the Knight hang in the balance!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Aug 28, 2021

    It's one for the ages, folks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 24, 2021

    As Gene Luen Yang's run on this title comes to a close"and the title with it"we get another engaging chapter of one of the most unique stories in DC in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Aug 24, 2021

    I'm really not sure what more I can say. Just stop reading this review and go pick up this issue! Although, if you haven't been picking up the monthlies, I recommend that you just wait on the trade. It's been great fun reading this story from month to month, but I think it will be even better when read in one book and perhaps even in one sitting. Seriously, though, this is it"enthusiastically recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 25, 2021

    The story by Yang is very good and focused. It has a nice flavor to it and the dialogue is very good. I loved the art by Ivan Reis. Reis is one of the best artists in the field and proves that again here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 7, 2021

    Heck, I am a sucker for Elseworlds. And the truth is these film versions of Superman and Batman were pretty close to versions I have in my heart. So it was fun to see them interact in more classic, almost Golden Age worlds. As I said before, the art is astounding. I still don't know if I understand who the Auteur is, why he was corrupted, or how he got saved. Maybe I need to reread. But in the end, I can roll with that given the story we got. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Aug 25, 2021

    This really was a world of fun, and while I'm sad to see the series ending, at least it went out on top. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 23, 2021

    While Gene Luen Yang and Ivan Reis deserve all the praise, they get for creativity and art, this final issue, and the whole story arc was a bit of a downer to me.  It felt like the story played second fiddle to the aspects I mentioned above, and it just didn't gel at the end for me.  I am not upset that I read it, but I doubt it will be more than a remembered curiosity in the future. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Aug 29, 2021

    It's hard to tell what Gene Luen Yang intended to happen with this script, which is, in turn, baffling and exhausting. The conclusion — which has creates the duties of Marvel's First Race with none of the gravitas or clarity of Jeffrey Wright — smacks of "ooh, I can do that too"-ism with the culture checking Disney+ every Wednesday morning. Everyone here had the tools to make a good comic book … but somehow, it didn't happen. Read Full Review

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