Batman / Superman Annual: 2021

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Francesco Francavilla, Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 1, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 22
8.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The epic epilogue to the Archive of Worlds saga! In his pursuit of perfection, the godlike sought to create and destroy worlds with the wave of a hand and a flair for the dramatic. But against all odds...the World of the Knight and the World of Tomorrow live on! The Batman of the noir-tinged streets of Gotham City finds himself stranded in the sunny, retro-futurist World of Tomorrow-and Superman discovers himself in the opposite predicament. With their home worlds in decay and only one chance to save them, the key to preserving their very existence is but the flip of a coin. Or the flip of this book! This special flip book is two t more

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 1, 2021

    Gene Luen Yang is a good creative force. He writes a great story with a lot of invention. He is always at his best with creative ideas like this. The art by Paul Pelletier and Francesco Francavilla especially is great. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 31, 2021

    The two stories eventually fold together in a very clever way that seals the deal for this run being considered a new minor classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Swara Ahmed Aug 31, 2021

    Batman/Superman Annual 2021 #1is a tremendous and fascinating look at what happens when you mix and change key things to the worlds of Batman and Superman. Yang is masterful at creating and depicting these variations of the DC Universe while putting its most iconic heroes through new and unique challenges. The art by Francavilla, Pelletier, and Gray enriches these issues and the worlds they depict tremendously, immersing readers even further into Yang's stories. Capped off by Peteri's excellent lettering, this is one issue of a Batman/Superman adventure you don't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Sep 3, 2021

    Overall, the Batman/Superman Annual 2021 is a nice capstone to a phenomenal, albeit brief, run. Yang was kind enough to give us a fun follow-up on some of the plotlines he established early in his run. The Pelletier/Grey team and Francavilla do a great job leaning into the film aesthetic that Reis established in the monthly book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Aug 31, 2021

    This annual is put together really well, making good use of the medium, and it's a delight to see these characters once more. The stories themselves won't add too much to the main story, but they do stand on their own and it's just a good time. Younger readers will probably have a blast reading this as well. The art is strong throughout and well coordinated, and it's just a great comic"recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Sep 1, 2021

    This feels like a vintage DC story in the absolute best way, and I'm going to be quite sad to see it go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 13, 2021

    This was a decent look back at these worlds, more like solo adventures rather than a team-up. The art was solid throughout. Read Full Review

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