Batman #612

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 12
8.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Hush Chapter Five: The Battle
Guest-starring Superman! The best-selling comic continues with the fight you've waited for, discussed and argued about: Batman vs. Superman, toe-to-toe! How do you stop the Man of Steel? Who can outwit the World's Greatest Detective? What could bring these uneasy allies to the brink of war? Who will be left standing in a battle that could bring down the city of Metropolis?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 5, 2003

    This is pretty much sixteen pages straight of Superman versus Batman, and the simple fact that this battle lasted longer than a page is enough to tell you that Superman is not exactly on the top of his game. However, for the most part the book does manage to convey a healthy respect for the power that Superman commands, and Batman's various attacks are quite clever, with the final attack that has Superman slipping free of Poison Ivy's control being a nice look at how dirty Batman is willing to play. Still, there is a part of me that finds myself a bit annoyed that this issue had to resort to the old chestnut of one of the heroes being under the mental control of another to get them fighting, and that this mental control was so quickly broken, when Batman endangered the life of Lois. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Feb 28, 2003

    I know from reading Jeff Loebs previous Batman work that he likes to keep the bad guy in the closet until the last possible moment. So far all weve seen is a guy in a trench coat whose head is wrapped in bandages. We get another glimpse of him in this issue, and God save me he actually laughs maniacally. Im just waiting for him to say Moose and Squirrel. I pray the payoff will be better than the setup. Read Full Review

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