Batman/Superman #18

Batman/Superman #18

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Sandra Hope, Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Superman uncovers the identity of the unseen terror that has been destroying targets related to him, while Batman seeks to protect Lois Lane! This time the truth will hurt in more ways than Superman could imagine!This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Jan 23, 2015

    The story is well paced. It shows believable reactions from the entire cast and really establishes the relationship between each player. The inclusion of Kryptonian behavior and information was nicely sprinkled in. Also, there's a Justice League cameo that sets up the next issue. This arc is off to a great start and has easily become one of my favorite titles. It's a fun read that looks to explore more of Superman's past andfuture and continue rad team up of DC's finest! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Jan 22, 2015

    The story this week was amazing. Almost as if he is attempting to one up the story, Ardian Syafs art is beautiful from cover to cover. Each character is exquisitely rendered. No detail, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, is overlooked and the result is evident on every page. Needless to say, this entry into the Batman Superman storyline is truly exceptional and should not be missed by any fan of the DC universe. I will be patiently waiting for the release of next months issue and hope that Pak and Syaf continue to push this story in the amazing direction it is currently headed. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 21, 2015

    Okay, I am now officially interested in the "Superman's Joker" story.  Greg Pak shows that he not only knows Batman and Superman, but has a firm grip on the Joker as well.  While we still don't find out who this Joker is, we see more of his methods and they are spot on.  Ardian Syaf does a really good job on art and the issue ends with a crazy cliffhanger that has me interested going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 26, 2015

    I suppose the decision to target Batman is an interesting one. I wonder why, in the New 52, these two would be friends. Pak has done a lot to show why they would be. And elevating Batman to that status shows the strength of this friendship. Still ... I would think Diana (in this current DCU) would be the one Superman would miss most. And in a perfect world it should be Lois. I don't know the motivation of these Kandorians yet. For me, that is going to be the linchpin for the story. If I don't understand why these Kryptonians would become killers, the foundation of the arc might crumble. But why worry about something that might be fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 26, 2015

    The ending has a silver-age flair that should create an interesting dynamic going forward. I don't think I could have asked for more with this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 24, 2015

    Batman Superman #18 was a good issue with a really good plot twist. It was a twist readers would never expect which I thought was really clever. The relationship between Batman and Superman get's much more depth in Batman Superman #18, great to see how they both care about each other. If you've been enjoying this story arc so far, Batman Superman #18 get's even better and having readers wonder what will come in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jan 21, 2015

    Batman/Superman #18 will leave readers with both a fun surprise and a conclusion that lands with a bit of thud. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 22, 2015

    It's an imperfect read, but one that ultimately hits more than it misses. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett Jan 25, 2015

    Batman/Superman #18 is an imperfect continuation upon an interesting concept. Pak is placing both of his leading characters under tremendous pressure, and detailing their emotional responses excellently. Lazy plotting and characterization like Batman's in this issue detract from the impact of that situation. Syaf's artwork tells the story well, but has begun to appear rushed under a monthly schedule with several inkers. This is an issue that would have been well served by one or two more weeks to iron out the wrinkles. Read Full Review

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