Batman/Superman #21

Batman/Superman #21

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 11
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The epic new storyline "TRUTH" continues! In this chapter, what are the consequences of a bond broken?

  • 8.8
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jun 11, 2015

    How will the "New" Batman and Superman interact? We'll begin to find that out here! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jun 13, 2015

    All in all, Batman Superman #21 is a good start to this part of the Truth storyline. It fills in a few details on what's going on with Superman's life while showing the new team up with the new Batman. I recommend giving this comic a chance if only to see how other characters react to the new Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jun 11, 2015

    Overall, this is a very strong continuation to the truth storyline that Superman fans should definitely check out. People hoping for more insight into the Batman status quo may feel disappointed, however I feel the use of the Batman stuff is very clever in supporting the story but without dominating it. It is pretty unfortunate that theres still huge gaps in the story, but when its all laid out it should make for one of the strongest Superman stories in the new 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 12, 2015

    This was a much grittier Superman than last week's Action. There wasn't much joy here. It is a very different Clark. Such a contrast only 7 days apart made this feel disconnected and odd. Maybe this book is being done to show the darker side of The Truth, the more difficult areas of life with the secret being out there. I mean, life can't always be street fairs and kids playing. And we got that Lois scene. And that Lois! How can I not be happy about that? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 12, 2015

    The total package of Batman/Superman #21 is quite good. This is a well written comic with solid artwork that left me entertained and wanting more. Superman's new status quo mixing with the changed landscape of justice in Gotham is just fun comics, and I'm game for more Batman/Superman as soon as I can get it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Jun 10, 2015

    Such a fun issue, I am really liking this whole Truth arc and am actually going to read the entire run of it because it is so topical with what is going on with the attitude towards Man Of Steel. The fact that everyone knows Clark Kent is Superman is the best way that DC can make Superman DC's Captain America again. It's time to make this character relevant. No more secret identities. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 11, 2015

    Greg Pak continues his superb characterization of a depowered Superman in Batman/Superman #21. But what's marked Pak's run across this title and Action Comics as something special is how well he integrates all of Clark Kent's supporting cast into the titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Jun 11, 2015

    Batman #41 serves as a bridge to reconnect Batman and Superman after their drastic changes. Mostly a Superman title, it offered great introspection into Superman's mind on how he feels about everything. It'll be great to see how things play out as the arc progresses and the other titles get involved as well. One of the most interesting things taken from this issue was the humanity and relatable factor of Superman in his current state. The drama should kick up a notch as he and Batman figure out if they can trust each other and work together as the World's Finest. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - Cedbill Jun 11, 2015

    Apart from some minor faults, this issue is a lot of fun, and should definitely be picked up by anyone following either the Truth or post-Endgame storylines. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 10, 2015

    While the Truth story arc for Superman is interesting from a certain perspective as it allows the character to be explored for some of his fundamental characteristics as opposed to his powers, there is also the lack of feeling of permanence to it. This is maybe the most evident here as both Batman and Superman are a little lost at the moment, both absent in one way or another. As these are DC's big two, it seems unlikely that these changes are permanent, and so this issue in a way kind of feels like filler. At the same time it does a good job examining the importance of the two characters for one another, especially as they are at relative lows, but these two do not stay low for long, and so it raises the question of just how relevant this story is? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 11, 2015

    Not a hugely auspicious issue, but not a bad one, either. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Jul 3, 2015

    This isn't an unreadable issue " it actually flows pretty well, all things considered. The problem is that nothing really happens, and it's not a good start for the story-arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jun 11, 2015

    Batman/Superman #21 was an uneven read at best. The few bright moments were overshadowed by the schizophrenic narration, inconsistent presentation of Superman's character, some weak dialogue and unintentionally goofy moments. This new direction for Superman continues to be underwhelming. It also appears that DC has no real idea of where they want to go with this "new" Superman. And Mecha Batman? That is just a hot mess from start to finish. Batman/Superman #21 is not worth price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 10, 2015

    I didn't like this issue.  It felt rushed, had poor transitions and the overall story wasn't that interesting. Greg Pak had two scenes that could have been classics, but both fell flat.  The art was okay, but overall this issue was a disappointment. Read Full Review

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