Batman/Superman #8

Batman/Superman #8

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 5
7.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The Worlds' Finest teams of two worlds meet at last in chapter 1 of "First Contact"! With Power Girl's abilities on the fritz, see what happens when her long-lost cousin Superman approaches her! And a major threat returns in a way you won't believe! Continues in this month's WORLDS' FINEST #8.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Feb 27, 2014

    Hands down, the best portrayal of Huntress and Power Girl yet seen in the New 52, Batman/Superman #8 is an incredible start to what I hope will be a story filled with tons of these types of moments. Sure, theres a villainous threat to be dealt with, but what really will piece together this narrative and make this encounter an instant classic is the care given to the little interactions. This is what being the worlds finest is all about, people. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 3, 2014

    But Superman won't let that happen. And that is why I love him in this book. Even with Batman yelling that it is too risky, Superman grabs Karen and absorbs the energy into himself. But his conviction as he does it is perfect. It is risky ... but he is wearing the red cape with an S-shield. He has to do it. Fantastic. So this is a great comic and a perfect opening chapter to a crossover story. Great hooks, great characterization, and superior art. Everything really flowed wonderfully here. It really is just that non-Supergirl moment that stuck out a but to jarringly. There is still time for that to get rectified though! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Feb 28, 2014

    And when they figure out what's really going on, the book really starts to get brutal, in a series of pages that will make your spine tingle. We get to see both Superman and Power Girl do what they do best: do what's bets for humanity. The book ends with one of the bets Superman moments since Grant Morrison's All Star Superman; and it's the quote I'm going to leave you with. This one quote essentially proves that Greg Pak is the perfect writer for this book, and for Superman in general. It goes like this: Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Feb 26, 2014

    Lee continues to awe with his moody and almost 2-dimensional style. His return to art duties is definitely a welcome one for what certainly feels like a continuation of the story established in issue #1 of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Mar 1, 2014

    Overall this was a fun read and reminded me why I liked this series in the first place. I suggest readers who quit reading this series during the second story arc to give this series a chance. We finally get back on track with more comics relating to Earth 2 and see the dynamic in the series that was missing in the last few issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Feb 28, 2014

    “Batman/Superman” #8 is a sigh of relief for those who believed the series best days had already past. It's not a perfect read, it takes many liberties regarding the reader's knowledge of other books, for instance. However, it has certainly set ‘First Contact' off to a solid start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 3, 2014

    Pak gets somewhat back into form with a likable portrayal of both sets of Worlds' Finest, but the substance is also somewhat lacking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Feb 26, 2014

    Jae Lee is back on art duties, so the rejoicing never ends. This is magical stuff, really unique and exciting. Lee has touches of Norman Rockwell and Alex Toth, but never loses his original eye. Dealing with dark subject matter, Lee brings a texture of nightmares to his panels. Things are foreboding, especially with Batman and Huntress, and Superman becomes elemental, almost primal. Nobody works in the way Jae Lee does, which is something you can’t often say about comic book artists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Apr 13, 2014

    I found this issue interesting, but not in a super hero kind of way. I enjoyed the feeling of competence from Huntress, and vulnerability from Power Girl. The mentor angle of the two heroes as they work with their Earth 2 counterparts made for a compelling dynamic, even though it was a little expected. The largest draw for this event is the Kaizen Gamorra character, and the fact that something he is doing has turned a character from Earth 2 into a timebomb. All in all, a solid story building towards a multiverse changing climax. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - James Orbesen Mar 11, 2014

    Pak and Lee are just getting started. While the story crosses over with, not wholly coincidentally, World's Finest #20, I'm ready to line up for another helping of the duo's work. And another. And another. They're a team-up DC needs more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Moody Mar 4, 2014

    Just when you thought it was dropped"they pulled me back in. The third arc of Greg Pak's surprisingly most inconsistent run on Batman/Superman continues the goods from the first arc " bringing back superstar artist Jae Lee back into the fold " in addition to a story many have wanted to see: a team-up of the original World's Finest with the current: Huntress and Power Girl. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Gilbert Rivera Mar 1, 2014

    On the writing side of things, Greg Pak continues display that great bond between Batman and Superman. Pak treats these characters like two sides of the same coin, sharing many of the same ideas and reactions, while also not vocalizing them to each other. This creates a chess-match-like tension between them, where their respect for each other guides the relationship more than their burgeoning friendship. However, his Power Girl and Huntress read a bit strangely, coming off more as whiney and dopey imitations of their respective counterparts. The issue is a good read and an interesting setup for this multi-series spanning storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Mar 1, 2014

    No, this isnt the greatest story ever told, and certainly doesnt touch the impact the last issue made on me, but for what it is and how long I have been waiting for it, it is a satisfying tale and it does have me interested in seeing what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 28, 2014

    "Batman/Superman" #8 is a good start to a crossover, and it's also a pleasure to see Pak and Lee reunited here. After the videogame/Mongul storyline, this is much more what I'm looking for. All in all, a fun time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 28, 2014

    It's fun but fleeting. We have all these heroes pulling together to fight a bad guy who is completely forgettable and I wish that the interactions between Huntress and Batman were more meaningful. Some of the more humorous exchanges and Jae Lee's stylistic artwork should be enough to satisfy many fans– and I suspect many of you will be buying this for Jae Lee's art alone– but after reading Part II in Worlds' Finest#20 I would advise caution before getting too excited about this crossover event. Batman/Superman #8 is a decent comic, but I just don't get the sense that “First Contact” is leading anywhere special. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Feb 27, 2014

    After the missteps made last arc, I was ready to drop this title altogether, but this opening volley is propulsive and gorgeous enough to keep my interest at least until the end of this crossover. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Jason Inman Mar 3, 2014

    Batman/Superman #8 is a good start to the First Contact Crossover. Im interested in checking out part two. My hope is the plot gets stronger as these two duos get to know each other better. If youre fan of Superman or Batman, then you will enjoy this issue. Super high five! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Mar 8, 2014

    I could have lived without yet another crossover, but I'm curious to see how this plays out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 26, 2014

    This story is what I've been waiting for since Worlds' Finest began, but the end result just seemed trite.  Explanations and answers are too convenient, and all the issues leading to this seem unimportant now that Batman and Superman are involved.  The whole book just seemed insulting in it's simplicity.  To add to that I'm not a fan of Jae Lee's art, but I know a lot of you out there are, so I'm not going to get into that, it just doesn't seem to fit for the issue, and comes off empty, and confusing at times.  But it's his style and a loved one at that so don't let that bother you, the story was the biggest problem with the book.  Hopefully Worlds' Finest will do better in continuing First Contact. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 28, 2014

    We also see Superman‘s first meeting with an out-of-control Power Girl who he is determined to help whether she wants his help or not (or whether such efforts could endanger himself). I'm curious to see where this storyline will go. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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