Batman/Superman #9

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Jae Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
6.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

First Contact continues from last months explosive WORLDS FINEST #20 as Batman, Superman, Huntress and Power Girl battle a massive new threat to the DC Universe! As Kaizan Gamorra unleashes the means to take down Superman, an unbelievable discovery is made that will have major repercussions in 2014!

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 2, 2014

    But boy, this issue read much better than the finale. There are some very nice moments here. And the art, backgrounds be damned, is just wonderful. Too bad the overall arc feels like such a letdown. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Apr 26, 2014

    The way First Contact connects both stories helps clear things up in a way that makes sense for both series when moving on from this crossover. It's definitely a book for fans of Worlds' finest because it helps lead to Huntress and Power Girl finding a way back home along while setting up a few stories for Batman and Superman to face sometime in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Tres Dean Apr 24, 2014

    Batman/Superman #9 is a great entry in one of DC's better books these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Yamini C Apr 23, 2014

    For someone who has been waiting for a long while for Batman and Superman to meet Huntress and Power Girl, this second take by Greg Pak and Jae Lee is satisfying, perhaps even more so than the first in Batman/Superman #8. Pak has a strong grasp on each individual character's voice that never lapses into stereotype or clich, and in this issue, he skilfully balance a fast-paced plot with a lot of character movement and interaction. Jae Lee and June Chung deliver with exceptional art that portrays all four protagonists in their best light, with crisp lines and well-composed layouts. Publishing delays aside, Batman/Superman #9 is most definitely a very solid effort. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Apr 25, 2014

    I have to say I am a little disappointed in this installment of First Contact. Each threat seems trivialized and each solution seems almost comically contrived. Even Kaizen Gamorra, the villain that was the most interesting part of this event, is forgotten in the aftermath of the portal opening. The best things going for this issue was both the art and the enigmatic and nebulous memories of both Batman and Superman. With the portal open, and the destroyed landscape in sight, I wonder what the connection between worlds will mean for the four heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 25, 2014

    Batman/Superman #9 has finally arrived though sadly despite being a decent read it didn't feel quite worth the long wait. It'll now take the reading of First Contact in a oner to determine whether it's a story I want to remember or forget. It still however gets a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 28, 2014

    Very much on the thin side, with some technical annoyances sprinkled in the writing, though the direction of the plot and characters is very interesting. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 23, 2014

    I didn't enjoy myself at all while reading this, but a big part of that is likely because I already knew the ending and knew that whatever I read here was only going to lead to something terrible so all of issue #9′s potential was soured by the early release of chapter 4 a month ago. So I'm tossing a few extra points in its direction because I know many of you love Jai Lee's art and I'm acknowledging I went into this issue with a negative attitude. Still, it's not a good score (anything I give under a 5 should probably be ignored) and I absolutely do not recommend Chapter Three or the four-partFirst Contact arc as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 24, 2014

    There is no consistency to this story, and it seems that whatever they feel like throwing in they do with no regard to previous issues, and previous continuity.  For the majority of this issue Superman wears a Kryptonite necklace and it simply takes away his powers.  Since when does Kryptonite not kill the big blue boy scout?  Just very confusing, and speaking of confusing I don't think I'll ever be able to get behind Jae Lee's art, while a panel might be nice to look at it never will be able to convey a story to me that doesn't seem erratic and missing pieces.  I was really looking forward to the First Contact story line, but at this point it might be the weakest story the New 52 has put out. Read Full Review

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