Batman/Superman #16

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 28
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In the aftermath of Dark Nights: Death Metal, catch a glimpse of brave new worlds within the DC Universe...but what are these strange planets? As we delve into the parallel lives of the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, we’ll meet new villains, new heroes, alternate realities, and a transdimensional collision that you will need to see to believe! It’s the dastardly debut of a cadre of new villains, including the Spider Lady and her poisonous webs, Dr. Atom, who sports a Kryptonite pendant, and the maniacal machinations of the Unknown Wizard! You’ve never seen Batman and Superman like this before-so buckle up and get ready for the start more

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    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Mar 24, 2021

    Batman/Superman #16- Something Old" Something New" Something Borrowed" Something Blue! It's not a wedding, but it has all the feel of an 80's VCR tape unwinding and spilling all over the floor. Read Full Review

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    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 24, 2021

    If youre a fan of either mainstay character, youll adore this double feature at the Drive-In. I had to wait until after work to grab this one. However, you shouldnt! Get it as soon as you can! I have a feeling it may sell out before you can get your hands on it. Pick it up ASAP, add this series to your pull list, and let me know what you think. Have a great week and God Bless! Read Full Review

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    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 29, 2021

    Meanwhile, Batman is too cool to have any such tinkering with his names. He remains the 'Weird, Dark Enemy of Evil.' I guess Batman doesn't have to be tolerant. On their worlds, adventures ensue!On Superman's Earth, 'The Unknown Wizard' attacks a science exposition in Metropolis. The Wizard is Luthor. And he is upset because he invented the crown jewel of the show, the Omni-Battery. The power is from some organism. It is a classic feel of Superman with Lois still a crack reporter and Jimmy still a young cub.Meanwhile, a villain called the Spider-Woman has broken into Arkham and escaped with Joker, Penguin and others. She is quickly stopped by Batman and Robin. The art sizzles here. Love the perspective of the last Superman issue. And love the energy in that last Batman panel. You feel SpiderWoman tripping.And then, the big changes on these Earths.On Superman's Earth, the person that Lex has accused of stealing his ideas is Martha Wayne. She and Bruce survived Crime Alley. And she Read Full Review

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    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Mar 23, 2021

    Batman/Superman #16 shows off the World's Finest in a manner that tributes their golden age. From the Fleischer cartoons to the Adam West Batman, there's no one way to enjoy this debut. Read Full Review

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 23, 2021

    This was a strong start for the new Batman Superman creative team with the tease that the surprises, tight narrative and sensational art will be the norm going forward. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 23, 2021

    Excellent retro art from Ivan Reis brings both worlds to life, giving us a genuinely unique new take on the iconic two heroes to explore. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Mar 29, 2021

    I cannot stress enough how perfect a starting point this is for any comics reader. New, old, lapsed, whoever, you need to pick this book up. You won't come away disappointed and you might even find yourself having a little fun along the way. Read Full Review

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    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Mar 27, 2021

    Batman/Superman #16 manages to impress me both from both a nostalgic and critical point of view. The split-narrative works when taken as a single piece, as well as when taken as separate stories. Ivan Reis' art is frankly some of his best in a pool of work that already astounds. I don't know where we go from here, but I do know it's worth keeping an eye on. Read Full Review

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    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Mar 23, 2021

    Gene Luen Yang's debut issue is a marvelous tour of the Golden Age with spectacular art from Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, and Sabine Rich. Read Full Review

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    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 25, 2021

    Superman and Batman's adventures are drawn into the multiverse! It's an exciting launch for the new creative team, as well as being one of the most unique and inventive issues that DC has put out in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Mar 23, 2021

    This comic makes me happy. Not only is it really good, but it's also just so much fun to read! Yang's writing is on point, and the art team was clearly enjoying this. It's still a bit early in the game to see exactly where this creative team is going with this story, but if this level of quality is maintained throughout the rest of the arc, then we're in for a ride, my fellow comic book readers! Enthusiastically recommended! Read Full Review

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    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 23, 2021

    Reis has some beautiful art throughout this issue. There are great visual moments and the design of the characters is fantastic. Read Full Review

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    The Batman Universe - DJ Torres Mar 25, 2021

    With an older tone and feel mixed with current pop, Gene Luen Yang and Ivan Reis have debuted a killer issue with Batman/Superman #16 that promises the future installments of the series to weave the past with the present. Read Full Review

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    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Mar 26, 2021

    Batman/Superman #16 is innovative, fun, and definitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 23, 2021

    While I am afraid that its unique presentation will throw some off, I liked the classic feel of this issue and am looking forward to seeing more of what's going on.  Ivan Reis's art is fantastic, and I recommend it, but I also recommend reading it a couple of times before judging it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Aguilar Mar 24, 2021

    I didn't really know what to expect when I started Batman/Superman #16, only that it would be different than what has come before, and it most certainly was. Granted, the core premise of Batman and Superman teaming up is still the focal point, so not too big of a shift, but it's the execution that really shocked me, though I came away impressed. Read Full Review

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    dante007 Mar 23, 2021

    Yang, you are the genius. really fond of your talent.

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    allenquanobi Mar 24, 2021

    Amazing start. Yang continues to show how he is one of the best writers right now. He manages to create two mini stories into one book that intersect at the end, with both taking places in different universes. It's such a unique way to tell a story, I've never seen a book like this before. And of course, Ivan Reis is one of the best artists working at DC, and his work here is magnificent. The panel work especially is amazing, with each half telling a different story. It's just so unique, you have to read it for yourself. Great start, I'm very excited to see where this story goes

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    Dave Mar 22, 2021

    One of the best comics I have read in a long, long time. Great story great art amazing

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    axdn Mar 23, 2021

    I am clueless , and I think that is good. !

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    ComickerPerson Mar 25, 2021

    lol people are butthurt over the "Truth, tolerance, and justice" line. There perpetually outraged strike again.

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    Watchtower022 Mar 27, 2021

    Yang is truly one of the most innovative writers I’ve seen in comics in quite some time.

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    Psycamorean Mar 29, 2021

    I genuinely really enjoyed this issue.

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    C.V.R. The Bard Mar 24, 2021

    Yang is back with more fire. I felt like I was a kid again waiting for STAS to come on Kids WB, complaining to my family that I didn't want to watch BTAS because Batman was "boring".
    Suffice it to stay, I only read the Superman story and understood why Yang put the tale on top, given his history of love for the character.
    Still, to see Lois drop in the Bat's story was some shit I have never seen in a comic book. Just as the tales were so 40's but still had drones and other modern technology, this film melded the past with the present, and the future with Dr. Manhattan's level of linear time on full display.
    I usually only read Action and Detective to get my monthly World's Finest fix, but as long as Yang is on this title, more

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    Merlyn Mar 23, 2021

    Truth, Justice and the American Way, Yang, it's not forbidden to say "the American way", not yet, anyway.

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    TheKize Mar 25, 2021

    What starts as a fun throwback to 1940's movie serials turns into a brilliant use of the comic medium's form. Both Reis and Yang are operating at a high level here, far beyond what you'd expect from this title, which has historically been a bit of a bore under other creative teams. I can't wait to see what this run has in store!

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    SONOFBATMANN Apr 11, 2021

    Prime example of what a monthly comic should be.

  • 9.0

    I've never been a fan of the multiverse because I find it to be confusing and annoying, but this was a pretty good story. Here we have 2 tales from the late '40s or early '50s. I figured at first they were connected, but when I saw Martha Wayne still alive in the Superman continuity I knew they were different universes, which by issue's end would collide, and I was right (Quite amusingly). I'm not really surprised since The writer of Superman smashes the Klan was at the helm. He's apparently also a big fan of the Superman of those days.
    Frankly if these were the same continuity though they'd have provided an interesting story without meshing with any other ones. It's nice to see a modern take on the golden age. My only complaint is "Tr more

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Apr 11, 2021

    What a great start of Yang's run, cannot wait to see where this goes to next. Such unconventional style of writing, but it works so well, I'm super happy to see Yang back on Superman once again - and his Batman is fantastic as well.

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