Batman/Superman #6

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: David Marquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 22, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 31
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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The Secret Six may have met their match when they faced the combined might of Superman and Batman, but don't count these infected heroes out yet. With the Batman Who Laughs freed from his prison at last, the clock is ticking for the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to track down the escaped Deathbringer, Sky Tyrant, King Shazam, Scarab, and the most tragic to Superman...his cousin Kara.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jan 22, 2020

    Batman/Superman #6 " Communication is the theme of this issue. Secrets never really help on any level. And Joshua Williamson does a great job of taking Batman and Superman to a level of realization that they are accountable to others"especially to Diana! This issue is a turning point and a story that should be devoured simultaneously with Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen. There is more to those meal visits to Gordon than meets the eye! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 22, 2020

    The issue ends with a tease for the next arc with a pair of villains that make a lot of sense to pit against Batman and Superman. It should be fun to see what Williamson and Marquez have in store for this arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 24, 2020

    This is a nice epilogue to the first storyline and it is really well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Jan 30, 2020

    This book was very emotional and did well with painting our heroes with flaws. Its not often that some mistakes come back to haunt them, but Joshua Williamson is doing everything he can to make sure that The Worlds Finest are better heroes because of it. This issue had fantastic writing and even better art, giving it the double whammy of awesomeness needed to guarantee returning readers. With Marquez leaving the book with this issue and Nick Derington as his replacement, I think it may suffer a little, but not by much because Derington is great. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 22, 2020

    This book has been event-driven so far, so a more independent storyline might be what it needs to take it from very good to great. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 22, 2020

    Marquez has some wonderfully dramatic art throughout this issue. The art does a great job of emphasizing the characters through their expressions, especially the moments with Diana. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 22, 2020

    This is a solid sixth issue that acts as an epilogue to the Batman Who Laughs conflict. The biggest win here is how it depicts these heroes and how their actions actually affect how they feel and think. Time is being taken to show there are consequences for your choices and it's a heavy weight to bear for the two biggest DC heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Jan 24, 2020

    This was a good conclusion to the infected arc. I definitely want Williamson to come back to this plot, but I am ready for a new story. It will be nice to decompress from all the Dark Multiverse stuff for a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Jan 31, 2020

    I really like the first five issues of this. So it really feels like this series blew its load slightly too early and left us with an issue of reflection. Which, let's be honest, Bruce isn't going to adhere too. Being honest is not Bruce's strong suit so Brother Eye that everyone controls is a bad idea. We all know there isn't a piece of Wayne Tech in existence that can keep Bruce out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 22, 2020

    Batman/Superman #6 wraps up the storyline in a nice clean way. It will be interesting to see where our protagonists go from here, especially with the reveal on the last couple pages hinting at something that could be earth-shaking for both of our heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jan 25, 2020

    Final Verdict: Read this one if you've been following the series religiously, otherwise you might want to wait till next month, which starts a new arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 27, 2020

    Zod wanting to resurrect the Kandorians with the Lazarus Pit? Still, I feel a bit snake-bit with this book. But I suppose DC is laughing. They got what they wanted out of me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 24, 2020

    Williamson will likely be able to pick things up next issue with some new antagonists, but this issue is about as close to non-essential as a book can get. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 22, 2020

    Joshua Williamson gives readers an aftermath to the Infected story as it heads off to bigger things and while it all looks great, it is mostly filler.  The cliffhanger looks interesting enough but only makes me suggest skipping this one and coming back next month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jan 22, 2020

    It's bound to happen when you're telling a story that has begun across other titles, but Batman/Superman #6 is the perfect example of a filler issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jan 22, 2020

    This is an oversized ad for other books, but the art is pretty good. Seriously, though, I recommend not buying this. If you're still interested in this title and can live without #6 among the other numbers, I'd wait for the next arc. Now that all this Secret Six and Infected stuff is behind us, we can finally move on to something new, and I'm crossing my fingers that the creative team will be able to craft something good now that their issues aren't required to tie into a big event anymore. Only time will tell, though, because so far I'm not impressed. Read Full Review

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