Batman/Superman Annual #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Dale Eaglesham, Clayton Henry, Gleb Melnikov Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 30, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 19
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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On a dark and stormy night in the fifth dimension, two mortal foes meet to settle an age-old question once and for all: In a fight between Batman and Superman, who would win? The combatants? Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite. And in this battle for the ages, you will find out if a fifth-dimensional imp can bleed. It's all in this, the ultimate slugfest between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel-plus a whole lot of magic!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Oct 2, 2020

    I cannot recommend this issue highly enough. It's borderline perfect. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Sep 30, 2020

    Batman/Superman Annual #1 " Buy this book, sit in a hammock and enjoy your favorite snack you had as a fourth grader. You'll appreciate that time if you are an adult reader! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 5, 2020

    They would never fight. There is always another way.They weren't fighting. Bat-Mite and Mxy were. See ... it's that easy.These two are heroes and friends. They wouldn't fight.BOOM. DONE. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 30, 2020

    The story is a good time. Williamson clearly is having a blast and it shows. The art is pretty decent as well. This is a good time from the first page until the last. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 28, 2020

    Joshua Williamson gives fans an Annual that is light-hearted and hilarious.  It also looks fantastic thanks to Dale Eaglesham, Clayton Henry, and Gleb Melnikov.  Overall, this isn't going to change the DCU (or is it?), but it just may make you smile, and that might be more important these days. Highly Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 29, 2020

    With the darker nature of the Dark Nights Death Metal storyline it's nice to be able to sit back and enjoy a story that's a lot more lighthearted in nature. For those looking for some good laughs in a one and done story, this is a worthwhile annual to check out this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 29, 2020

    There is some really clever commentary about the state of fandom in this issue, along with some fun last-act twists where we see just how far the two imps are willing to go to be part of their favorite stories. It's a great change of pace for the series, even if it does feel a bit like a random throwaway story rather than one that fits into the story overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Sep 29, 2020

    When all is said and done Batman/Superman Annual #1 delivers a fun, entertaining tale, that also says something meaningful. I hope at least a few fans might read this issue and take what it says to heart. Since there are far important aspects to the heroes we love than who would win in a fight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 29, 2020

    Joshua Williamson crafts a story that is pure fan service. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Aguilar Oct 2, 2020

    This isn't a must-read mind you, but if you want a surprisingly dark battle through a more lighthearted prism and some genuine laughs out loud moments, this might be the perfect book for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 29, 2020

    Batman/Superman Annual #1 is fun, but doesn't quite deliver. It has a few clever bits and ideas but doesn't ever make you care for the situation these characters are in since much of it is alternate reality stuff. This is really more of a Bat-Mite/Mr. Mxyzptlk book than a Batman/Superman book, but that'll likely please select fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Sep 29, 2020

    Like I said, I have mixed feelings about this issue. There are things that I appreciate: some of the jokes make me laugh; the opening scene is a good setup for this type of story; and the commentary at the end about how Batman and Superman shouldn't fight is appreciated, even if it remains kind of shallow. The three different art styles also match the tone of the respective stories, although the art styles are very different and don't really match each other. Perhaps this annual's biggest shortcoming is that the book ends up feeling somewhat pointless when you realize just how nonsensical and weird most of this stuff is. All things considered, I think this comic could offer some quick entertainment, but it never manages to be more than just a throwaway comic book. Read Full Review

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