Superman / Batman #50

Writer: Michael Green, Mike Johnson Artist: Ed Benes, Ian Churchill, Matthew Clark, Allan Goldman, Andrew Robinson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 30, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Celebrate 50 issues with this extra-sized extravaganza as we reveal the untold tale of Thomas Wayne's meeting with Jor-El! The past was just prologue for this adventure of the World's Finest as a Kryptonian artifact is uncovered, unleashing past and present dangers that may alter the duo's future.

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ben Berger Aug 3, 2008

    Batman and Superman are like brothers in many ways, and this story reinforces that. Having Thomas Wayne reverse engineer much of Wayne Tech from his time on Krypton is a great touch. That said, I feel my biggest complaint is that it doesn't seem like much happened; since most of the issue is a flashback it's hard to really feel that progression. While it remains unclear if we'll continue to see Thomas Wayne and Jor El in this book it's still a good read with lots of good stuff for any fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Aug 2, 2008

    The big problem for this story is the 'gimmick' of the fathers of both Superman and Batman meeting and setting the stage for both of their sons to become superheroes. It just seems too unbelievable and contrived. On the other hand, this kind of thing was regularly pulled off in the 1960s-1970s when a writer would suddenly reveal that Batman's father had performed heroics in a 'Bat-man' costume before his son took up the mantle. Or that an evil duplicate of Superman was being raised by a family of criminals just a few towns away from Smallville. If the reader can just take this story as just a typical superhero tale that doesn't really change anything... then it should be enjoyable enough as disposable entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 30, 2008

    I strongly disapprove of this series' continued existence. Trinity ain't great, but it sure beats the snot out of Superman/Batman. I continuously get the impression that Green and Johnson have a decent amount of potential in them to craft a compelling story with these characters. The problem is that their energies are entirely unfocused. If only someone at DC would tell them not to churn out issues like this, the entire comic reading world would be a lot better off. Read Full Review

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