Thoughts on Batman/Superman 13
So what happens when Batman and Superman are dropped into Gotham with no memories of who they are? It’s not as dark and dire as the new 52 would have you believe. Batman/Superman is one of my favorite books but this issue was just absolutely fun. A couple of things that stood out for me.
- What I found so enjoyable about this read is that by taking away their memories, Superman and Batman are broken down to who they really are. Superman is a unabashed boyscout so eager to help and that’s a core part of his charm. Batman is an adventurer with a sense of fun and almost cocky go to perspective on life, which also probably helped him become the batman.
- I’ve never thought about it, but this is exactly what Catwoman would have done if Superman was dropped on her…naked no less. First, she would ogle him for an inappropriate amount of time, then she would go about stroking his innate naivety like strings to her devious ends. Hehe. Do gooders are so easy to manipulate :)
- No longer brooding and feeding off his man pain from seeing his parents killed, Batman comes to the conclusion that he’s pretty fucking awesome.
- Lois Lane : trouble maker. Since we got an interaction with Superman and Catwoman, I was hoping we would get something with Lois and Bruce but I can’t complain because that last full art page was marvelous.
Next issue will be a Future’s End tie in, so I don’t know if this is suppose to lead into that. What I’d really like to see is just the continuation of the dynamics between Superman, Catwoman, Lois and Batman without being intruded upon by some bigger event in the New52. With that said, Jae Lee continues with phenomenal art, and Greg Pak continues to give me compelling stories that still make this book one of my favorite.
Batman/Superman 13 Impatiently waiting for the next issue!