Unscripted Review: Superman/Batman #75

#1 Edited by johnny_spam (2020 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish I was able to pick this up I like Superman and Batman and The Legion of Super-Heroes and I liked the people in the back ups.

#2 Posted by Crimson Eagle (1851 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read a Superman/Batman issue in a long time.
#3 Posted by G-Man (18890 posts) - - Show Bio
@Crimson Eagle: Funny thing is, neither have I. I kept buying them but never got around to reading them. It was because I knew JT Krul and Francis Manapul had a story here and since this was the 75th issue, I thought I'd check it out.
#4 Posted by kitsuneconundrum (204 posts) - - Show Bio

Ace!

#5 Posted by afierce (254 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for reviewing this G-Man! I was really hoping you would. I was thinking about picking this up, but you've actually convinced me not to. I thought the two page shorts were an interesting idea, but I didn't know that there was a big story at the beginning that was half the book. Also, it sounds like I would personally only be interested in the Hughes/Manapul stories, so I just can't justify spending $4.99 on four pages.

#6 Posted by Phantim555 (217 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't believe this but I am going to pick up a $4.99 comic for just 4 pages (at least for now) the two page story with Tim and Conner and the two page story with Damian as Batman. I love Tim Drake's character period and I love Damian as Batman. The only thing this is missing is Terry. He ruled as Batman too.

#7 Posted by kitsuneconundrum (204 posts) - - Show Bio

The night and day arc finally closes another earlier storyline in the superman/batman series. Pretty smart.

#8 Posted by Silkcuts (5123 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man.  The Seagle story was more enjoyable if you read his It's a Bird vertigo book, it features the same character Steve and belongs in that universe. :) If you haven't read it I would check it out.

#9 Posted by goldenkey (2920 posts) - - Show Bio

75 already.

#10 Posted by Nick-SV(ril) (562 posts) - - Show Bio

I wasn't able to check the whole video cause my internet is all messed up today, but yeah from what I saw, I agree with G-Man on this. The only thing thats been bugging me is that the volume is so out of continuity, or repeating (in a way) some events that already happened in the past (our worlds at war, the "death" of Bruce Wayne in the following issue). But other than that, I love it.

#11 Edited by caesarsghost (546 posts) - - Show Bio

this is my absolute favorite series- cant wait to pick up this issue
#12 Posted by Decept-O (7292 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like a lot of variety which I like, something a bit different.   
 
@G-Man:  Any particular reason why you don't like the Legion of Super-Heroes?  Too many characters or because they use a lot of space settings? 
#13 Posted by Renee (10265 posts) - - Show Bio

Krypto vs Ace, that is a hard one!

#14 Posted by G-Man (18890 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decept-O: I never really got into the Legion growing up with comics. Then there were the different versions. Just too many characters and too many versions. I'm not saying they're bad. I just never got into them. They also always felt out dated with their names and all. I guess I just never gave 'em a chance and know I really should.
#15 Posted by Lilja (3 posts) - - Show Bio

It's all so cute!

#16 Posted by NightFang (10261 posts) - - Show Bio
@Renee said:
" Krypto vs Ace, that is a hard one! "
             I thinki Ace will try to make Krypto his bitch.
#17 Posted by Bald Eagle (72 posts) - - Show Bio

From how G-man described the issue, it seemed like he was being generous with a 4/5.  Its sounds like alot of nothing that both Marvel and DC sometimes do on a anniversary issue. 
#18 Posted by Decept-O (7292 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man:
Understandable.  I know they are a bit "out there" but aren't the Guardians of the Galaxy from Marvel in terms of characters and stories, set in the future and space?   For me I think that's their appeal, though, is the "feel" that they are comic book-y super heroes, if such a term can be used.  Granted some of their names may be hokey but come on, you got to love a character named "Matter-Eater Lad"!   
 
For me they're the line of classic DC characters, having their adventures with Superboy and Supergirl at various times.   I don't even like the idea of Superboy for some weird reason but having him with the Legion, I always thought that was awesome.   They have had some fun adventurous stories and some heavy handed ones, which is par for the course with a lot of comic book titles but I don't know, they are a bit more escapist from the usual comic book fare. 
#19 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (925 posts) - - Show Bio

i might have to get this for Manapuls art alone.

#20 Posted by chalkshark (1195 posts) - - Show Bio

As an anniversary issue celebrating 75 issues of the "world's greatest team", I found this issue sorely lacking in it's title characters. The main story is a Legion of Super-Heroes tale, guest- starring Batman, with a cameo appearance by Superman. Neither of the leads factor heavily into the story. It starts & ends with the Legion. The two pagers are pretty hit & miss, & again, largely  feature characters tangentially connected to the leads, without actually featuring the stars of the book. I bought the book for the two page spread by Hughes, & the two page spread by Ha, neither of which featured either Superman or Batman. The pin-ups are of Cat Woman & Lois Lane, for Pete's sake!  Had this been a one shot, I'd have no problem with it whatsoever. On principal though, I have to condemn the book. It's an utter failure as an anniversary issue, akin to throwing a huge party that the guests of honor are not actually invited to attend.

#21 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1378 posts) - - Show Bio

The only thing that got me wanting this is the Damien and Conner spot. But after you telling me it is only 2 pages? Nope.

#22 Posted by G-Man (18890 posts) - - Show Bio
@JoeRiccadonna: But those two pages could reveal the whole future of the DCU and Damian & Conner.
#23 Edited by Joeybagad0nutz (1378 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man: And someone posted the scans on the site already. :) I thought it was more than two pages but apparently it was not.... 
#24 Posted by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

That Calvin and Hobbes-esq short at the end got me good. Love it!  i kinda wish the whole thing was short comics instead of that weird story in the beginning,

#25 Posted by G'bandit (13689 posts) - - Show Bio

Great, mind raped at the beginning of the video..

#26 Posted by G'bandit (13689 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson is the last person I'd go for advise when it comes to relationships..

#27 Posted by Eyz (3042 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this on-going series! Since Jeph Loeb stars to now!
And with this issue, an anniversary anthology!! Even better!

#28 Posted by buttersdaman000 (10543 posts) - - Show Bio

i think i might start collecting this series

Online
#29 Posted by Phantim555 (217 posts) - - Show Bio
@NightFang said:
" @Renee said:
" Krypto vs Ace, that is a hard one! "
             I thinki Ace will try to make Krypto his bitch. "

Lmao, well in a way Batman did that to Superman so I wouldn't doubt it.
#30 Posted by Big (297 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like a lot of ca-ca crammed into an anniversary issue. Poo-Poo on you, DCU.
#31 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3800 posts) - - Show Bio

hey, dont' badmouth the Legion 
they're fricken awesome!
#32 Edited by BrianDusel (75 posts) - - Show Bio

Two pages for Conner and Damien in the future??? Thats worth five bucks right there!  Cmon DC, why aren't you doing a series of Titans Tomorrow and Beyond since no one is ever gonna really get older?!?

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