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.
Unscripted Review: Superman/Batman #75
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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