Thursday, October 21, 2010

Superman/Batman #77

I don't know what the odds for me not only liking an issue of Superman/Batman but REALLY liking it are, but it helps if the team-up involves Supergirl and Damian.

After discovering a mass grave in Metropolis Supergirl heads to Gotham only to find both Batman and Red Robin out involved with other cases - leaving Robin as her only choice for help. As you might guess, she's less than enthusiastic.

There's a lot to like here including Damian taunting Killer Croc while chained in a Gotham sewer, the ridiculous disguise her procures for Kara when the two go undercover at a Halloween party, and Dick's incessant teasing when Supergirl drops him back off at home. I also liked the slowing growing grudging respect between the two characters. No, they don't like each other, but that doesn't mean they don't work well together.

Much like in her recent appearance in Batgirl, I think Kara plays much better against another character than flying solo (of course part of that could just be the yawn-inspiring tales she has to put up with in her own book). With either Batgirl or here with Damian, she really shines. This one’s definitely worth a look.

[DC $2.99]

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