Thursday, December 14, 2017

Batman #36

Okay, this is pretty good. Kicking off a new arc, writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann tackle the issue of Batman's impending wedding to Catwoman, and his friendship with Superman, from the perspective of both the Dark Knight Detective and the Man of Steel. While both are attempting to get to the bottom of their latest cases (which will end up linked by the end of the issue) each has to deal with the women in their lives asking why one hasn't talked with the other about the wedding.

The two storylines run parallel, at times side-by-side as both men struggle to explain the other. In an issue where each tries to explain how fundamentally different they are, the creative team perfectly illustrates how just the opposite is true. Along the way they'll also tackle issues like Catwoman's trustworthiness and Superman's super-secret identity.

Fans of both Batman and Superman should enjoy this comic, and I'm looking forward to seeing where "SuperFriends" leads the unusual foursome of a thief in a catsuit, an alien, a reporter, and a man dressed up as a bat. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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