Writer Brian Michael Bendis
Artist David Lafuente
Colors Paul Mounts
Letters Dave Sharpe
Cover Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Alex Sinclair
Variant Cover Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair
I had an incredibly good time with this book, the reunion of Damian, son of Batman, and Jon, son of Superman, was fun, filled with action, many jokes that made me laugh out loud, and imbued with the spirit of two brothers reuniting happily. I especially enjoyed Damian bringing some justice to “A Cluster of Goons.” Ha!
Brian Michael Bendis, the man providing us with the words and spirit of the issue, wrote a very fine comic book for us, one could pick this issue up having not read any of the previous and have a good time. The book felt very self-contained, almost having nothing to do with the previous story, just two boys brought back together, one brother having gone through many trials, the other brother, not quite as much, but he himself having had a rough few weeks.
I have to be honest and say that upon starting this book, I was in a very bad mood, some things were bothering me immensely and that after reading this, my mood was much improved and I felt happier. I delighted in watching these young men have a good time, catch up, and be, in my opinion, total Superbro’s, and totally awesome.
David Lafuente, the wielder of pencils and pens for the issue, has drawn us a fine comic book horse, with a bold cantor and a vociferous whinny. His is a style that is straightforward and almost resembles John Romita, Jr, while remaining unique. I had to think hard of a way to describe it, and that was the closest comparison I could come to. Open to the first page and you can see a great example of which I speak.
Of the many busy and still panels he drew for us, I found that I enjoyed the one depicting Jon descending into the Fortress of Solitude the most, it was very striking, especially with Colorist Paul Mounts color choices.
Mr. Mounts did a superb job in his efforts and I found he added much to the art to enjoy. After the panel discussed previously above, the panel where I appreciated his work the most was the one directly after the aforementioned. His colorwork added the feeling of science and the supernatural all wrapped together that the Fortress of Solitude sometimes evokes in me.
I’ve been neglecting to mention covers in my previous work, something that I only recently realized, which is crazy, because the cover is one of the best parts of a book. This one was both appealing and foreshadowed the good times within.
This issue left me in a fine mood, as I’m sure the next will after seeing the ending teaser, lucky for me I’m so behind in my reading, I’m sure I already have it.
After returning to your home and fighting many years to do so, you’ll find a stack of books you haven’t read, choose this one first and…
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