Stare Into The Abyss (Batman/ Superman #2 Comic Review)

Writer Joshua Williams

Artist David Marquez

Color Alejandro Sanchez

Letterer John J. Hill

Cover Marquez & Sanchez

Variant Cover Jerome Opena & Morry Hollowell

Last Issue

Bruce and Clark work together to find and enter the well-guarded lair of The Batman Who Laughs. Under the now legendary spot where the Waynes were murdered, Supes and Bats encounter automated defense robots and what would appear to be another Batcave. There they find a weapons case with 6 impressions of the batarangs that were once inside. Suddenly there’s a stir behind the desk, a Robin behind the desk appears to be in distress. Until you see his grin and he speaks his name, SHAZAM!

This Issue

The fight is on! Shazam is here and he’s been infected. In this state, he’s a very large threat to not only Bruce and Clark but to Gotham as a whole. They need to find a way to stop Billy without hurting either him or anyone else. So, of course, Bruce has to be hurt instead. After some deliberation and bone mending, Bruce and Clark come up with a plan crazy enough to work.

Thoughts

I am very much enjoying this so far. It’s a thrill for me to see TBWL schemes come to fruition in their many parts. Williamson is bringing a decent amount of foreshadowing, mystery, and action in these two issues. Marquez bringing what is almost a hyper-real yet surreal artwork to the series that I feel seriously lends to the credibility. That smile from Billy is downright haunting and there’s not a soul on this Earth that can tell me otherwise. That doesn’t leave me without my own questions or gripes though. I’ll keep it short and not as querulous as my neck bearded self can be. Why oh why are we calling this infection and not jokerized, is there a difference?

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Travis Tucker

Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
The second issue of this mini-series is turning out well if you ask me. Between the art and the plot, they certainly lend themselves to each other to make a very interesting book.
Good
  • Wild Debut
  • Hall of Justice fun fact
  • Killer Artwork
Bad
  • Young
  • Jokerized not infected.
9
Amazing
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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