I’m Infected With You (Barman/Superman #4 Review)

Writer Joshua Williamson

Artist David Marquez

Colorist Alejandro Sanchez

Letterer John J. Hill

Cover Marquez & Sanchez

Variant Cover Oliver Coipel

Last Issue

After Clark infected himself with a tainted Batarang, he begins his plan to take the Batman Who Laughs out of the Hall of Justice. On the way out they decide to stop at the armory. There Dark Bruce tells Clark that the infected are going to wipe the multiverse of everything, like Clark’s parents on Krypton. This sends an infected Clark straight at him full force, which triggers our Bruce to show up and cure Clark of his infection.

With Clark recovering, Bruce follows a lead from what his evil counterpart had said in their encounter. Which leads him to Jim. Having been infected in Batman/Superman #1, Jim is in a bad way. The infection making Jim realize that Batman has been wholly bad for him, having buried friends and family.  Bruce finds him driving recklessly through Gotham.

Just as things are starting to look grim, Clark shows up to save Bruce from Jim’s armored Batsuit. Explaining that he has to trust the people he works with if he plans to get through this. With Jim subdued and the armor destroyed. They head to the Fortress of Solitude to analyze the suit and inform the league about what’s happening. Suddenly, the armor takes hold of Kelex and drives him to attack. Blue Beetle has been infected and was hiding as the suit to get into the fortress.

This Issue

Clark and Bruce begin fighting Jaime, they realize his scarab tech is much stronger now that it is infected, at that moment Clark is lassoed around the neck by none other than Donna Troy. Accompanied by Hawkman, they proclaim they are there to exact revenge or the pain they cause them. For Wally. For Dick. For Roy. This is the revenge of the Titans. The multiverse needs a purge and dark Bruce’s Secret Six are here to do it.

Thoughts

This was a very exciting issue. What turned out to be a small vendetta. Blew up into a multiversal crisis. I’m guessing this is the lead up to the very crisis that the Dark Multiverse books keep hinting towards. We got big things on the way. It’s time we see some big moves in this story. The Titans showing up like this is enough to have me on the edge of my seat. With artwork that makes the whole issue read like a motion comic, this series is gearing up to be very important to the DC canon and I can’t wait.

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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
I'm very much excited for the nex two issues of this series. It's turning out to be a fantastic development. Between all drip Jim Gordon and the new Secret Six this is gonna be wild ride.
Good
  • Fast paced.
  • Great art.
  • Plot speeding up.
  • New, true enemy appears.
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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