Monday, March 16, 2020

Review of "Superman/Batman: The Search for Kryptonite," by Michael Green, Mike Johnson, Shane Davis and Matt Banning

Review of

Superman/Batman: The Search for Kryptonite, by Michael Green, Mike Johnson, Shane Davis and Matt Banning, ISBN 9781401219338

Five out of five stars

 The premise is that there is a surprisingly large amount of Kryptonite on Earth, posing a constant danger to Superman. Using his advanced technical equipment and skills, Batman is able to locate all significant deposits. After a flexible and very durable lead-lined suit is donned by Superman, the two of them proceed to systematically extract and store the various pieces of the deadly element from the highest mountains to the deepest trenches of the oceans.

 During their adventures, they face opposition from several unexpected entities, even including other super beings. As always, the two heroes move forward undeterred in their quest. One of the most unexpected points of opposition is from a corporate executive (not Lex Luthor) of Lexcorp, the umbrella company owned by Luthor. It is a person from Clark’s past, now captured by the core capitalist “values.”

 This is an excellent graphic novel, the friendship/comradery between Batman and Superman is excellent. Even though Superman is by far the most powerful and capable of the two, in many cases Batman is the unquestioned leader.

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