Superman #25 review – Batman

Art by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez

Art by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez

Superboy is under the control of Manchester Black! With the mastermind (and master plan) revealed, Superman and friends must stop Black and restore Jon’s will before things escalate further. But can they? Find out in an extra-sized Superman #25!

A little muddled early on

The first half of our story deals with the inevitable battle set up last issue. Devoting that much real estate to fisticuffs is tough, because there’s only so much entertainment to be had in the physical conflict itself. Tomasi, Mahnke, and Gleason do alright, adding some nice Frankenstein and Batman moments along the way, but Black’s cocky talk annoys me more than it interests me, and I can’t help but wonder if this is where pages were added to fill out the “anniversary” format. Most of the scene is alright, but it does feel longer than it needs to be, and it looks and feels a bit messy.

But strong where—and when—it counts

That said, the team shines bright throughout most of the book, giving us the humor, heart, and hope that have made this my top book for a year now. While it’s easy to miss amidst the chaos, Black has actually latched onto the perfect angle for exploiting Jon. Sure, he’s literally controlling him, but offering Jon something that his parents have been denying him—unrestrained access to and development of Jon’s own power—makes the hold an especially strong one, because there’s a part of Jon that wants what Black is offering. Jon’s recognition that he has been deceived makes him all the more relatable, and his parents’ open arms in spite of his “betrayal” is the sort of emotional comfort that we all long for when we find ourselves in similar situations. My heart can’t help but be warmed.

There are several delightfully funny moments, too. Whether it’s Clark saying “listen to Batman, son”, the predictable-yet-hilarious interactions between Frank and his bride, or a very kooky epilogue, there’s plenty of the trademark Tomasi wit that I’ve been enjoying since Batman and Robin.

Good, mismatched artwork

In concept, Mahnke and Gleason make a great pairing on a book with multiple line artists. Their character faces have some distinct similarities, and I can recall my untrained eye not immediately noticing the occasional Mahnke fill-in back on Batman and Robin.

But you can really see the difference between the two when they’re side-by-side, and Superman #25 gives us such an opportunity. Mahnke and Gleason just about split this one in half, and the split is not a clean break, with the latter artist taking over in the middle of the climactic battle scene that begins the book. Immediately, I notice a big drop in the number of lines, as Gleason’s (preferable, I think) character aesthetics come into view on several facial close-ups.

Thankfully, each artist looks great on his own, though I would much rather see a simpler approach to the inks. I suspect Mahnke needs more time to turn in his lines, because it’s become very common to see multiple inkers going after him. While less common for Gleason, I perceive some of the same for him here. The credits list six (!) inkers, but not which pages they worked on, so it’s hard to say for sure who did what; but I will say that Mahnke seems to suffer the most from the variety. He tends to look his best when it’s just he and Mendoza. Still, as I said, his stuff works, even when it’s not working as well as it could be.

Simple joys for Superman fans

Manchester may be a bit much, and the artwork is a bit confused with all of the hands in it, but when you get down to it, this book hits the high points it needed to. It almost seems too simple and cute to say that people being kind, hugging each other, and reminding one another of their mutual love are sufficient for covering narrative drag and incongruities in the artwork, but they kind of are. Of course, this doesn’t hurt, either:


Recommended if…

  • You like Mahnke and Gleason, and you can get past a jarring shift between the two.
  • The purity, simplicity, and unembarassed optimism of this book have drawn you in from the start. Even contending with flaws, those core principles win the day here.
  • Cows. Trust me.


While this issue’s dose of Manchester Black may exceed recommended levels, Superman #25 delivers enough of what we’ve loved about this run to leave a very favorable impression. While the handoff between the two is a bit jarring, both Mahnke and Gleason continue their trend of big action and emotionally-effective character work. A year in, Superman remains the strongest fulfillment of Rebirth’s promises of purity and quality.

SCORE: 8/10


DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers & Review: Superman #25 Teases The …

DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers and Review for Superman #25 follows.

The below is one of the best comic book covers, let alone Superman covers, I’ve seen in years. Bravo Ryan Sook!

Superman #25 opens with Superboy, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, being controlled by Manchester Black. So it is Superboy Black vs. Superman et al!

The Kent’s neighbor Katie explains what Manchester Black is doing; he’s controlling Superboy, but also amping up his powers.

Pretty cool scene with Batman vs. Superboy Black and with father and son to end the page.

Superman tells Batman that he knows this scenario, an out of control Superboy, was what he feared, but Batman says that he can tell that Superboy is open to listening to Superman if he gets him away from all the chaos.

Superboy is fighting Manchester Black’s control and he knows he’s strong; that is the cue for Superman giving his son some tough love.

Superman’s shove of son somehow causes them to see the future with Damian Wayne / Robin as Batman and some other future or other world with another Superman and an indigenous wife?

This look at different world or the future caps off Superboy’s internal struggle against Manchester Black with…

…the revelation that his mom’s leg was never violently lost. It was Manchester Black’s mind games to break Superboy.

With his neighbor Katie, an alien, Superboy and her take down Manchester Black with a blast of some kind.

Then one tidy pages sums up the battle outcome and this arc. Manchester Black is in a coma and Katie with her family of aliens seek forgiveness for spying in plain sight. They want to help rebuild the town. And, they do.

And, Superboy has a girlfriend now at the end of it all.


An entertaining issue written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. Lots of action, drama and sci-fi’ish elements I love in a Superman story. The art by Dough Mahnke and Patrick Gleason felt inconsistent in the issue. From flashes of dynamism to seemingly heavy handed and sloppy line work. However, both covers were strong on the art-side particularly Ryan Sook’s. That said, the story carries the day to an 8 out of 10.

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DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers: Superman #25 & Batman #25 Mark …

Superman and Batman, DC Comics Rebirth’s World’s Finest and two thirds of DC’s Trinity with Wonder Woman, reach milestone issues this week with Superman #25 and Batman #25.

DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers for Superman #25 follows.

Manchester Black attacks using Super Son Jon Kent as a weapon against Superman, Batman et al!

        SUPERMAN #25
        Written by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason
        Pencileded by Doug Mahnke and Patrick Gleason
        Inked by Jamie Mendoza, Mick Gray, Joe Prado, Ray McCarthy, Scott Hanna, and Matt Santorelli
        Colored by Will Quintana and John Kalisz
        Lettered by David Sharp

        “BLACK DAWN” part six! The extra-sized finale to “Black Dawn” reveals the villain tearing the Super-Family apart and destroying everything the Man of Steel holds dear!

      Art courtesy of Multiversity.

      DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers for Batman #25 follows.

      Joker vs. Riddler breaks out in the War of Jokes and Riddles!

            BATMAN #25
            Writer: Tom King
            Art: Mikel Janin
            Cover: Mikel Janin

            ‘The War of Jokes and Riddles’ part one! Don’t miss this extra-sized anniversary issue! In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight’s greatest failure?and the horrors it unleashed! In the spirit of YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN, prepare to see a side of Batman you’ve never seen before-get in on the ground floor of a classic Batman epic in the making! RATED T

          Art courtesy of Nerdist.

          Once it is released we will update this piece and share.


          Do the teaser and preview pages that were released and the info we do know intrigue you enough to pick up these two milestone issues of Superman and Batman of the DC Rebirth era?

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          DC Comics Rebirth & September 2017 Solicitations Spoilers: Mr. Oz …

          DC Comics Rebirth and September 2017 Solicitations Spoilers follow.

          In addition to headlining a Detective Comics arc that sees Tim Drake / Red Robin seemingly escape Mr. Oz’s clutches (Batman solicitations spoilers here), Mr. Oz pulls double-duty and headlines a new Action Comics arc too starting in September 2017!

          Action Comics begins the Oz Effect arc. Mr. Oz’s identity will be revealed in an arc that will have lenticular covers that was an “extra” DC Comics did for the “Button” cross-over between the Flash and the Batman series.

          The Button saw the Watchmen narrative that begun in DC Universe Rebirth #1 with a major Dr. Manhattan revelation. It appears that this Action Comics will continue that as Doomsday Clock, the Superman vs. Dr. Manhattan / DC Rebirth vs. the Watchmen mini-series looms.

          Is Mr. Oz the Watchmen’s Ozymandias or someone more personal to the Man of Steel?

          Here are the solicitations for September 2017’s 2 issues of Action Comics featuring Superman and more!

              ACTION COMICS #987

              Written by DAN JURGENS
              Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
              Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
              Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN

              “THE OZ EFFECT” part one! The agents of the mysterious Mr. Oz begin to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. The story that began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 begins to end here!

              On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • Lenticular version $3.99 • Nonlenticular version $2.99 US • RATED T

              ACTION COMICS #988

              Written by DAN JURGENS
              Art by PATCH ZIRCHER
              Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
              Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN

              “THE OZ EFFECT” part two! As Superman struggles with the ramifications of Mr. Oz’s identity, the mysterious figure’s origins and the long road to Superman’s doorstep finally reveal themselves.

              On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • Lenticular version $3.99 • Nonlenticular version $2.99 US • RATED T

            The pieces are coming to place for DC, but what does it mean?

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            Eisner Watch 2017: get a look at the original pitch for SUPERMAN …

            In the week leading up to the 2017 Will Eisner Awards voting deadline this Friday, the Comics Beat will feature a series of “For Your Consideration” posts highlighting a number of the nominees as a celebration of their well-deserved acknowledgement. We’ll feature some never-before-seen behind the scenes content and some of the books’ gorgeous interiors. We encourage all of our readers to check these titles out and all of the eligible comics industry members to vote for the titles they think best exemplify what make comics great.

            When DC Comics announced Superman: American Alien, I had to admit that my first thought was: “another retelling of Superman’s origin?” But wow, was I won over. Written by Max Landis and illustrated by an all-star team of A-list creators including Nick Dragotta, Tommy Lee Edwards, Joelle Jones, Jae Lee, Francis Manapul, Jonathan Case, and JockSuperman: American Alien made a strong argument for the idea that there’s still resonant emotions and creative ideas to mine from Superman’s early days.

            In the Comics Beat’s roundup of the best comics of 2016, staff writer AJ Frost wrote a resounding endorsement for the series:

            If just for the cover art alone, Max Landis’ Superman: American Alien would be an instant classic. I didn’t discover this collection until several days after this year’s election and there was simply something about that cover image of a diverse set of people, men and women, all colors and shapes, flashing that iconic “S” symbol that filled me with a childlike sense that everything is going to be okay; Superman transcends petty partisan squabbles. (It also helped me psychologically that my dad, who passed away a year ago now, was a huge fan of Superman and would’ve probably enjoyed seeing that cover image). The stories contained in this volume, while nominally another rebooting of the Superman mythos, are more like a collection of self-contained snippets about a Clark Kent in his pre-Man of Steel persona. Landis presents Clark through a hyper-contemporary lens, lending an interesting perspective that works solidly throughout the comic. With seventy-five years of history, it’s difficult to get readers to entertain the notion of why we need yet another origin story for the Man of Steel, but this was a surprisingly emotional work and one that should get serious attention from Superman neophytes and experts alike.

            Check out this cover gallery featuring variants drawn by the series’ artists:


            DC kindly provided the Beat with Landis’ original pitch for Superman: American Alien. It was originally released in the back matter of the miniseries’ hardcover collection:

            Check out of all of our 2017 Eisner coverage.


            Now British Comic Stores To Get DC Comics’ Aquaman #25, Superman #25 And Harley Quinn #22 Late

            This Wednesday will see the release of Batman #25. And, in Britain, Batman #24 – first and second prints, with complete Catwoman proposal, due to unexplained distribution delays.

            But it’s not just a one-off, it seems.

            British shops will also be getting a week delay on Aquaman #25, Superman #25 and Harley Quinn #22.

            Superman and Aquaman especially are anniversary issues for the titles, 40 pages long each and $3.99, culminations of major plotlines.

            But British readers will just have to wait a week.

            It’s a good day to be ComiXology UK, isn’t it?

            SUPERMAN #25 $3.99
            (W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A) Doug Mahnke Various (CA) Ryan Sook
            “BLACK DAWN” part six! The extra-sized finale to “Black Dawn” reveals the villain tearing the Super-Family apart and destroying everything the Man of Steel holds dear!
            RATED T


            AQUAMAN #25 $3.99
            (W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
            “UNDERWORLD” part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands-and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to change the world. A whole new era of AQUAMAN begins as master storyteller Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone, Death Vigil) joins series writer Dan Abnett for Arthur’s boldest and most harrowing adventure yet!
            RATED T

            HARLEY QUINN #22 $2.99
            (W) Amanda Conner Various (A) John Timms Various (CA) Amanda Conner
            “Red Roses” part two! Poison Ivy’s back in town, and she’d like to patch up the friendship with Harley that she damaged in the Bahamas…but sadly for poor Mr. Tool, Ivy’s got some strong opinions on his courtship of Harley! And in “Harley Loves Joker” part six, Harley’s sure she’s got a foolproof plan to get back in Mistah J’s good graces, but when have Harley’s plans ever ended up the way she imagined?
            RATED T+

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            Comic books might hit the spot for Father’s Day

            With Father’s Day approaching, here are a few comic-book related suggestions for and about fathers.

            Of course, the most important gift you can give your dad, if you can, is a bit of your time.

            Have a great day, dads, and those of you who can, give your dad a call, a hug, a high-five or a kind word or thought this weekend.

            ‘Superman’ and ‘Action Comics’

            Superman’s role as a father has become more prominent in the comics released in the past year, following DC Comics’ “Rebirth” event. Clark Kent and his wife Lois Lane are raising their son, Jonathan Kent, who also exhibits super powers.

            “The new “Superman Rebirth” comic, (with) two graphic novels out: Son of Superman Trial of the Supersons, are among the best superhero comics out,” said Ralph Mathieu of Alternate Reality Comics in Las Vegas.

            Writer Dan Jurgens of “Action Comics” shared with The Oklahoman how Superman acts as a father in that ongoing comic-book series.

            “He was raised on a farm by Jonathan and Martha Kent, who went out of their way to teach him the value of life and instill in him a sound moral base,” Jurgens said in a previous interview with The Oklahoman. “Superman would approach his own son with the same sensibility, reinforced by Lois.”

            Jurgens said fans may be more hungry for Superman’s core values than they were in the 1990s, when Jurgens was part of the creative team behind the famous “Death of Superman” storyline.

            “I actually think fans are a bit more enthused about Superman and his legacy today than they were in the 1990s,” Jurgens said. “Back then, I think there was more of a desire for dark characters, stories and comics. To a certain extent, I think people were looking for a Superman that really drifted into that territory. … We’ve had 25 years of those stories now, not necessarily with Superman, but certainly with a lot of other characters. We’ve worked away from some of that and now appreciate the best that Superman has to offer.”

            Meanwhile, stories featuring Jon and Damian, the son of Batman, can be found in the ongoing series “Super Sons.”


            James Robinson’s 80-issue series “Starman” followed the adventures of Jack Knight as he tried to step into his retired father’s footsteps as the superhero Starman.

            During the course of the series, Jack grows from a self-centered junk dealer to a selfless hero and, eventually, into a father himself.

            ‘The Button’

            The recent Batman-Flash crossover “The Button” allowed Bruce Wayne to meet a version of his father, as he and the Flash crossed into an alternate universe. Their story is a follow-up of sorts to the tales in the crossover “Flashpoint” and the miniseries “Flashpoint: Batman.”

            “It deals with the relationship between Thomas Wayne and Bruce, (and is) very moving,” said Carr D’Angelo of Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks, California.

            ‘You’ll Never Know’

            Mathieu also recommends the three-volume series ‘You’ll Never Know’ from Carol Tyler, which in 2015 was collected in one volume as “Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father — A Daughter’s Memoir.”

            “Carol Tyler’s autobiographical graphic novels, ‘You’ll Never Know,’ about her father’s (war) experiences, is a beautiful sad story about World War II and family,” Mathieu said.

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            Why BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Is Not As Bad As Some People Say It Is

            Batman v Superman, since it’s release to this day, has been dragged through the mudd by many fans/critics. Considering it to be “2016’s worst super-hero film”. Constant bashing on Snyder and insulting him (which is pathetic, in my humble opinion). 
            Here’s my take on why “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is not only an injustly criticized film, but also a great one.


            Alot of people are going to come at me for this article, and my opinion. Quite frankly, i don’t care. Plus, i can’t comment at all, so i won’t see anything in my inbox. Don’t try to get me to reply because : as much as i would love to, i cannot.

            So, let’s dive in:

            Batman v Superman’s main criticism was that it wasn’t hopeful, to which i say that wasn’t the movie’s purpose (Altough, the movie does show hopeful and inspiring moments):

            BvS deal with hoplessness. With an almost hopeless world, and hopeless characters. It presents to us a modern and more cynical society, quite a bit like “The Dark Knight Returns” Graphic Novel, Published in 1986. This shows what Superman’s mission is about in this film and in the comics: bring hope. Which he does, by stopping Doomsday in the end. Proving some of our world’s cynical and stubborn ideologies wrong. Which is what Superman is about: overcomming the obstacles and being a better person. You see Kal’s struggle to be the hero, you see him being beaten down by humanity and it’s cynical and its people that believe that power doesn’t belong to a being like this, and that this being with power should be erased from existance. Alexander Luthor Jr. embodies that kind of ideology in the comics and in this movie. You see a fresh Superman doubting and being pertified by our world’s horrors, in this film. The reason Clark/Superman doesn’t smile all the time in BvS is the same reason why Superman doesn’t smile in “The Dark Knight Returns”….. It’s because he has no reason to smile (albeit the fact that their reasons to not smile are diffrent). 

            BvS’s goal was to show Superman overcoming a bleak and dark world. It mirrors “Superman: Peace on Earth”  (a story where Superman tries to instore peace on earth, basically….. It’s all in the title!), but in this movie, Kal succeeds (or atleast succeeds in making the world question itself), but dies in the process. 
            This is a concept that i loved.

            MoS was the rise of hope, which featured alot of inspiring and hopeful moments (Superman stopping The World Engine, This Man isn’t our enemy, Kal saving men from a fiery death at the Oil Rig and all the Superman save scenes basically).

            BvS was the slow burning death, but a death that inspires the people of earth to be better, of this hope that still fight throughout this film (Superman saving people montage, Superman saving Batman from himself and Superman’s sacrifce).

            JL will be the litteral rebirth of this hope (Superman’s ressurection) and will show the consequences of Superman’s inspiring message (formation of the Justice League). 

            Another one of BvS’s criticism was that it didn’t follow the comics and that it disrespected the source material. Despite the OBVIOUS (and beautiful) imagery mimicking the comics throughout the movie (seriously, compare some parts of the movie to the comics it adapts, and the diffrences are slim to none.), i’m going to list out a few characters (main) and i’ll compare them to the comics (if you say “not canon”, DC doesn’t always follow a PARTICULAR CANON. It’s an adpatation. It follows the material that it wants):

            SUPERMAN: Tough nut to crack …. Not really, actually. This version is Superman evolving and becoming more and more the Superman we know and love from the classic comics. This one does a few detours. For Man of Steel: it feels like the “Superman: Birthright” Supes and the “Superman: Earth One” Supes combined into one. Birthright’s Superman is a little more confident as Clark Kent and a serious Superman, whilst Earth One’s Superman is almost haunted by his past and his bullied during his childhood, while his powers are evolving more and more. Earth One’s Superman is an equally serious or even more serious Superman as the “Birthright” version (he is young, inexprienced, and a little on edge). For BvS: you have what i stated for MoS, but taking a backseat to the Alex Ross kind of Superman which is also serious, and has sprinkles of Kingdom Come’s Superman on him. But you can also see a little bit of TDRK’s Superman when he’s forced to fight Batman, being forced to defeat the bat by Lex in the movie and by an old, decrepit president in the comics (Lex was a president in the comics too……. How small is this world!). Mainly, you see the classic Superman in the end, when he sacrifices everything to stop Doomsday. 

            BATMAN: The easy answer: “The Dark Knight Returns”…. Sucidal, depressive, beat-down, cynical, broken, alcoholic and needs as much anger-management therapies as a WWE heel character does. Knowing that Bruce in this movie and in the graphic novel, sees this world as “hopeless”. And also the fact that he is a much more violent man (sends batarangs in people’s hands, breaks their arms, legs, everything that comes with it and beat Supes down in the GP, beats Supes down and breaks peoples legs and….. Kills them? In the movie )………… yes…. He is involved in a wee-bit of the manslaughter, but ONLY A WEE-BIT.  Yes, he never did kill in the comics, but it actually works in the context of this movie, seeing as Batman has to up the antics and has to establish new rules to be noticed by that god in the skies, and the fact that Batman questions his morals and his code in this movie. But Superman saves him and proves that his ideologies aren’t as obselete as Batman thinks. Batman, in the ends, sees that he became no better than Joe Chill (his parents’s killer) and that he should be above killing. That there is hope for this world…… Wait…. Wait a second, my informations were wrong….. Batman did kill in his early appearances. He snapped necks (Hello, Zod! ), set people on fire and hunged a guy from the Batwing. The movie does a good job with that concept, in my opinion. You see the classic Batman at the end, when he sees that humanity’s salvation is not impossible.

            LEX LUTHOR: Lexy, Lexy, Lexy. So many fans denied the fact that Eisenberg’s Lex is accurate to the comics. The thing is that he IS. Very much like a modernized version of the Golden Age Lex, who was a mad-scientist and an all around crazy bastard. Or even the Birthright version of Lex Luthor, who looks EXACTLY like Eisenberg does (Altough, it was only in flashbacks or something. But it makes sense considering it’s Lex’s first movie in the DCEU). Birthright’s Lex had mood swings and maniac enthusiasm (The movie took it a notch higher). But then, you have that facade of an anxious young man that is friendly, empathic like a snake, seeming harmless…… But when you see throught that facade, it begins to crack ( Lex twitching and looking at Finch with a sinister look after she blocked the Kryptonite’s import license), and then you see that truly crazed and damaged individual perring out of these cracks. Lex has always been insane by diffrent terms. This Lex is a philantropist trying to save the world, above all. Like the classic Lex, who he’ll be evolving into (in a BvS’s featurette, Geoff Johns or Snyder say “he is making his way to become the iconic Lex Luthor, from the original comics”).

            SUPERMAN: We see him dealing with the consequences of his actions, with all the vitrol and controversy around him, the anger and the fear people have toward him because of his powers and his status. The people that worship him, that despise him (embodied by Luthor)… We see him question himself, doing his best, but we also see him feel like his best isn’t good enough. We see Clark question his morals, his code, his beliefs. Questioning Superman’s existance, his meaning, and what he stands for. Was Superman ever real, or was he just a dream? We see him as a mortal, a god rendered human by the Batman. We see his demons, his struggle and we see him rising above every one of these obstacles and him being THE hero, the protector, one above all the hate, the vitrol and the rage, the man that overcomes what no one can and thus, becomes THE SUPERMAN…

            BATMAN: We see him dealing with the arrival of this new god in the skies, of which’s power cost the life of men, women and rendered children orphans… Powerless, like he once was….. He is powerless, once again. We see his anger evolve into hate, and this hate evolves into rage….. We see that from the point of view, coming from this broken old man, he is doing the right thing. Ravaged by time, he has only one way to make history, to protect the world. Extinguishing this power that cannot be innocent………… But is then proven wrong on his cynical views on this modern world.As he sees a man caring for his familly and from which the intensions to save the world are PURE. He sees that man sacrifice himself for his beliefs, to protect and serve. He saw that this was a good man. And that hope isn’t lost for this world….. And thus….. THE BATMAN has been reborn.

            The “plot-holes” in this movie aren’t really hard to figure out. It plays on the viewer’s attention and his ideas….. It plays on interpretation:

            Like, why didn’t Kal give the spear to Diana….. Because he had a perfect set-up to finally end Doomsday’s existance. And the fact that Kal values life and doesn’t put the burdens that should be on his shoulers on other people’s shoulders.
            Kal is brave and doesn’t let people die from him. He is a God, but with the most human of values (or divine, depends).

            Or the fact that Kal couldn’t find Martha……. Problem is that she couldn’t be in Gotham or in Metropolis, it’d be too obvious. She would be in Coast City or Central City by now….. And scanning a WHOLE city the size of Metropolis or Gotham would take more than 10 minutes, probably…. And he only has 30 minutes. Good use of “reverse psychology” on Lex’s part, that’s my theory.

            Or why couldn’t Kal hear Martha being kidnapped…… He has to FOCUS on what he WANTS to hear. He was in the mountains, and he wanted to be disconnected to the world, and wanted to forget about everything. He wanted to be alone for a moment…. To reflect.

            This movies offers character time to people that have been affected by the Black Zero Incident in Metropolis, like Wallace Keith, who embodies very much this idea of “God is to blame for EVERY HORRIBLE THINGS THAT HAPPEN  TO GOOD  MEN!”

            Batman v Superman offers an amazing outlook on these iconic characters and can be considered a think-peice and a beautiful reflection on our modern society and how our world reacts to diffrence (Batman, Lex) and an alien with god-like powers’s impact on our world, creating diffrence, blame, confusion and rage towards this pure and perfect being (Superman).

            BvS’s message is this: no matter how dark some days are, no matter how cloudy the skies are, not matter how much blood is spilled on this world’s surface, HOPE…… Still remains. BvS, for me and many fans, is the combination of great visuals, great storytelling, great score and great performances. What i like the most about thi film is its showcasing of ideologies being challenged and how far one man can go to protect his world, his tribe, his beliefs and his freedom……. And the execution is only the icing on the cake, for me.

            I hope this article has shed some light on why i feel like “Batman v Superman” is an amazing movie, in my opinion.
            I also hope you enjoyed this little editorial and that you, the readers, have a great day! 😉




            DC Comics Rebirth & September 2017 Solicitations Spoilers: Mr. Oz Identity Revealed In Action Comics As Doomsday …

            DC Comics Rebirth and September 2017 Solicitations Spoilers follow.

            Action Comics begins the Oz Effect arc. Mr. Oz’s identity will be revealed in an arc that will have lenticular covers that was an “extra” DC Comics did for the “Button” cross-over between the Flash and the Batman series.

            The Button saw the Watchmen narrative that begun in DC Universe Rebirth #1 with a major Dr. Manhattan revelation. It appears that this Action Comics will continue that as Doomsday Clock, the Superman vs. Dr. Manhattan / DC Rebirth vs. the Watchmen mini-series looms.

            Is Mr. Oz the Watchmen’s Ozymandias or someone more personal to the Man of Steel?

            Here are the solicitations for September 2017’s 2 issues of Action Comics featuring Superman and more!

                ACTION COMICS #987

                Written by DAN JURGENS
                Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
                Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
                Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN

                “THE OZ EFFECT” part one! The agents of the mysterious Mr. Oz begin to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. The story that began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 begins to end here!

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                ACTION COMICS #988

                Written by DAN JURGENS
                Art by PATCH ZIRCHER
                Lenticular cover by NICK BRADSHAW
                Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN

                “THE OZ EFFECT” part two! As Superman struggles with the ramifications of Mr. Oz’s identity, the mysterious figure’s origins and the long road to Superman’s doorstep finally reveal themselves.

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              The pieces are coming to place for DC, but what does it mean?

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              The Original Creators Of Superman Sold The Rights For $130 (Video)

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              Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short [DC Entertainment posted this video on in 2013]

              Blessed with X-ray vision, herculean strength and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound, Superman has been a pop culture icon since April 1938, when he first appeared in Action Comics #1. A daily newspaper comic strip came next, debuting on January 16, 1939, with a retelling of the character’s origin on the doomed planet Krypton. Since then, Superman has appeared in innumerable comic books, TV shows, movies, radio serials, video games, novels and even a Broadway musical.

              Superman was first created in 1933 by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, the writer and artist respectively. His first appearance was in Action Comics #1, and that was the beginning of a long and illustrious career for the Man of Steel. In his unmistakable blue suit with red cape, and the stylized red S on his chest, the figure of Superman has become one of the most recognizable in the world.

              Superman Day is also a great day to remember what the Man of Steel actually stood for. The Red, White, and Blue of his uniform stood for what made America great, which at that time was a desire for Justice, to help those in need, and a powerful spirit. So you could spend your day working at Soup Kitchens, Blood Drives, or a volunteer organization that serves your community. The opportunities to be a little bit “Super” are limitless, just get out there and help your fellow man!

              Super Facts

              Superman was originally a villain: The concept of Superman first came to its creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster way back when they were still attending high school in 1933. In their original story entitled “The Reign of the Superman,” Superman’s real name was Bill Dunn. As a homeless man, Dunn desperately agreed to an offer made by a chemist by the name Ernest Smalley to act as his test specimen in an experiment.

              Siegel and Shuster sold the rights to Superman for $130: Siegel and Shuster earned fairly high salaries writing and illustrating Superman comics. But they received no royalties, having signed away all rights to their character for $130. “Our company has very little to gain in a monetary sense from the syndication of this material,” DC Comics’ publisher disingenuously told Siegel in 1938 in response to one of his many requests for more cash. “Also bear in mind … that we can at any time replace you.” Siegel and Shuster were then fired in 1947 after filing a lawsuit against DC.

              Superman has a thing for L.L.: Superman may be nearly invulnerable but even the Man of Steel is not immune to love and romance. In fact, both Superman and his alter-ego Clark Kent have had several love interests throughout the comic’s history. What is his ideal woman, you might ask? Apparently any woman who has the initial L.L… Lois Lane, perhaps the most known lover of the Last Son of Krypton is rivaled by Lana Lang, Clark Kent’s high school sweetheart

              Superman preceded Batman by a few months: In the spring of 1939 Superman #1 hit the stands, the first comic book ever devoted to a single character. Soon after, DC’s other ubiquitous superhero, Batman, made his debut in Detective Comics #27. Their earliest joint appearance came during a 1945 episode of “The Adventures of Superman,” a radio serial. In the comic book universe, meanwhile, they didn’t meet until 1952, when, in Superman #76, they coincidentally find themselves rooming together on the same cruise.

              The U.S. government censored Superman during World War II: During World War II, with the top-secret Manhattan Project in full swing, any mention of nuclear weapons in the popular press drew the government’s ire. DC found this out when it developed a comic book in which Superman’s archenemy, Lex Luthor, launches an attack with what he calls an “atomic bomb.” Though Luthor’s “atomic bomb” in no way resembled an actual atomic bomb, the U.S. War Department demanded that publication be delayed.

              The actors playing Superman often suffer grave misfortunes: The so-called Superman curse got its start with George Reeves, an actor who played Superman on a 1950s TV show. Reeves never quite took to the role, reportedly once telling a co-star: “Well, babe, this is it; the bottom of the barrel.” Typecast as Superman, he had trouble finding other work. Then, in June 1959, he was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Tragedy also struck Christopher Reeve, the star of four Superman movies, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a May 1995 horse-riding accident. In the first of those films, Lee Quigley depicted Superman as a baby. He died in 1991 at age 14 after huffing solvents from a can. Other Superman actors, despite remaining in good health, have seen their careers slide downward upon taking off the blue tights and red cape.

              His Death made a great impact in Comics: Yes, your eyes does not deceive you, Superman, probably one of the mightiest superhero in Earth had actually died. More than once in fact. And although his “death” was not permanent, it surely did a great impact to the world of Comics. The Man of Steel’s most iconic death was written in 1992 under the “Death of Superman” story arc. In this story, Superman went head to head with the immensely powerful and nearly indestructible Doomsday. Both engaged in an epic duel that ended with both of them dropping bloody and dead in the streets of Metropolis.

              Comic book Superman briefly sported a mullet: In a January 1993 issue of Superman, the Man of Steel dies in a battle with the monstrous villain Doomsday. Unsurprisingly, he comes back to life a few months later—with his hair long in the back and short in the front. This much-ridiculed mullet did not disappear until his 1996 marriage to Lois Lane.

              An Illinois town embraced Superman to bring in tourists: Superman lives and works in the fictional city of Metropolis, which, by chance, is the name of a small town in southern Illinois. In 1972, with the support of both DC Comics and the state House of Representatives, Metropolis, Illinois, began calling itself the hometown of Superman. In honor of Clark Kent’s employer, the Daily Planet, the newspaper there even changed its name to the Metropolis Planet.


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