Sunday, December 8, 2013

Batman/Superman #6 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Greg Pak
Art By: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 4, 2013

Game On!

So last month we pushed start on a whole new story arc for the Man of Steel, and the Dark Knight.  We saw the Toy Master Konami code his software into creating actual physical holograms of heroes, and villains to totally screw attack our two heroes.  But when we left the story we saw that Mongul was behind the whole plan, and we saw something to do with meteorites burning up in the earth's atmosphere, where particles rained down on the eastern sea board, possibly affecting Superman and Batman.  So where we left off, Batman was about to throw down with Mongul.  Let's see how he's doing.

Explain It!:

OH MY GOD!  BATMAN'S DEAD!  Do you know how I know he's dead?  Because he has a giant gaping hole in his chest that goes all the way through, that's how.  OH GOD NO!

Alright enough dramatics.  So apparently between last issue, and this one Batman didn't win the fight with Mongul.  But luckily Superman's here to save the day.  We get a brief bout of fisticuffs that leads to Mongul getting knocked miles away.  But throughout the fight Superman notices that he's having difficulty controlling his anger.  Oh possible plot point we'll explore later?  Let's get there.

The gamers that were testing out Toy Master's new game are still in the system, and trying out a new feature they discovered.  Enter Batman.  Well enter new and improved nano-tech undead Batman.  Yep the gamers brought him back from the dead, but without a heartbeat.  So I guess it's game on.  But we have a slight glitch in our hero.  He's conscious, but the gamers have control of his body.  But don't worry, after Jimmy Olsen (one of the game testers) get's hollered at by Superman, it looks like he have the techies on our side.

We wasted too much time.  Mongul's back, and we get a little exposition.  Turns out that the meteors that burned up in the atmosphere were deliberate.  Mongul used them to seed the earth with an aggression agent.  Now he plans on opening up the server, and let all the aggressive gamers in the the new superhero game.  A million minds controlling one Batman.  Probably not the best thing to happen to our heroes at that moment.  In the end we see what people really want, well at least what the people playing the game want.  Batman Vs. Superman.  This little scuffle will give Mongul all the time he needs to set up his master plan of controlling earth.  Dun Dun Duuuuun!

Bits and Pieces:

Let the popcorn begin.  Taking our heroes in this fun direction is something that has been needed for a long time.  Usually all we seem to get anymore is darkness, and misery.  Luckily Greg Pak has brought us out of our depression with this alien invasion, technology's evil plot.  Booth's artwork is impressive as usual, and the combination of this team just translates to a good time.  Can't wait to see how our heroes will get out of this one.  So check it out, and I'll see you next month.


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