Comic Review: Batman/Superman #7 (DC Comics)

After the events that transpired in their last fight with The Batman Who Laughs, The World’s Finest set out to develop an algorithm that can assess threats ahead of time. […]

After the events that transpired in their last fight with The Batman Who Laughs, The World’s Finest set out to develop an algorithm that can assess threats ahead of time.

Amidst preparations, they could not foresee the return of Zod who has one goal in mind, to revive the city of Kandor! But what does Zod want with Ra’s Al Ghul? Will a deadly alliance form between the World’s Dangerous? Or shall the world suffer their wrath?

It’s safe to say that despite The Batman Who Laughs popularity, I think the internet can admit that the overexposure of him can be very tiresome. Thankfully, Williamson gets to do something that is more fun. Most people tend to think that Lex Luthor and the Joker are good foils to Batman and Superman, but Williamson shows that Zod and Ra’s are more appropriate as crooked reflections. In a way, it is surprising that Zod and Ra’s haven’t been paired up enough. Williamson does a splendid job writing Batman, Superman and Ra’s interactions, where he is able to apply humor when appropriate, which thankfully adds to the mystery and tone of the book, rather than detracting from it. Batman’s interactions with Zod are fantastic and feel consistent to the characters historic relationship as respective adversaries. There are some really great moments throughout the book that shows that this series had much more to offer than realized.

What really makes Williamson’s writing soar higher is the amazing art of Nick Derrington. Whether you have read Batman Universe or Doom Patrol, Nick Derrington is versatile as a visual storyteller, and his sequential work in this issue is just as amazing. His style works well with this story, and his renditions of the World’s Finest is fantastic, and when coupled with Dave McCraig’s colors and John J. Hill’s lettering makes this story visually entertaining.

It is a fun issue that promises a fun adventure with The World’s Finest. I definitely recommend picking this book up for new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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