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POSTED BY Chris Gering ON April 11, 2013 1 Comment
Greetings Bat boys and girls. Time for a new match-up. Lex Luthor vs. Batman. Just to reiterate, we’re using the same criteria as Superman vs. Batman.
We’ll be looking at Jeph Loeb’s Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. If you’re not familiar with the plot, Lex puts a bounty on Superman’s head and Bats help Big Blue get out of trouble. Especially considering Lex is the President at this point in continuity. Now, to business kids.
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POSTED BY Chris Gering ON August 28, 2012 Add Comments
Okay Bat-people, this is it. The final round. After the final tally for this round, we will tally up all the rounds together. An ultimate winner will be decided.
Let me get right to it. The comic we’re reviewing is Batman: The Dark Knight issues #5-6. Essentially, since I’m not up to speed on current continuity, Batman has pursued Scarecrow to a remote abandoned location and cornered him only to be hit with a new form of his fear toxin. One that even he…
Tags: batman, batman: the dark knight, flash, scarecrow, superman, tbu versus
POSTED BY Chris Gering ON July 26, 2012 Add Comments
Good news, Bat-fans. My editor pointed out to me that Batman: The Dark Knight issues #5 and #6 include another Bats vs. Supes encounter. So, we’re gonna go for six rounds. Now, let’s get to Round 5.
Superman/Batman: Torment is about one of Darkseid’s minions using Jonathan Crane, Scarecrow, to create a form of his toxin to affect Superman and use him to acquire the staff of Highfather to return Darkseid’s Omega powers to him. Batman, upon discovery of such…
Tags: apokolips, batman, bekka, darkseid, desaad, highfather, orion, scarecrow, superman, superman/batman: torment, tbu versus
POSTED BY Chris Gering ON June 26, 2012 1 Comment
Alright, we’re approaching the end of Batman vs. Superman. This is the last half Bat boys and girls. This time around, we’ll be reviewing the Justice League of America novel Tower of Babel. Written by the incomparable Mark Waid, who is best known for his legendary run of the Flash which revitalized the character and created Bart Allen in the process. In this story, Ra’s Al Ghul is up to his usual eco-terrorist ways. In an attempt to prevent the Justice League…
Tags: batman, jla: tower of babel, mark waid, ra's al ghul, superman, tbu versus
POSTED BY Chris Gering ON April 6, 2012 1 Comment
Round three. Hush shall be our battleground. Towards the end of the first volume, one of the greatest showdowns actually occurred within the DC Universe’s continuity. This occurred in the original storyline for Hush, an exceptional book written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by the legendary Jim Lee. Kids, the artwork is exceptional. I’ll try not to gush too much, but this is the first book I picked up as an adult and chose to read. It will always be…
Tags: batman, batman: hush, bruce wayne, catwoman, clark kent, gotham city, jeph loeb, jim lee, lexcorp, lois lane, metropolis, parasite, poison ivy, superman, tbu versus
POSTED BY Chris Gering ON March 2, 2012 1 Comment
Round Two. Presented to us courtesy of Mark Millar’s Superman: Red Son, where Superman is realized as the son of the Russian People during Communist Russia. Another glorious Elseworlds idea, as it is incredible to think what Superman would have become if he wasn’t America’s superhero, but the powerhouse for the Communists. With his mere existence, the Cold War is a “whole new monster.” Yet, still there is one man who experiences the worst of society. A young Batman witnesses his parents murdered by…
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POSTED BY Chris Gering ON January 10, 2012 Add Comments
It's time for the first round of our first TBU Vs. match-up. Remember, the winner of this fight may not necessarily be the one who won in the comic that is being referenced. This round's fight takes place in an Elseworlds graphic novel titled, JSA: The LIberty Files, by Dan Jolley and artwork by Starman's Tony Harris, who has also worked on Ex Machina.
First let's cover some background. The Batman in this comic, being an Elseworlds and all, is thankfully Bruce Wayne. Superman, however,…
Tags: atom, batman, clark kent, dan jolley, elseworlds, flash, general zod, hawkman, hourman, huntress, jsa: liberty files, mr terrific, red tornado, sandman, starman, superman, tbu versus, tony harris