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Batman/Superman #18

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 25, 2021
Cover date: July 2021

"In World's Apart"

Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Penciller: Ivan Reis
Inker: Jose Luis
Cover: Reis, Miki & Rich
Variant Cover: Simone Bianchi

Reviewed by: Craig Boehmer
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Earth Zero Batman removes the Kryptonite from Superman as they confront Auteur.IO. As they move to attack him the comic shifts to the alternate versions of Superman and Batman investigating the cavern under Wayne Manor in Superman's reality. While there Jimmy finds Lex Luthor and they uncover a startling secret about the relationship between Superman's Martha Wayne and Dr. Atom from Batman's Gotham City. Superman, Batman, Jimmy, and Lois escape from Wayne Manor and track down the meeting point between Martha and a man from Batman's world. In the fight Martha gives her Bruce a super formula to make him as strong as Superman. Dr. Atom takes Superman and Batman through a rift in reality where they can see Earth Zero.

5Story - 5: As I prepared to read this issue I noticed that I was not excited to read it at all. In spite of how highly I rated the previous issues, I found I was getting bored with this story line. This issue was great, I really enjoyed it overall. But I think the novelty of having these merging realities is wearing off. I find myself more and more wondering how this connects to the wider DC Universe. The twists in this issue were fun and really added depth to the storyline.

5Art - 5: Ivan Reis is fantastic in this comic, his art by itself makes it a worthwhile read.

3Cover Art - 3: Fun cover, but I found it difficult to understand what I was looking at in the first few viewings. It didn't really draw me in, even though there is nothing artistically wrong with it.

2Variant Cover Art - 2: This cover just did not appeal to me. Their poses are so gloomy and feels cliché. The faces seem off, slightly distorted in a way that I do not like.

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