Written by: Tom King
Art by: Clay Mann
Cover by: Clay Mann
“SUPERFRIENDS” part two! The stunning conclusion to the two-part story. Torn apart by betrayal, Batman and Superman try to find a way back to friendship, to trust. Both understand that the future of the DCU depends on this relationship; both understand that without the help of the other, their lives will fall apart.
The second installment of the “SUPERFRIEND” two-part story is here and it has the world’s greatest heroes going on a double date. Tom King brings in the pure fun and it makes for one of, if not, the most enjoyable issues from his series to date. In fact, it may be his best one as the art and dialogue work perfectly here as the Selina/Bruce and Lois/Clark socialize. We dive into what makes Batman and Superman the people they are, so of course they switch suits for the night naturally.
This makes for some hilarious moments, but also some endearing ones. As the two are semi-transformed into the other, it allows for them to see each other differently. Small moments like when Bruce talks about his parents and Clark relating is what makes the issue have even more purpose and weight.
The one through line in the issue is the question if Batman can hit Superman’s pitch, the payoff is quite awesome. It’s funny and something as a fan didn’t know I wanted to see but now it’s all I ever needed. The humor hits extremely well once again as Selina and Lois watch and talks in the background.
The art is also quite fantastic, as Clay Mann knocks it out of the park once again. It’s fun and detailed, everything this type of story needed. Even with the different tone and humor, the art helped it still feel like a Batman comic. There’s also a sense of a classic look as well, so I truly think this has everything it needed to succeed.
“SUPERFFRIENDS” part two is something I never knew I would ever want from a Batman comic, and I loved it. It has the right amount of humor, chemistry, and depth these iconic characters deserve. Everything is put together naturally, from the awesome art to the fantastic dialogue. This is one issue from King’s run that will be remembered for a while, and I think there’s good reason.